Bristol's chef named the best in the UK

Bristol's chef named the best in the UK

Posted on: 17 Aug 2017

Bristol is not only the city with the best restaurants outside London, according to the new edition of The Good Food Guide, but is also home to the UK’s top chef.

Bristol's Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias

The Good Food Guide has announced that The Chef of the Year award went to Peter Sanchez-Iglesias who received eight out of ten, one of the highest cooking scores in the UK, at his Bristol restaurant Casamia.


The fine-dining restaurant has now climbed from number 27 last year to number ten in this year’s guide - the highest position of any Bristol restaurant in the history of The Good Food Guide.


Seven of the 15 new entries for the South West are in Bristol. They include Pasta Loco in Cotham Hill and Box-E and Tare, both at Cargo in Wapping Wharf.


Casamia has borne two offspring: Paco Tapas and Pi Shop, a tapas bar and pizza restaurant to join the family under chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias.


Casamia Restaurant in Bristol


Speaking to Bristol Post, Peter Sanchez-Iglesias said: "The Good Food Guide is a British food institution. The year Jonray and I achieved this award was undoubtedly a highlight of our career together.


“When Elizabeth Carter phoned to tell me the incredible news, I was shocked. The team at Casamia has achieved so much since relocating to new premises back in January 2016. Everything we do we believe in 100%.


“The dedication and time commitment by the team is truly reflected in this incredible award. It has been a tough two years but I am so thankful to have such amazing people around me. I believe this award will fuel me and the team to achieve our full potential and presents the opportunity for more people to hear about a little restaurant in Bristol that defied all odds.”


You can call +44 117 959 2884 to make a reservation in Casamia or visit the website. The address is Lower Guinea Street Bristol, England BS1 6FU.


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Malva Izquierdo

Malva is studying her Masters degree in journalism at UWE in Bristol. She has fallen in love with the city since she came from her home country, Nicaragua. Interests include movies, books, rock music and a special taste in desserts.