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“Lovely restaurant”

Quinta do Furao Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Santana
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 3 March 2014

The restaurant has a very warm and cosy atmosphere, with an excellent choice of food, which was mostly cooked to perfection*. Service was extremely friendly and attentive and prices were not too expensive. There were a number of fish choices but alas chicken was not available as it was "the wrong season".

The restaurant was nicely situated overlooking the sea. Meat dishes such as veal and steaks were delicious. Desserts were limited but we found portions of the main course were generous, so didn't want anything else, especially if you sample the tasty Santana bread, one of two special Madeiran breads,








*Cod fillets are salty, and are meant to be, but in our case were extremely so.

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Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

As you approach the restaurant you just know you going to be in for a great dining experience. The building exudes quality, the setting is stunning and the views amazing. We were greeted at the door by a friendly, efficient and very professional waiter who was happy to talk us through the menu and to recommend accompanying wines. The food was beautifully cooked and presented. I just wish the restaurant had been closer to our hotel as we could happily have eaten here again.

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Thank Tony D
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Best ranked restaurant in Santana, and for a reason! The place to be for dining, wining and professional service. For lunch we had the Sauteed Black Scabbard with Banana and a Passion Fruit sauce. Very tasty, well presented and most importantly very tasteful! The suggested white wine matched beuatifully, our host was entertaining, spoke English very well and showed sincere interest in his guests. This place not only offers good food and service, but also the best restaurant-view (as far as we are aware) on the island. We have seen our share of nice spots around the world and this one certainly hits our top 5! Prices in the restaurant and bar are slightly up compared to other restaurants but worth every penny! The hotel on the premises seemed romantic, well looked after and overlooked the coastal area, the waterfalls opposite and the flowery gardens. We did not see the inside. Even though we were here off-season and only a small part of the flowers had opened up, it was still very much wortn the after-lunch stroll. When we come back we will certainly stay here for a couple of days.

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Thank Jan Martin T
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We discovered this restaurant during our first visit to Madeira and since then we went there numerous times during each of our visits to this beautiful island;

Our rental choice (we rented a house close to Santana during last two visits) was partially motivated by this restaurant because we wanted to be able to go there easily at any time (not so close to Funchal so you need some time to get there). The service was always excellent and the view from the terrasse is simply amazing. The food is very good as well, special mention to meat dishes which are all excellent and to avocado/papaya/shrimp salad with coriander which we regularly prepare now at home.

In terms of price/view/atmosphere/quality (we nearly always stayed at the terrasse to benefit from the view) this restaurant is the best in Madeira. Prices remain relatively soft for this kind of service, location and food.

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

We were half-board residents of the hotel and enjoyed the evening three-course menu every day. We always had three choices for starter, main course and dessert. A vegetarian option was always included.

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