10. Peter Sanchez-iglesias,
chef-owner of Casamia
Following the untimely death of his brother Jonray (who was also the chef-owner of Casamia) in 2015, Peter Sanchez-iglesias’ rise to stardom has been bitter-sweet. While his brother didn’t get to see the transformation of the family-run Casamia and the subsequent opening of two more restaurants (including one of this year’s most talked about restaurants – Paco Tapas), Sanchez-iglesias has introduced Bristol to some of the world’s finest cuisine. With all three of his restaurants perched along Bristol’s waterfront, Sanchez-iglesias and his family have developed a string of restaurants previously never seen in the West Country. Paco Sanchez-iglesias, his father, still works the front of house at Casamia despite being well into his 70s. Focusing on only seasonal ingredients, the menu includes dishes like duck breast prepared Pekingstyle, brushed with honey and topped with fennel seeds, cumin and Szechuan pepper.