New attractions on Lower Guinea Street

Sanchez Group

The Sanchez Group of restaurants on Lower Guinea Street are being refreshed. Seating in the 2022 Michelin award-winning Paco Tapas has been extended into the area previously occupied by ‘Pi Shop’, the ‘Shop’ and then the ‘Third’. The larger premises also boasts a large bar.

Casamia closed in August and is expected to open in November under a new name, Casa. The new 66-cover restaurant is planned to be a ‘contemporary, accessible, yet refined take on traditional Italian dining’. And it promises to offer a similarly relaxed environment to Paco Tapas next door. Executive chef, Joel Breakwell will oversee both Casa and Paco Tapas, Alex Brownrigg becoming head chef at Casa. The Casa team are quoted in Bristol 24/7 as saying that ‘diners are welcome to either drop in for a plate of pasta and a glass of wine, or feast at length with the Chef’s Menu, which encompasses the very best of the menu that day’. Something to brighten our spirits through the winter months.

New hair salon

Price & Driscoll Hair have opened their second salon in the General, their first opened in Clevedon in 2017.  Entry to the salon is from Lower Guinea Street via the archway with large doors and fountain. The company has created a salon space with a ‘nod to the heritage of the building’. Closed on Sundays and Mondays, the salon opens from 9am on other days. They offer free, no obligation, consultations which you can book online, alongside cutting or styling services, via their website or by calling the salon on 01179299981.

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