Silks dish of the Month: Lamb shank with roasted parsnips, braised red cabbage and creamed mashed potato

At Silks we lead with our taste buds, and this month we’re embracing spring and looking inland for fresh flavours for our bistro plates.

Behold, a delicious lamb shank with roasted parsnips, braised red cabbage and creamed mashed potato. Spring on a plate!

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Four things to do this half-term break that won’t break the bank!

We’ve put together a ‘top tips’ on having fun this half term without breaking the bank.

Learn to surf – Learn to surf right on the doorstep of the Atlantic Hotel with Fistral Surf School from just £15.00! What better way to spend your holiday fund than by experiencing genuine South West surf….if you’re brave enough for the cold February waters that is!

Beach combing – Perfect for the whole family. Why not take a stroll on one of Newquay’s many beaches and see what you can spot? There’s a treasure trove of beautiful bits to be found. What’s more, it’s absolutely free!

Coastal Walk – Newquay has some breathtaking coastal walks and what better place to start and finish that at the cosy Atlantic Hotel. Visit Cornwall has put together a couple of fabulous walks to get you started.

Coffee Stop – A coffee stop is essential to any holiday day out! Make sure you start and end the day with a warm beverage in Silks Bistro.

Winter Romance at The Atlantic Hotel

[Image courtesy of Tyron Mackenzie]

With Christmas and New Year all wrapped up it’s time to start thinking about a little winter break all to yourselves, just the two of you; no extended family, no children, no pets. Bliss.

Cornwall’s landscape in the colder months is just as beautiful as it is in full summer bloom, and with the main tourist season months away, winter is a superb time to take advantage of our wide open spaces, peaceful shores and a certain tranquility only found in our outstanding county.

Bundle up and bond again

The South West Coast Path around Newquay on a brisk January morning, hand in hand with your significant other, is a great way to enjoy some solitude after crowded Christmas weeks, and wearing your warmest clothes as a fresh sea breeze brushes your face never fails to bring cosiness into focus.

The sea air and coastal views are sure to blow away any cobwebs that may have spun themselves over the festive season, and the post-walk red noses and rosy cheeks we see enjoying steaming hot chocolates, always shine a little brighter than before they left.

Couple rockpools2(Photo courtesy of Matt Jessop)

Spice on the ice

Just a short drive from Newquay and you arrive at the world famous Eden Project. Their winter ice skating sessions are almost guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and warmth into your hearts – no matter how chilly the rink may feel.

Embrace each other as the moment takes you – be it in a moment of affection or simply to stay upright – and enjoy graceful revolutions as a couple amongst the tropical biomes.

Eden pic

Intimacy by the ocean

Time, that’s what we firmly believe couples need. Time to themselves, time away from everyone else, time to treat and indulge each other, time to really get to know one other again.

A morning spent under a luxury duvet on a frosty winter’s day, champagne and blankets on the beach, barista coffee overlooking the coast…it’s the little things that make a break in Cornwall during the winter months so special.


Our Winter Romance packages inject a welcome heat into the early months of the year; contact us to find out how you can warm things up with The Atlantic Hotel in 2015.