Sometimes, rarely, but sometimes, everything comes together to create a really special family moment. It’s a specific set of ingredients that can allow a meal to be something wonderful: great food, fantastic service, perfect setting, non-bickering children, happy parents. Amazingly, everything came together when we went out to dinner at the Atlantic Restaurant, Funchal on our recent trip to Madeira. We had such a lovely meal here, it was our favourite on the island.
The Atlantic Restaurant, Madeira is just on the outskirts of Funchal with a large terrace overlooking the sea, it’s the perfect spot to watch the sun set. The staff here are just wonderful, full of Madeiran warmth and so welcoming, this is not a stuffy, inaccessible restaurant, it’s just lovely and the food is fantastic.
My starter was wonderful, chargrilled courgette on bruschetta with a regional cottage cheese, it was light, Mediterranean tasting, healthy and packed full of flavour. I loved it.
Mr Globalmouse had Peixinhos da Horta – a simple and tasty dish of deep-fried green beans with tartar sauce, which the children were big fans of too!
The children then tucked into dishes of home-made fish fingers and chips and big bowls of fresh pasta. They ate really well, enjoying the flavours and taste as we watched the sea crashing outside.
For our main courses I had a Cappalletti pasta dish with broccoli, olives and pine nuts which was equally fresh and full of flavour. I loved the tastes and always felt that I was eating well and food prepared with care and love.
Mr Globalmouse had tuna steaks which came with spinach, mash, pine nuts and tomato. The tuna was cooked to perfection and was again a simple, yet effective dish – beautifully presented and so tasty.
And what better way to finish such a delicious meal but with Madeira cake and ice cream infused with Bual Madeiran wine.
The Atlantic Restaurant has an airy chilled-out atmosphere where you’re welcome to eat, relax and simply enjoy the views of the ocean. It was filled with families, couples and friends and we had such great service from the staff that we felt really well looked after. We loved it.
Find out more about the Atlantic Restaurant, Funchal here – https://www.facebook.com/AtlanticRestaurante
We were guests of the Atlantic Restaurant, Funchal but all opinions are our own