The Spanish Tortilla Thrives At This London Tapas Institution


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The Camino flagship is one of its biggest, and prettiest.

Having just come back from Mallorca, and ignoring any chips consumed around the pool, I like to think I got a pretty decent idea of what great Spanish cuisine looks and tastes like, so on comparing it to my recent trip to Camino?

I can tell you you're in safe hands when it comes to tapas.

Starting our visit in their dinky sherry bar hidden out back, Bar Pepito is a petite hole in the wall that feels like a true homage to the hidden wine bars on the streets of old town, with Andalusian elements celebrated in both art work, bare brick walls and menu combined. Opting for one of their seasonal coastal sherries, this 3-4 year old wine is light and dry, perfect in cutting through a bowl of olives. 

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A delicious array of plates.

In the main restaurant itself? An after-work buzz that King's Cross knows all too well. Settling down with a view of both kitchen and diners combined, it's cocktails and small plates that keep the space flowing, as we opt for multiple plates to satiate the hunger. From sheep cheese fritters (£7.25) and purple sprouting broccoli to tortilla de patatas (£8.50) and gambas al ajillo (£10.50), the menu is varied and impressive. Our stand-out dishes? The runny tortilla won, with its confit onions and orange yolks providing a truly rich experience, while a strong second place was reserved for the prawns, cooked with white wine and Guindilla chilli for buckets of flavour.

A sometimes slow service aside, which arguably does take on the cool laidback flow of all things Spain, Camino is a brand you can trust in when it comes to small plates and a tortilla that will be talked about for months to come.

Camino King's Cross can be found at The Regent Quarter, 3 Varnishers Yard, London N1 9FD. Check out our guide to moreamazing tapas restaurants in London here. Want to stay up to date with the latest events? Sign up for our London newsletter.