Review on Iberica Farringdon
April 2014 saw the opening of the fourth branch of the well regarded Spanish restaurant group Iberica, this time in Farringdon, just steps away from Smithfield Market. Occupying a former old drill hall and warehouse, the interiors have been created by renowned Barcelona designer Lázaro Rosa Violán of Contemporain Studios. There's a delicatessen at the front, an inviting bar area, while the dining room has rustic wooden tables, exposed brickwork and one wall featuring a huge reproduction of Velázquez's Felipe III.
Executive Chef Nacho Manzano, of two Michelin star Casa Marcial and one Michelin star La Salgar, has produced an ever changing menu combining traditional Spanish classics alongside innovative signature dishes. Typical offerings on the carte are octopus a la gallega with potatoes and pimentón de la vera, whilst from the land there's tempting dishes like crispy confit of D.O. Segovia's suckling pig served with apple puree and frisée salad. When it comes to desserts enjoy a caramelised Spanish rice pudding or Gloria cheesecake with Galician parmesan and dried strawberries.
To complement the food, there's a fascinating wine list alongside their trademark cocktails and gin and tonics.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30am through
Dinner: 11.00pm Mon-Sat