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Sometimes you want to go where everyone knows your name. For me, that place is Iberica, a Spanish restaurant in London.

Iberica Canary Wharf

Iberica Canary Wharf

I go to Iberica all the time. Whether it be a networking coffee, a client lunch, drinks with friends or group gatherings​ (most notably an Around the World dinner) it is my go-to, all-in-one restaurant choice. I

inside Iberica Canary Wharf

inside Iberica Canary Wharf

My “local” is the one at Canary Wharf, which I go to regularly during lunchtime, but I also visit frequently the one in Marylebone (near Great Portland Street tube) They will soon be opening another one in Farringdon, and I’m sure it won’t be too long before I go to that one.

inside Iberica Canary Wharf

inside Iberica Canary Wharf

The AMBIENCE is laid back, yet it is buzzing, in a not-too-loud or crowded kind of way. My favorite spot to sit is at the bar. You can have a few nibbles, a coffee or a drink while striking up a conversation with the bartender or talking quietly and undisturbed with a friend.

the bar at Iberica CW

the bar at Iberica CW

The WAIT is minimal during the week, but it is best to reserve if you are going on a Friday or Saturday or with a group. You will almost always find a place to sit at the bar, but on the rare occasion that you don’t (e.g. bar closed for a private party) the  staff will do their best to accommodate you elsewhere.

Jamon y Queso at Iberica

Jamon y Queso

The overall EXPERIENCE is great: I’m never disappointed at Iberica. The food is delicious, complimented by a great selection of Spanish wines. The service is the best part, though. You’re always greeted with a friendly smile, which transports you to warm and sunny Spain (even though it’s raining buckets outside).

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​Bottom line: Iberica is AWE-some and is the perfect place to meet all your networking needs!

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