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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 14/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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USD 6 - USD 23
Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Lovely atmosphere + good food
1. Lovely atmosphere + good food
"The food was really good but the whole atmosphere of the restaurant"
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2. 3 visits in 8 days
2. 3 visits in 8 days
"Quality of food, service and attention to detail were maintained over"
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3. We love visiting “Real Canoa”
3. We love visiting “Real Canoa”
"We love visiting “Real Canoa” beautiful restaurant/staff so friendly"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Madeira for a week and ate here 3 times. It really is a lovely restaurant and there is so much to commend it. The foot was great. The menu is varied and we enjoyed both meat and fish dishes here. The staff...are cheerful, helpful and add to the brilliant atmosphere. Bruno (the owner) makes sure that he speaks to everyone and always has a warm greeting for you. There are certainly a lot of restaurant owners in England who could learn a lot from Bruno. We will certainly return to Bruno’s the next time we are in Madeira.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 20 January 2021 via mobile

We ate here a couple of times whilst on holiday in December. The food was really good but the whole atmosphere of the restaurant and staff mixing away with customers was excellent. Bruno is a lovely fella. Must visit if in Madweira

Date of visit: December 2020
Real C, Proprietário at Real Canoa - Bruno"s, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2021

Dear Customer... thank you for this fantastic comment that I will shared it with my staff! Really hope hope to see you soon! Best Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited twice here during our week in Madeira, just happened to pass by and it seemed busy, hence thought it must be good! Lovely staff, and excellent food, plus live music all add up to a great experience. Booking advisable as its not a very...big restaurant. Plenty of choice and great value for money when you compare the quality of food on offer.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Madeira and certainly will not be the last We thought we had been to some lovely restaurants during our weeks stay but this was by far the best The owner Bruno certainly knows how to make you feel welcome in his...restaurant a welcome drink is closely followed by a great choice of menu we chose the beef fillet steak cooked on the stone at your table and we was not disappointed the best quality steak you could ask for served with quality side orders of potatoes and lovely fresh vegetables this was washed down with a complimentary drink and then a taxi home by one of Bruno’s wonderful staff members so if your visiting Madeira you must visit this restaurant you will not be disappointed on our next visit to Madeira we will be backMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was no evidence of anything mentioned in any negative reviews- I can’t fault this place. Food and service were excellent, the live music guitarists were honestly amazing, (went on a Sunday), and a free lift home was the icing on the cake- well, free...lift to another live music bar near our hotel 😃🍺. We had the tuna hot stone, and the beef fillet skewer. Highly recommend 👍🏻More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super restaurant. Fantastic atmosphere with good food at reasonable prices. Bruno is great fun and very committed to ensuring you have the best time - and we did. Easily our number one favourite restaurant when in Madeira.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my goodness it was so good to be back at this amazing place we regularly go every year at least 4 times when in beautiful Maderia, Bruno even rembered us with a warm welcome. Food was very good, service great and what an atmosphere,...even ended doing the twist with Bruno at the end of the evening, fabulous time, will be back soon 😀 xMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at our booking time to be told we were booked for a later time - on producing our booking confirmation email after a wait we were ushered inside to an unset table by the toilet. There were lots of empty tables outside, no one...else inside and we observed much bickering between staff members regarding our booking time as they looked at a large diary and a tablet. Eventually we were moved to a table by the window - booked here in order to try out “cooking on the stone” but alas this was only to be for the diners who were seated outside. We felt so unwelcome and should have just left but we had walked a fair way and were hungry. Disappointingly the food was did not live up to previous reviews and was certainly not good enough to make up for our discomfort.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant restaurant,very friendly staff,tasty food and amazing atmosphere,Bruno always very friendly,definitely highly recommended

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to Bruno's having made a reservation and been picked up by Bruno's staff. We last visited pre-lock down but we were greeted as family members returning. As usual Bruno was warm and friendly and offering the highest standards. Our friends had not been...before but were ovrwhelmed by the quality of the food and service We will visit again before we go homeMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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15 May 2020|
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Response from Real C | Property representative |
Hello Ms Lynne and Mr Geoff Everything is open know and You are welcomed... There is a few Hotels and Restaurants already open...including Real Canoa. I really hope to see you soon.... Best Regards Bruno Silva
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12 January 2019|
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Response from josephandpauline | Reviewed this property |
If you fancy liverpool over Madeira
28 December 2016|
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Response from mabellan | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would. The lobsters are in the tank so no doubt they will be fresh!
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Real Canoa - Bruno´s is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5