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.
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.
The staff are efficient if a little po-faced.
It's up a steep hill at the far right hand end of the bay at Llafranc.
The tasting menus cost between 49-95 euros.
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Great views / scenery