Top 3 Fine Dining Restaurants in Madeira Island

If you’re planning to have a vacay on Madeira Island, then I’m pretty sure part of your plan is to experience the off-road tours and eat fascinating Madeiran foods. Madeira Island is not just a place of beautiful scenery, wanderlust, and adventure, it is also a place of mouthwatering food and overwhelming local dishes.

Planning to have a scrumptious meal on the island? If your budget’s not too tight, the doors of fine restaurants are open for you. Use their silver spoons and fork and make a noise out of your plate. Here’re the top 3 best fine dining restaurants in Madeira:

armazem-do-sal-restaurantArmazem do Zal Restaurant

Located in the urban downtown of Funchal in Madeira, Armazem do Zal is one of the most visited restaurants on the Island, as reviewed by TripAdvisor. Their delicious cuisines resemble the beautiful island. Every bite feels like getting deeply intimate with the Madeiran archipelago. They have the meals that will make you forget about your strict diets such as Marinated Mackerel Sashimi, Tuna Steak in Herb Crust, and Foie Gras Terrine. Open from Monday to Saturday, the restaurant gracefully welcomes all travelers.

Cris’s Restaurant

All fine dining restaurants promise excellent food, but Cris’s Restaurant do it a little bit with extra. They serve ultimately delicious Madeiran meals with relaxing live jazz music playing in your background. The place is great as well. Inside the restaurant is a panoramic image of the island in black and white, bringing you nostalgias of the island. If you find yourself having a little bit sunshine on your pocket, Cris’s Restaurant is ready to fill your hungry tummy.

Med Restaurant

Excellent food, cozy dining area, accommodating staff, and reasonable price are the things that makes a fine dining restaurant highly recommendable and Med Restaurant is one of those. Cuisines are delightful as if the heavens of med-restaurantMadeira have made it. The plating is well decorated and the place is cozy and very atmospheric. The ingredients used in every meal is 100% from the locale of Madeira. If you want your last dinner in Madeira to be unforgettable, this restaurant is the place for you.


There are more fine dining restaurants in Madeira. If you have something to get extravagant with, then it should be for delicious cuisines. If you’re a budget traveler, you can still eat delicious Madeiran local cuisines in cheap-eats.

Tourism- More Than Just A Visit To The Cultural Monuments

Tourism is more than just visiting the significant monuments like Stonehenge and Eiffel Tower. There are many forms (or types) of travel, and the number of the same is increasing with new inventions and new ways to attract foreign and domestic tourists.

When a country, or a small number of countries, have something unique and not found in every corner of the world then it might attract the tourists. Any idea, place or anything else that attracts people on a yearly basis is a touristic attraction.
The most known and one of the more widespread forms of the tourism is the leisure travel. Leisure tourism focuses on the change of the climate and place, and people embark on the voyage to experience new things in new places and to learn new things about foreign cultures. Two types of leisure tourists exist:

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– The first group seeks peace and rest, and they travel to quiet and relaxing places to forget about everyday worries and struggles. Island, beach, and hill resorts are the places these people choose over the densely populated cities with overcrowded beaches.[/themify_box]
– The second type of the leisure tourists finds refreshment in various adventure sports. Skiing, diving or anything else that will spike the adrenaline levels, but still be different from everyday activities is what these people seek.
Cultural tourism more than often takes the first place as an income generator for a country, if we are talking about tourism only. Cultural tourism has many subtypes, but all of them focus on the culture and the history of a nation.

To be more precise, the heritage of the people who live, or those who lived in a certain location is the backbone of the cultural tourism. Tourists visit different countries to see the architecture of the people that used to live there (Roman Colosseum) as well as design built by current inhabitants of the country (Eiffel Tower). Customs, tradition, culinary delights, music and the way of life are all types of this tourism.
Religious (spiritual) tourism is a form of tourism where people go on pilgrimage to visit holy places. Hajj is the best example of this. Three of the most known holy cities in the world are Varanasi, Jerusalem, and Mecca.
The health tourism exists since ancient times, and it continually evolves. Medical treatment and care are the primary goals of the people that travel to faraway countries for the health reasons. This form of tourism is very popular, especially with developing countries whose low cost attracts many people around the world. The most visited places around the world focus on the alternative therapies like Naturopathy, hot Sulphur springs, and ayurvedic treatments.

Sports tourism has two primary forms. The first type involves significant sporting events that attract people that cheer for their representatives. The second type includes adventurous and sometimes dangerous sport activates.

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