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Casa Velha do Palheiro

Rua da Estalagem 23, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415, Portugal
+351 291 790 350
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (4 reviews)
“michelin star” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Rua da Estalagem 23, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food in the restaurant is truly delicious and beautifully presented. The set dinner menu every day offers a couple of options per course, or there is a full a la carte menu. In addition there is a bar menu which is available throughout the day....More

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Should have a Michelin star, quality of the food was first class. Fine dinning at it's best. Sophisticated elegance.

Thank christal56
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely location overlooking Funchal but not as good as it should be. After some confusion over our room we eventually ended up in a lovely suite. Baring in mind this is a 5 star hotel there are number of issues which need addressing As has...More

Thank Trickydicky1
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I've never eaten anything so delicious and beautiful at the same time. Just gorgeous fish with amazing side dishes and starter too. Luxurious impression.

Thank SorrisodeLuz
PalheiroEstate, Sales Executive at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear guest, thank you for your kind review. We are very glad to know you enjoyed our meals and that we were able to meet your expectations. Best wishes.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Wonderful food, wonderful staff. Nothing is too much trouble. We were well looked after during our week's stay at the Casa Velha hotel. Delicious meals - thankyou to the wonderful chefs and especially to Fernanda and her marvellous sense of humour. Thankyou for looking after...More

Thank ViveenD
PalheiroEstate, Sales Executive at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear Ms. Viveen, thank you once again for your comments. It is such a gift to read your review. We will be waiting for your return. All the best.

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We booked a 5 night stay in the main house with a balcony. The room was really lovely with a great view of the garden. Unfortunately there was no air con in the room (no 2) which was the only negative comment I have about...More

Thank wholenut13
PalheiroEstate, Sales Executive at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Dear guest, thank you very much for your review. We are glad to know you enjoyed staying with us despite the inconvenience regarding the absence of air conditioning. We appreciate the time taken in knowing all the facilities we have at Palheiro Estate. Hope we...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

good cocktail bar and ambience . Luis takes care of everyone's needs excellent waiter service and good advice given on wine selection with food overall ambience perfect for couple or quartet or Family. post dinner Retiring/reading rooms charmingly decorated with soft furnishings and lighting

Thank James N
PalheiroEstate, Sales Executive at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear Mr. James, once again thank you for your valuable review. Hope your experience with us make you want to come back. All the best.

Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a wonderfull old house now made into a 5 star hotel. I had a coffee on the terrace and it was lovely and very peacefull. It is near the golf and the Palheiro gardens.

Thank traveladdict3500
PalheiroEstate, Sales Executive at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Dear guest, thank you very much for the review. We are glad to know you enjoyed staying with us and hope you come back. Best wishes.

Reviewed 20 December 2016

We decided to give the restaurant another try, as we had been a little disappointed with the atmosphere 5 years ago. Well, this time, things have been transformed- for the better. We had an absolutely fabulous meal, served with the right level of panache and...More

Thank srocc
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This Restaurant situated in an hotel classified as Relais & Château is perfectly situated 500 metres above the harbor of Funchal. Perfectly quiet and isolated from any noise of the surroundings.

1  Thank Nicos2109
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Estalagem 23, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 790 350
  • E-mail
Description
Decorated in restful shades of peach and designed to embody the style and comfort of country living, the Casa Velha dining room reflects the classical elegance associated with the hotel.
Handsome mahogany tables set across a floor of smooth wood enhance the room's rustic appeal. Lighter, wicker tables placed outside on the terrace offer more spontaneous, al fresco impression.
French windows curtained in lace and crowned with a floral trim afford fine views back across the gardens.
Polished silverware and Villeroy & Boch tableware in petite fleur motif exemplify the attention to detail. Sprays of fresh flowers add colour and fragrance.
In the morning the mood is cheerful, relaxed and homely.
Friendly waiting staff in uniforms of crisp white shirts, holly green tunics and black slacks serve tea or coffee, promptly and without fuss.
An impressive Continental buffet breakfast spread tempts with an array of freshly baked pastries, assorted jams and spreads, cold cuts, and fresh fruit and juice. An English-style cooked selection provides a heartier option. And guests can also order from a unique menu of eggs cooked to order and served in various ways including fried, poached and scrambled. A more civilised way to start the day is difficult to imagine!
As evening falls the lights are lowered and a more formal atmosphere pervades the room.
This is where to enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner in intimate surroundings, where discretion and courtesy go hand in hand.
A choice menu of the finest gourmet cuisine is matched by an enviable selection of Portuguese and international wines.
Eating here is an essential part of the guest experience and complements any stay at Madeira Island.
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