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Principal Bistrô

9.3/10
929
Rua da Praia 47, 9000-643 FunchalSee map

Average price €21

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Air renewal system
Card payments accepted
Contactless, digital or single use menus
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Guest spacing 2m
Hand sanitizer for customers
Single use products on the table
Staff wearing masks
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Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

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Available on the booked timeslot.

Restaurant menu

Chef Gregório Gouveia
  • Average price €21
    Special request
CREME DE ABOBORA E TRUFAS ● TRUFFLE & PUMPKIN CREAM SOUP
€8
LINGUINI DE BETERRABA ● BEETROOT LINGUINI
€9
Legumes Salteados Frescos da Estação ● Sautéed Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
RISOTO DE ESPARGOS ● ASPARAGUS RISOTTO
€12
Tomate Seco e Trufas ● Dried Tomato and Truffles

Dietary options

Gluten free, Organic food, Vegetarian dishes
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Macaron de Maracujá
Jambon
Scabbard Fisch
Ceviche, entrada
Rabbit leg stuffed with squid and sausage

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.3/10
based on 929 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Diana S.
    Diana S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    I had to come back to taste the whole menu. Its delicious and the staff amazing ????

  2. Michele D.
    Michele D.
    • one review
    7/10

    A lovely, quiet, secluded spot in the center of town. Would be a great location to get out of the sun. The presentation of our two dishes was beautiful, but the rabbit and quail were a little too inventive and the accompanying vegetables were nothing short of lackluster.

  3. Cindy F.
    Cindy F.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    The decor was tasteful and classy. The presentation of the food was artistic and beautiful. It made eating our meal both delicious and fun. The chocolate fondant dessert was truly amazing and should be eaten with a glass of Madeira wine. The mint ice cream with it was a tasty touch. The service was comfortable and friendly without being intrusive. All in all an excellent experience. Thank you!

  4. Marta C.
    Marta C.
    • 2 reviews
    6.5/10

    We were a party of 4. Two of us had the ravioli but it looked more a starter, for the price that was on the menu should have been the a double portion or come with a side salad. Not sure if that was because we have booked a table and had 50% off the food, but the other to dishes were a good size for main. The waitress was very nice and knowledgeable.

  5. Barbara P.
    Barbara P.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Plant filled welcoming terrace. Fantastic service. Food that was visually stunning and full of flavor. We will be back!!

  6. John D.
    John D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent meal - food, service and atmosphere all great. Only here 4 nights but so many things on the menu I wanted to try that we may eat there again.

  7. Amira N.
    Amira N.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious food. Incredible service. Our server was so nice and friendly, she made great recommendations and didn’t judge us for eating our risotto without the side plates ???? we loved it here

  8. Pat And Tom G.
    Pat And Tom G.
    • 28 reviews
    9.5/10

    Divine scallops as starters, every plate was a picture. Enjoyed the bread and amuse bouche at the start but then couldn’t manage a pudding., will know better next time. Delightful waitress, incredible value with the Fork discount. SUPERB

  9. Tessa H.
    Tessa H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Charming restaurant with attentive service and attention to detail. Food was delicious and a bit different to standard fare. Presentation was excellent. Really enjoyed this restaurant.

  10. Reza N.
    Reza N.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    The art of cooking and serving food has been taken to a completely another level at this restaurant. Each dish takes you to a journey among colours, tastes and textures. Everything is so well designed and prepared but not even a tiny bit of taste or consistency is sacrificed for the sake of the beauty of your dish. If you are into fine dining, giving Principal bistro a try is a must.

  11. Susan W.
    Susan W.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    The food was outstanding , beautifully presented and full of flavour. Very similar appearance to seen on master chef on television in England. The service was both professional as well as warm and friendly. Loved every minute of our evening and will certainly return. A must visit for all those who appreciate excellent food and service. I was very impressed and I have eaten in many restaurants in Maderia over the years. Perfect

  12. Hila B.
    Hila B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This is the best meal we had in Funchal during our 5-weeks stay. Service (by Jessica) was amazing, the food is great and the value for money amazing. We highly recommend and will be back soon. Thank you!

  13. Charles L.
    Charles L.
    • 18 reviews
    9.5/10

    We felt so lucky to find this little restaurant, the food was spectacular. Everything we ordered was delicious and made with care. Our waitress Adriana was wonderful, very attentive and friendly and she created an amazing wine pairing with my dinner selections. Even our amuse bouche was outstanding, the squid lightly and perfectly fried and tender. We’re already planning our next dinner here! Definitely a five star culinary experience!

  14. Bruno V.
    Bruno V.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Excelente.

  15. Barry H.
    Barry H.
    • one review
    10/10

    A warm welcome and we decided to sit inside which was nicely stylish. We shared the starters of mixed fish ceviche and the Scallops and both were delicious. For the main courses we had Beef Tournedos and Scabbard fish which they adapted to suit my avoidance of dairy. Both were beautifully presented and tasty and the beef cooked to perfection. We chose the 2 glasses of wine per person package and it was good to see a thoughtful choice of wines by the glass and very well priced. The chocolate fondant was a hit and the decaffeinated coffee freshly ground and good quality. A lovely dining experience.

  16. Ronald P.
    Ronald P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Simply top quality food and service. Second time we came here this week and both times same high standard. Service was top!

  17. Cleo F.
    Cleo F.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely dinner at Principal Bistro. Very friendly staff with food English. Nice food, good flavours. Nice patio with blankets if you are cold. Reasonably priced especially with the discount code. Thank you!

  18. Tracey C.
    Tracey C.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Great waitress, lovely food and outdoor area. Scallops wonderful, asparagus risotto with truffles was also very special. Deinks-wise, good April spritz and espresso martini. The mojito was very strong, but a bit lacking in mint. Wholeheartedly recommended

  19. Diane M.
    Diane M.
    • 0 reviews
    10/10

    Food exquisite, waiting staff were fantastic, looked after us perfectly. Great atmosphere. Thank you for making both our visits memorable. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend

  20. John R.
    John R.
    • 6 reviews
    7.5/10

    The staff were welcoming and allowed us to choose our table. The food was tasty but whilst effort was expended on decorating the plates, I wonder if it was at the expense of more flavour that could have been extracted from the food. The service was swift until it came to the delivery of my wife‘S desert. We waited so long that we gave up in the end and paid our bill. It could have ended better.

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Opening time

LUNCH: Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 15:00

JANTAR: Monday to Saturday from 18:30 às 22:30

How to get to the restaurant

Rua da Praia 47, 9000-643, Funchal, Portugal

Features

Bistro, , , Christmas and New Year, Father's Day, Travelers' Choice 2020

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