Iberica to open first Scottish site in Glasgow

Spanish chain Ibérica opens its doors on its first Scottish restaurant in Glasgow on 30 September, which will be situated in an old Victorian bank building on the corner of St Vincent Street and Hope Street, and headed up by Michelin-starred executive head chef (Nacho Manzano, of Casa Marcial fame)

The eatery will be the company’s eighth in the UK, focusing on food from the Asturias region - hand-carved hams, rare cheeses and beer, wine, sherry, cider.

The branch will also have a delicatessen selling olive oils, hams, cured meats, preserved fish and vegetables, as well as sandwiches (or bocadillos) to take away.

Marcos Fernandez, Ibérica’s Managing Director, said, “With so many similarities between the north of Spain and Scotland, we’ve been very keen to connect with our Celtic roots and open a restaurant in Glasgow.

“We’re aware that there is a lively restaurant scene in the city and the people are always keen to try something new, so we’re sure the authentic, high-quality yet affordable dining experience we can offer at Ibérica will definitely be of interest.

“In fact, in honour of our first restaurant in Scotland, we offer a speciality dish that’s exclusive to our Glasgow restaurant – the celebrated Botillo from El Bierzo, which encompasses chopped and marinated cuts of pork, lightly smoked before cooking. I