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Flour & Ash takes on former Casamia site

16 February 2016 by
Flour & Ash takes on former Casamia site

Pizza group Flour & Ash is to open a second restaurant in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, on the site formerly occupied by the Sanchez-Iglesias family's Casamia.

Flour & Ash owner Steve Gale opened the first site for his wood-fired sourdough pizzas on Bristol's Cheltenham Road last year to rave reviews. The Guardian's Jay Rayner described the daily changing menu as featuring "some of the best pizzas I have eaten in a long time".

His second site, in Westbury-on-Trym, which was secured by Christie & Co, has 35 covers and a separate bar area.

Brothers Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias announced they were to move their Michelin-starred Casamia restaurant from Westbury-on-Trym to the city centre as part of the new General development in August 2015. Months later, on 6 November Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias died, after a four-year battle with melanoma cancer.

Casamia has now reopened in its new home at the General, while Peter Sanchez-Iglesias has announced plans for two more restaurants - Paco Tapas and Pi Shop - both adjacent to the new Casamia premises. The former will feature a changing menu of Spanish dishes, while Pi Shop will be a pizza restaurant.

Sophia Sangchi, business agent in Christie & Co's Bristol office, said: "It is certainly an exciting time to be involved in the Bristol restaurant scene. Whilst we have brokered sales to a number of new entrants to the market in recent months, it's great to also see successful operators expand into different parts of the city.

"We wish both Steve and the Sanchez-Iglesias family the best of luck with their new ventures."

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