Camino, Canary WharfPosted in Where to Eat & Drink Now
Overlooking the Thames, offering both inside and al fresco dining, positioned a short distance away from Canary Wharf pier Camino is a haven for Spanish cuisine.
Camino certainly does deliver a taste of Spain with a modern twist, gone are the plastic vine grapes and multicoloured mood lighting of the old Spanish restaurant you might be used to frequenting, Camino has its own funky bar and dining area tastefully decorated with accents of raw Spain running through it.
On meeting the chef it’s clear to tell he is remarkably passionate about the customers’ experience which is more than reflected in the menu and high quality of the food as the dishes are simple but effective.
Camino, Canary Wharf, offers a unique experience of the Charcoal grill menu which is full of authentic food. The grill provides a healthy and extremely tasty way of eating, but for me the Pulpo a la Parrilla or grilled octopus tentacle with olive oil mash and paprika was knock out. The octopus was cooked & seasoned to perfection, a clear winner. However, if this fishy dish doesn’t take your fancy then there are plenty of others to choose from, for instance the Pinchitos De Pollo a grilled herb marinated free-range chicken skewers, Rape A L Llauna which is Cornish monkfish served with white bean and butifarra sausage stew.
Above: The Dining Area @ Camino, Canary Wharf
The real crème da la crème are the meats, a real treat to the taste buds, the meat is tender and melts in your mouth, the Solomillo fillet steak served with sautéed spinach and red wine sauce and the Iberico pig shoulder are real highlights. We also enjoyed the “picky bits” there is a large selection of cured meats to choose from that are ideal for sharing.
For the veggies out there you’ll be pleased to know that the choice is vast, an array of dishes have been uniquely combined to form delightful tapas varying from sautéed little green peppers with sea salt, potato omelette made with free range eggs, spinach croquettes to my favourite Escalivida, which is charcoal grilled onion, aubergine, red peppers and free range eggs.
Above: City Lights Make For A Pleasant Backdrop @ Camino, Canary Wharf
As you would expect fine dining in a Spanish restaurant wouldn’t be the same without a glass or two of Pinot Noir Chardonnay to compliment those meat dishes or a Oloroso Antique, Fernando de Castilla to tantalite your taste buds with a rich yet dry accents. The Canary Wharf branch has a very impressive wine list; it definitely matches up to the swanky location.
Last but not least Camino doesn't disappoint on the dessert front either, proving you can squeeze it in. There is a good selection of cheeses on offer, making it a tough choice of whether to go for the sweet or savoury option. The menu is very flexible, and makes for an ideal place to meet with friends, work colleagues or even a good “date night” venue.
Top Tip: Check out the ‘Offers’ section of the Camino’s website, there are often great deals that can save you money.
28 Westferry Circus,
London, E14 8RR