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A Morgadinha
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Known for the uniqueness of its Goan specialities restaurant A Morgadinha offfers a quality service in a very pleasant ambiance. Located in a typical Madeira house enviroment, with many windows overlooking the garden decorated with attention to detail, the restaurant also presents a range of international dishes. But it is the Goan specialities that make A Morgadinha a unique place. The dishes are based on homemade recipes with taste that can't be found anywhere else. 

Open every day for dinner
Open for lunch by appointment
Rua da Levada de São João
Tel.: +351 291 740 920

Abrigo do Pastor
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This mountain shelter in the Madeira hills, which once served as a refuge for hunters and shepherds,is the origin behind this Bar and Restaurant which serves up game dishes, some of which are exotic in what is a cosy, informal and welcoming environment.Enjoy our specialty rabbit, wild boar, black pigand kid dishes or sample traditional Madeiran and Portuguese cuisine.

Open every day for lunch and dinner | closed on Tuesdays
Estrada das Carreiras – Camacha
Tel:+351 291 922 060

Adega da Quinta
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One of the best places to eat authentic espetada (meat kebab) and offering fabulous views over Câmara de Lobos. The old wine cellar of the quinta has been carefully conserved adding an interesting feature to the restaurant that offers a warm and welcoming ambience at any time of year.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Quinta do Estreito – Estreito de Câmara de Lobos
Tel: +351 291 910 530

Alambique
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Located at Saccharum Hotel Resort & Spa, 30 minutes from Funchal, the Alambique is an à la carte restaurant which combines regional cuisine from Madeira with many international offers. The décor is ispired in an old sugar cane mill wich is also the hotel's theme. 

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua da Serra de Água, Arco da Calheta
Tel.: +351 291 820 800

Apolo
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Open since 1945, this is an emblematic café, many of this customers politicians and businessmen. There always specials and various snacks on offer as well as meats, fish and pastas, always with a dash oh the Mediterranean combined with products from Madeira. The Apolo also boasts a complete wine list of Portuguese sparkling wines, most of which can be drank by the glass.

Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Rua António José De Almeida, 21 - Funchal
Tel.: +351 291 220 099

Bacchus
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Recommended several times by the Michelin guide Bacchus is based on the culinary art from organic products, most of which are produced in Madeira.The cuisine of this restaurant is of terroir in which almost all the dishes have a link to Madeiran cuisine.The restaurant is part of Quinta do Estreito, a charming hotel, part of an old wine producing property.

Open every day for dinner
Rua José Joaquim da Costa
Estreito de Câmara de Lobos
Tel: +351 291 910 530

Barqueiro
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Relaxed and informal, this is one of Madeira’s best fish and seafood restaurants. For a delicious and econo mi cal snack, try the local delicacies such as lapas (limpets), castanhitas (winkles) and ovas de espada (scabbard fish roe). Alternatively, if budget and tastes are so inclined, feast on the likes fresh lobster chosen from the restaurant’s brimming aquarium. The restaurant also offers a wide range of fresh fish dishes.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
C.C. Centromar, Rua da Ponta da Cruz – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 761 229

Beef & Wines
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The specialty of this restaurant is ‘picanha’ or rump cover, and the preparation of this meat and its accompaniment is taken very seriously in this restaurant. The menu also offers dishes of lamb, cod or octopus. At Beef and Wines, it’s worth drinking wine; such is the quality and diversity of the offer, on a well constructed list that includes around 200 makes. The décor is centered on the cow theme, which is omnipresent in every corner of the restaurant.

Open from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner
Av. do Infante, 60 A – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 282 257 / +351 963 041 993

Beerhouse
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Worthy of mention for its excellent beer brewed on the premises that is served either by the glass or on tap with a one-metre pipe placed on your table. Tasty dishes on offer include seafood specialities such as açorda de gambas (prawn and bread stew) and various seafood dishes.Located on the harbour offering pleasant views.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
São Lázaro – Porto do Funchal
Tel: +351 291 229 011

Cantina El Mexicano
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Taking up the role of gastronomic embassy of Latin America in Madeira, Cantina El Mexicano has a varied menu filled with the flavours that prevail on the other side of the Atlantic. The vast sea as a backdrop takes us to faraway lands of the New World, complete with authentic Mexican drinks such as Tequila and Mezcal. As the sun sets, the buzzing nightlife takes over until 4 o’clock in the morning.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
C.C. Centromar, Rua Ponta da Cruz – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 764 160

