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Atmosphere: Ibérica la Terraza

In Destinations, Europe, Lifestyle, Restaurants and Bars, UK by Nick NomiLeave a Comment

Now I won’t lie – I’m not at all fond of Spanish food – some of it’s okay – but bad experiences as a teenager led to an almost complete boycott (I’m not at all a boycotter by nature either – but that’s an entirely different story..) of Spanish cuisine. However, I found that Spanish bars, in England at least, generally do great cocktails (cocktails are ingrained in my soul – no boycotting and no dry January here). Absolutely no exception to this rule is the excellent Ibérica in Canary Wharf.

I don’t tend to go to Canary Wharf too much for an evening dinner, but when in passing, waiting for the boat and whatnot, then there are two bars that I will always visit. One of them is Browns down in West India Quay and the other one is Ibérica in Cabot Square. I always sit in Ibérica La Terraza – which is actually just across the street from the main Ibérica restaurant in Canada Square. Now it’s good to note that they often won’t serve full meals – instead serving  tapas and pinchos.

Iberica La Terraza

Ibérica – La Terraza

The atmosphere in the evening is wonderful – the decor is simple but the stringed lights that hang from the trees make for a romantic atmosphere – especially with the skyscrapers glistening up in the sky. I recommend the Berry Cavarinha which is made with a decadent mix of Cava, blackberries, raspberries, lime, sugar & Chambord, though they also make a wicked Mojito. The Tapas is simple though tasty but the selection of cured meats and cheeses is simply divine – or at least much better than any other Spanish restaurants that I’ve visited in recent years. 

Iberica La Terraza

Iberica La Terraza – Cocktails and cheese? Yes.

In reality the restaurant, though good, is worth a visit due to the great atmosphere and location. If you visit Canary Wharf and are looking for a nice rest spot for a cocktail or two – this is a good choice.

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Nick Nomi


Nick is a writer, photographer and musician, who, after working for years in the fashion and creative industries as an editor and writer, gave up the office life to travel long term and write about it. He started Europe Is Our Playground to showcase unique experiences in Europe through story driven narratives & candid photography. Currently back in London.

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