I remember coming across Iberica restaurant when searching up for paella. There are not many London restaurant that does a good traditional Spanish paella. If you know of any then please do let me know. Unfortunately, as my visit to Iberica restaurant was last minute we did not get to try their paellas.
Iberica’s paellas are only served on Sunday lunch time, and only available Monday to Friday with 12 hours notice. Otherwise, I would have love to try the paellas.
We started our meal with Trio of Ibericos (£22), which was enjoying a taster of three Iberico hams: BEHER Etiqueta Oro from Guijuelo, Gran 10 Vetas from Jabugo and COVAP Alta Expresion form Los Pedroches. For thinly sliced ham I find it all so expensive but that might be that I need some education on why ham can be so expensive.
We follow it by a selection of tapas which included:
- Traditional Spanish omelette (£5), which was nice but I prefer the one served at Fino (https://chechemui.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/fino/) due to the texture.
- The octopus a la gallega with potatoes and pimenton (£9) was one of my favourite on the table. This was sliced octopus sitting on a base of sliced potatoes.
- Fried chorizo lollypops with pear alioli sauce (£5). I love the presentation of this dish and as it said was like lollypops. It is a nice alternative to serving chorizo on its own.
- Tosta de asparagus (£4) I did not find any thing special, but it was nice vegetable dish to go with the rest of our tapas.
- Iberica burger (£7) consisted two mini burgers in a portion.
As we were unable to try the paellas, we instead tried the slow stewed Fen chicken with rice (£20) from the perfect to share section of the menu.
Overall, the food was not bad but I could not find any thing special at Iberica with their tapas. However, I would still like to return to try their paellas.
Iberica Food and Culture Spanish Restaurant (Marylebone)
95 Great Portland St,