Cantinho da Serra
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One of the most picturesque restaurants on the island offering a rustic ambience and traditional home-style cooking, starting with the special potato bread. Starters and desserts are served as a selection of dishes placed on each table for customers to pick and choose at will. After your meal, don’t miss the great home-made liquors.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Estrada do Pico das Pedras – Santana
Tel: +351 291 573 727

Casa da Avó
 
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Casa da Avó tries to combine the traditional flavours with the creativity at dishes’ preparations. The cosy ambience and the regional gastronomy of the menu are the strong points about this place.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Campo de Baixo - Porto Santo
Tel: +351 291 982 03

Casa do Velho Dragoeiro
 
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Located next to Forte de São José, a mere 300 meters away from the beach, Casa do Velho Dragoeiro offers a wide ranging menu featuring fish, seafood and codfish, some of which are cooked with original recipes. Other unprecedented dishes include stuffed pork belly, homemade chicken á la Dragoeiro, Grandma Lena’s piglet, lamb cataplana, Ossobuco and Grilled Meat à la Dragoeiro, among others.

Open for dinner. Closes on Tuesdays
Rua Manuel Gregório Pestana, 16 A - Porto Santo
Tel: +351 291 634 413

Casa Madeirense
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Casa Madeirense enjoys a solid reputation and deservedly popular with visitors to the island looking to sample authentic local cuisine in a regionally themed environment. Food and service are high standards in traditional style. Good fresh fish is always available and live seafood is kept in a well stocked aquarium. The focus is on fish and seafood dishes but meat options such as espetada are of equally consistent quality.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Estrada Monumental – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 766 700

Casa Portuguesa
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Located in Funchal’s Old Town, Casa Portuguesa lives up to its name, offering a harmonious balance of classic and contemporary Portuguese cuisine. The establishment reminds one of a family home, decorated with hand painted tiles and ceramics, Arraiolos tapestries and Madeiran embroidered table cloths. It is a welcoming restaurant that has been tastefully decorated.

Open from Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner
Travessa das Torres, 30 (Old Town) - Funchal
Tel. +351 291 228 446

Casa Velha Dining Room
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The only restaurant and hotel on the island associated to Relais & Chateaux, the Dining Room at Casa Velha do Palheiro offers fine dining experience at the hands of some of the island’s most talented chefs. À la carte and seasonal tasting menu sare available featuring Mediterranean inspired dishes based on fresh local produce.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua da Estalagem, 23 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 790 350

Chalet Vicente
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Chalet Vicente

In the space of a recovered Chalet, there is a rustic urban atmosphere where Portuguese cuisines, based on meat and game are accompanied by a comprehensive list of Portuguese wines. The tasteful décor helps to create an inviting atmosphere not only for dinner but also especially for dinner or even afternoon tea. The restaurant also has rooms for parties and small groups.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Estrada Monumental, 238 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 765 818
www.chaletvicente.com

Cidade Velha
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One of the characteristics of this restaurant, located in Funchal Old Town, is the tranquillity. The traffic is far away and the esplanade allows one to see the sea and feel its aroma. This classic restaurant is located near the walls of the São Tiago Fort, which houses Madeira’s modern art museum. The location and its link to the sea are two of its most distinguishing characteristics.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua Portão de São Tiago, 21 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 232 021

Design Centre
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Integrated in the renowned interior designer Nini Andrade Silva's space, the Design Centre by Miguel Laffan is a signatures restaurant enriched by the creativity of its chefs and the beauty of its space, a restored 17th century fortress in the Harbour of Funchal. It is all about a contemporary signature cuisine in which the brand of Madeiran products is present and which is inspired by products from all around the world, resulting in a fusion of flavours. 

