Friday 23 November 2007

Madeira Portuguese Restaurant, The Venetian, Macau

One of a cluster of restaurants in 'St Mark's Square' - part of the Venetian Resort's faux Italian cityscape. The Madeira has tables 'outside' so you can sit under the fake sky in perpetual fake daylight. You might prefer the light and cool interior, but bewarned a singer with large sun glasses tirelessly and cheerfully serenades the tables, while unrelated pop videos play silently on a large flat screen in the background. The tapas is also a mixed bag. The meat and fish dishes can be bony and stingy, but the vegetable dishes are well prepared and the deserts are good enough. There is also a respectable wine list.5/10