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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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“langoustines” (12 reviews)
“tasting menu” (15 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have celebrated a very special event that evening and ordered a six curses dinner with a sommelier wine selection. The " tribute to Madeira Cherries" was excellent but the main dish was a disappointment, so were most of the recommended wines.

Thank Nachum P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful night of gastronomy Expensive but worth it. The tasting menu and associated wines really worked. Service, taste and overall experience superb Another wedding anniversary celebrated

Thank GaryLovatt0506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people were very nice so it pains me to write this....but the food was good, but not really anything special. The prices were way too high for the experience. There were many restaurants which were better and literally 25% of the cost. The restaurant...More

1  Thank Tippy_Longstocking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had booked a table at the IL Gallo d Oro about 3 months before our stay at the Cliff Bay Hotel. This was as a 50th birthday treat for my Wife. If you are planning to visit I would suggest that you try to...More

Thank jimmccinok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stay at Cliff Bay regularly and as we have friends over from USA we decided to have the tasting menu in il Gallo d'oro The chef has been at the hotel for many years and really is excellent There is a wine flight to...More

Thank Pauline G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go to II Gallo d'Oro 2 star Michelin restaurant and we had a fantastic evening. From arriving to leaving, the staff made you feel very special. Yes I know, expensive restaurant, that's what you would expect. But this felt different, they made...More

Thank SusieJ42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this was just perfect. No complaints at all. My husband and I had a delightful evening.

Thank Angela J
Reviewed 11 May 2017

have stayed at The Cliff Bay a few times but this if the first occasion we have ate at this restaurant. Neither my wife or I like pretentious restaurants who try to be what they are not but we found the complete opposite at iL...More

Thank ColinLivingstone
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Staff were great and the chef BenoÎt Sinthon was even out meeting the guests and spent some time with us explaining our final course. This was a nice touch and he's a gent. However... my wife and I enjoyed the 4 course option going for...More

3  Thank charlie4321186338
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is like a theatre of fantastic food. Really comfortable and relaxing. Staff are happy and helpful. Food is served on some wonderful plates etc befitting of the great food itself.

Thank JILL G
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Will Gallo d'Oro cater for Gluten and dairy free and not just offer me sorbets and food with no sauce ? So I mean really cater by challenging the chef to provide sauce? Maybe make me a special desert. I can give you eight months notice!!!
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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Who is the maitre de ? Luis soares ?
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...
David I
Dress code for male diners
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 89 - USD 145
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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