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The life and soul of España oozes from every pore of this reliable mini-chain, which promises genuine vibes, gutsy food and authentic drinks. Camino is Spanish for ‘road' and the tapas menu here roams the country's regions – think platters of artisan charcuterie, Mallorcan cheese fritters with tomato jam, or potted crab with ‘chapata’ bread. Other good calls include duck stew, and hand-dived scallops with samphire and ‘ajo blanco' sauce, while an imported charcoal grill lends its smoky tones to everything from chicken livers and Basque steaks to presa ibérica (pork shoulder) with roasted aubergine purée. Imbibing is taken seriously, too, with sherries aplenty and wines from a long list of bodegas, plus jugs of sangria, beers and zingy cocktails. A Spanish brunch menu for the weekends is promised for this Southbank location, which is billed as a more casual tapas bar and includes an open kitchen, takeaway jamón counter and large outdoor terrace.

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Camino Bankside

Camino Bankside

5 Canvey Street, The Blue Fin Building ,London SE1 9NA

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Nothing to write home about..

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Jan 2017

Camino was quite average. I think there are nice tapas places in London. I was quite excited to go there as my friend and I tried to go to the Kings Cross branch one night but it was full and there was an hour wait. So we booked Camino bankside for a few weeks later. The menu looked great - everything sounded really nice. None of the 9 dishes we had between us were that incredible. They were nice, but nothing special. The baked goats cheese lacked a lot of flavor and it was very bread-heavy. The...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 3
  • Value: 5

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    I'm one of the most indecisive people when it comes to ordering food from a menu. I like ordering lots of different dishes and then sharing it out amongst whoever I'm with - that way I can have a nibble of this and that and I don't suffer the dreaded food envy if I make a bad choice.

    For this reason tapas is one of my favourite types of foods - so when I was invited to the launch of Camino's newest outpost in Southwark, hungry and excited, I put on my loosest trousers and frogmarched myself straight there...
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    with free range Clarence Court Burford Brown eggs, served at room temperature
    Would I go back again? No

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    Camino, a little bit of a Zomato treat. The full staff of quiet eating were invited along with a small select group of food bloggers to a ham carving event.

    We were here to learn how to butcher a piece of meat. Even though one of us deals with the meat trade (he charges an arm and a leg for his services), one of us is innocent and free of any experience. Engineer that she is, machines tend not to be too fleshy.
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    Luxury Columnist :: Luxury Columnist: Camino Bankside - A True Taste of Spain

    Spanish cuisine is one of my all time favourites so I was delighted to be invited to review Camino Bankside, the hot new tapas bar just behind Tate Modern at Bankside. I was keen to see if their jamón and patatas bravas would be as good as those that I had experienced in Barcelona – the challenge was on!
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Essential Details for Camino Bankside

  • Address: 5 Canvey Street, The Blue Fin Building, London SE1 9NA
  • Telephone: 020 3617 3169
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri 12N-11pm (Thurs-Fri -12M) Sat-Sun 11am-12M (Sun -10pm)

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