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The Sanchez Brothers

In 1999 the Sanchez family made a life changing decision. They quit their day jobs, their home on the other side of Bristol and moved their two young boys to open the doors to Casamia; a trattoria serving pizza and pasta.

Sue and Paco ran the front of house at Casamia with son, Jonray helping out from a young age. When the restaurant’s head chef left, Peter (their youngest son) was thrown in at the deep end, taking over the kitchen and Jonray soon joined him.

With the support of their parents, the Sanchez-Brothers began to transform the former trattoria into something spectacular. Focusing on seasonality and questioning everything, this young, formidable duo were named “two little geniuses” by Gordon Ramsay.

In 2009, the self taught chefs gained a coveted Michelin star and 4AA rosettes followed a few years later. In 2012 Jonray and Peter decided to focus on one set menu at Casamia which, along with the restaurant’s decor, changes once a season. This menu aims to showcase the incredible produce available in that particular season, taking influence from the people they meet and places they’ve visited.

Last year, after celebrating Casamia’s 15th birthday, the family made the exciting decision to move location to central Bristol, to The General Hospital where they will open on Friday 15th January 2016. Working closely with the wonderful team at City and Country Jonray and Peter’s dreams have become a reality.

2016 will see the Sanchez Brothers brand expand with the addition of 2 new restaurants; Pi Shop, offering sourdough pizza and ice-cream and Paco Tapas, an authentic tapas and sherry bar. Watch this space for more information on their new openings.

Jonray Luis Sanchez-Iglesias

3rd November 1983 – 6th November 2015