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X Tonel Restaurante

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Estrada Monumental 188-lj 17, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
+351 291 773 247
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very popular restaurant and we were lucky to get a table. They serve traditional food and the menu has a good selection. The highlight for me was my meal being served in a pottery pig. Service was good and the food was well cooked.

Thank Denise696
Taunton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited Madeira regularly for some 10 years and we have never had a "poor" meal in the many restaurants we have tried in Funchal and elsewhere, but X Tonel deserves a special mention . Good portions and well cooked vegetables , a range of differently priced tourist menus and a good a la carte choice. The hake I... More 

Thank Kevin D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is easy to overse this small restaurante opposite Reids hotel. Do not do it. Service is very friendly and efficient. Food is excellent, portions large, and prices small😁

Thank Smalgangen
North West England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have used X Tonel for many years, it is always nice to visit after 3 weeks or so on Madeira when you have missed some of the down to earth food in the UK like Liver and Bacon, Fish and Chips, Shepherd's Pie and of course the traditional Sunday Roasts. I am not at all saying that the tradition... More 

Thank Roger F
Bicester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the best restaurant we've eaten in during our week here. A warm friendly welcome, great service and really lovely food. It was such good value and beautifully cooked and nicely presented. The set course 19 Euro menu is really good value. This is so easy to miss - opposite Reid's but you will miss out if you don't try... More 

Thank Jeff W
North Berwick, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Back in x tonel with their new extension,nothing has changed except the size of the restaurant. The service/ food was excellent in this busy restaurant last Tuesday 17th January. Traditional Maderian cuisine at its best, remember portions are a good size but prices are very reasonable. Booking is essential at this popular venue, enjoy.

Thank malcyg1
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I rate this restaurant very highly. Pay it a visit twice a year.Lots of British dishes on the menu. Consistently good.

Thank Sagiamo
Thames Ditton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Friends took us here for the first time, just opposite Reeds....could not believe how good it was....between us, we had the fish pie, the craves liver & the fish & chips, all excellent....& the side veg served with is the very best.....only a small place, gets very busy but a little go,d mine.

Thank Bob C
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Opposite Reids Hotel, this is a gem of a place. First class food and service. A la carte and also some great offers as well. We were there for over an hour and listened to unadulterated, and fortunately unobtrusive, ABBA songs for the whole time.

Thank NeilyDun
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Not too far from the hotel where we were staying. Having been to Madeira a number of times, had passed by here but not stepped in. Pleased we did as staff were very pleasant and the food was very good. Will return.

Thank Eric960

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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
European, British, Portuguese, International
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Monumental 188-lj 17, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 773 247
On the road out of Funchal towards the former Football Ground

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