Restaurant group Iberica is predicting a bright future for tapas dishes as it prepares to open its fifth site in London’s Victoria next week.
The chain believes the popularity of tapas is soaring in London as diners learn to share their food, with group head chef, Cesar Garcia, telling the Evening Standard: “Tapas is something more communal, so there is more communication at the table, it’s more informal. Everyone likes the fun way of eating, of sitting with your mates or other people. People have taken to it well. It is a sharing concept. Have English people got better at sharing food? Definitely.”
Ibérica Victoria is situated on the ground floor of the Zig Zag Building, which is part of the Novo food development, located close to Victoria train station. Its menu will celebrate the very best of Spanish gastronomy, with dishes made using imported artisan produce from Spain, including fine cured meats and cheeses to signature tapas and pinchos bites.
Garcia added: “Because there is so much development and so many offices opening, there is a big area that hasn’t got a lot of restaurants. I’m sure it is going to be a big destination for people who want food and drink. In a few years it is going to be an amazing area.”