Madeira restaurants

Top Choice Madeiran in Funchal

Regional Flavours

Take a superb location on pedestrianised Rua da Carreira, a team plucked from top Madeiran restaurants and an inspired owner, and the result is one of the most authentic dining experiences in the archipelago. João C…
Top Choice International in Santana

Quinta do Furão

Stylishly rustic, this excellent hotel-restaurant sets the highest standards on the north coast. Wonderfully imaginative gourmet dishes, such as cream of beetroot soup with glazed chestnuts, foie gras infused with M…
Top Choice Madeiran in Funchal

Venda da Donna Maria

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 (scabbardfish) with …
Top Choice Seafood in Funchal

Gavião Novo

Madeira's top seafood restaurant is an intimate affair at the heart of the Zona Velha, attracting tourists, locals and Portuguese rich and famous, who come for one of the most authentic dining experiences on the isl…
Mediterranean in Funchal

Il Gallo d'Oro

Two Michelin stars shine brightly from the kitchen of chef Benoît Sinthon, who supplies very well-heeled diners with aromatic Mediterranean and gourmet Madeiran fare at the award-winning Cliff Bay Hotel. The renovat…
Portuguese in Funchal

Armazém do Sal

Housed in an old stone-and-dark-beamed salt store, this is one of the city centre's best restaurants with a different menu to most of its competitors. Lamb and black pork are more mainland Portugal than Madeira, but…
Mediterranean in Funchal

Dona Amélia

This little piece of elegant old Funchal has somehow survived amid the expanding concrete of this part of the Hotel Zone, offering Michelin-reviewed but affordable Mediterranean and Madeiran dishes in an oasis of tr…
Madeiran in Funchal

Casa Madeirense

A Hotel Zone original that predates most of what's around it, this delightfully kitschsy Madeiran restaurant set in an ancient stone house is tastefully done out in Camacha wicker, azulejos (hand-painted tiles), win…
Madeiran in East Madeira

Atlantis

The aptly named Atlantis looks as though it's risen from the waves and clamped itself to the cliffside above the suntrap beach below the Galomar Hotel. Seating options are on chunky wicker inside, or out on the terr…
Seafood in Câmara de Lobos

Vila do Peixe

This contemporary place is Câmara de Lobos' best seafood restaurant, offering the highest quality Madeiran fare. The fish, including parrot fish, red bream, dourada (sea bream) and espada (scabbardfish) are sold by …