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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 lounge terrace with oceanview

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 every day 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 3pm-midnight (last orders at 11pm).

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Culinary Experiences

Grandma Piedade's Culinary Secrets

Even as a small child Eugénia followed her mum around the kitchen, enchanted by the delicacies being prepared for family meals.

Now she wants to share this magic with you.

Discover traditional Madeiran recipes, lovingly revived by Eugénia. For true gastronomes, this is an unmissable glimpse into the rich secrets of Madeiran gastronomy.

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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 you won't want to miss.

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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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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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.

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Madeira Taste

The tradition of Arraial combines religion with festivity. Churches host masses and processions followed by big parties.

For these events, music, folklore and local gastronomy take centre stage. Streams of light flow from the churches through the surrounding streets and floral decorations and flags add to the spectacle.

Join the celebrations with candy necklaces and feast on Madeiran flavours like lupin beans, bolo do caco bread with garlic butter and espetada created from meat cubes grilled on laurel skewers.

Every Tuesday from June to October at the Sunrise Deck from 7pm

€85 per person
Includes a traditional Madeiran dinner with wine pairings

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