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Casa de Palha
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This is a typical family restaurant, cosy, and with the particularity of featuring lesser-known dishes from Madeiran gastronomy on its menu, such as carne da noite. It is housed in a rustic cottage with thatched roofs – the inspiration for its name. There is also an outdoor area.

Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Rua Padre Francisco Marques Mendonça, 7 - São Jorge       Tel.: +351 291576382

A Gruta
 
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A Gruta blends the idea of a café with a restaurant. The concept here is food for sharing, available in many servings, as well as traditional dishes from Madeira. And you can also enjoy an ice cream in our outdoor area.

Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Avenida Sá Carneiro – Funchal     Tel: +351 291 620 069

A Morgadinha
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Known for the uniqueness of its Goan delicacies, the dishes are based on family recipes. The restaurant features the typical atmosphere of Madeiran households, with windows overlooking the garden, and is decorated with attention to detail. Also on offer is a variety of proposals of international cuisine.

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

A Razão
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This restaurant offers a signature cuisine based on the Madeiran culinary tradition and creatively authored by Chef Octávio Freitas. There is a big focus on the freshness of local and seasonal products combined with nature, passion, sharing, originality and irreverence.

Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Socalco Nature Hotel - Estreito da Calheta      Tel:  +351 291 146 910

Abrigo do Pastor
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A safehouse in the mountains that used to serve as refuge for hunters and shepherds birthed a restaurant and Bar that serves hunted dishes, some of which exotic, in a welcoming and casual environment.

Open Wednesday to Monday for lunch and dinner
Estrada das Carreiras – Camacha
Tel:+351 291 922 060

Alambique
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The name refers to a tool used to distill rum from Madeira but the Alambique is not confined to tradition. It recreates traditional dishes and reinterprets local products, adding a touch of international cuisine. This makes it a restaurant of the World.

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

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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Cool and casual, here you can enjoy local snacks such as limpets, swordfish roe, and fresh lobster picked from the restaurant's aquarium as well as other seafoods. This restaurant also offers a wide array of dishes cooked with fresh fish.

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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This restaurant's star is meat, offering several meat types cooked in many different ways, a highlight being the picanha steak. But fish is not forsaken. The inspiration is Mediterranean. The wine list features about 200 brands, most served by the glass.

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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Right by the entrance to the Port of Funchal, this restaurant makes its own beer, which can be sold in 'giraffes' or by the meter. Highlights from the menu include seafood or lobster bread stew with prawns, as well as steaks.

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

Cantina El Mexicano
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Cantina El Mexicano offers flavours from Latin America cooked with meat from Madeira, and paired with exotic drinks from Caribe. This place also serves international cuisine dishes. And on the weekends, it doubles as a space for nightly entertainment.

Open Monday to Saturday for 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 in Madeira, featuring a rustic environment and food of the homemade kind. The restaurant stands out for a variety of entrees and desserts, all placed on the table for the customer to choose from.

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

Casa Bettencourt
 
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In a rustic environment and with a cosy atmosphere, this restaurant is dedicated to traditional Portuguese food, originating from different areas in the country. The space is divided into different rooms and there is also an outdoor terrace.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for lunch and dinner and Sunday for lunch.
Estrada dos Prazeres Tel.: +351 963 966 818

Casa da Avó
 
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Casa da Avó seeks to combine traditional flavours with creativity in the preparation of dishes. The commitment is toward a welcoming environment and regional gastronomy, which dominate the menu of this restaurant.

Open Monday to Saturday 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, 300 meters away from the beach, Casa do Velho Dragoeiro offers a variety of dishes of fish, seafood and cod. Some of these dishes are cooked using original recipes.

Open Monday to Saturday for lunch. Dinner is available via prior reservation.
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 amongst visitors who seek local gastronomy served in a typical atmosphere. There is always fresh fish available, as well as live seafood, kept inside an aquarium. And the meat options, like the espetada, do not lag behind in terms of quality.

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

Casa Portuguesa
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Located in the oldtown of Funchal, Casa Portuguesa lives up to its name and offers a Portuguese food menu that creates harmony between the classic and the contemporary. The space brings to mind a family's dining room.


