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“Delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of IBERIA-Georgian Restaurant

IBERIA-Georgian Restaurant
294-296 Caledonian Road | Islington, London N1 1BA, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
020 77 00 77 50
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Ranked #833 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Price range: $39 - $67
Cuisines: Eastern European
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

London foodies, you are missing a trick if you don't try Iberia. Tucked away on the Cally Rd this little restaurant has great wines, delicious mezze and fantastic service. We ate the Badrijani (aubergine with walnuts and pomegranate seeds) and Lobiani (red bean-stuffed flatbread), with Ajapsandali (ratatouile) and Mstvadi (grilled pork with plum sauce and potatoes). All were delicious and the portions so large we struggled to finish! Georgian brandy and coffee were also excellent, and the OH managed to find room for some traditional Georgian cake, the Sigareti, or walnut roll. The servers were friendly, informative but not intrusive and the place was buzzing on a Sunday night. It's small, so maybe book in advance unless you're local like I am. I'm going back really soon.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Lisbon - Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Wanted to take friends to try Georgian food while being in London and a Georgian friend recommended us Iberia.

It was a wonderful recommendation, the food was very good and the service excellent.

Being married to a Georgian, Georgian cuisine is something that I can appraisal and the best way to confirm was to see empty dishes every time a new plate was comming :-)

We had :

Imeruli khachapuri
Acharuli Khachapuri
Soko Moshushuli
Kartopili
Mtsvadi
And .... Khinkali :-)

The service is very good and everyone is very pleasant

I would most definitely go back as well as my friends who became fans of Georgian food.

Wonderful dinner for a wonderful weekend at London

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Good Georgian food - and I know Georgia very well.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Overall a good night out - the food was a little bland by real Georgian standards, but generally excellent. nice setting and VERY nice service. Didi madloba.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Something different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

If you fell like a change from continental cuisine (etc) this restaurant is a bit different. Very warm and genuine feeling welcome and the service really was faultless. We wanted to try very typical Georgian dishes and were guided through the menu and also given (quite a!) variety of Georgian wines to try before choosing. A very nice touch. Couldn't put my finger on what makes up Georgian spices but they set the meze apart from any I have had previously. This and the use of pomegranite seeds and walnuts gave the roasted peppers, aubergines and dips delicate and delicious flavours. We tried the dumplings and again were given helpful advice on how to eat them like Georgians - pick them up, bite into them and then tip them up to 'drink' the meat juices that have collected inside. The honey cake for pudding and Turkish like coffee were very good. Delightful.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A fun place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012 via mobile

I live in the neighbourhood and have been several times. The food is very good and excellent value. The interior is warm and welcoming. It's like visiting an eastern friend with a warm smile.

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