CAMINO WAS INSPIRED BY A LIFE–CHANGING ROAD TRIP IN THE SUMMER OF 1984…
…driving across Spain from north to south and back in blazing heat in a tiny old black Mini. The landscape, the people and the lifestyle made a deep and everlasting impression, and left a burning need to recreate a piece of España back home in London. The Camino team have made countless journeys since, travelling all over the country and experiencing the true nature of Spain and its food and drink. Each time we come back with amazing memories and fresh ideas. And rather more addictively, a van crammed full of lovely old Spanish clobber from street markets and antique shops, that will later proudly adorn our walls.
Our Executive Chef, Nacho del Campo, uses top quality, seasonal ingredients to create bold, fresh and exciting tapas. Nacho’s cooking techniques coupled with our Basque Country grills mean that people often tell us the food tastes just as good, and often better, than what they’ve had when on holiday in Spain itself!
Our passion for authenticity doesn’t end with the food. We serve some of Spain’s best beers and use the finest spirits in our cocktails. Spain is one of the most exciting, dynamic wine regions in the world, and our Founder Richard Bigg takes enormous care in seeking out superb Spanish wines, to put together a list that is quality-driven, diverse and showcasing wines with strong identity. Resisting the temptation to have a self-indulgently long list, instead he’s gone for something very succinct, allowing you to choose easily and give you more time to get on with enjoying your meal. We’ve received several top accolades for our wine list, (including winning best Spanish Wine List in the UK) a huge honour we’re immensely proud of.