The meals are prepared from fresh and local products. The hotel grows its own vegetables, fruits and aromatic herbs. To help keep the biodiversity, ancient varieties of vegetables have been sown.
The restaurant offers a main menu as well as 3 weekly set menus and special dishes to broaden the choice.
A vegetarian menu is also available. Guests with gluten or lactose intolerance, as well as other allergies, can be catered for by arrangement.
The south easterly orientation of the restaurant terrace makes it possible to have breakfast outside almost the whole year around. The breakfast buffet offers a large and delicious variety of homemade breads and croissants, homemade jams and yoghurt, fresh orange juice, cottage cheese, fruits of the season or picked fresh from our garden.
Hotel Atrio has a 4m x 12m swimming pool which is heated to 21 degrees in winter. Opening hours are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. The water is treated by electrolysis, resulting in clean water that is gentle on the skin. The pool is set in a 12,000 m² garden.
The heart of the Hotel Atrio is the patio with its lemon, orange and grapefruit trees.
Mediterranean and Subtropical Garden
These gardens have been designed by the english landscape architect Gerald Luckhust. Gerald has been living for a long time in Portugal and is an expert for subtropical flora. His book "the Gardens of Madeira" ( Frances Lincoln Ltd. is a reference for the gardens on Madeira.
The mediterran garden presents typical plants such as Olive trees, fig trees, rosebay, lavender, rosemary, sage , etc. The sub tropical garden shows palm trees (Phoenix Roebelinii, Archontophoenix, Encephalartos lehmanii), Spanish dagger (Yucca), Orange and black Bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae und Strelitzia Nicolae), African Lily ( Agapanthus), Glory bush ( Tibuchina Urvilleana) et Banana trees.
Typical maderain plants and trees are to be seen in this endemic garden : trees of the laurel family ( Ocotea foetens- fetid laurel-, laurus azorica - bay tree , apollonias Barbujana- Canary laurel, persea Indica - Madeira mahogany), Pride of madeira ( Echium Candicans, Echium nervosum) , Dragon tree ( dracaena draco), Tree heather ( erica Arborea), Besom heath ( erica scoparia) , etc.
The hotel Atrio's vegetable garden is set on 1.500 m2. The vegetables and aromatic herbs are processed in the kitchen of the hotel for the preparation of the meals. The lemons, oranges, clementines and grapefruits are for the breakfast buffet. Raspberries, blueberries, red and black currants are for the jams, for the breakfast buffet and for the desserts.