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“A very special 40th birthday”

Real Canoa - Bruno"s
Ranked #44 of 716 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Wonderful fresh food in a fantastic environment and a Family warm and friendly service! Bruno and his Team will go the Extra Mile to Meet and Exceed Customers Expectations...
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Firstly sorry it has taken me so long to do this review. We ate here on June 13th for my partners 40th birthday. It turned out to be a real treat. We had had a lovely day out and this was just the icing on the cake. We stumbled on the place on a walk out one morning and was met at the menu board by a lovely chap called David whom persuaded us to book a table. I must of mentioned it was for a special occasion as at the end of the meal out came all the staff with a cake and they sung happy birthday in English and portugese (what a lovely gesture)
The meal was divine. We both had soup followed by chicken and fish cooked on the stone washed down with sangria. It was a real novelty to cook our own. It was so lovely and fresh. I myself follow a gluten free diet and this was explained to and totally followed by Bruno and his staff.
Yes the tables outside are tightly packed in but this added to the welcome ambience of the place. There are plenty of inside tables too if you fancy a more private meal.
Yes the guy on the guitar was a bit on the bad side but but it added to our fun evening and he was improving as we left. I got the impression a lot of people stay for the whole evening. We would of done this but we needed a walk.
We found out that a free shuttle bus is also provided. We will bare this in mind in the future but the walk back to the hotel zone only took us 20 mins and we welcomed it after being totally stuffed.
Such a friendly place. We shall return and I recommend it to all my fellow TA people.

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Thank takmij
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Very friendly restaurant but if you want a table outside you must book. Food very good but I think most people go for the atmosphere.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Had a great meal here tonight, great staff and they had a guitarist playing.
It's a wonderful Street for food here, and this place was great. Book though, as we were inside upstairs and you feel a little disconnected from the rest of the guests. Our fault for not booking. Cheers Bruno

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

This restaurant doesn't look too special when you pass by it in the day time, but at night it is necessary to book as it is deservedly hugely popular. The 'hot stone' meat dishes are fantastic, and the waiting staff and owner are friendly and charming. They make it a very special experience for everyone, especially children. Don't fill up so much that you can't fit in dessert - they are fabulous. The price is very reasonable and you leave feeling that you had real value for money.

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Thank Lola48-07
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant a few times in the past and every time love it. The staff get the balance between attentiveness and creating a relaxed atmosphere perfectly. My wife was pregnant and they immediately noted this and offered her non-alcoholic beverages. The food is superb, in presentation, taste and enjoyment. The atmosphere is great, always a buzz and often with great music. Their collection service is a bonus too. We can't recommend this place enough and wish it was closer to home. In our view the best restaurant not only in Madeira but anywhere!

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Thank hoyfoys
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