Danny and I decided to go to Iberica for dinner for a bit of a ‘date night’ as I like to call it. Often when we go out we will be reviewing an event or somewhere to eat that it’s nice to not have to feel that pressure and just relax and enjoy each others company. However I had been to Iberica once before and loved it, that I couldn’t resist taking my camera for a few cheeky photos to blog!
Iberica if you haven’t heard of it is a Spanish restaurant in Central London. They have actually just opened a new branch in Farringdon but we couldn’t get a table there so reserved one at the Great Portland Street restaurant. The restaurant is laid out over two floors and is very open plan so you can even watch them cut the Spanish ham off the bone. The menu as you would expect is tapas and pretty much all sounds delicious. When I go for Tapas I have my favourites so I always seem to end up ordering the same things just from different places!
Let’s delve straight in with a bottle of Villarnau Brut Reserva Rosé NV!
What we ordered:-
Mini burgers with Piparra peppers
Padrón peppers with Maldon salt
Ibérica’s serrano ham croquettes
Potatoes with spicy brava or alioli sauce
Toasted Bread with tomato
Fried fresh squid with alioli sauce
Fried chorizo lollipops with pear alioli sauce
Iberico ham (I’m not sure which as our original choice wasn’t quite cured, so they offered us another to try instead, which was delicious!)
Everything was to such a high standard, I think my favourites were the ham croquettes, these are melt in the mouth, seriously you need to try them!
We finished off with lemon and raspberry sorbet to share between us, as my eyes were definitely bigger than my belly for all the tapas.
Afterwards we made a pit stop for cocktails at The Gilbert Scott in King’s Cross. This bar is so beautiful, just look at the bell ceiling. Here we had ‘A Pear-itif’ which was Grey Goose poire, cucumber, Sipsmith gin, lime and elderflower – I’d highly recommend this one. Not sure what Danny’s was called but similarly was just as good.
NB: To the woman next to us in Iberica asking her husband why is ‘she’ taking pictures, I hope you are reading this, hello!