Venda da Donna Maria

Madeiran in Funchal

This great shabby chic Zona Velha restaurant uses local recipes that every Funchal avozinha (granny) would instantly recognise. Take a seat at the tightly packed jumble of tables to enjoy espada (scabbard fish) with banana, São Martinho codfish and lots of other genuine Madeiran favourites. To find out what's in your meal, see the recipes writ large on the walls.

For even more intimate dining, phone ahead to book the amusingly named confessionário (confessional) table tucked into a cosy basalt alcove.