Tapas in Shoreditch
Camino offers amazing tapas in Shoreditch with alfresco seating outside the front of the restaurant. In this weather, it almost feels you are in Spain!
The inspiration for Camino came from a life changing road trip around Spain in the summer of 1984! Since then the Camino team have made numerous journeys travelling all over Spain bringing fresh ideas and ingredients to London.
The executive chef, Nacho del Campo uses ingredients sourced from Spain to create and bold and exciting menu at Camino. The restaurant has grown in popularitiy and now has branches in Bank, Monumnet, King’s Cross and Shoreditch.
We were super excited to try Camino’s Frozen G&T’s! They are served with frozen Beefeater London Dry Gin and Jack Rudy Tonic syrup. You can enjoy it on its own or add a homemade botanical syrup! We opted for one with Seville Orange and one with Strawberry and Pink Peppercorn. They were pretty amazing – my own criticism is I wanted more in my glass!
The Watermelon Mojito was similarly impressive with Havana white rum, fresh watermelon, watermelon syrup, mint leaves and lime. Very refreshing for this warm weather.
The tapas selection
Depending on how hungry you are, we recommend 3 tapas dishes per person. There is a fantastic selection of meat, fish and vegetarian options and obviously it is all for sharing. I love how sharing plates are sent to your table when they are ready. It keeps the food hotter and allows the stomach to warm up!
Meat wise we had the Jamon Iberico Cebo (free range, grain fed and air cured for 30 months at £9.75) which was served with small toasted slices of bread. You could taste how fresh the meat was and it was rather moreish. The Iberico meatballs were cooked in rich tomato and red pepper sauce (£6.75) and were well seasoned and flavoured. The winning meat dish for us were the Croquetas de Jamon (£5) which were packed with creamy filling. They were spectacular!
Fish and Vegetarian
We tried the Baby Squid with alioli and lemon (£7) and the Gambas Ajillio: Prawns with garlic, chilli and white wine (£9.75). The sauce accompanying the prawns was delicious but obviously rather garlicky! Lastly, we had a very generous portion of Patatas Bravas with brava sauce and alioli (£4.75). They were delicious crispy potatoes with two fantastic sauces. The Tomato Bread with garlic, extra virgin olive oil and Maldon sea salt were winners for us too. The salt and oil was just so addictive!
Weekend Feast and Iberico Burger
If you love meat, you will love the weekend feast offered at Camino Shoreditch on Saturdays and in Camino Bankside on Saturday and Sundays from 12pm. The best bit is that you can tuck into this amazing meat feast, plus a tapas side for only £20pp. Absolute bargain.
Camino’s executive chef, Nacho del Campo devised the weekend feast which consists of bbq short ribs with wine and mushroom sauce, beef hanger steak, iberico pork secreto, chicken skewers with mojo picon and chorizo riojano. The feast pictured below is for 3 people and was more than enough (we took home leftovers!). The pork and chorizo were the winners for us as they were so flavoursome and succulent. The bbq short rib was a little tough for us but it may have just been a bad day.
Accompanying the meat feast, you can tuck into a choice of endive salad, padron peppers, arroz negro, tomato bread, patatas bravas or croquetas. If you are in a bigger group, definitely get a variety to share. As you can see from the commentary above, we LOVE these tapas dishes!
Another great limited addition to Camino is the Big Iberico Burger. It includes the finest quality Iberico pork patty, chorizo and penapelada cheese, with buttermilk onion rings, tomato and watercress, all packed into a soft and pillowy brioche bun. Served with patatas bravas and topped with black garlic aioli and bravas sauce it is a steal at £9.75.
Camino serves amazing tapas in Shoreditch with friendly staff and lovely surroundings. This has definitely become one of my favourite tapas restaurants in London!
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