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Forte de Nossa Senhora da Conceição – Porto do Funchal
Tel.: +351 291 648 780 

Estrela do Mar
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Located in the city’s Old Quarter, the restaurant Estrela do Mar puts the unmistakeable flavour of Madeira’s seas into its dishes. Nicely integrated in the spirit that defines the oldest neighbourhood in Funchal, the space pays tribute to the fresh fish that inhabits the Atlantic around the island, such as the traditional black cutlass fish, limpets, tuna and wrasse.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Largo do Corpo Santo, nº7 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 228 255

Fora D’Oras
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This restaurant offers Italian, Indian and Por tuguese cuisine but its speciality is steak char-grilled on a hot stone at the table, known as Bife na Pedra. Naturally, there are pizzas and a good selection of wine to choose from. One of the attractions of Fora D’Oras is the fact that its kitchen stays open until two in the morning. In Madeira, it has also pioneered the concept of combining a café with an art gallery.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua da Casa Branca – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 706 600 Ext. 2275

Gavião Novo
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Hidden on the emblematic Rua de Santa Maria, in Funchal, this is a small restaurant that deserves high praise for the quality of its fresh fish and seafood, not forgetting its good meat, and prawns, among others. Often frequented by local clientele at lunchtime and occasionally discovered by tourists, its specialities include limpets and fresh grilled teleost fish, or flambéed beef with Roquefort sauce.

Open every day from 11am to 11pm
Rua de Santa Maria, 131 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 229 238

Goya
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With a classical environment and inspired on the best examples of French restaurants, Goya follows a French line with a few classic style dishes resorting to Portuguese products, The wine menu includes a good selection of Portuguese wines and guests are welcome to choose a bottle straight from the cellar. Some nights dinner is served to the sound of live music. 

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua Simplício Passos Gouveia,
Edifício “Lido View”, BL.2, Piso 0
Tel: +351 291 215 58

Greenvaley
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Greenvaley is a restaurant that loves to use typical, organic products, produced in Quinta da Serra, a property in the hotel this restaurant is located in. It mixes traditional products in a contemporary way, along with less traditional products that the property also grows. It is a restaurant that combines organic farming with high-quality, creative cuisine.

Open everyday for lunch and dinner
Quinta da Serra, Jardim da Serra
Câmara de Lobos
Tel: +351 291 640 120

Hamburgueria do Mercado
 
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Located in Rua da Carreira, this is a restaurant where the modern and the tradition coexist in the same plate. Here you can find mostly burguers of all tastes and sizes sided with natural juices and homemade fries, in a calm enviroment with an ever changing innovative menu, 

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua da Carreira, 75A, Funchal
Tel.: +351 965 059 715

Il Basilico
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This à la carte Italian restaurant offers a choice of delicious dishes, prepared to the highest creative standards and quality. Make the most of its proximity to the sea and peaceful surroundings, close as it is to the lido bathing
complex on Funchal’s Maritime Promenade. You can opt to have lunch or dinner on the esplanade or in the main restaurant. Menus for children are also available..

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua Simplício Passos Gouveia, 21 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 708 708

Il Gallo D'Oro
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The formal fine dining venue of The Cliff Bay hotel, this is the only Madeira’s restaurant awarded with two stars in the Michelin guide and the perfect location for a romantic dinner for two. French chef Benoît Sinthon is recognised as one of the island’s best and offers an appealing menu of modern Italian and Mediterranean dishes, with seasonal tasting menus also available. In the warmer months, dinner can also be enjoyed on the spectacular ocean-view terrace.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Estrada Monumental, 147 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 707 700

Il Massimo
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Located inside the Meliã Madeira Mare hotel, Il Massimo is an italian inspired restaurant which occasionally serves other international dishes. Featuring a modern décor and a welcoming environment, it provides the ideal opportunity to eat in the dining room or on a deck with a sea view.  

Open every day for dinner
Rua de Leichlingen Nº2 & 4
Te: +351 291 724 140

João do Cabeço
 
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Much more than a simple restaurant, João do Cabelo is a place for snacks, steak picados and meat subs in flat bread, boasting a rustic and cosy atmosphere that is truly a reference.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Cabeço da Ponta - Porto Santo
Tel: +351 291 982 137

Joe's Casa de Jantar
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Formerly the location of Quinta Penha de França, this restaurant offers a menu with regional, Portuguese and international cuisine. Guests can enjoy high quality food and service in the tranquility of the beautiful gardens, accompanied by the gentle keys of the piano.

Open every day from 10am to 11 pm
Rua Imperatriz D. Amélia nº85 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 204 650

L'Osteria
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A homely feel awaits those who visit this establishment that combines Mediterranean inspired flavours and an intimate environment that is sure to enhance the senses. To accompany its delicacies, the restaurant L’Osteria has a large and eclectic wine cellar, perfect for those who appreciate good wine.

