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“Wonderful food + excellent service = memorable occasion” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casamar

Casamar
C/ del nero 3, 17211 Palafrugell, Spain
972 300 104
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Ranked #5 of 99 restaurants in Palafrugell
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Wonderful food + excellent service = memorable occasion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We were on the promenade in Llafranc two nights ago, on Saturday 8th June and used TripAdvisor to steer us towards a nice restaurant and found ourselves walking up the steps we'd earlier traversed en route to Palafrugell. With no reservation we were fortunate, on a Saturday evening on June 8th, to be offered a table for two, and sat down to very fine dining at a reasonable cost.
Service can make or break the dining experience and from the moment we were invited to sit in comfort to review the menus, we were treated with care and attention. We were sat next to a table of seven, there for a special birthday and enjoying the tasting menu. We, however, chose from the à la carte and shared the beautiful prawns in pastry before settling down to our main meal. When the wine arrived the cork was left on a platter - always a good sign - and glasses were replenished on a regular basis in moderation.
Our main pleasures were duck and veal - one having duck breast and thigh cooked with fruits of the forest and with a pipette of strawberry juice, the other with exquisite next of veal, edible flowers, and laced with honey and citrus fruit glaze.
The restaurant had a good buzz to it without being too noisy, the staff were busy but always attentive, and the whole experience was enchanting.
For dessert we chose the goblet of yogurt with lemon sorbet and almond crumble, a lovely palate-cleansing combination, and the intriguingly-named Dracula, more suited for a younger audience consisting as it did of Coca-cola jelly, chewy strawberry 'tagliatelle' and vanilla mousse. It was great for the sweet-toothed nonetheless.
For all this, and coffee/tea and truffles, we spent a shade over €100 and left, after midnight, with wonderful memories.
Highly recommended to anyone looking for a delightful evening meal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great value fine dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This was our first visit to Casamar but it won't be our last. Precise but friendly service and some outstanding dishes at prices below those charged by inferior restaurants along this coast. We had the tasting menu which has seven courses plus two amuse bouche courses all for 59 euros. There is an extensive wine list which also offers great value with good wines way below the price charged elsewhere. The restaurant itself is smart and modern and there is a terrace with stunning views over the bay.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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England
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Perfecto!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We have stayed at the Hotel Casamar over the years and watched the restaurant transform into an amazing Michelin starred establishment. This year we had a family lunch which included 2 children of 7 and 4 years. The food was superb and very good value for such high quality and innovative dishes. The view from the terrace is as good as you will get anywhere in my opinion. The children were well catered for with home made pasta and scrummy ice creams. I can't wait to visit again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very memorable place. Informal but excellent service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

We had 2 lunches here in August one as a couple and the other as a family. Delicious food, not cheap but very well executed. The children were very well looked after too. I can see why there is a very long waiting list for dinner !

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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“Pixas heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I spent a fortune and gained about a stone here. Not that it's pricey, it isn't at all, I just couldn't stop trying all the amazing pixas. And the house wine isn't bad either!

Visited June 2012
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