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Hotel Restaurant Escola

Travessa Piornais, Funchal, Madeira 9000-246, Portugal
+351 291 700 386
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Portuguese, International
$$ - $$$
Travessa Piornais, Funchal, Madeira 9000-246, Portugal
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

the lunch buffet is an agreable surprise for 10€ the students are supervised by seniors house wine 1,90 pr glass - any way i advise to choose a better wine its suitable for familys and friends there is also a nice lounge and a bar...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jaugustojluis
Reviewed 15 April 2018

All meals were excellent. Breakfast includes hot and cold food with a wide range of breads, meats, cheeses and fruits. Lunch is self-service with a choice of hot and cold food. Dinner (19 euros 50) changes daily and is a 3 course meal with drinks...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Julie T
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We had fond memories from previous visits about ten years ago, so included this on our 'must do' list for this holiday. However, no longer 5 star, just a basic 3. Poor reception, not shown to a table, no welcoming aperitif, given a menu on...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 43John43
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate here several years ago and we decided to visit again. We were not disappointed; we selected the set menu which included three courses, bottled water, several glasses of house wine and coffee. The quality of food was very good and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jill7474
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We had a great meal last time, so decided to visit once again. The set menu now costs Euro 19.50 (drinks included), which is good value. But now there is no choice, so if you do not like what is on offer you have to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank HJPinBeds
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch here with friends three years ago and had a super meal. This time it was well off form. On the plus side, as befits a training school, the service was polite and attentive. The problem was the food. Even here the...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This hotel has a kitchen which is staffed by trainee chefs. The setting in the dinning room is superb and the food is excellent at an extremely good price.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Our first visit was very enjoyable. The staff were pleasant and efficient. The food was well presented and tasty. The prices were very reasonable, a bottle of very drinkable wine was €9. The only negative was that they brought the coffee before the dessert! Will...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We were recommended by friends to visit the restaurant. Our opinion is that the restaurant lacks any atmosphere and that you can easily hear other conversations. Yes it is a low price but value for money?? The food quality tonight was very poor. The pate...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Doug051
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We met a couple who recommended the restaurant to us. We had the fixed price menu 17.50 Euro including a fixed small starter ( onion soup) choice of cod or pork in Madeira wine ( both Excelent ) followed by choice of desertion trolley and...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Ian J
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28 January 2018|
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Response from klepkens | Reviewed this property |
every day for lunch and every evening for dinner.......when we stayed in "escola". escola means "school": next to the hotel/rest. you will find the real school: the students can make several choises: cooking, hotel... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa Piornais, Funchal, Madeira 9000-246, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 700 386
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