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Dining

Seasoned with Madeira magic

Showcasing local, seasonal cuisine, Reid’s Palace boasts some of the best restaurants in Funchal. Go all out at Michelin-starred William; enjoy a casual moonlit dinner on the terrace of Ristorante Villa Cipriani; or join us for cocktails in our glitzy bar. There’s a dining experience to suit every occasion.

William   |   Villa Cipriani   |   Pool Terrace   |   Afternoon Tea   |   Gastrobar  

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Anticipate a truly timeless affair.

Choose from delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and homemade pastries, all accompanied by your choice from a selection of 24 teas or an indulgent glass of champagne. This elegant afternoon tradition is something Reid’s Palace is proud to continue.

Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, at 3pm and 4.30 pm.

Dress code: Smart casual (to maintain the elegance of this timeless experience, we kindly ask you to avoid wearing any sportswear, including t-shirts, flip flops or similar footwear)

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Cocktail Bar

GastroBar

Explore our delectable cocktail menu in the glitzy surrounds of the bar. Our Head Barman Lui­s has been at the helm for decades. Try one of his signature cocktails like the Fine Poncha—an homage to this zesty traditional Madeiran drink. Or sip a Bago made with Sercial, one of the rarest and lightest grapes used in Madeira wine.

Take your seat on a balmy evening to enjoy live music, an irresistible beverage and a snack or light evening meal.

Opening times:
Open daily, from 5pm-midnight (last orders at 11pm).

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Culinary Experiences

Fauna and Flora Delight - A Gourmet Love Letter

When a Michelin-starred chef writes a love letter to his homeland in the form of a menu, it’s an experience not to be missed.

Paying homage to the fresh, local produce and unique delicacies of Madeira, Chef Pestana mixes simplicity and grace to create an unparalleled tasting experience.

Gather your loved ones for a sublime feast, sitting at a beautiful antique table overlooking the wild Atlantic.

Menu:

  • Jade Cocktail
  • Regional beef tartar with fennel, cottage cheese and passion fruit
  • Blackbelly rosefish with black scabbardfish roe, potato stew and peppers, tamarillo emulsion
  • Banana, anise fragrance, lemon and mint
  • Red and white organic wine, mineral water, naturally flavoured water, coffee
  • Petits fours
  • (A plan-based option is also available)
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Picnic Under the Palms

Add an authentic taste of Madeira to your picnic by letting Michelin-starred chef Luís Pestana conjure up an elegant alfresco spread.

Indulge in a delicious menu that ignites the imagination and brings out the best of the locale. Relax in comfort beneath rustling palm trees, savouring both the chef’s specialities and the spellbinding ocean views.

Menu:

  • Cheese and charcuterie board, mango chutney, nuts, grapes and dates
  • Caesar salad with rocket lettuce and slices of parmesan
  • Quiche with smoked trout and zucchini
  • Sandwiches with smoked salmon, red onion and capers
  • Crostini with codfish brandade and black olives
  • Wrap with avocado, organic chicken, fresh and dried tomatoes
  • Muffins with rosemary and fleur de sel
  • Fruit kebab, Meringue lemon tarletes, Macarons, Bolas de Berlim (Cream-filled cakes), Jesuits
  • Sparkling wine, white and red wine, fresh orange juice, mineral water, naturally flavoured water, tea, coffee, milk
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A Feast of Madeira Legends

Take your place among regal columns, Murano glass chandeliers and sophisticated Edwardian details. This glittering space has hosted equally dazzling personalities, including Winston Churchill and George Bernard Shaw.

Chef Luís Pestana has crafted an exquisite menu evoking the tastes and scents of his childhood. Savour traditional dishes, each reinterpreted with Luís’ innovative flair. Embark on a journey across Madeira in flavour form as you revel in the glamour and heritage of the iconic Dining Room.

Available every Tuesday throughout the winter season.

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