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Despite the tragic death of chef and co-owner Jonray Sanchez-Inglasias in November 2015, this remarkable family-run eatery continues on its upward path, with brother Peter in charge of the stoves and a new harbourside location in the old Bristol General Hospital building.  Readers have found the interior surprisingly warm, inviting and “blissfully free of Muzak”, with courteously friendly staff adding to the mood and dishes often brought the table by the chefs themselves. As before, Casamia takes diners on a “carefully constructed, technically skilful and thoroughly flavoursome journey” defined by the seasons, beginning with gorgeous appetisers including a “perfectly melded” combination of hen’s egg mousse, cardamom foam and confit duck. After that, it’s sheer brilliance all the way, from shredded white crabmeat with enoki mushrooms and dashi jelly (a “stunning seaside dish with a difference”) via Hampshire fallow deer with snappy parsnip crisps and an “epic parsnip purée to a “tricksy delight” involving tarragon and passion fruit in various forms (custard, meringue, mousse etc). With the bonus of “amazing value” (for a Michelin-starred high-flyer), we know why Casamia is deemed “first-class in every respect”. 

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Casamia

The General, Lower Guinea Street ,Bristol BS1 6SY

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Just amazing

by   platinum reviewer (93)

Oct 2016

It is a mystery, if not a surprise, why Casamia has not been promoted from having just a single Michelin star, which means it remains on the same level as inferior pubs that we have eaten in, restaurants where the star has been inherited at least three times over by the sous chef and offshoots opened by “names” with no real reason for existing apart from easy money for the owner. Perhaps it is because Peter Sanchez is something of a pioneer, dreaming up dishes with unusual combinations of ingredients,...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Casamia

The General, Lower Guinea Street ,Bristol BS1 6SY

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Three star material

by   platinum reviewer (93)

Aug 2016

Exquisite was the word that was repeatedly used by us to describe the dishes we had at Casamia, initially when they were served and made such a wonderful visual impression, but also when our palates had been subtly assailed in such a clever combination of ways. As usual the dishes were brought to the table by the chefs, who were justifiably keen to ensure that we were properly informed. This time we started with “snacks” comprising chicory leaves topped with Bristol honey and tastily completed with...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Casamia

The General, Lower Guinea Street ,Bristol BS1 6SY

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First-class in every respect

by   platinum reviewer (93)

Mar 2016

Editor's pick Nobody goes to Casamia for meat and two veg and protein junkies would certainly not get their fix on the 10 course winter tasting menu here. What you do get, though, is a carefully constructed, beautifully designed, technically skilful and, above all, thoroughly flavoursome journey through a series of seasonal ingredients, and 10 courses are actually expanded to 12 with the excellent canapés and petits fours without the diner ever feeling stretched. Having seen the photos of the interior of...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Casamia

The General, Lower Guinea Street ,Bristol BS1 6SY

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What's not to like?

by   platinum reviewer (122)

May 2013

I liked this restaurant and the service was excellent, but the privilege of the chef's table doesn't come cheap, but I suppose we didn't exactly skimp on drinks. Four of us were at the bench/pass on bar stools so it is geared for those who want to watch staff and interact with one of the chefs. One brother was tasked with serving us and describing the dishes/processes which was great for me because I am so interested in food per se, but the disadvantage was that the four of us couldn't converse easily...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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    Casamia has been on my radar since brothers Peter and Jonray Sánchez-Iglesias won Gordon Ramsay’s Best Restaurant competition on Channel 4 in 2010. Their style of applying molecular gastronomy techniques to their Italian food heritage drew huge plaudits and it was nice to see their tight-knit family enjoy the success – their proud parents bought the restaurant for the boys and helped out in its day to day running. Peter has also since appeared on Great British Menu on BBC2 in 2013, getting through to the national finals.
    The opportunity to visit Casamia came up last year as Emma and I were off on a trip to...
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  • Address: The General, Lower Guinea Street, Bristol BS1 6SY
  • Telephone: 01179 592884
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  • Opening Times: Tue-Sat 7-9pm, lunch Sat only 12.30-1.45pm

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