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Ranked #7 of 716 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$59
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We visited Cris's Place last evening after eating at Cris's earlier in the week. For overall experience, in my opinion, Cris's has the slight edge but we did enjoy the buzz in Cris's Place too! The Saxophonist set the mood and we were given a nice corner table. Service was excellent like a well oiled machine. We were given a Gin and Tonic and sparkling wine on arrival and we opted for the Concept Menu at 37.50 Euros a head. Wine flowed throughout the evening and my glass was readily filled up. My wife and I both had the same choice of starter and main. The starter of sautéed prawns was very tasty and light enough to allow room for the fillet steak. The steaks were cooked perfectly and very tender, accompanied by a Foie Gras sauce. Vegetables were well cooked. The puddings, creme brûlée and Chocolate Fondant were excellent and we left feeling well fed and watered. I would happily recommend Cris's Place and if returning to Funchal, it would be on our list of return visits. We started the evening sat outside at the pub/restaurant next door and all in all, had a lovely evening before we strolled back to our hotel. Cris's Place worked out at £37.50p a head (UK money) including a 12.5% gratuity so great value for quality food.

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Joaog0uve1a, Gestor at Cris's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review. Reading your thoughts on your recent visit to Cris´s Place Restaurant, has made us very proud and thank you so much for sharing these with us and TripAdvisor.
Thank you so much for your recommendation and thank you for all your support, we look forward very much to welcoming you back soon.
Best regards,
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I was dining at Cris's Place with my friend and we couldn't have wanted more! The food was beautiful and so tasty and we had really good service. We were first time in Madeira and were really surprised to find such a restaurant here, where the food is delicious, wines were a goid match with the food, atmosphere was elegant and service attentive.

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Joaog0uve1a, Gestor at Cris's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review. Reading your thoughts on your recent visit to Cris´s Place Restaurant, has made us very proud and thank you so much for sharing these with us and TripAdvisor.
Thank you so much for your recommendation and thank you for all your support, we look forward very much to welcoming you back soon.
Best regards,
Cris´s Place Restaurant

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I simply can't fault it. The welcome, the service, the wines, the food are all excellent and the Concept menu is brilliant value for money.
Booked to go again this week!

Thank GMLLoyd
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Joaog0uve1a, Gestor at Cris's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review. Reading your thoughts on your recent visit to Cris´s Place Restaurant, has made us very proud and thank you so much for sharing these with us and TripAdvisor.
Thank you so much for your recommendation and thank you for all your support, we look forward very much to welcoming you back soon.
Best regards,
Cris´s Place Restaurant

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us so on a rainy November evening we ventured up the hill to see if we could get a table. Although it was quite early the restaurant was fairly full.

We were greeted warmly, given a table and offered a complimentary aperitif - G&T or sparkling wine.

The restaurant is welcoming, there is a massive tank of tropical fish. The tables are beautifully laid with high end cutlery, crockery and napkins.

The menu was not extensive - but that said there was a wide selection. We both chose soup as a starter - both were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Chris's Place goes the extra mile with a complimentary amuse bouche and a sorbet course which we thought was delightful

For mains we chose a pork dish and smoked chicken - both were fabulous plates of food. For desert we shared a passion fruit semifreddo with walnut crumble which was exquisite.

The service at Chris's Place was truly outstanding and this was the best meal we ate during our week long stay in Funchal.

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Joaog0uve1a, Gestor at Cris's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review. Reading your thoughts on your recent visit to Cris´s Place Restaurant, has made us very proud and thank you so much for sharing these with us and TripAdvisor.
Thank you so much for your recommendation and thank you for all your support, we look forward very much to welcoming you back soon.
Best regards,
Cris´s Place Restaurant

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We hadn't heard about Cris's Place before and came across it on Google Maps while searching for places to eat during our holiday. We read that booking was essential, so took a walk past and booked for the next night.

We were so glad we made this booking for dinner, as the whole dining experience here was fantastic.
After being seated we were offered a complimentary gin & tonic or sparkling wine while we read the menu. The decor was fabulous and it took us a few moments to realise that the soft notes of saxophone music was live - with the musician occasionally walking between the restaurant tables playing a saxophone or clarinet, adding to the ambience of the restaurant.
After our enjoyable starters of duck risotto and pea soup, with which we were offered a glass of white wine, we were presented with an amuse bouche which was also a treat.
With our incredible main courses of pork belly and smoked chicken (they really were incredible) we were offered a glass of red wine. After which we had a gorgeous sorbet as a pallet cleanser.
This was followed by our desserts of creme brulee and tiramasu, which were served with a dessert wine - finishing a very tasty meal.
The teas, coffees and (thankfully after all those sumptuous dishes) courtesy ride back to the hotel were the proverbial icing on the cake.
This was all under the three-course meal option, costing 40 euros per person, fantastic value if you ask me!

The staff were first class, very efficient and attentive but also personable and professional. A real complement to the restaurant's fine dining experience.

The toilets were very well presented (I've always been told to at least partially judge places on their toilets!) and clean; and we enjoyed the aquarium as the centre-piece to the dining room.

We will absolutely be back. We loved our trip out to Madeira, but even had we found it bland (which we absolutely did not!) we would still have come back for this restaurant!

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Joaog0uve1a, Gestor at Cris's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review. Reading your thoughts on your recent visit to Cris´s Place Restaurant, has made us very proud and thank you so much for sharing these with us and TripAdvisor.
Thank you so much for your recommendation and thank you for all your support, we look forward very much to welcoming you back soon.
Best regards,
Cris´s Place Restaurant

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