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Rua do Forte de Sao Joao Baptista, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-150, Portugal
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 592 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant does cater for a lot of coach parties and I can see why some reviews are less than complementary. If like us, you are travelling independently, don't let this put you off. The coach parties eat in the upstairs dining room (one city.) Go downstairs to the A La Carte restaurant and it is an entirely different scenario... More 

2 Thank holidaymanWashington
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221 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read some of the less than favourable reviews about this place I find it hard to believe I ate in the same restaurant. My extended family were touring the top end of the island and I spotted this place as the best looking prospect for lunch. The time was getting on a bit but they were more than happy... More 

Thank FoodieOswestry
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for lunch today on our day trip to beautiful Porto Moniz. The location was superb. Service is the best and the food tasted wonderful. Would highly recommend.

Thank Bhavani B
Worthing, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We arrived just after the organised excursions were leaving, so the restaurant was quite quiet. Fabulous views of the sea and the food was outstanding. The only complaint that we had was that there was too much food and it was such a shame not to finish it all. Would certainly recommend a visit to Porto Moniz and lunch here.

Thank Janice D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Wonderful surroundings with the natural swimming pools, busy place with holiday tours, so we went to the downstairs restaurant, immediately acknowledge by the staff, and as no tables at the window (great views to ocean) we decided to wait a few minutes for a table, offered a Madeira wine as an aperitif, we then had a nice meal, decided to... More 

Thank Portucale
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant on a Thomson organised tour, where lunch was included. As far as this type of mass catered lunch goes, this was perfectly acceptable. The guide called ahead with our main course choice. My partner and I opted for the grilled fish which was good, chips and rice were optional and a side salad was put... More 

Thank MamaDen
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Ate hear on a Thomson island trip. We were the first party in and the staff and service was very efficient. We had the chicken ,chips and salad which was very tasty . Fruit and ice cream to follow .The red and white wine served with the meal was very good ,better than some expensive restaurants I've been in .... More 

Thank David H
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This place was a lunch stop as part of an organised west island tour with Thomsons. Food was dreadful, each part was delivered seperately so by the time the meal was complete the main component, for example dry roast chicken or soggy battered fish was stone cold. The side salad looked like it had been prepared by an eight year... More 

1 Thank MickyB79
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

All the tour companies have special deals with certain restaurants for lunches. Typical price for a three course meal with wine - and coffee to finish- is €13/€14 For €13 here the special lunch was cream of vegetable soup, black scabbard fish in batter (with potatoes, rice, salad), ice cream and fruit, then coffee. Wine with the meal. It was... More 

1 Thank Sandy S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

had a lovely 3 course lunch here, fish main was beautiful and well cooked...shared a bottle of wine,,, we had a gorgeous view ata a window seat of the sea...the service was good, food great and the place was very clean.. after eating we went for a paddle in the clear rock pools, people swim in them they are so... More 

2 Thank tina c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Forte de Sao Joao Baptista, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-150, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Porto Moniz
  • Phone Number: 964260247

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?