When in Iberia | Food, Wine & DesignAdelaide, SA, Australia
The newest addition to the Rundle Street streetscape, Iberia is causing a stir for all the right reasons as it brings Spanish cuisine to the forefront of the ever evolving Adelaide food scene. Jars of pickles and preserves line the shelves, fresh Portuguese tarts lay cooling on the counter and jugs of sangria are ready and waiting.
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Designed by Williams Burton Leopardi, the minimalist interior design gives a nod to Spanish architecture and is inspired by the dry, earthy textures of central and southern Spain. Narrow spaces and warm, curving timber make for a beautifully intimate setting where you can come in for a casual drink or watch from your table as the chefs prepare as assortment of classic and modern Spanish dishes to tingle your taste buds.
The menu mimics the aesthetic of the interior perfectly with beautifully simple, no-fuss food, full of warm hearty flavours showcasing the ingredients as the true focus of the restaurant. With an ever changing menu showing off classic flavour combinations, Iberia has quickly risen to the top of the Adelaide foodies ‘wine and dine’ list; and upon visiting this beautiful restaurant it’s easy to see why.
Their menu features mouth-watering dishes like roasted pumpkin with manchego, Portuguese chicken with salsa verde or kale with white bean puree, barberries, Jerusalem artichokes, pine nuts and an egg yolk. A smorgasbord of Spanish plates to indulge in, this style of food is meant to be enjoyed with friends. And if you want to make the most of your Spanish experience then why not try the chefs menu; a series of some of their most delicious specialty dishes served one after the other to fill you up and warm your insides.
Beneath the restaurant, Iberia has created a beautifully intimate and secluded bar which reflects the upstairs interior with earthy materials of stone and timber throughout. Enjoy Campari on the rocks or try some of their delicious cocktails with beautifully paired flavours like coffee and grapefruit, or bourbon, plum & almond.
Iberia has quickly become a favourite hot spot for the east-enders of Adelaide and one which is sure to be worth the trip. With Spanish cuisine at its finest, you can’t help but have an immense appreciation for the craft and love that goes into these creations and with such a warming atmosphere, you might find it hard to leave.
Images sourced via Iberia Facebook page & Instagram