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“Great restaurant”
Review of A Vela Branca

A Vela Branca
Ranked #279 of 644 Restaurants in Funchal
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 21 March 2014

This restaurant is popular with the Portuguese, which is generally a good sign. We found the food to be excellent. I recommend the fish soup or the mussels for starters, and the fillet steak for main course. Extremely generous portions! Their speciality is flambe which was entertaining to watch.

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Reviewed 21 March 2014

I have just read a poor review of this restaurant. Was he talking about the same place!! we ate here 4 times last year over the fortnight. This year we stayed at the Pestana for a week and ate at a vela branca on 6, yes, 6 occasions. The lunch time menu 1 drink and meal for 8 euros is incredibly good value. the meal was plentiful, the veg and salad fresh and the staff very friendly.
the tables are always well presented as are the staff. We recommended it to several people and they thanked us for doing so.
we love it and if we visit Madeira again we will go back there.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We ate here twice, and found the food to be of good quality, the service friendly and helpful and the prices very reasonable. Well worth trying if you are in the 'hotel district' of Funchal.

Thank KentishMan56
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

The food here was very good, and worth waiting for. Just as well, as service was slow, but all in a pleasant atmosphere, and many dishes hand cooked by the tables which probably slowed the process. Being on holiday that hardly mattered to us.

We enjoyed the black scabbard fish with banana, and a beef estpetada. Both were generous portions, very nicely cooked, and extremely tasty. Nice touch to be given passion fruit liqueurs with the bill, particularly as we had only had a single course meal. We would certainly go back there again.

Thank GeoffandHelenA
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Ate here 26 February. Had garlic bread, it's ok. I had espada fish with banana, two pieces, came with boiled potatoes, fresh carrots, broccoli. My husband had chicken cutlet which was two large pieces of chicken, with sauté potatoes with onion and salad. We had water and a coke the bill was around €30. I have eaten here several times before and would recommend.

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