First Michelin star for Wilks

November 09 2013

A REDLAND restaurant has received its first Michelin star - despite only being open for one year.

A REDLAND restaurant has received its first Michelin star - despite only being open for one year.

Wilks was awarded the accolade shortly after being listed in the Waitrose Good Food Guide.  Wilks restaurant on Chandos Road

The restaurant, which serves in-season, locally sourced food, is one of two in Bristol to receive the acclamation. Casamia, located in Westbury Village, has held on to its Michelin star since 2009.

Co-owners James Wilkins and Christine Vayssade set up the restaurant on Chandos Road after many years of training and travelling around the world.

They said: "It was always our dream to come back to the UK and open a restaurant in the South West.

"We had a massive shock when we were told we'd received a Michelin star. We have only been open for one year, so it is an incredible achievement."