We spent £90 for ameal for two with water but not wine taken from the chef's choice,not a la carte.It was to be our best meal of outr two week stay.
Positive comment: the head waiter and waitresses were friendly and the food was served reasonably promptly.
However the restaurant was very cold and this contributed to a rather dreary atmosphere among the 10 diners.The food is 'nouvelle cuisine/fine dining ' style . that is good to look at tasty enough but not substantial. Indeed I would say meagre.. A light salad followed by a small piece of fish hiding a few vegetables. Pudding was a small mousse.
No view because it was dark so being 600 metres up in an unheated room made for an uncomfortable time.
We found this at least twice as much as all the other restaurants we dined in during our stay. However even if the restaurant price was halved we'd rate it poor.
If you want a hotel with a great view then this hotel has that. If you want a good meal in a cosy atmosphere go somewhere else.
Oh one final positive the mini bus to take us down to Funchal arrived promptly so we werent forced to stay there any longer. Avoid this restaurant
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oficial Category: 5 Star EstalagemLocation: In the historic Monte village, on the south coast of the island 700 meters above sea level With panoramic views over Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean 10 minutes drive from the capital city, Funchal 30 minutes drive from the Airport Surrounded by 17.000 m2 of Gardens Transportation:Hotel courtesy bus Taxi station only a few meters away from Hotel or at the reception, when requested Bus station to Funchal, and other locations on the island in the main square Cablecar terminal 30 meters away Traditional wickerwork toboggans to city centre Parking Facilities:Free, in the hotel groundsRooms:36 Double rooms (23m²) divided in three floors:2 Superior double rooms (30m²) In addition to the standard rooms: Sofa Large table and chairsMore space available4 Suites (50m²)• 36 rooms with twin beds• 6 rooms with double bed• 9 rooms with communicating doors Room Facilities: Private Balcony with view over the gardens and towards the sea Spacious fully equipped bathroom Bath with shower Room safe (free of charge) Cable TV with 30 channels Mini-Bar with a selection of products Direct dial telephone Air conditioning and heating individually controlled Hair dryer and Bathrobes Spacious Bedroom Table and easy armchair Selection of bathroom amenities Decorated in hues of greenSuite facilities: Private Balcony with views over the gardens, and towards the sea Large fully equipped bathroom Bath with hydro massage and Separate shower Room safe free of charge Cable TV with 30 channels Mini-Bar with a selection of products Direct Dial telephone Air conditioning and heating individually controlled Hair dryer Spacious bedroom Spacious separate living room Tables and armchairs Bath robes Selection of bathroom amenities Decorated in hues of greenAdditional services at the Quinta do Monte: À la carte & table d`hôte Restaurant Cocktail Bar Reading room Several sitting rooms Billiard & games room Fitness Room Indoor heated swimming pool Solarium with panoramic view Turkish bath Whirlpool Breakfast in the room Room service Free sending and reception of faxes Laundry service (dry cleaning outside Hotel) Reserved area for operators representatives Private Chapel 17.000m² of landscaped gardens of centenary trees and plants with views over Funchal and the sea Meeting RoomThe details that make the difference at Charming Hotels: The Resident Manager personally receives all arriving guests and will maintain a personal and regular contact with them to ensure their satisfaction and anticipate their requirements. All our guests are accompanied to their room on arrival Gift on arrival of Madeira Wine & Madeira cake Free room safe, bath robe and slippers Free use of sauna, Turkish bath,, sensations shower, whirlpool, panoramic fitness room, and relaxation rooms in any of the hotels inside the Group, at Chandra Spa in Quinta das Vistas. Guests on Half Board may eat at any of the Restaurants of Charming Hotels at no extra charge A policy of addressing our guests by name A policy of special attention to all our guests needs A policy of always being willing and able to help our guests A policy of making everything possibleRestaurants & Bars in Quinta do Monte:Restaurant Monte Garden:A capacity for 120 persons, our restaurant offers a choice of two distinctive areas. The conservatory in old Madeira green with a black and white tiled floor, overlooks the extensive gardens.The main room is carpeted wood panelled.A table d’hôte menu is presented daily in addition to the à la carte menu that offers an extensive choice of Madeiran, Portuguese and international dishes fine tuned by our Chef.The wine list was carefully selected to offer a wide selection of Portuguese and International wines.A classic style service is offered from the professional and attentive staffBar:Situated in the centenary main house, on the first floor above the main entrance, the cocktail bar is dominated by a fireplace and was carefully integrated to ensure the ambience of this Madeiran Quinta was maintained.Open from 16:00 hours, it serves our popular “Royal Tea”Chapel:Built in a privileged area of our “Quinta” with exceptional views, the Chapel was built in 1936 in memory of “Our Holy Mary”.On the outside the building is supported by large pillars of solid madeiran basaltIts interior is decorated with sacred frescos in the ceiling, mosaic panels made by St. Anna’s factory and by leaded lights from the “School of Ricardo Leone”. Meeting rooms:Rooms I Dimensions: Total area: 73,5 m2 Length: 10,5 m Width: 7,0 m Height: 2,75 m Air conditioned & heated Capacity: Convention Type – 60 School Type – 40 U Type Table – 24 Reception – 70 Banquet – 50Equipment included: Flipchart appropriate paper and colour pens White board with colour pens A4 size sheets and pen for participants Document case Bottles of water for meetingsSpecific audiovisual equipment: Possibility of providing a large range of audiovisual equipment. The quotation must be requested in advance as well as the material needed.Coffee Breaks & Menus for Business Lunches: A full selection available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quinta Do Monte Funchal
- Monte Quinta
- Quinta Do Monte Madeira/Funchal