Open every day for dinner
Travessa das Torres, 30 (Old Town) - Funchal
Tel. +351 291 228 446

Casa Velha Dining Room
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The only restaurant on the island associated with Relais & Chateaux. The Dining Room at Casa Velha Do Palheiro offers a pleasant dinner experience in an ambience of refinement. The gastronomy is predominantly Mediterranean and employs fresh products from Madeira.

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

Casal da Penha
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This restaurant bets on the traditional flavours of meat, fish and seafood. It features three areas: an inner dining room, an intimate terrace and an upper terrace. Options also include dishes from international, Mediterranean, vegetarian and gluten-free cuisine.

Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner and Sunday for dinner. 
Rua Penha de França Beco do Ataíde - 1 9000-604 Funchal
Telf: +351 291 227 674

Castelo dos Hambúrgueres
 
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Before large international fast fodd chains reached Madeira, there already was the Castelo dos Hamburgueres. A reference for the local people for the quality of the burgers and its shakes and natural juices.

Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner
Rua da Carreira, 267 – Funchal   Tel.: +351 291 756 616

Cervejaria Madeira
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Several concepts coexist at Cervejaria da Madeira: à la carte Restaurant with international cuisine; pizza parlor; ice cream shop; snacks, cocktails, gourmet products retail and a wine cellar, whose wines can be enjoyed at the restaurant or bought to be taken home by the client.

Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Avenida do Mar – Funchal  Tel: +351 291 616 521

Chalet Vicente
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Chalet Vicente

An urbane rustic atmosphere exudes from a renovated Chalet, where Portuguese meat-based food is paired with a complete menu of Portuguese wines. The décor helps to set the inviting mood. The restaurant also serves afternoon tea and possesses rooms fit for small gatherings and celebrations.

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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A classical and smooth restaurant in the Oldtown of Funchal, with a menu dominated by Portuguese food. Traffic is a faraway notion and the rooftop offers not only a view of the sea, but a sense of its fragrance. It is located by the walls of Forte de São Tiago.

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

Cocktail Bar
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At the emblematic tea terrace of the Belmond Reid's Palace, you can also enjoy dinner and take in the view of the bay of Funchal in a more casual atmosphere. It is one of the options of the Cocktail Bar, featuring a menu that includes some snacks and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. You can also enjoy live music and a selection of cocktails.

Open every days for dinner.

Reid's Palace Hotel, Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098

Phone: +351 291 717 171

Deserta Pequena
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This restaurant at the heart of Câmara de Lobos is geared toward fish and seafood, though it also serves meat dishes. Where drinks are concerned, it is also known for its blue sangria. It sports a dining room, as well as an outdoor space.

Open Wednesday to Monday for lunch and dinner.
Rua São João de Deus, 32 - Câmara de Lobos       Tel: +351 291 609 902

Doca do Cavacas
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Located in a picturesque building that brings to mind a small fortress and includes a cave, this restaurant overlooks natural pools, by the sea. It is famous for its fresh fish and seafood, with many servings available. There is an outdoor area from where you can enjoy a unique panoramic view of the sunset.

Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Rua da Ponta da Cruz 66, - Funchal   Tel.: +351 291 762 057

Fajã Dos Padres
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The restaurant serves a selection of Madeiran dishes. It specialises in fish but also sports noteworthy desserts and side dishes prepared with fruit and produce grown on the estate. A locally produced glass of Malvasia-Cândida is the go-to aperitive.

Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Fajã dos Padres - Quinta Grande       Tel.: +351 291 944 538

Fora D’Oras
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This gastrobar restaurant goes all out on Portuguese food with a touch of the contemporary. Among its specialty dishes are the famous steak cooked on stone, as well as the Portuguese steak, burgers and a variety of snacks, not to mention vegetarian options.

Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner
Rua da Casa Branca – Funchal     Tel: +351 291 772 122

Galaxia Skyfood
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The Savoy Palace's signature restaurant sits at the top of the hotel and sports a view of the bay of Funchal. Dishes here prime on creativity and communicate an experience that appeals to multiple senses, through colour, fragrance and palate. The space is shared with the Galáxia Skybar, with a cocktail menu.

