Churchill Celebrations

Best known for his considerable achievements in the Second World War, his bulldog spirit and his love of cigars, Sir Winston Churchill was also a prolific painter, great traveller and a talented writer.

50 years since his death, Belmond Reid’s Palace is offering a program of events to honour the memory of this great man.

3 September
Begin the evening at 5:30pm with a tour of the hotel’s grounds, where Winston Churchill frequently strolled. Then attend a fascinating lecture on his life and death led by Mr John Chapman. With considerable experience leading tours at Bletchley Park, John has a wealth of knowledge regarding Winston Churchill and WWII which he is thrilled to share.

Convene in the Churchill Suite for honorary cocktails, and receive a copy of a special book on Madeira that touches on Churchill’s time on the islands.

Price: €30 per person

4 September
Set off on a morning tour of the Madeira Wine Company. Visit the cellars, sampling Winston Churchill’s favourite brands of Madeira wine. Then explore the museum where letters from the man himself can be seen.

Then hop into an antique car or bus and continue your tour to the fishing village of Camara de Lobos. Here Sir Winston pursued watercolour painting, one of his favourite hobbies. Examples can now be seen in Chartwell House.

Price: €60 per person, minimum four guests required

Seasonal Events

June to September: M_eat by the Pool
On Mondays, gather by the pool and feast on a fabulous buffet of local Portuguese and Madeiran flavours. Commencing on 15 June, dance to the rhythm of the swing band, listen to our folklore group and make it a night to remember.
Price: €78 per person, including soft drinks, water and selected wines

July to September: Summer Buffet by the Pool
Every Sunday throughout the summer a bountiful buffet will be served by the Pool Restaurant. Commencing 14 June, the event is enlivened by the music of our live swing band.
Price: €78 per person, including soft drinks, water and selected wines

12 September: End of Summer Party
End the season in style. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail before feasting on the exquisite dinner buffet and selected wines. The live band will keep spirits high.
Price: €78 per person, including soft drinks, water and selected wines

Year Round Events

Mondays from 14 September – Dinner Dance
Dress up and join us for our elegant Dinner Dance. Listen to live music and dine on a sumptuous four-course menu. Come early and practice your dance moves with a special class led by our own Professor Pedro.
Price: €66 per person, not including beverages

Thursdays – Fado Evenings
Step into the timeless charm of Belmond Reid’s Palace and be treated to the wonderful live Fado music of Eugénia Maria.

Fridays – Jazz Night
Join us in the lounge and terrace on warm summer evenings and be treated to the dulcet tones of our Swing Feel band.

First Friday of every month – Drinks at Reid’s
Once a month from 7–9:30pm, come and enjoy two cocktails for the price of one. Explore our distinguished drinks menu as live music creates a convivial atmosphere.

Sundays – Champagne Gala Buffet
Join us in The Dining Room for a glamorous evening of fine dining, dance and flowing champagne.

Daily – Afternoon Tea
Delight in a selection of sandwiches, pastries, teas and infusions in an elegant setting accompanied by soothing piano music. On Wednesdays and Sundays guests can also enjoy a guided tour around our flourishing garden.
Price: €33.50 per person

Contact Information

Belmond Reid's Palace
Estrada Monumental 139
9000-098 Funchal

Telephone: +351 291 71 71 71
Fax: +351 291 71 71 77