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Cathedral Quarter jobs boost as award-winning restaurant moves in

Alec Hamlin, Blueprint's Development Manager and Iberico owner Dan Lindsay

Alec Hamlin, Blueprint’s Development Manager and Iberico owner Dan Lindsay

An award-winning restaurant is set to create 35 jobs and give a boost to Derby’s Cathedral Quarter.

Iberico, already a success in Nottingham, has signed a ten-year lease with specialist regeneration developer Blueprint, and will open the doors of its second restaurant in September.

The tapas restaurant on Bold Lane is expected to attract more visitors to the historic Cathedral Quarter, already a popular destination for restaurant goers.

Owner Dan Lindsay, who also runs Nottingham’s World Service restaurant, says: “We have found the perfect location in Derby for a fine-dining restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, and we are looking forward to creating a diverse menu with a broadly Spanish theme that also incorporates flavours from across Europe and Asia.”

Alec Hamlin, Blueprint’s Development Manager, said: “I’m delighted to see see Iberico move to Derby. Their decision to locate in the Cathedral Quarter is a real vote of confidence and will add to the area’s reputation for quality food. I’m sure they will be a roaring success.”

The Cathedral Quarter has an established mix of niche retailers, boutique fashion stores and designer shops. Contemporary art galleries and interior design stores sit alongside restaurants, bars and coffee shops creating a vibrant café culture. The area is already set to benefit from the start on site Derby’s new Cathedral Quarter Enterprise Centre, a new facility for small businesses and creative industries.

Iberico collected a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand this year for offering exceptional food at a moderate price.

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