I loved Caldo! The food was so good and totally affordable. It's got a very romantic atmosphere and it's just seconds away from queen's park station. The goat cheese and honey fritters are my favourite. By far the best tapas bar in London!
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Sep 30 2011
New restaurant and bar in Queens Park. Previously Penk's.
Caldo 79 Salusbury Road
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We come here all the time. It's a great place to have just a lovely drink (try and nab the sofa!) and an even lovelier place to stop for a bite to eat. The tapas is delicious.. proper tortilla, amazing livers in sherry, beautiful sardines with cumin, proper patatas bravas, decent wine, relaxed service. The bill is always unexpectedly low. Love it x
What HAS taken us so long? We must have eaten, drunk and got very merry at this fine new joint in Queens Park twenty times. At least. Perhaps we’re complacent, taking it as read that this is the place we hang out at and have quickly grown to love. Best of all, it’s in glorious stumbling distance from where we live. Caldo is – as its full name suggests, a bar and a kitchen. You can do one or the other, or both. All too frequently, we set out to have a couple of drinks (and the drinks, by the way, are great – mojitos, French Martinis and gin pairings, which we haven’t yet seen anywhere else in London) and end up ordering everything off the menu, which focuses on fabulous Brit-Basque cooking and the joy of small plates, meaning you never feel like you’re missing out – or to put it another way, you don’t get food envy. Tonight Matthew, we had padrón peppers, mushroom croquettas, crispy calamari and vegetables in saffron batter with aioli, grilled scallops with a tomato and pastis sauce and herb crust and sautéed chicken livers with a sherry sauce. Our tipple that evening was a bottle of Crémant d’Alsace and since we were feeling particularly greedy, events were beautifully completed with crema Catalana and rum and raisin ice cream with sweet Pedro Ximénez sherry. Needless to say, the food is very good indeed. Rustic yet elegant tapas with flavours that most definitely hit the spot – and for which we shall keep coming back and back and back.
What a great find - joined colleagues for pre-party cocktails and ended up staying all evening. Enjoyed trying the different gin cocktails in particular. Great food too - Grilled scallops + tomato and pastis sauce, chicken livers, croquettas, calamari - all to die for. Lovely wines and wicked puddings. Worth a trip to Queens Park. We'll be back!
Went for party and meal. Tried a number of tapas . Very disappointing. The lack of basic bread or service was shocking. Don't go for a evening meal. Three adults and one teenager needed food at home after a meal last night. And we are small eaters. The wine and decor were fine. Shame.
Caldo is a fantastic new bistro in the Queens Park area. Caldo has a wide variety of tapas dishes, which are all very reasonably priced and taste great. From champagne cocktails to classic ales, Caldo has it all,with friendly and helpful staff and great transport links to Central London plus a 2 for 1 cocktail night on wednesday, Caldo is definetly worth a visit.
Went for the 2 for 1 cocktails and they were great! Still need to try the tapas but hear great things.