Tuesday 10th of November 2015
The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants 2015 features a Bristol favourite at number four. Casamia, based in Westbury-on-Trym, was the highest placing new entry into the sixth annual Top 100 Restaurants List and beats many big name sites including Raymond Blanc’s two-Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire. Sadly this fantastic news comes in the same week that one of the two brothers who co-own and lead the chef brigade at the restaurant has died.
As always London restaurants featured most prominently in the list, with forty-four in total, but Bristol can be proud of Casamia’s top five spot, especially considering the list is based on diner opinions, with 63,000 reviews from over 7,000 diners considered before compiling the list.
Casamia is the brain childof the Sanchez-Iglesias brothers, Peter and Jonray (who has sadly passed away) and the brothers found themselves making a fantastic entry into the Sunday Times List and named Chefs of the Year in the Good Food Guide 2015.
Casamia was established in Westbury-on-Trym in 1999 and takes expanded from the Sanchez-Iglesias family trattoria. The restaurant served a single menu which changes with the seasons and uses the finest British produce, sourced locally. Their seasonal focus is what makes them stand out and even their décor has been chosen to represent the four seasons. The popularity of the restaurant in recent years has seen them decide to make a move in the New Year to a Bristol city centre site, which will surely bring in even more satisfied guests. If you do have a booking at the original Westbury-on-Trym restaurant before the move, then it’s easily found to the north of the city, just 30 minutes’ drive in your hire car from the airport or around 10-15 minutes from the city centre.