Iberica Manchester

4.5
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£26 to £40
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Spanish
Looking for Spanish tapas, a glass of wine or a G&T in Manchester? Ibérica in Spinningfields is the place to go in Manchester with a stunning bar, a restaurant and two-outdoors terraces open all year round. From main dishes like paella to signature tapas like ham croquetas, we have something for everyone’s taste.

Just drinking? We have a bar menu with Spanish pinchos (tiny tapas) to nibble while you drink. We have over 50 different wines in our wine list, and sourcing from small boutique wineries in Spain allow us to offer you Spanish wines that can’t be found anywhere else.

If you have no time to leave the office for lunch, all our menu is available to take away.

For more information, please visit: http://www.ibericarestaurants.com/restaurants/iberica-spinningfields-manchester/
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4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, decor is fantastic. Service was exceptional which is really good for a busy full restaurant. There is a varied food choice and portion sizes are large.

JE
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The floor upstairs moved and it spoilt the ambience as there was always someone moving. Not a varied selection as i thought, no chicken or beef dish and when we were downstairs it was freezing

AL
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Atmosphere and waiter were excellent. Slightly let down by the food - have high expectations of iberica as been to a few branches in London also. Slightly cold gambas and omelette which was a shame. Highlight was the pluma and octopus.

m
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service as always
Highly recommend Iberica

MR
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Some of the dishes are ridiculously good whereas some of them are a little bland (patatas bravas). The restaurant was very busy and if you are a table of 2 the likelihood is you will be less than 1 feet from the next table which on this occasion meant a very loud and rowdy table! We had to prompt for menus to be provided which wasn’t great but the waitress did provide her personal recommendations which was nice.

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Not very impressed with the new menu.

Our server was very friendly, and very good on the menu and with recommendations, but overall service was somewhat slow and inattentive. 10 minutes from being seated to having a menu or ordering a drink, a lengthy wait to have the table cleared, a lengthy wait for the bill...

Food was of a good standard, the restaurant is ‘solid’ in what it delivers. But when you pay your bill you won’t do it casually, you’ll do it with just a twinge of sourness at the price you’re being charged for an unexceptional experience.

MR
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant, the welcome, the staff and the food make this an amazing, enjoyable and fun experience, THANK YOU

CP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

I went with a friend for a treat, most of the tapas was really nice and at the start we were quite happy. I didn't expect it to be authentic but basically we wanted some nice Spanish food as a treat.

We had the paella to share and realised it was pretty tasteless and bland. We eventually said to each other is it me or is this pretty bad? It was £28 between us so we were pretty disappointed. We decided to tell them when they asked if everything was ok and then the manager came over. He said there was nothing he could do because the ingredients cost money and said to us we should add salt. His attitude was basically - it's an edible paella so what's the problem.

I think if you want some nice Spanish food I would try somewhere smaller and not a big chain like this. They aren't really concerned if your money is well spent and I really regretted spending my money on it

D
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service and definitely worth a visit

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thanks for everything that the amazing food and for the churros😍😍
We also loved the blue cheese and thanks for giving us some to take home!!
Izzy and Kara Notman

LW
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great experience.. Amazing service and food.

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 11 November 2019

Hi Lisa, Thanks for the amazing 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Holly Reservations & Events Manager

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JB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

No paella which apparently is usual at the time of our table reservation, 18.45! Told we could wait an hour and half if we wanted to. Tapas dishes came out when ready which meant members of party waited twenty minutes for theirs after another member had already finished. I basically ate alone with everyone watching till theirs came by which point I’d finished so watched them eat.

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 11 November 2019

Thanks for the 4* review! Unfortunately we have limited fire space to cook paella, this can mean advising a wait time to guests when demand is high. Next time, why not call ahead & pre-order to ensure it's ready for you to avoid disappointment! :) We advise our tapas is shared rather than per person & I am sorry to hear the dishes you chose arrived later than others. Your feedback is invaluable & we'll focus on ensuring our menu's are clearly explained. Thankyou, Kind Regards, Holly Richardson

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SC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The Waiter was cold with us. The rest, very well.
Thanks

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 11 November 2019

Hi SusanaC, Thanks for the 5 star review! Sorry to hear you experienced the service as cold on your visit. We'd like to think that our usual standard of service is friendly and approachable so we apologise that you didn't experience that! We hope that you visit again soon! Kind Regards, Holly Richardson

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B
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was good. The wine was really expensive for its quality... it’s not very good even if you pay £40...
I would recommend the place with the exception of the wine.

