Formulaic but effective, Camino gives King’s Cross punters what they need in a night out: a menu for sharing, an open courtyard for social smokers (or those pretending it’s warm enough to sit outside), Latino-inspired DJs, table football and cocktails. Tapas are a savvy blend of classics (croquetas de jamón, meat platters, patatas bravas) and the more adventurous (squid-ink rice with cuttlefish, Asturian bean stew or black pudding).
Vegetarians are also well-catered for: not often the case in meat-centric Spanish restaurants. With such an accessible menu and a focus on platters, Camino is set up for group dining – and customers even get a free small tapa with every drink on Tuesdays. You’ll need to reserve a table on a school night though, as the informal bar and sit-down restaurant both fill up quickly with sociable office workers. Fun, relaxed, and not taking itself too seriously, Camino exudes the true spirit of Spain. You won’t be blown away by the food, but you’ll be having such a good time, it won’t seem to matter.