Gastronomy at the Vista Balancal Restaurant combines local culinary tastes with a southern European flavour. Influenced by the Atlantic and inspired by the Mediterranean – with a dash of the oriental adding a little spice – the cuisine serves to illustrate the imagination and creativity associated with the award-winning kitchen.
The dining room at Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro overlooks the landscaped grounds and manicured lawn at the rear of the five-star property. Decorated in restful shades of peach and designed to embody the style and comfort of country living, the Casa Velha dining room reflects the classical elegance associated with the hotel.
The Casa de Chá, or Tea House, enjoys a privileged position in Palheiro Gardens, right next to Palheiro Golf and Casa Velha do Palheiro country house hotel. From tables set within the building and those on the terrace, guests are afforded pleasant views of the hotel gardens and the golf course.
Within the 150 hectare Palheiro Estate we have created nature trails for your pleasure. These can be enjoyed on bikes, for running, hiking or just a simple stroll in nature. We please ask you to respect others’ enjoyment of the Estate and to be quiet near the golfers.
The marlin season in Madeira runs from May through to October, with a fish average of about 700 lbs. About one in every ten is that fish of a lifetime, a grander blue marlin. These huge creatures swim in its predominantly calm blue waters.
Located in the main house, next to the exhibition, we have an English Billiards and Pool table. Complimentary for guests.