Ibérica to open on St Vincent Street
Ibérica will be opening the doors to its first Scottish restaurant in St Vincent Street, Glasgow on 30th September bringing Spanish cuisine to the city with a focus on food from the region of Asturias.
Ibérica’s range of ‘casual dining’ restaurants will offer hand-carved hams, rare cheeses and a range of beers, wines, sherries and ciders from Spain.
This is Ibérica’s eighth restaurant in the UK, but the first investment in Scotland for the Spanish company – which will also see further growth with an Edinburgh restaurant planned for 2017.
The Glasgow venue, which will seat 113 (including 37 at the bar and an elegant private dining space for 10), sits on the corner of St Vincent Street and Hope Street.
Speaking about the opening, Marcos Fernandez, Iberica’s MD said:
“With so many similarities between the north of Spain and Scotland, we’ve been very keen to connect with our Celtic roots and open a restaurant in Glasgow. We’re aware that there is a lively restaurant scene in the city and the people are always keen to try something new, so we’re sure the authentic, high-quality yet affordable dining experience we can offer at Ibérica will definitely be of interest.
In fact, in honour of our first restaurant in Scotland, we offer a speciality dish that’s exclusive to our Glasgow restaurant – the celebrated Botillo from El Bierzo, which encompasses chopped and marinated cuts of pork, lightly smoked before cooking. It’s our own version of haggis!”