Open every day from 6pm until 12pm
Rua da Casa Branca, 33 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 768 358

La Belle Terrace
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More than living up to its name, dining inside or outside on the terrace provides for spectacular views over Funchal. The restaurant is decorated in a light and airy colonial style and chef Carlos Magno offers unpretentious yet creative cooking of Portuguese and local Madeiran influence.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Caminho de Santo António, 52 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 750 007


La Siesta
 
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Said by some to be Porto Santo’s most cosmopolitan space, it is located on the beach and opens only between Easter and September functioning as both a restaurant and a leisure area. Ideally for a drink with friends at the end of the day.

Open every day for lunch and dinner except holidays
Rua Gonçalves Zarco - Porto Santo
Tel: +351 914 694 474

 

Marina Terrace
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Located in Funchal’s Marina, this is a place that specialises in providing fresh fish and seafood, with specialities including Chef ’s Lobster, Crab served naturally or Portuguese Fish Stew. The restaurant offers a maritime atmosphere, with a view to Funchal Port and to the boats moored in the Marina.

Open every day from 11am to 11pm
Marina do Funchal
Tel: +351 291 230 547

MED
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Located in hotel Vila Porto Mare, MED is a restaurant dedicated to Mediterranean cuisine. It’s mostly inspired by the Greek, the Moroccan and the Italian. All these flavours merged together, the fresh vegetable salads, the wonderful cheeses and wines, together with the cosy ambiance are what makes MED unique. Meats and fishes will take a journey through the Mediterranean cultural roots.

Open every day for dinner
Vila Porto Mare, Funchal
Tel: +351 291 703 700

Mozart
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Inspired on the Austrian composer, Mozart is a restaurant composed of details from its decoration in a classical style to the quality and creativity of its food, as well as the quality of the service and the team who bring life to the establishment. Located in Funchal’s picturesque Old Town, the restaurant is located between two of the city’s most emblematic streets, Rua de Santa Maria and Rua D. Carlos I.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua D.Carlos I - Funchal
Tel: +351 291 244 239

Mula
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The Mula restaurant is an urban tavern. Mussel is its house dish, cooked several ways according to recipes from all around the World. Its menu sports lots of dishes using this main ingredient. There is a selection of wines from which to choose from along with beer and gin options.

Open Mondays to Saturdays for lunch and dinner
Rua dos Tanoeiros, 37 – Funchal
Tel. +351 291 223 969

O Lagar
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Located in Câmara de Lobos, the "Lagar" restaurant is a steakhouse that brings ambience, flavour and local tradition together in a single place. Skewered meat, fried cornmeal and flat bread are the stars of a restaurants committed to the Madeiran spirit and its traditional cuisine.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Estrada João Gonçalves Zarco, nº. 478 - Câmara de Lobos
Tel.: +351 291 941 866

O Tosco
 
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A traditional restaurant located in Prazeres, an hour or so drive from Funchal. The menu boasts just four home-cooked dishes. Apart from the great food, the restaurant excels for its choice of wine. We advise booking in advance to ensure a table.

Open for lunch and dinner. Closed on Mondays.
Estacada, Prazeres – Calheta
Tel: +351 291 822 726

Onda Azul
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Located near to Calheta beach, this restaurant offers a diversified menu featuring options of regional and international cuisine. The black scabbard fish with banana, tuna or espetada go hand in hand with other local products which are transformed into highly creative dishes in addition to other international ones.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Avenida D. Manuel I – Calheta
Tel. +351 291 820 300

Pizzaria Casa Madeirense
 
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Located in the same building as the prestigious Casa Madeirense restaurant, the Pizzaria Casa Madeirense can be accessed via the Beco da Abelheira.  The pizzas are made i the best of the Italian tradition, including Black Pork and Octopus pizzas which are a specialty. The restaurant also features several pasta options as well as the traditional steak on a stone. 