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 9 November 2019

Hi Beatriz, Thanks for your review! Pleased to hear you enjoyed our food! It is disappointing you didn't enjoy your wine choice. The GR-174 is one of best sellers among our regular guests and is a well commended wine for its price from Priorat. However, we appreciate individual preferences & if guests aren't happy with a wine, we will change it with pleasure. Perhaps on your next visit ask to sample a couple first, we want you to have the right choice for you! Kind Regards, Holly Richardson

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PA
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Lovely decor - great staff , Sunday night so expected to be quite . Unfortunately we thought the food was average and felt a bit disappointed to be honest

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 9 November 2019

Hi PhilA, Thanks for your kind words about our staff and decor. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful environment to offer our guests. We are sorry to hear your found your tapas choices very average! This is very disappointing, especially when celebrating a birthday. If you'd be happy to send us an email with some more detailed feedback of which dishes you were not elated by, we'd be able to feed that back to the kitchen & dish creation team. Kind Regards, Holly Richardson

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TG
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

New menu seems to have removed some favourites (chorizo lollipops were sorely missed)
Cannot fault service and quality of food we did have though.

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 11 November 2019

Hi ThomasG, Thanks for the review! Sorry to hear you missed the chorizo lollipops - it was a bold move removing them! But, we hope that overtime the Bollin de Chorizo become a bigger favourite! Pleased to hear you enjoyed the new dishes you tried though! This feedback is very valuable so thanks very much! Thanks for the kind words on the service too :) We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, Holly Reservations & Events Manager

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SK
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely place - did seem a bit pricy - you don't need feedback 50 characters long!!! - ill keep typing till i get there

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 9 November 2019

Hi Stewart, Thanks very much for your 5* feedback! We recognize that we are on the more premium end of the dining sector, but we hope that the experience we provide makes it money well spent. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind Regards, Holly Richardson Reservations & Events Manager

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a really lovely dinner at Iberica on Friday night. Everything was delicious and the service was superb. Highly recommend!

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 9 November 2019

Hi StephanieB, We are pleased to read that you had such a great experience with us on Friday. We look forward to welcoming you again for another 5* service! Kind Regards, Holly Richardson Reservations & Events Manager

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NI
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Whilst the setting was modern and inviting, the food was not the best tapas I’ve eaten and massively overpriced for what it was. There are much better tapas places in Manchester and I’ll be going back to these; sadly not here.

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 9 November 2019

Hi there NotImpressed, We are sorry to hear our tapas did not match your expectations. We are pleased to offer an experience at Ibérica different to some other Spanish restaurants in the city and proudly offer modern contemporary dishes, moving away from traditional tapas dishes readily available. Once again, sorry to hear it's not what you were looking for on this occasion! Kind Regards, Holly Richardson Reservations & Events Manager

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Cool place for a family gathering. Really knowledgeable friendly staff, great authentic Tapas.

JT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect Evening for my Partners Birthday our favourite Manchester restaurant.

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 9 November 2019

Hi JohnT, So lovely to read your 5* feedback and we are all very proud to hear we are your favourite Manchester restaurant. We look forward to sharing many more meals and drinks with you! Kind Regards, Holly Richardson Reservations & Events Manager

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FB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food and wine 😀 would visit again. The only thing I would say is that we both struggled to hear the waitress.

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 9 November 2019

Hi FranB, Thanks for the 4 stars. Glad you enjoyed all your choices when you dined with us! Sorry you struggled to hear your waitress, with such big personalities in our floor team it is difficult to know which member of our team has a quieter voice with our guests, but we will keep our ears peeled. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Kind Regards, Holly Richardson Reservations & Events Manager

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K
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was very average for the price, the table we were given was not in a great place as waiting staff customers etc kept walking past. So ask for a table by window if special occasion etc. Overall depends on the cuisine you are after and area and price you are willing to pay, but I personally would not visit again.

