Hidden away in a beautiful courtyard right near King’s Cross station is a stunning restaurant and bar called Camino. It could be my favourite bar in the whole of London as it’s secluded, with a large outside area and, best of all, it’s Spanish and serves the most fabulous tapas at great prices.
I hadn’t been to Camino for a while so was very excited when I sat down to peruse the menu and saw they had a load of new dishes on it. Tapas is just my favourite way of eating as it makes all the menu decision-making that much less stressful, and you can try lots of different things. Our five dishes were all really, really good.
The chicken livers were served with a parsley salad and alioli dressing. The most perfectly cooked, soft juicy livers I think I’ve ever had and the dressing on the salad was heavenly.
Then there were the artichokes – one of my favourite delicacies. These were stuffed with a chickepea puree, covered in breadcrumbs and served on a bed of romesco sauce. An amazing dish, who’d have thought chickpeas and artichokes would go so well together.
A fresh and perky little salad of rocket, sweet cherry tomatoes, Quescico cheese and red onion was beautifully dressed with a sherry vinegar dressing.
Oyster mushrooms were lightly sauteed in garlic and packed with earthy flavours – proper comfort food for a chilly autumn afternoon.
And this one is an old favourite that we couldn’t resisit. The cured beef from Leon is served with Valedon cheese and truffle oil. A really indulgent dish to relish.
There’s a huge map of Spain taking up one wall so you can plan your next trip to Spain while you’re in the mood. Which is just as well, as a visit to Camino is bound to make you want to go there. But until you can, enjoy a truly authentic Spanish experience in King’s Cross instead. Oh and their wine list is fantastic, too.
Camino is at 3 Varnishers Yard, King’s Cross and has a really cool website at www.camino.uk.com