Photography by Chris Osburn
So we gave mention when we heard of the opening and subsequently interviewed the executive chef, but what do we actually think of the new Camino at Canary Wharf? Invited along with a whole slew of bloggers and journos, we made it round last night to give the resto a go and were rather pleased with the menu, the wine and the digs.
Right on the river with spectacular views and mere steps from the Thames Clipper landing at Canary Wharf Pier, this second of two Caminos is a comfortable spot for dining on more than decent Spanish cuisine. For fans of the original King's Cross location, expect the same food (at the same prices) and same chilled out with a dash of elegance vibe.
Highlights from our visit? We loved the chipirones a la Andaluza (crisp-fried baby squid with alioli and lemon) as well as the presa Iberica (Iberico black pig shoulder blade cooked medium rare), thought the chuleton a la parrilla (Scottish “Mathers Black Gold” rib-eye steak, matured 28 days, served Basque style) was certainly devourable and probably ate much more than our fair share of pimientos de Padron. We didn't mind sipping on a glass or three of crisp Godello, bodegas Valdesil 2007 either.
Wharf rats, this is a good one to keep in mind.
Camino's new restaurant is located at 28 Westferry Circus, E14 8AA. Check 'em out online at www.camino.uk.com.