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Il Gallo d'Oro

Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
+351 291 707 700
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
“langoustines” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Il Gallo D’Oro during our honeymoon in Madeira in May 2018 and it was incredible! Unfortunately we did not get a seat with a view, but the servers were very attentive and the food was delicious! A well deserved 2 star for the...More

Thank Bbhansen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok this will be too expensive for many but if you can afford it the quality is really top class and the two Michelin stars are no exaggeration of its stature. The wine pairings are good and the pourings generous so you might be unable...More

Thank AJMC_56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 Michelin stars says everything! Absolutely great food and when paired with wines for each course (4 to 6) is enhanced even more.A delight to dine here with wonderful knowledgible staff.

Thank andrewhowden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two evening meals here during our stay. Both were beautifully served and presented with delicious flavours. The staff were excetionally attentive.We enjoyed the recent addition of a cheese course to the meal.the gala dinner was excellent.

Thank leo3158
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with parents and fiancée. A dining experience like no other on Madeira Island. We have been coming to Madeira for 10 years and foolishly this was the first time we had tried il gallo d’oro. By far the best restaurant I have been...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Cliff Bay Hotel and ate at this Michelin Star restaurant on the Friday evening of our stay. We have been here before on previous stays and since the last time the restaurant has gained a second star. We selected a six...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We had the seasonal tasting menu on Wednesday evening. From start to finish it was excellent. Beautifully prepared and presented food with very well-matched wines. The langoustine, chicken dish and strawberry dessert were exceptional for flavour and balance. Exactly as expected for Michelin 2* and...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 23 March 2018

This review is being written a while since visiting the restaurant, partly as I have been too busy to do it and partly as I wanted time to reflect on the evening. We had chosen the night as it was my birthday and had carefully...More

2  Thank CharlieCB
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Il Gallo d'Oro Funchal Thank you to my husband Jacques 567338686 After looking after me through a third hip operation I treated him to a night out. He is an amateur 'chef' but the night we spent on the 'rota das estrelas (the stars route)...More

Thank Marloye
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Mar 12th, an absolutely stunning evening of fine champagne, wines and amazing degustation menu served up by 5 Michelin chefs from both sides of the Atlantic. Doesn’t get any better than this - worth every Euro.

2  Thank Robert H
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13 October 2016|
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Response from IsabelTM | Reviewed this property |
I asked for a gluten free dinner, I had been invited by someone who had ordered beforehand, so they did not have time to change the menu but they did suggest a different one and it was delicious.
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19 April 2016|
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Response from tvlr754 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - he is fantastic and treats everyone in an exemplary way. He cares about your experience in Il Gallo and does everything he can to make it a memorable experience. Front of house service is superb...
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13 February 2015|
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Response from antoniopais | Property representative |
Rose Garden - Buffet restaurant smart-casual Il Galo d'Oro -the Michelin Star restaurant- formal dress code, Jacket and Tie. Warm regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 94 - USD 153
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 707 700
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The Il Gallo d'Oro is the gourmet restaurant belonging to the five-star hotel The Cliff Bay [Funchal, Island of Madeira, Portugal] Since 2004 the cuisine has been under the guidance of French Chef Benoît Sinthon. In 2009, Il Gallo d'Oro was awarded the first Michelin star on Madeira, an award which has been renewed yearly until 2017, year in which the restaurant is distinguished with 2 Michelin Stars. The sophistication of the Iberian and Mediterranean cuisine that has resulted combines regional products with top-quality ingredients from other regions on the Iberian Peninsular. The wine list, which boasts more than 300 top wines, was distinguished in 2013 by coming in second place in the National Wine Lists Competition. Vegetables, fruit, aromatic herbs and flowers from the region highlight the key role fresh produce plays in his cuisine combined with high quality products from various other regions of the Iberian Peninsular.we recommend use of jacket or tie for gentlemen. Opening times: From Monday to Saturday from 19.00 to 22.00
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