Estrada Monumental n.º 153
Beco da Abelheira
Tel.: +351 291 768 387

Pizzaria Colombo
 
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Pizzaria Colombo has been for many years one of the most frequented restaurants in Porto Santo, very much loved by its locals. A pleasant space with an offer focused mainly on pizzas, the restaurant has a rooftop with an enjoyable view.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Sítio da Calheta – Porto Santo
Tel: +351 291 985 322

Ponta da Calheta
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Located in Calheta, one of the most beautiful spots on Porto Santo at the end of the road that crosses the south of the island. This is a well known fish restaurant where the fish and rice stews are a speciality. During the summer months, evening guests are treated to a specta cular sunset over the ocean and the nearby Ilhéu do Cal island.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Sítio da Calheta – Porto Santo
Tel: +351 291 985 322

Porto Santo Golfe
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Set in the Club House of the Porto Santo Golf Club, the restaurant is a wide space featuring an ample esplanade with fantastic views over the golf course in an environment which exudes tranquility. The menu mixes a variety of meat dishes and fresh fish from Porto Santo, in addition to a few italian specialties and a Portuguese wine menu,

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Sítio das Marinhas, Porto Santo
Tel: +351 291 982 265

Quinta do Furão
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The menu at Quinta do Furão restaurant is a tribute to regional products, adapted to acontemporary cuisine concept with a strong French stamp. Amongst many other particularities, many of the products used in the restaurant come from the Quinta itself. Accentuating its virtues even more, also worthy of mention is the wonderful view over the northern coast of Madeira, as well as part of Porto Santo.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Quinta do Furão - Achada do Gramacho – Santana
Tel: +351 291 570 100

Quinta do Serrado
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Quinta do Serrado provides innovative versions of Portuguese cuisine, with great importance being given to the presentation of the dishes and the quality of the ingredients. International dishes are also available. The variety at Quinta do Serrado is also enriched by a wine list that includes a wide choice, such as the exquisite Barca Velha. You can also enjoy a snack during the afternoon.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua do Pedregal – Porto Santo
Tel: +351 291 980 270

Restaurante Bahia
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Unparalleled in Madeira is Restaurante Bahia at Casino Park Hotel, which combines the best cuisine with a musical show. Spending an evening in this refined space with a fixed menu ensures you’ll leave satisfied. As an after-dinner treat, the brilliant show takes us back to the old-fashioned casino shows.

Open on Thursday for dinner
Casino da Madeira - Funchal
Tel: +351 291 140 424

Restaurante do Forte
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Situated inside a secular building, erected to defend Madeira from pirate attacks, Restaurante to Forte excels in the art of tranquillity overseen by gastronomic refinement. With a sublime view over the city, the intimate ambiance ensures a memorable meal within walls soaked in history.

Open every day for dinner
Rua do Portão S. Tiago – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 215 580

Restaurante Refúgio
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The restaurant Refúgio, part of the Jardim Atlântico Hotel, features an unmatched particularity in Madeira. The only establishment with an exclusively vegetarian menu, the restaurant has a themed buffet every night, comprising natural products prepared by the hotel itself. For those who combine the pleasure of eating with healthy lifestyles, Refúgio is the perfect venue.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Lombo da Rocha – Prazeres
Tel: +351 291 820 220

RISO - Risotteria
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Riso is an eatery dedicated to the rice dish, variously prepared using recipes and styles from around the globe. The restaurant has great sea views and is the first of a chain that hopes to expand into other Portuguese cities. Ideal for a business lunch or dinner in intimate surroundings.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner
Rua de Santa Maria, 274 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 280 360 / +351 913 816 060

Salinas
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A restaurant with a touch of class located right on the seafront overlooking Porto Santo beach. Good quality food centres mostly on traditional Portuguese dishes which vary with the seasons.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Praia da Fontinha, Rua Goulart Medeiros – Porto Santo
Tel: +351 291 980 450

Santa Maria
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With a warm and welcoming environment, contemporary decor and an urban culture feel to it, this modern fishmonger’s set up in the Old Part of Town, offers a daily selection of fresh fish, sushi and other genuine sea delicacies. The menu also features other meat options.  The Santa Maria is also a beer, gin and wine by the glass bar featuring several other options up for choice.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Rua de Santa Maria – Funchal
Tel. + 351 291 649 125

SCAT
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Located on the Lido promenade, Scat Funchal Music Club is a trendy space for Music lovers. In addition to music, it suggests a wonderful gastronomic experience with creative options including the best products of the island. The atmosphere is ideal for a pleasant evening out, where clients can enjoy a regular programme of concerts and jam-sessions.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Promenade do Lido – Funchal
Tel. +351 291 775 927

Shu Aka
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This is a restaurant that specialises in fusion sushi, which combines tradition and the concept to new ingredients. Shu Aka bases its concept on a tasting menu and a small list of wines that have been chosen to accompany the type of food. The rest of the setting is achieved with a relaxed atmosphere and contemporary décor.

