All the better if it’s family run with good value food and local wine - coming out week after next. Thanks
The first one that comes to mind is Rubi's, behind the Forum, although locals and tourists use lots of the same restaurants.
Lareira Portuguese .... was recommended to us by our taxi driver. When asked which was his favourite restaurant on the island, he highly recommended this one. There was a crowd of mixed nationalities when we visited, including locals. Restaurant isn't far from The Cliff Bay.
Thank you se262014 saw your recommendation on an earlier post, dined there this evening, excellent service and great food. Off Estrada Monumental.opposite side of road from C.B.
Local table wine is available, it is made from grapes grown on the North coast but only generally available in wine shops, I have not seen it served in restaurants, but it may be in some of them.
i don't find much wrong with Restaurante Londres in road parallel with road where the ducks frolic.
I cant say I share the view expressed quote " food to die for"
one doesn't go to Madeira for the food even though there it is plain simple food simply cooked, and restaurant ambience is attractive. By comparison with "Sandos" Barluccio and the like is Beta ++.
bon appetit regmaiche
Thanks all I just realised my question regards wine in my post is badly worded - I meant portugese wine - not Maderian !
There are some very drinkable portugese reds, i quite like one from the Ajlenta region (not sure on spelling!).
Vino Verde is pleasant enough for a light drink before heading out. Dirt cheap and low (relative) alcohol content with a slight sparkle to it.
Thanks, that’s helpful.