Open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner.
Avenida do Infante, 25 – Savoy Palace Hotel   Tel.: +351 291 213 000

Gavião Novo
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This is a small restaurant in the iconic Rua de Santa Maria which bets on the quality of its fish and seafood, not neglecting good meat. Highly sought by the local clientele at lunchtime and occasionally discovered by tourists, it features among its signature dishes limpets and grilled fresh parrotfish, as well as flambeed steaks dressed in Roquefort sauce.

Open every day for lunch and dinner 
Rua de Santa Maria, 131 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 229 238

Gavino
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Right by Capela do Corpo Santo, this restaurant sports a gastronomic variety that includes Portuguese, Mediterranean, European and contemporary cuisine. Also noteworthy are its cocktails and desserts, making for a quite diverse gastronomic offer.

Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Rampa do Corpo Santo, 2 – Funchal  Tel: +351 291 220 632

Goya
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Endowed with a classic atmosphere, and inspired by the best French restaurants, the Goya offers a classic cuisine, along French lines, but resorting to the best Portuguese products. The wine list bets on Portuguese brands.

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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A restaurant that bets on organic production and a creative quality cuisine. It uses products grown on the grounds of Quinta da Serra, where the restaurant is installed. The place offers a contemporary perspective on traditional products as well as other products which, though they may not be ingrained in tradition, are also farmed in the estate.

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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This is a space where modernity and tradition coexist. The offer consists of mostly burgers, for all tastes and in all sizes, paired with natural juices and homemade crisps, in a soothing atmosphere and with a menu that is constantly innovating and transforming itself.

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

Il Basilico
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This Italian à la carte restaurant offers a set of delicious flavours prepared with great quality and creativity. Enjoy the proximity to the sea and deep sense of tranquility that comes from being so close to the Lido bathing complex, in the Seaside Promenade of Funchal. There are also children's menus.


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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Awarded two Michelin stars, this is the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two. French chef Benoît Sinthon is renowned as one of the best on the island and offers a creative signature menu, with top-notch ingredients from each season.

Open from Monday to Saturday for dinner
Estrada Monumental, 147 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 707 700

Il Massimo
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Located inside the Meliá Madeira Mare Hotel, this à la carte restaurant offers international cuisine. Featuring a modern décor and cozy atmosphere, it gives you the opportunity to dine inside the dining room or on a deck with a seaview.

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

João do Cabeço
 
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More than a restaurant, João do Cabeço is a space for snacks, like diced beef and beef in bolo-do-caco flatbread sandwiches, and where the atmosphere is rustic and welcoming, 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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In one of the old houses of Quinta da Penha de França, this restaurant offers a menu featuring regional, Portuguese and international cuisines. Here, you can enjoy the quality of the food and service in the tranquility and beauty of the gardens, and to the soft tunes emanating from the piano and which keep you company throughout your dinner.

 

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua Imperatriz D. Amélia nº85 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 204 650

Kampo
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This restaurant bets on products from the countryside and transforms them in a restaurant that is imbued with a spirit of urbanity. The signature cuisine if by Chef Júlio Pereira, who invests in proximity. At Kampo, the cuisine and room blend, bringing the experience of tasting closer to the experience of cooking.

Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Rua dos Murças, 39 - Funchal
Tel: +351 924 438 080

L'Osteria
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A homely atmosphere in a restaurant that combines Mediterranean-inspired flavours and a intimate ambience, right at the centre of the tourist zone. L'Osteria presents a wide and eclectic wine selection, ideal for those delight in a glass of good wine.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Rua da Casa Branca, 33 – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 768 358

Lá no Fundo
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The cuisine at Lá no Fundo is heavily inspired by African flavours and a concept of fusion cuisine. In a homely environment, and with an outdoor terrace, the restaurant enjoys a privileged location, next to Fortaleza de São Tiago.

Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Rua Portão de São Tiago, 17 – Funchal   Tel: +351 291 644 307

La Siesta
 
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Some deem it the most cosmopolitan space in Porto Santo. It is located on the beach and is only open between Easter and September. It runs as a restaurant but also as a leisure spot, ideal for a late afternoon drink with friends.

Open from Easter to September for lunch and dinner
Rua Gonçalves Zarco - Porto Santo
Tel: +351 914 694 474

 

Loft - Brunch & Cocktails
 
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The Loft offers a variety of options for brunch, from bowls, to bagels, sliced toast, salad, eggs and pancakes to top it all off. There are also several natural juices, smoothies and alcohol-free cocktails. And there are vegetarian options as well as menus for children.

Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner
Estrada Monumental, Edifício Séc. XXI – Funchal       Tel.: +351 291 744 006

MadMarket
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This space is more than a Portuguese food restaurant with a modern touch. It is a market that sells quality Portuguese products, including wine. It is also a space where you can just snack, outside conventional meals.

Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Centro Comercial Monumental Experience, 1º piso – Funchal         Tel: +351 291 143 757

Marina Terrace
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Located at the Marina of Funchal, this space bets on fresh fish and seafood. The restaurant offers a maritime atmosphere, with a view of the Port of Funchal and the boats docked at the Marina.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Marina do Funchal
Tel: +351 291 230 547

Marisqueira Tropicana
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At the heart of the oldtown of Funchal, this seafood restaurant offers a wide variety of fish and seafood that can be enjoyed in an outdoor area next to a garden. The restaurant also features a complete wine list.

Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Rua Dom Carlos I, 43 – Funchal    Tel: +351 291 222 743

MED
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A Mediterranean restaurant drawing a strong inspiration from Greece, Morocco and Italy. The fusion of flavours, the meats and the fish, the salads made with fresh produce, the cheeses and olive oils and good wines, as well as the cozy atmosphere all are part of the MED's identity.

Open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner
Vila Porto Mare, Funchal
Tel: +351 291 703 700

Mozart
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Inspired by the figure of the Austrian composer, the Mozart is a classical restaurant, down to the last detail, including the décor, the quality and creativity of the food and the quality of the service and the team that breathe life into the space.

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

Nini Design Centre
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In the space of renowned interior designer Nini Andrade Silva, the Design Centre is a signature restaurant, with a contemporary and creative cuisine. It takes full advantage of the beauty of the space – a renovated 17th century fort, in the Port of Funchal.

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

O Clássico Restaurante
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This is a restaurant that specialises in traditional Portuguese food and shines a spotlight on its fish dishes, betting on quality products. The wine list is dominated by Portuguese references. The restaurant is also ideally located, enjoying a view of the sea.

Open every day for lunch and dinner
Estrada Monumental – Hotel Duas Torres    Tel: +351 291 774 111

O Lagar
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A barbecue place that combines the regional tradition, ambience and flavours in a single spot. The espetada, the fried corn and the bolo do caco flat bread are the main stars of a restaurant that is fully committed to the cuisine, spirit and traditions of Madeira.

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

Onda Azul
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Located by the Calheta beach, this restaurant is committed to regional and international cuisine. The swordfish served with banana, the tuna or the swordfish stand shoulder to shoulder with other Madeiran products, all transformed into displays of great creativity.

Open every day 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, access to the Pizzaria Casa Madeirense is done via the Beco da Abelheira alley. The pizza embodies the best tradition of Italian pizza. The restaurant also features several past options as well as steak cooked on stone.

 

Open Saturday to Wednesday for lunch and dinner

Estrada Monumental n.º 153, Beco da Abelheira 

Tel.: +351 291 768 387

Pizzaria Colombo
 
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Pizzaria Colombo is one of the most sought restaurants in Porto Santo, and very much appreciated by locals. As well as a wide array of pizza, you can enjoy a rooftop terrace with a nice panoramic view.

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

Ponta da Calheta
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One of the most beautiful places in Porto Santo is Calheta. That is where you can find this fish restaurant. As you dine on a summer day, you can enjoy a magnificent sunset by the sea, with a view of the Ilhéu da Cal.

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

Porto Santo Golfe
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Integrated into the Club House of the Porto Santo Golf Course, this restaurant features a wide room as well as a wide rooftop with a view of the golf course. It is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and its wine list features Portuguese wines.

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

Prima Caju
 
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A restaurant specialised in brunch, with bowls, pancakes, rolls, salads, sliced toast, eggs, wraps, all prepared on the spot and with fresh products. The menu features further light dishes and can be paired with natural juices, smoothies and wine.

Open every day for brunch. Closes at 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Rua Carreira, 108 – Funchal         Tel: +351 291 106 600

Quinta do Furão
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A restaurant that focuses on terroir by valuing local products. The cuisine is contemporary, comfy and set in a space which benefits from an overwhelming view of the north coast of Madeira and part of Porto Santo.

