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Rua da Estalagem 23, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415, Portugal
+351 291 790 350
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 pride. The starter of fois gras in a madeira wine jelly was quite amazing and... More 

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Thank srocc
Canach, Luxembourg
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Last Saturday my wife and I invited a couple for dinner to the restaurant at Casa Velha do Palheiro. It was a culinary highlight! The Maitre d', Sr. Luis, is the garant for professional and charming hospitality, and he offers discret suggestions about menu and wine list. The culinary product is second to none, innovative, tasty and well presented; and... More 

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Thank Bob H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed at the villa Atlanta in the Palheiro Village for the run up to our wedding which was held in the beautiful Palheiro Hotel award-winning Botanical Gardens. The majority of our guests stayed in various villas and apartments in the Palheiro Village and every single person was blown away by the location and the services offered by the reception... More 

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Thank Kane S
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we felt very rushed which was a shame After ordering we was shown to our table The starters were fantastic My husband had foie gras and I had cheese For main course I had the risotto and my husband had the golden bream Very small portions but the risotto was very tasty but the bream... More 

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Lancashire, UK
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We've just returned from 11 nights in Madeira, and the highlight was Casa Velha restaurant! Snr Luis goes out of his way to make you feel special, and he is ably assisted by his team, many of whom have been at the hotel for many years, and welcome you back like old friends. The food is always of very high... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We stay in the hotel on our honeymoon, went to the restaurant a few times. Although sophisticated, it's very warm and cozy. Food was wonderful and the service excellent. For the wine lover, they have a excellent cellar. They serve light meals as well, the hamburger with foie gras is the best I ever had.

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Thank MateusMazzeo
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Vegetarians beware - my wife asked the waiter what veggie starters there were, he mentioned gazpacho, which sounded great on a hot day, however it came with Squid and Caviar in it!!! The rest of the food was ok, but could not justify the price tag. I raised the matter with the hotel, and discovered that there was a vegetarian... More 

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1 Thank Bob B
jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Dear Bob, Thanks for your review. We are very sorry the mix up and that it spoilt your experience at Casa Velha. Our a la carte menu does have a Vegetarian section which perhaps must have been overlooked. The Gazpacho you chose is clearly described as - “Tomato Gazpacho, caviar, squid à la plancha”. We are sure it was a... More 

Funchal, Portugal
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This is where we inevitably return for many special occasion dinners. There are other favorite restaurants but the ambiance and the welcome, let alone the food make it an easy decision to eat here. We began with champagne on the garden terrace overlooking the lawns with the scent of gardenia and jasmine all around us. This was followed by a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

Outstanding restaurant - amazing food, lovely restaurant, excellent wine, warm and generous service! I'm surprised this is not a Michelin starred restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
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

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