Rundle Street bar and restaurant Iberia has closed. Chef Andrew Douglas and operators and brothers James and Tom Roden took to Facebook on Tuesday evening to announce the news.
“We regret to inform our little community that from today Iberia Adelaide will no longer trade,” the Facebook post says.
“We’ve created many fond memories in this little place, and it has been an absolute pleasure to serve you this [sic] past 18 months,” the message continues.
“Our thoughts at this time are with our dedicated staff, many of whom have been with us for (and made a significant impact on) the greater part of our journey … We sincerely thank all those who have given us support since we opened, and of course to all who have dined and drunk with us.
“Hasta la próxima.”
Douglas and the Roden brothers opened Iberia early last year, converting the former Bimbo gift shop into a two-level restaurant and bar with a focus on modern Spanish and Portuguese plates.
The ambitious and evolving menu was produce-dependent; ingredients were sourced from the team’s kitchen garden in Balhannah and a tight crew of producers. The venue was the first to work with Fair Fish, which connects fishers direct to consumers and now works closely with most of Adelaide’s top restaurants.
Broadsheet has reached out to Tom Roden for comment. Calls to the restaurant went directly to voicemail. We will update this story if and when we hear more.