IMPORTANT UPDATE 9/7/24: THIS EVENT ON 21 JULY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO PLANNING ISSUES. We are really sorry for any inconvenience caused. However, we have a new date and location for a new event, which we are calling our Paella Summer Sunday Lunch, and we are very pleased to announce this will be on The Lawn at Greyfriars Community Centre in Ringwood Town Centre on 4 AUGUST, 12pm-4pm. More information to follow soon…

We are back to welcome you to the third of our very own events at The Spanish Place:

Paella Sunday Lunch on 21st July 2024.

We really hope you are able to come!

We’ll be taking over our car park courtyard again to create laid-back afternoon of delicious freshly-cooked foodiness and friendliness whether you are eating with us or taking away! We are also doubling the window of opportunity for people to pop over to us from 2 hours to 4 hours – we’re opening from 12pm – 4pm. There’ll be extra seating and we’ll provide shelter (from sun or rain, we are taking bets!). Stay if you wish and enjoy a mocktail and soft drink refreshment from at the bar, and relax, eat and chat alongside a cool eclectic musical backdrop, this time provided by DJ King Razor (Rubberbus, Coosticks the Band, Mean Beats).


MENU del DIA 21.7.24

Chicken and Chorizo Paella £10, Mixed Seafood Paella £12, Mixed Vegetable Paella £10.

Burnt Basque Cheesecake £4, Santiago Almond Tart £4, Chocolate & Espresso Olive Oil Cake £4.

Any Dessert with cream/fresh fruit £6.


No need to book, but if you want to let us know that you are planning to come along we can properly look forward to seeing you!

Call on 01425 350350 or email


Scenes from our Tapas Saturday Night at The Spanish Place on 15 June 2024

If you made it to our last Paella Lunch on 15 May, or the Tapas Night on 12 June, or you’ve caught up with us at a public or private event somewhere recently, hopefully you’ll know how much it means to us that you enjoy the time you share with us as much as the food we make. Your honest feedback is really important to us, and we do listen.
If you can spare a moment please do tell us how any experiences you have had with our food or service has been for you, and what you would really like to see us do in the future.

To see the food festivals and public events we are at this year, refer to the listings page on our website here.

Ian and I spent some time this week brainstorming the values at the heart of all of the events we cater for, and we came up with our own what3words: celebration.authenticity.quality (which sounds a lot better than our actual what3words location code for Idelica & The Spanish Place – shortcuts.managed.gossiped)!

We are planning to do more events at The Spanish Place, but we have been scoping the locality for alternative venues, ones that would be more suitable in the colder months and will allow us to carry the licensable activities that lots of celebrations require, i.e. the playing of music to sing and dance if we want to (or not), the serving of alcoholic drinks alongside soft ones, and the ability to cater with differents types of Spanish cuisine to suit the event. And we have already found some hidden – and some not-so-hidden – gems. So if you have been thinking about having us cater at your party and you don’t want a load of people messing up your house, give us a call first as we may be able to help and save you hassle from the get-go.

Call on 01425 350350 or email