Delicioso UK, the award-winning Spanish food and wine importer, has launched its first restaurant, La Barca, in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. The company, which is owned by Jose Luis Alvarez Bernal and Kate Shirley-Quirk, has opened in the town’s old chandlery building. The Spanish restaurant and tapas bar occupies a 2,000sq ft riverside unit, which was being marketed with a passing rent of £50,000 per annum. The menu is overseen by Antonio Alvarez, who trained under chefs from the world-renowned El Bulli. It is thought that the Henley site could be the first of several restaurants launched under the La Barca format. Property agents Howard Day Associates acted on behalf of landlords Hobbs of Henley.

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