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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 28/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
PRICE RANGE
US$ 23 - US$ 53
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Just returned from a fabulous holiday in Madeira. Visited Cris's Place on a Saturday evening for the first time and was not disappointed. We will return. The food was outstanding for every course, as was the service. It was timed beautifully to coincide with the...music being provided by Guitarist Robin Hird. His variety of tunes would satisfy all ages and was a great accompaniment to the meal and helped make the evening our best one for this holiday.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Highly regarded restaurant, and rightly so. Situated slightly away from the main hotel district but well worth searching out. Despite the young waiters being all tuxed up, this place is quite relaxed and informal. The decor may veer towards the semi-classical, but the well-stocked aquarium...at the heart of the room adds to the general feel of well-being. We had no trouble lasering into the carnivorous end of the menu, and my venison and Mr EPR's lamb shank were spot on. Prior to this we had passed the time quite happily getting to grips with a glass of fizz on arrival, some quality bread, and an eyebrow raising amuse-bouche. We were both impressed by our desserts. Mrs EPR's creme brulee was blowtorched to perfection at the table. I had something called a chocolate trilogy which came in a small indented ceramic tray with three x three generous blobs of specialist chocolate and associated toppings. The appearance and presentation of dishes seems quite key here. Didn't have much trouble finding a decent wine on the wine list, and we also enjoyed the gratis liqueur at the end of the meal. The waiters worked the room with aplomb so the whole evening ticked over quite happily. Although there is a small terrace overlooking a not very interesting road junction, I would suggest that the atmosphere is actually preferable inside. Certainly a must-visit destination - and make a reservation beforehand.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Cris's Place didn't start well - no fault of the restaurant but our taxi driver who insisted we needed the location on the seafront (Cris's original location?). On arriving, and having it confirmed we were at the wronng location, the excellent customer...service swung into action. The staff called Cris's Place to let them know of the situation, we were offered a lift from their driver, and also offered a complimentary drink whilst we waited. Somehow, I suspect it is not the first time someone has turned up at the wrong location!!! Once at Chris's Place, the exemplary customer service continued. The staff were fantastic throughout the meal, and the complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival was only the start. The food was excellent, served at a far more leisurely pace than in the UK, and was capped off with the offer of a complimentary Madeira Wine at the finish. in summary, excellent food and service, and good value for money for the quality of the food and presentation. Definitely worth making a booking.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We return to Madeira every few years and this place is is always worth a return visit. The standard of the food is really good and they have never let us down. The service is excellent and we cannot fault anything about it. Recommend it...to all. I don't eat meat and my husband doesn't eat red meat. We always find we have plenty of choice and the food is great. The reviews are true.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a excellent meal here. Food was cooked to perfection and the presentation was also first class. Staff are professional attentive and friendly but it was the nice added touches such as a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival that helped make this such...a nice experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again we had a superb dinner here. Menu is thankfully not too long with around six choices of starters, fish and meat. Imaginative cuisine with some clever combinations e.g. grilled salmon steak with beetroot risotto which was wonderful. Wines, water and bread are included...in the good value 45€ per head menu. As I have said before , the Maitre D’ Vitor, is highly professional and very keen to please his clients and he has the most incredible memory of allergies and preferences of regular guests. We have three more reservations on this visit since we just love everything about Cris’s Place , one of our top three restaurants in Funchal. Highly recommended for lovers of great fresh food and outstanding service.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! I'm a non meat eater and my wife is gluten intolerant and we both had a Fabulous meal and experience. Well done. We've already booked a return visit.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous meal tonight. A fantastic dining experience from the moment we entered to when we left. They treat their customers with care and attention. The food was very tasty indeed, presented with a modern twist. We had the special set menu which...includes drink. It was refreshing to be able to choose from the full menu and it was great value. A special mention to our waiters Roman and Vihtor.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a lovely meal at this restaurant that we wanted to do it all again, so we did! And booked for the upcoming Saturday. Amuse Bouche and little sorbets given between courses, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Such great touches. The...fish dishes were delicious, will definitely return when we come back to Funchal.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic evening meal at Chris’s place. The food was of very high standard matched with great service. Highly recommend the fixed price 45€ package that includes any 3 courses from the à la Carte menu plus wine that is kept topped up....This was of comparable standard to gourmet menus and wine flights we have had at high end restaurants. Well worth a visit and booking recommended .More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from fligirl555 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I suggest you email Chis directly on his wesite. Have a fab evening.
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Yes, Cris's Place is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Cris's Place is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5