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Il Gallo d'Oro

Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
+351 291 707 700
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“langoustines” (12 reviews)
“tasting menu” (16 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Cliff Bay Hotel and dined in the Gallo d'Oro on one evening. We had the three course menu which offers two choices for each course plus an amuse bouche and a mid meal palate refresher. (There are, of course, taster...More

Thank Billy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An experience not to be missed! The setting is perfect, the staff amazing and the food ... ohh .. the food where do I start. Firstly the presentation.. it arrives and you gaze in wonder at this picture on a plate. Each mouthful was fresh,...More

2  Thank MrsF001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Cliff Bay Hotel many times but never eaten here before. Since it was our wedding anniversary this year we decided to celebrate with the five course option as a treat. This was a very good decision. The food was incredibly...More

1  Thank SabreSunderland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately our experience here left a lot to be desired. While the cooking was ok, it was obvious that the staff are not trained to a michelin star standard. Things were sloppy and the restaurant really tried to rest on the fact that people assume...More

Thank travelbugfoodie55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having tried the Michelin-starred "William" restaurant of Reid's Palace, which was good, but not Michelin-star-worthy, we were somewhat sceptical about Il Gallo d'Oro, which had recently been awarded its second Michelin star. But the restaurant really exceeded our expectations: The quality of the food,...More

Thank K_H_Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a 2* Michelin restaurant inside the Cliff Bay hotel. We have eaten here as our "grand finale" meal for the last few years, and the flavours and inventiveness of the dishes never fails to delight. We were also delighted this year though that...More

1  Thank Johnfcooper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve eaten once in a one-star Michelin restaurant, but never before in a two-star. But it was to be a special birthday treat for me and I was very much looking forward to it. It was a Saturday night and the only menu options available...More

1  Thank BeejayBerkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing restaurant, splendid food and delightful staff. When we are staying at the delightful Cliff Bay we always dine at the Gallo d`Oro, normally Monday and Friday, never disappointed.

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have celebrated a very special event that evening and ordered a six curses dinner with a sommelier wine selection. The " tribute to Madeira Cherries" was excellent but the main dish was a disappointment, so were most of the recommended wines.

Thank Nachum P
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

A wonderful night of gastronomy Expensive but worth it. The tasting menu and associated wines really worked. Service, taste and overall experience superb Another wedding anniversary celebrated

Thank GaryLovatt0506
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13 October 2016|
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Response from IsabelTM | Reviewed this property |
I asked for a gluten free dinner, I had been invited by someone who had ordered beforehand, so they did not have time to change the menu but they did suggest a different one and it was delicious.
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19 April 2016|
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Response from tvlr754 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - he is fantastic and treats everyone in an exemplary way. He cares about your experience in Il Gallo and does everything he can to make it a memorable experience. Front of house service is superb...
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12 February 2015|
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Response from antoniopais | Property representative |
Rose Garden - Buffet restaurant smart-casual Il Galo d'Oro -the Michelin Star restaurant- formal dress code, Jacket and Tie. Warm regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 92 - US$ 150
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 707 700
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The Il Gallo d'Oro is the gourmet restaurant belonging to the five-star hotel The Cliff Bay [Funchal, Island of Madeira, Portugal]
Since 2004 the cuisine has been under the guidance of French Chef Benoît Sinthon. In 2009, Il Gallo d'Oro was awarded the first Michelin star on Madeira, an award which has been renewed yearly until 2017, year in which the restaurant is distinguished with 2 Michelin Stars. The sophistication of the Iberian and Mediterranean cuisine that has resulted combines regional products with top-quality ingredients from other regions on the Iberian Peninsular. The wine list, which boasts more than 300 top wines, was distinguished in 2013 by coming in second place in the National Wine Lists Competition.
Vegetables, fruit, aromatic herbs and flowers from the region highlight the key role fresh produce plays in his cuisine combined with high quality products from various other regions of the Iberian Peninsular.we recommend use of jacket or tie for gentlemen. Opening times: From Monday to Saturday from 19.00 to 22.00
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