Review on Iberica Leeds
Iberica has added another string to its bow with the opening of a Leeds city centre restaurant which joins siblings in London, Manchester and Glasgow. Located in the beautiful Hepper House on East Parade, the Grade II listed building, a former auction house has been lovingly and sympathetically renovated by esteemed Barcelona designers Lazaro Rosa Violan. Spanning two floors with a glass roof and stunning blue landscapes on the vaulted ceiling and dazzling chandeliers, it offers guests a choice of dining options in sumptuous surroundings. The main dining room features an open kitchen and is situated next to the cocktail bar, where the safe that once stored priceless auction items now serves as a liquor cabinet. In the basement there's also a lovely delicatessen and wine bar offering food and drink sourced from the best Spanish suppliers.
The kitchen serves impeccable Spanish cuisine with three-starred Michelin chef Nacho Manzano and César Garcia, group head chef using imported artisan produce from Spain. Alongside an extensive selection of cheese and cured meats, including their famous Jamón Ibérico, there's a vast array of tapas in the shape of fried squid, a Spanish classic lightly coated in breadcrumbs or for meat fans, escalope of pork, marinated and breaded with spiced pinto bean purée and shredded cabbage. Elsewhere there's freshly made signature paellas or Angus black label best end of rump with onion and El Bierzo peppers. To finish expect sweet offerings like brioche with apricot coulis paired with vanilla ice cream or Gloria cheesecake served with parmesan and dried strawberries.
To accompany the food there's an extensive selection of Spanish wines, beers, sangria and signature cocktails.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30am through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (12.00 - 10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express