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|Address:||195 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PS|
|Tel:||020 3589 2109|
|Price: £46.00||Wine: £15.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 11.30am-11.30pm Sun 12N-4pm|
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This is my third visit to Iberica and will most definitely be my last. Since my initals visits when this restaurant first opened it seems like a totally different place, in atmosphere, food and service.
We had prebooked for 7.45 after a difficult phone booking when we found it difficult to make ourselves understood. This carried on at our arrival and right on until we left. Yes this is a Spanish restaurnant and you expect and like to find Spanish waiters/waitresses but we are in the U.K. so a smattering of English would help.
The welcome was chaotic with difficulty finding our booking but eventually we were shown to our table and were given a drink and food menu. No one seem interested in taking our drinks order so we called someone over and eventually ordered one glass of white Rioja and one of Red Rioja. I took an opportunity to discuss the food menu which I felt had not a great choice, however I was told they had some specials(only after asking). Unfortunately despite trying my best to understand what the waitress was describing it was impossible to understand, but I understood that the mackeral was good from the main menu so decided to go for that as main course with a few tapas to share. My partner went for beef cheeks for his main. When I asked where the drinks were I was told unfortunately they had run our of white Rioja(unbelievable). I asked what else they would recommend in its place but again got very little help, so just went for one which I has never heard of(which turned out to be awful).
The same waitress then returned to tell me there had run out of Mackeral, by now I really felt worn down. It wasn't even 8 o clock and they had run out of something from their main menu and didn't even know till after they had taken our order. I then order what I thought from the specials sounded like some kind of prawns… which actually never arrived. So just to recap, the Rioja was off, the Mackeral was off and the prawns were also off. My partner said the beef cheeks were fatty and was unable to eat and the tempura spring onions were raw with heavy batter. They thought a complimentary glass of sweet liquer would help, it didn't. If you want to feel like you are on the set of Faulty Iberica please visit, however if you want decent food and a relaxing night, jog on.