A newly opened restaurant in Llafranc in a lighthouse, the perfect romantic spot in Costa brava to enjoy fusion catalan and japanese cuisine from the well known group Nomo. The lighthouse has a capacity for 30 people on the inside and 80 more in the terrace with its panoramic views of the sea side and Llafranc beach.
If you are lucky you can bump into a music session with dj and local music groups that play in the lighthouse. They have a chillout area with deck chairs perfect to take a drink at sunset.
Far Nomo restaurant in Llafranc lighthouse
A lighthouse seems something from the past but they are not, they are actually in use and Sant Sebastià lighthouse located in Palafrugell is the most powerful of the catalan coast, its light covers 32 nautical miles.
The lighthouse was created by the spanish government on 1851, at first therre people were needed to make it work. The last lighthouse keeper left on 1999, with the technological progress the lighthouse nowadays is self suficient and works automatically with no manual intervention onsite.
The lighthouse has been renovated to become a restaurant, Far Nomo. The location is beautiful, I loved the decoration and the lighthouse gives a magical romantic atmosphere, Costa Brava is the perfect wallpaper for a romantic dinner.
Far Nomo has opened in 2015 summer and will soon become the high end trendy spot in Costa brava for japanese-catalan fusion cuisine.
When we tried it we already saw catalan famous people: journalists, comics and sports people having dinner right next to us. With only three months opened is climbing positions to be the must go restaurant if you are near Palafrugell or Llafranc.
For us it was the firs time in a restaurant from the Nomo Group so we had no previous experience with their cuisine, now we know they have three restaurants in Barcelona: Nomo, Kuo and Umo.
The menu has a lot of variety, is difficult to choose as you would like to try it all, what I liked is the wise combination between the catalan cuisine and the japanese. They include Costa Brava classics with a japanese touch, you can have Palamós prawn carpaccio or "espardenyes" - sea food- rice with boletus.
Our choices in Far Nomo were:
Langoustine nigiri and Foie nigiri, this last one was delicious, so soft and tasty, I will repeat for sure.
Scallop and avocado roll with spicy sauce and onion, I am in love with scallops so that one was an easy choice, very soft and good quality of fish, the spicy sauce was just the righ amount and the crunchy onion gave it a touch.
Namako to kinoko no yakimeshi: fried rice with espardenyes from Costa Brava, and boletus varieties: ceps and trompetes de la mort. That was one of my favorite dishes, delicious mix between costa brava sea taste and japanese kind of rice. My star dish of the night with no doubt was this one.
Alaska ebi furai roll: fried langoustine roll with panko and Alaska salmon and tartara sauce. It was my first time eating this kind of salmon and it has a very interesting flavour, it bearly taste like the salmon we are used to and has this dark orange color.
ebi chili-spicy langoustines with crunchy kataifi noodles and fried egg: this is the dish I liked the least, for me nothing special, too many crunchy noodles and no special flavour or dish to remember. So this is one is off my list but it is true is the only one I wouldnt order.
Dessert was a full culinary experience on its own, we decided to go with a mediterranian fusion and pick a mochi with white chocolate filling and try a more japanese traditional with the taro ice cream. I had no idea what to expect from taro flavour, it is a root vegetable
Far Nomo japanese restaurant in Llafranc. Average price per person is 35 euros. In summer is opened from 12h until 00h, during the rest of the year only opened at lunch time during the week and from 12h to 00h at the weekend.
Book in advance, otherwise you will risk not having place for you. Note that the interior has a limited capacity and at night is advisable to be on the inside. Tramuntana wind and Costa Brava nights are a bit chilly.