Our Favorite Restaurants in Madeira


While Madeira is famous for its wine,  it also boasts some of Portugal’s best restaurants. Here are some of our favorite restaurants in Madeira. 


Principal Bistro 

Address: Rua Da Praia 47, Funchal 

Hours: Mon – Fri, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm; Mon-Sun, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm 

Why we like it: Traditional Madeiran dishes fused with mainland Portuguese and Mediterranean flavors, relying heavily on local ingredients. If you save room for dessert, try the caramelized banana tartlet! 


MadMarket Restaurante 

Address: Estrada Monumental 284, Funchal 

Hours: Sun - Thurs, 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm; Fri – Sat, 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm 

Why we like it: Delicious Portuguese cuisine with a modern twist served in a relaxed space. Drop by for a snack, peruse the selection of local products in the market, or stay for a meal. 



Address: Edifício Tecnoparque Passeio Público Marítimo Sítio da, R. da Quinta Calaça, Funchal 

Hours: Mon–Sun, 10:00 am – 10:30 pm 

Why we like it: Great service, great food, and a great wine list, the evenings often include live music. 



Address: Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal 

Hours: Tues – Sat, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm 

Why we like it: Awarded a Michelin star, William offers phenomenal, contemporary Portuguese cuisine with stunning coastal views. Reservations are required as this is a very popular restaurant in town. 


The Wanderer 

Address: Avenida do Infante, 11, Centro Commercial Olipmo, Funchal 

Hours: 7:30 pm dinner

Why we like it: A 5-course tasting menu featuring local, home-grown ingredients and products from Madeira, it's a culinary journey for all foodies out there and will not disappoint. Reservations are required.


Restaurante Casal da Penha 

Address: Beco da Ataíde 1, Funchal 

Hours: Mon–Sun, 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

Why we like it: This family-run restaurant is known for its simple yet authentic dishes where the ingredients shine. We recommend their famous clams, "à Bulhão Pato," if available – they are delicious! 



Address: Rua Leichlingen 30, Funchal 

Hours: Mon–Sun, 8:00 am – 11:00 pm 

Why we like it: Located at the seafront of the Lido, this is a Portuguese steak house at its best. A casual setting and casual fare, the sirloin steak can't be beaten. Also great for a nice lunch as you explore the city. Due to its prime location, reservations are highly recommended.

Experience the famous food and wine of this beautiful destination on a customized itinerary from Quest Travel Adventures.  Some of our most popular trips include our 5 Day Taste of the Madeira, 6 Day Madeira Adventure Seeker, 6 Day Madeira Discovery, and 8 Day Best of Madeira

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