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

Restaurante Bahia
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Peerless in Madeira, the Bahia Restaurant in the Casino Park Hotel combines cuisine with music shows. Choosing to have dinner in this refined space, where the menu is fixed, always ensures satisfaction. As a digestive, the sparkling show reminds you of the tradition of good old casino shows.

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

Restaurante do Forte
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Located inside the Fortaleza de São Tiago, this is a restaurant that sports and international cuisine and offers a privileged view of the bay of Funchal. With an atmosphere of history, this restaurant can accommodate groups and events.

Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner
Rua do Portão S. Tiago – Funchal
Tel: +351 291 215 580

Sal
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A restaurant inspired in Italian gastronomy, with pizzas, lasagnas, risottos and several desserts. Some of the fresh vegetables used to cook dishes are grown in an orchard belonging to the hotel. The atmosphere is cozy and there are also tables outside.

Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Rua Quinta Calaca, 1 - Hotel Baia Azul     Tel: +351 291 700 400

Salinas
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A restaurant with a touch of the classic, located by the seaside, next to the long beach of Porto Santo. The food, of good quality, comprises mostly traditionally Portuguese dishes and the wine list changes according to the season of the year.

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 cozy environment, contemporary décor and a lot of urban culture, this modern fishmonger bets on the fresh fish of the day, sushi and snacks with a taste of the sea and something else. The menu also features meat dishes.

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

Sea View Rooftop
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A space that invests in the fusion between Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine. The menu features several options ranging from salads to fish, meat and sushi. This space also doubles as a bar, with a diver cocktail menu to be enjoyed in the rooftop terrace.

Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Rotunda das Piscinas, 3 - Porto Moniz        Tel: +351 291 640 100

Shu Aka
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This is a restaurant that specialises in fusion sushi. Shu Aka runs based on a tasting menu and a small wine list adequate to the type of food. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed.

Open Tuesday to Saturday
Rua das Fontes nº 19 - Funchal
Tel: +351 927 388 784

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

The Prince Albert
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This restaurant is known for the concept of sharing a bite. Inspired by the English pubs, this is a place with a history of many decades. You can enjoy varied wine options by the glass and a diverse menu of ales and cocktails.

Open Monday to Friday for dinner. Also open Saturday and Sunday for lunch.
Rua Imperatriz D. Amelia 90, - Funchal  Tel.: +351 291 602 764

Tipografia
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Located in the Castanheiro Boutique Hotel, the Tipografia is a pleasant restaurant with a bistro menu focused on Mediterranean cuisine. The Portuguese wine list is varied. The inspiration for the decor is taken from an old printshop that used to be housed in that 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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This is a restaurant with a mastery and savoir faire of French cuisine and the excellence and modernity of wine, specially Portuguese wines. It is the restaurant of The Vine, an award-winning hotel. The Uva is based on an inventive fusion cuisine which exalts the authenticity of regional products.

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

Vila Alencastre
 
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The Vila Alencastre is committed to Mediterranean inspiration with Madeiran and Portuguese dishes, never comfort food. Also on offer are seafood dishes and you can enjoy your meal in the gardens.

Open Wednesday to Monday for lunch and dinner.
Estrada da Calheta - Porto Santo 
Tel: +351291 985 072

Vila do Peixe
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The main attribute of this restaurant is that fish is grilled over a fire. The fish is displayed in a stall and sold for its weight. The site also sports an excellent view of the bay of Câmara de Lobos.

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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Casual but chic, the Villa Cipriani enjoys a magnificent location at the Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel, atop a ravine. The food is Italian, with pasta and risotto to boot, as well as with meat and fish dishes. There is a large outdoor terrace for summertime dinners, with a spectacular view of the sea.

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

William
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Sporting a beautiful view of the Porto f Funchal, this is the Belmond Reid's Palace's signature hotel. Awarded one Michelin star, the restaurant offers a creative approach to European food, in a contemporary cuisine with the best products from Madeira and beyond. And there is a full-stocked wine cellar. The name is lent by William Reid, a Scottish visionary who immigrated to Madeira in search of fame and fortune and founded the hotel in the late 19th century.

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