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“Super Staff & Food”

X Tonel Restaurante
Ranked #99 of 628 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: On the road out of Funchal towards the former Football Ground
Skipton
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Super Staff & Food”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We walked past X Tonel while staying at Reids Palace just opposite. The restaurant is small with possibly 30 covers. We dined there twice in the evening and three lunches. On each occasion the service and food was excellent. we were mainly served by a waitress who was very friendly, unfortunately she gave my wife and I her name but I lost the piece of paper she wrote it on.

The restaurant was very clean and the service was friendly and helpful.The portions were very large and they are justifiably proud of their vegetable selection.Prices were also reasonable.

The luch time steak sandwich at 2.50 euros was fantastic.Overall well worth a visit if you are looking for good food - either british or local - at reasonable prices.

Thank you for our super meals and service. We will return soon.

  • Visited August 2013
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent value and geat food”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We found Xtonel while staying at Reids Palace just opposite.We ate there twice and had an excellent experience both times.We had Portuguese meals although they serve a lot of traditional british food too including roast dinners on Sundays!

The restaurant was very clean and the service was friendly and helpful when we asked about some of the local traditional meals.The portions were very large and they are justifiably proud of their vegetable selection.Prices were also reasonable.

Overall well worth a visit if you are looking for good food - either british or local - at reasonable prices

  • Visited August 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
300 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“A Madeira gem !!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

We have supported the owners in three different venues for over a decade.Simply stunning food excellent service and an exquisite ambience.
Only a small number of seats so always make a reservation. Sunday is particularly busy but it is worth the effort to book.Transport is also provided.
They understand and recognise the importance of quality cuisine and a quality experience - enjoy !!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank George647
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Cleethorpes
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a hide away restaurant”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We booked this restaurant from a recommendation and we were pleased we did. We were staying in the Pestana Promenade hotel and this restaurant gave 10% discount for cash with a Pestana discount card. The restaurant is opposite Reids hotel and hidden in a block of shops. There is no outdoor seating, but not a problem for us. We had traditional Portugese food as our mains (fish and meat) and it was perfect. For the sweet I had a cold rice pudding - again excellent. Service is very good and very professional. The restaurant is small with 24 seats, some are 2 seats & others are 4 seats (2 together) so as a couple you could be seated very close to another couple you don't know, we called in when booking and specified a table. Also the restaurant is quite quiet (might have been just the people on the night,) but slight lack of a buzzing atmosphere. The restaurant also offers transport to and from your hotel and we were grateful for the return transport back to the hotel.
Would recommend

  • Visited July 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“One of the Best”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

A small (24 covers) restaurant which has found the right formula. They know their Client base, what they want and give it to them with great service.

This is very near to Reads and is always full - booking is essential.

Went twice this time - not disappointed - well done!

  • Visited June 2013
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