Just opened on Canvey Street, Camino Bankside is the newest of the authentic Spanish tapas bars we know and love in King's Cross, Monument and Blackfriars.
A modern yet traditional space with a shiny concrete bar and mosaic-tiled walls, Camino Bankside opens out onto a large south-facing terrace for those sunny summer days, and in the evenings the natural light fades to softly lit intimacy. Highly trained cortadors de jamon
carve a selection of black Iberico hams (black Teruel
to name a couple) in front of the customers at the jamon
counter and outside on the terrace you can learn how to serve yourself sherry straight from the barrel. There may even be a Spanish guitar being played by a vino tinto
Sparkling cava in saucers, fruity gin-tonics in goblets, and Mahou beer on draught are just some of the drinks available, along with many Spanish craft beers and Riojas, our favourite, in red, white and rose.
To eat, authentic and delicious tapas dishes are there to tempt. Try the baby squid, crispy and light with alioli and lemon; Solomillo
, fillet steak peppered with Torta de la Serena
cheese, or pan-roasted octopus tentacles with purple potato. Of course all your tapas favourites are cooked to perfection, Padron
peppers, Riojan chorizo with roasted piquillo
peppers, and Majorcan cheese croquetas
– these just melt in your mouth. Choose lighter bites of artisan cheeses and charcuterie or order a sharing platter and try some of everything. And don't forget the Weekend Bottomless Brunches: that's bottomless cava and irresistible churros.
For a real taste of Spain on London's Bankside, just behind Tate Modern, Camino is certainly the road to take.
5 Canvey Street, London, SE1 9AN