Casamar

Address: Calle del Nero 3, Llafranc, 17211, Spain
Telephone: 972 300 104

- Expensive

4.4

Chic fusion dining on a terrace looking down on Llafranc bay and the Costa Brava.

I’ve always been slightly wary of 'fusion' food but I'm happy to make an exception for this place. The restaurant has one of the best reputations in the area and the chef is seen as a rising star with his mix of traditional Catalan ingredients and Asian and international styles.

Food and drink
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
4.3
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Ambience
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Location
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Food and drink

The ‘fusion’ element is immediately noticeable in starters like wontons filled with seafood and vegetables (which I really enjoyed) and there’s a nod in the direction of El Bulli/Heston Blumenthal-style wizardry with frozen cream of white asparagus and prawns. Some of the mains, meanwhile, are marginally more traditional – I had a beautifully subtle turbot with potatoes, spiced olive oil and aromas of dried fruit and nuts and I’ve also heard very good things about the suckling pig with apricots and chutney contrasted with citrus flavours.

Ambience

It's smart and contemporary, particularly in the dining rooms with their dark wood panelling, chocolate brown walls, white linen tablecloths and orchids. The small terrace overhanging the beach is a little more laid back, particularly at lunch times.

 

Service

The staff are efficient if a little po-faced.

Location

It's up a steep hill at the far right hand end of the bay at Llafranc.

Price advice

The tasting menus cost between 49-95 euros.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Great views / scenery
  • Trendiness

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