Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias is to open his first London restaurant. He’ll arrive at The Standard hotel next year. Sanchez-Iglesias, chef owner of the “magical” and “excellent” – though “expensive” – Casamia in Bristol, as well as the “superb” Paco Tapas in the same city, will open on the hotel’s rooftop restaurant in King’s Cross some time […]

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The UK’s top 100 restaurants are revealed in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2018 published today – the country’s most comprehensive restaurant guide available in bookshops, with approximately twice the number of entries as The Good Food Guide. The guide hails London’s The Araki as the country’s best restaurant. The experience is “world class” and, at £385-a-head, […]

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If you want to get your Valentine’s venue fixed, then our Top 10 Best for Romance list is a great place to start… so long as you began weeks ago, as the most famous passion magnets book up so far ahead. Perhaps your soul is too romantic and spontaneous for so much forward planning? In which case, here are […]

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⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer reviewed Louie Louie in Camberwell, a daytime cafe that becomes a restaurant in the evening under chef Oded Oren, originally from Tel Aviv, who is “an absolute corker”. “Lamb sweetbreads come skewered and grilled over charcoal. There is a wedge of lemon to squeeze over them and a tidy pile of za’atar, […]

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Tom Kerridge is hosting a week of dinners with the pick of West Country chefs at his new private-dining space The Shed, almost next door to his Marlow pub the Hand & Flowers, in the last week of March. The Gloucestershire-born chef has lined up Peter Sanchez of Casamia in Bristol (Monday  March 27), Michael […]

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Bristol’s Sanchez Brothers opened Andalusian-inspired Paco Tapas this week, completing their trio of adjacent dockside venues a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. Casamia, the family’s fine-dining establishment, was no 4 on the Sunday Times/Harden’s Top 100 Restaurants list last year, winning praise from the Harden’s Survey for its “fabulous tasting plates”. It moved from suburban […]

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The Sunday Times has once again unveiled its ‘Food List’ – the definitive top 100 UK restaurants for food. This supplement, now in its sixth year, is published in association with Harden’s, and based on our annual survey of restaurant-goers. For 2016 there’s been a serious shakeup, with last year’s top two – Marc Wilkinson’s Fraiche in […]

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Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias, one half of the inspirational culinary team behind Bristol’s Casamia, has passed away at the age of just 32. The sad news comes only days after the restaurant, conceived a run by Jonray and his brother Peter, was crowned the fourth best in the UK by the Sunday Times Food List, powered by […]

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The brothers behind much-lauded Bristol restaurant Casamia are planning a rather more casual all-day venture in Portishead. Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias will open the 60-cover pizza place, Pi Shop, in December – good news for those who don’t fancy splashing out on the £90/head original. Why should you care? This is what our current guide says about Casamia: “There’s […]

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