New A350, so a nice plane with good seats (though a little lacking in privacy) and reasonable Wifi. But the dining experience was pretty dreadful, particularly on the inbound flight. The Cava did not match the quality of Champagne served on BA, Quantas, Cathay and, in the distant past, American, so on the inbound flight I opted for a Bloody Mary, to which no Tabasco was added. However, the pre flight drink was served with nuts or stuffed olives, which were very good. The food that followed was appalling - cheap, badly cooked and largely lacking in flavour. Starter included an anaemic cold soup, salad (mainly old lettuce, and some sliced olives - it had nothing to recommend it) and what looked and tasted like processed cheese garnished with a very sad and very dry shrivelled prune.
Main course was some rather dry salmon with some cooked shredded carrot and cabbage, I think, all swimming in a watery liquid - the constituents of which I could not determine. Dessert was chocolate ice cream or ‘vanilla cake’. The latter resembled a small bowl of super sweet artificial cream, quite revolting.
Cabin crew were all pleasant but the dinner service was very rushed (unnecessary on a 9 1/2 hour flight) the emphasis appearing to be on getting the cabin lights out as soon as possible to minimise customer demands on cabin crew. By 8.30pm we were all needed down for the night.
When lights came on again it seemed as though there was an interminable stream of lengthy announcements to irritate even more.
Amenity pack was OK, but nothing exceptional and entertainment was similar. So Iberia will not feature as my carrier of choice for future trips.