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Casa Velha do Palheiro

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Rua da Estalagem 23, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415, Portugal
+351 291 790 350
07:30 - 10:30
19:00 - 21:30
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19:00 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 review

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. More 

Hasselt, Belgium
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471 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 review

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. More 

Cupar, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 

Thank srocc
Canach, Luxembourg
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 reviews
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 

Thank Bob H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 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 

Thank Kane S
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223 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
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 

Thank Californiajaws
Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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.

Thank MateusMazzeo
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:30 - 10:30
19:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 10:30
19:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 10:30
19:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 10:30
19:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 10:30
19:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 10:30
19:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 10:30
19:00 - 21:30
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
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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