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“Overpriced tourist trap”
Review of patio

patio
Ranked #508 of 638 Restaurants in Funchal
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Brighton, England
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Overpriced tourist trap”
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Unfortunately this was our worst experience eating out in Funchal, and the only time we didn't tip. My husband and I had a light meal, consisting of 2 salads and 2 coffees. A bread basket was placed on our table, which we assumed was complimentary as this had been the case in every other place we had been to. I ordered a Greek salad but what arrived was a couple of salad leaves, 4 slices of tomato, 4 slices of gouda cheese and 1 olive. My husband had the chicken salad which looked only slightly more appetizing. I later found out, on the bill, that I had been given the garden salad. Both salads cost 6 euros but were worth about half the price. We also saw on the bill that they charged us for the bread, even though we never asked for it and they must surely have known that people would think it complimentary. Extremely cheeky and not the best way to get repeat custom. The coffees were nice but the most expensive we had in Funchal. Service was friendly enough but we felt utterly ripped off. Unsurprisingly we did not leave a tip. Shame. Hopefully a bad review will make this place realise that not all tourists are satisfied with sub par food.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
London
Level 5 Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very pretty perhaps the best in Funchal?”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

So, this quaint little restaurant tucked away in a side street maybe the prettiest setting in Funchal. The staff were so very friendly and helpful with our requests about local information. The food was not so good. Definitely home-cooked style which was great but needed some help with taste and overall presentation. Perhaps we had an off day. Would go back again and choose something different to try because it warrants a return visit.

  • Visited March 2011
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Thank City_girl041
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Preston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food and lovely staff”
Reviewed 29 November 2011

Unusual setting and very helpful staff. I would recommend the chateaubriand as it was excellent and good value too.

Visited November 2011
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Thank spacecreator
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed 19 July 2011

The Food was good, the prices were a bit steep.The Service was`nt bad, The only drawback, the Staff made you feel like a Tourist

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank carlbogaard70
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Loughborough
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed 14 July 2011

We really enjoyed our meal here. So many places do not make their own soup but the fish soup was definitely homemade and the sauce with the calamari starter likewise, and both gorgeous! We had salmon and shrimps on stone. Shrimps were 19 euros and huge. Prawns were 25 so no idea how they could've been better! Staff very friendly too. Only slight thing is something we have experienced here and in mainland Portugal a lot: veg were pretty poor

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Thank FionaB1
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