DIARY: Let's Meet at - Camino

Reviewed by Nicky Forrest, MD, Phipps PR

Camino restaurant interior
Camino restaurant interior

You might never have reason to go to King's Cross, but if you do you will find it increasingly revitalised thanks to the new Eurostar connection. It has brought much-needed new life to the area, most notably in the form of Spanish bar and restaurant Camino.

Just minutes from the station, it was set up by a man whose passion for Spanish food and wine is tangible from the authentic tapas and impressive wine selection.

CaminoThe rough wooden floor, ironwork and exposed brick walls create a cool warehouse aesthetic; it is a great place for an informal get-together. Lots of seating in the bar means you can turn up for tapas without booking.

Early evening drinks work well, and in the summer there is an authentic-looking yard to sit in - the staff may recommend a chilled glass of fino with a bowl of salted almonds to start.

The food is excellent, with tapas available at the bar. Meat is high on the agenda, with everything free range and cooked to order.

Of note is the rib-eye steak, hung for 25 to 30 days and served on the bone. Vegetarians will not be disappointed either and the dishes tend to be seasonal.

Camino attracts the business crowd at lunch and fills up with local workers from 6pm. It also offers an amazing Spanish breakfast including traditional churros for those with an early meeting.

Where: 3 Varnisher's Yard, N1 9AF
Contact: 0871 971 6217
How much: £40 per person

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