Hosting your nuptials somewhere that means something special to you and your spouse is the perfect way to begin married life. For most foodies a restaurant makes the ideal (if a little unexpected) spot to celebrate with family and friends, where you’re guaranteed top-class food and drinks plus a buzzy ambiance.
Iberica in Leeds is renowned for hosting diners with the utmost care and offers happy couples the opportunity to party with friends and family in a stylish city-centre venue. Here you’ll find a beautiful 19th century building that has been converted into a light and airy restaurant space filled with contemporary furnishings and impressive chandeliers. Flooded with natural light thanks to a skylight that runs the entire length of the ceiling, the main dining room is ideal for a welcome reception and wedding breakfast, while downstairs a cosy basement wine bar creates a close and intimate venue for late-night drinks.
Heading up the kitchen is Michelin starred Nacho Manzano who learnt his trade as a child at the side of his grandmother, cooking with her in the northern Asturias mountains. With these foundations at the heart of everything the restaurant does, you can expect beautiful Spanish fare with a firm grounding in family food. Appetisers include classic bites like pan con tomate or plates of anchovies. Tapas dishes make for perfect sharing plates between friends and family (and make an ideal ice breaker too, if you have mixed groups). Here you’ll find ingredient-led combinations like confit artichokes served simply with lemon zest; a hake, clam and mussel Catalan stew with potatoes and herbs; or twice cooked lamb with marinated cherry tomatoes and red peppers.
For those who prefer a main proper, the paella comes with its very own legendary status. Choose between chicken or seafood and tuck into layers of melt-in-your-mouth fragrant rice and a crunchy base that is typical of the restaurant’s Valencian style.