Open Tuesday to Friday lunchtime
Sexta e Sábado para jantar
Rua das Fontes nº 19 - Funchal
Tel: +351 927 388 784

Taberna da Esquina
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Taberna da Esquina is a unique and detail-filled restaurant with a special atmosphere that offers an unforgettable dining experience in a historic building. Its menu is a tribute to Madeiran and traditional Portuguese specialties prepared on the grill, in the pan and in cataplanas. Known for making its own bread and desserts, the restaurant also offers a full wine list preserved in a specially recovered secular cistern.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua Santa Maria Nº119 – Funchal
Tel. + 351 291 231 720

The Dining Room
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Part of the main manor of Quinta da Casa Branca, where the family who owns the hotel lived, the restaurant has a splendid dinning room. It offer a caring a la carte menu in a classic environment inside and an exterior terrace for al fresco meals. It has a contemporary and inventive cuisine. 

Open every day for dinner
Rua da Casa Branca, 7
Tel: +351 291 700 770

Tipografia
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Located inside the Castanheiro Boutique Hotel, in the centre of Funchal, the Tipografia is a pleasant bistro focused on mediterranean cuisine. The Portuguese wine list has over 60 references. The décor is inspired in the old printing shops that once functioned in its space.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua do Castanheiro N. º 31, 9000-081 Funchal
Tel: +351 291 200 10

Uva Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Situated in the centre of Funchal, Hotel The Vine presents lovers of good food moments a panoramic restaurant which has signed up the services of internationally famous consultant chef Antoine Westermann, whose eateries have been awarded three Michelin stars. The food at restaurant 'UVA' (Grapes) is based on an inventive blend of cuisine which uses authentic ingredients. Antoine Westermann mixes his mastery of French culinary savoir faire with the best fresh ingredients Madeira has to offer. The array of different dishes and superb panoramic view over the city of Funchal provide a unique sensual experience.

Open every day for dinner
Rua dos Aranhas 27-A – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 009 000

Vila Alencastre
 
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Part of a small hotel opened in 2007, this restaurant is commited to Madeiran and Portuguese cuisine, its dishes including skewered meat, kebabs and swordfish with banana, among many other fish freshly caught in the area. Other options include seafood.

Open every day for lunch and dinner. Closed on Tuesdays
Estrada da Calheta - Porto Santo 
Tel: +351291 985 072

Vila do Peixe
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A fish restaurant that stands out from others by the fact that all fish is grilled over wood lending a particular flavour. A wide selection of fresh fish are on display and customers choose their selection which is weighed and priced before being cooked. As well as great fish, the picturesque view over the bay at Câmara de Lobos makes a delightful backdrop.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Estrada Dr. João Abel de Freitas – Câmara de Lobos
Tel: +351 291 099 909

Villa Cipriani
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Informal but chic, the Villa Cipriani enjoys a magnificent cliff-top location alongside Reid’s Palace Hotel. Owned and managed by Orient Express Hotels it takes its name from the famous Cipriani Hotel in Venice, which is also owned by the group.The food is authentic Italian and includes excellent homemade pasta and risotto along with fish and meat dishes. There is a large outside terrace for dining with dramatic ocean views in the summer.

Open every day for dinner
Reid`s Palace Hotel, Estrada Monumental, 139 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 717 171

Vista D'António
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A sanctuary of meat, the Vista d’António steak house welcomes visitors to a rustic atmosphere. Boasting a vast and eclectic wine cellar, with labels that adapt to the most demanding of requirements, enjoy a true banquet based on picanha, ribs, pork belly and chicken.

Open from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner
Estrada Eng. Abel Vieira 77 – Caniço
Tel: +351 291 933 431

William
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With a stunning view towards the Port of Funchal, William is the signature restaurant of Belmond Reid’s Palace. Bearing a Michelin star, this restaurant has a creative take on modern European dining, where contemporary cuisine gathers the best products from Madeira and beyond. This is top-quality gourmet venture complete with its own wine cellar. Its name is inspired on William Reid, a Scottish visionary who immigrated to Madeira in search of wealth and fame and founded the hotel at the end of the nineteenth century.

Open from Monday to Saturday for dinner
Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel | Estrada Monumental 139
Tel: +351 291 717 171