Ibérica Canary Wharf.

Ibérica Canary Wharf.

How many times can you say you’ve had tapas so good, it’s a stand out from the countless patata bravas, chorizo and croquettes out there? For an authentic experience with a contemporary twist try Ibérica.

In the Canary Wharf location you can find plenty of Jamón Ibérico lining up the Ibérica Delicatessen as you enter, as well as a selection of cheese, fish, vegetables and olive oils. 

Ibérica‘s tall ceilings and beautifully wine bottle-lined walls makes an impressive atmosphere – it feels like you’re in an elegant converted barn – gothic chandeliers and bulls’ heads included. The vibe is relaxed and casual in this fast-paced city location.

But now, importantly to that tapas – your waiter will recommend 2-3 each which is the perfect amount to share and try a variety of dishes.

Beautiful tapas including the Chorizo lollypops.

Beautiful tapas including the Chorizo lollypops.

 

Our chorizo lollypops were a fun surprise – delicious chorizo in a soft, light batter on ‘lollipop’ style sticks. The pear alioli had a hint of sweet creaminess that complemented the rich, saltiness of the chorizo.

The Ibérica burger with secreto pork loin & Piparra peppers is a treat – 2 petite burgers served on a board with honey mustard sauce. How often can you call a burger cute? Again this is all about the art of composition: subtle, sweet hints in the sauce that pair with the soft texture of the rich meat. 

I recommend ditching your mate and eating both (of course I didn’t do that).

I lead up to my fave: our lamb sweetbreads served with roasted red peppers and two way egg. This was oh so mysterious and tasty: once you burst into that egg and the soft meat, there’s a delicious hybrid of flavours and textures. 

The tapas selection has many other choices to choose from – there’s something for everyone – as well as Paella dishes and larger meat dishes to share. 

Ibérica is a hit on flavour, balance and surprises – it may not be as cheap as some other tapas diners – tapas ranges from £4-£9, however this is a dining experience that leaves you wanting to selfishly grab everything and eat it all. 

Forget the sharing. 

Lamb sweetbreads served with roasted red peppers and two way egg

Lamb sweetbreads served with roasted red peppers and two way egg.

 Value for money: roughly £25-30 per head including a range of tapas to share, cocktails and service. 

Ibérica

Ibérica Canary Wharf | 12 Cabot Square, London E14 4QQ

Ibérica La Terraza | Cabot Square, London E14 4QQ

Ibérica Marylebone | 195 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PS

Ibérica Farringdon | 89 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5QU

www.ibericalondon.co.uk

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