Ibérica Leeds to launch La Bodega in historic cellar

In the historic cellar below the city’s favourite tapas bar, Ibérica Leeds, La Bodega is set to open on 15 October.

The intimate space provides the sultriest of settings, serving iconic Spanish classic bites by Ibérica, alongside a strong offering of Spanish craft beers, expertly chosen Spanish wines and spirits too.

Located on Park Cross Street, La Bodega will showcase the culinary delights, authentic wines, and beers spanning the charming and unique regions of Spain.

Offering an extensive drinks list, constantly changing to reflect seasonality, and introducing new bottles, La Bodega will highlight different regions, grapes, and suppliers with the seasons: from Sherry, to Cava, a fresh and fruity Verdejo, to a rich Rioja to suit every taste and price point.

Perfect for a drop-in, post-work drink, what could be more appealing than propping up at the bar with a Gin Mare and tonic or with something expertly chosen by one of the knowledgeable sommeliers to hand? Guests can while away a few hours sampling by the glass, bottle or with especially selected flights.

Spanish sourced and local British craft beers will provide a refreshing after-work drink option with friends or learn as you drink with one of La Bodega’s many masterclasses. Made with drinks in mind, classic tapas include Croquettes with serrano ham, Manchego and traditional Spanish Tortilla.

The tapas bars of Spain are famous for their easy drinking options paired with delectable bites to whet the appetite; La Bodega will be offering exactly this.

Nacho Ordiz, Head of Bars for Ibérica Restaurants, said, “Leeds has an energy like my hometown of Oviedo in Asturias, a city back in Spain - from the warm people to the party atmosphere, although, we thought it was missing one key ingredient – a great Spanish wine and tapas bar!

”We hope our selection of Spanish wines, beers and spirits will have you feeling a world away in the streets of Madrid or Barcelona, whilst feeling right at home too.”