Review on Ibérica
Billed as an outpost of Spanish 'food and culture', the aptly named Ibérica occupies an imposing stone-fronted 1930s Art Deco building on a corner of Great Portland Street. Inside it is divided up into a bespoke 'tienda' (food store) selling all manner of certificated Spanish provisions, and an impressive 15-metre, L-shaped bar dealing in casual pinchos and tapas right through the day.
There's also a sleek mezzanine area upstairs which offers a more formal dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. The kitchen is overseen by Spanish Michelin-starred chef Nacho Manzano, with Cesar Garcia heading up the kitchen. In a cool but buzzy atmosphere imbued with lots of natural light during the day, visitors can sample a mix of traditional and creative Spanish cuisine with regional overtones. Graze on chicken croquetas, black rice with cuttlefish and glazed pork belly with bean purée or try something more elaborate - say, slow-cooked Abuelas chicken with confit potatoes in vanilla, seafood paella and gutsy fabada stew.
To go with the food, visitors can delve into a fascinating wine Ibérica also sells books, films and music, holds art exhibitions and hosts Spanish cultural events.
Ibérica is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30am (12.00 Sun) through until
Dinner: 11.00pm Mon-Sat (4.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card