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 9 November 2019

Hi Kirsten777, Thanks for the 4 star review. Sorry to hear you were not happy with your given table and that you don't plan on returning to Ibérica. We do our best to ensure all our guests are satisfied with every detail - even down to their table and work hard to ensure requests are met. - On some occasions this is not possible as we may have more requests than table types available. We hope that you will give us another try soon! Kind Regards, Holly Richardson Reservations & Events Manager

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d
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My wife and I have dined at Iberica on numerous occasions and have always enjoyed the experience. Food and service are always to a high standard. We will continue to visit in the future. My only criticism is that the seats at the table are slightly lower than they ought to be.

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 9 November 2019

Hi Davrosmac, Thanks for the lovely feedback! Great to hear our high standards and efforts come through to the guest experience! We have noted about your feedback about the seats being a little low and will be more observant if guests are finding their table a little high going forward. Kind Regards, Holly Richardson Reservations & Events Manager

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TT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and friendly staff. It was our anniversary and they made sure we were well looked after. Will definitely be coming again soon!

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 9 November 2019

Hi TTTD, We are honored to know you chose us to celebrate your anniversary with us! We can't wait to welcome you again soon! Kind Regards, Holly Richardson Reservations & Events Manager

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b
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Some excellent dishes. The bonito and the pulpo are worthy of special mention.

Iberica Manchester
Responded on 9 November 2019

Hi Bodders, Thanks for the compliments on our wonderful tapas! We have just updated the pulpo and are receiving ever more great compliments about it! Definitely one to try on your next visit! Kind Regards, Holly Richardson Reservations & Events Manager

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LB
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a very enjoyable meal here again at the weekend, in a lovely booth upstairs, celebrating our Anniversary the staff looked after us with a glass of bubbly for us all. Love it here and can't wait for next visit.

H
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a great meal and the service was excellent , keep coming back and it keeps impressing
Great team

HH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening food was fantastic
Lots of lovely variety on the tapas menu

Thank you

RR
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service can’t fault it would definitely come back.

ST
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was impeccable, the staff were very attentive, friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was really nice and chilled and the food was lovely especially the chorizo lollipops the sauce was delicious! The only thing I would say is it was quite pricey for what you get, but the food is great and the ambience and staff make it worth it! This would be a perfect place for a date!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious, particularly the aubergine, chorizo lollypops & cheesecake! The service was friendly and fast, however we did feel slightly neglected at the end when it took an age to get the bill and we were trying to get to the theatre. The restaurant is situated in Spinningfields which is always great for a nice meal out but is generally quite a pricy area so I would bare that in mind. Overall it was an enjoyable meal and I would go again.

EE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Overpriced and lower quality than other tapas restaurants in Manchester

A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed the setting and the ambiance but the quality of the food let’s it down. It was all very basic and nothing blew me away. Premium price which is understandable for the location but you would also expect the food to be premium.

S
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food and service. Would deffo recommend.

JB
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a Friday evening meal before going to an event at the arena and was pleasantly quiet for a Friday evening in the bustling Spinningfields. Enjoyed a lovely gin before being seated and having the menu explained to us, the waiter recommended the ideal number of plates for 2 people which was perfect. Food was gorgeous, even though neither me or the other person are massive on meat etc. there was still a wonderful selection of veggie friendly/fish dishes, didn't feel like we were missing out on anything. Although the meat we did have was lovely and I'd happily recommend the restaurant to anyone.

SD
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Not a huge fan of tapas to start with but having said that it was ok
Some dishes we had better than others
Unfortunately they forgot one dish so that came late, which was annoying as you didn't really feel like it then!
Service was fine
Waiting time for most of the food was fine
I have had better tapas but I have had a lot worse, all in all I would go back, maybe a lunch.

t
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Tapas

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and friendly service 👌

OT
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, premises & perfect service. Good experience!