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Summary

“Casamia has moved with aplomb to a dramatic and beautifully designed dining room beneath the old General Hospital building in the heart of Bristol”, and the new location clearly confirms it as the city’s top culinary destination. Its cuisine (featuring multi-course tasting menus) “is every bit as epic as it was in its former premises”“a carefully constructed, gorgeously presented, technically skilful and, above all, thoroughly flavoursome journey through a series of seasonal ingredients”. “It couldn’t have been any better, especially more so considering the challenges they have gone through in the last year” (namely the loss of co-proprietor Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias, brother of chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias).

£116
Exceptional
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“If you like clever, technical, pretty cuisine”, the Sanchez-Iglesias brothers’s “thoughtful and exciting gastronomical experience”“an event rather than a mere meal” – is based on “a procession of fabulous tasting plates”. Closed in summer 2015, it will re-open in January 2016 on this new site (about five miles from its Westbury-on-Trym origins) on the ground floor of the former Bristol General Hospital, overlooking the harbourside. For the time being, we’ve left it un-rated. Stop Press – in November 2015 Jonray Sánchez-Iglesias lost his fight with skin cancer aged 32 and passed away. Where this leaves plans for the re-launch is unknown.

£114
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Wonderful food from two brothers who are really pushing the boundaries”, and with “superb” service too – the Sanchez-Iglesias family’s Westbury-on-Trym restaurant is an “amazing” destination.

£93
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

There’s “no doubting the creativity and brilliance” at the Sanchez-Iglesias family’s “exemplary” venue in Westbury-on-Trym – cooking that’s “playful” and “light on its feet” is part of a “spot-on” overall experience; even some fans don’t like the prices, though – “ouch!”

£90
Exceptional
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Casamia, The General Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Casamia, The General Restaurant in BS1, Bristol by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Casamia, The General restaurant.
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Exquisite. Incomparable. You might flinch a...
Reviewed 4 months, 13 days ago

"Exquisite. Incomparable. You might flinch at the prices, but that's for the best part of 4 hours of dining. If you measure it on that basis, it's better value than McDonalds. If there's a negative, it's that the "chef's table" isn't as close to the action in the new location as it was in Westbury."

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Guinea St, Bristol, BS1 6SY
Opening hours

Fri & Sat 12.15pm to 1.30pm; Dinner Weds to Sat 6.30pm to 8.15pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm

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