New restaurant to open on Harrogate's John Street

Harrogate food and drink fans are looking forward to the opening of another new bar-restaurant in town.

On the Las Iguanas menu - A South American bean burger.
On the Las Iguanas menu - A South American bean burger.

Las Iguanas will be throwing open their doors on the town's vibrant restaurant enclave of John Street next month.

Diners at Las Iguanas are promised a new spring menu bursting with Latin American classics and contemporary cooking, made fresh to order by the team of ‘proper’ chefs.

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Fish lovers will ne offered Ceviche in tiger’s milk with sweet potato crisps, pan-fried Sea Bass Achiote and a traditional Moqueca de Piexe mild Brazilian curry with coconut and fresh tomato sauce.

Ribs take on a Cuban twist with a sticky Havana Club glaze and there is a rainbow of colour in the Fiesta Ensalada with butternut, avocado, roquito peppers and charred corn. It’s sunshine on a plate.

The décor of the new bar-restaurant is described as complementing the tropical tastes coming from the kitchen.

The design is inspired by South American warmth with sunshine shades of yellow, turquoise and coral, reclaimed wood and comfy leather banquettes and big curvy booths.

As well as Latino cuisine, the bar at the new La Iguanas is the perfect spot to people watch with a classic cocktail or coffee.

The newcomer also prides itself on its cocktails. In the year that the Olympics hits Rio, visitors are invited to sample the taste of Brazil with a Caiprinha or two, made from Las Iguana’s very own cachaça distilled near to the Brazilian capital itself.

Las Iguanas opens on Monday, April 11.