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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.

Food & Drink

Our Executive Chef, Nacho del Campo, uses top quality, seasonal ingredients to create bold, fresh and exciting tapas inspired by our travels. Unsurprisingly many of our ingredients are sourced from Spain, and this combined with our authentic cooking techniques and Basque Country grills means that people often tell us the food tastes are just as good, if not better, than what they’ve had over there.

Our passion for authenticity doesn’t end with the food. We serve Spain’s best beers, use the finest Spanish licores in our cocktails, and have a variety of good, strong coffees served just like they do it in Spain (with a little help from our English friends at Small Batch Coffee Roasters).

Spain is one of the most exciting, dynamic wine regions in the world, and our Founder Richard Bigg, takes enormous care in seeking out the best wines from across the country, visiting almost all of the bodegas they’re from with his Camino crew. We’ve received several top accolades for our wine list, a huge honour we’re immensely proud of.

Richard

My love of Spain started with my first trip there in the summer of 1984, a wonderful road-trip driving all over the country in a tiny black Mini (definitely the wrong colour for the severe heat in La Mancha in July).

I drove from the Mediterranean border with France, down through Catalunya and Aragón, stopping in Zaragoza and Toledo on the way down south to Malaga, then back up to Madrid via beautiful Seville and some of the enchanting towns in Extremadura such as Badajoz, Mérida, Trujillo and Cáceres.

I stayed a week in Madrid with an old school friend, driving around the neighbouring countryside having a wild time, staying out all night in the city and then having churros con chocolate before heading home as it was getting light.

I found the country infectious and intoxicating, the vivid colours; the extremes of heat, the incredible diversity of the landscapes, the open-hearted people, and of course the food and drink. I’ve been back well over 100 times, with family, friends or staff. I’m always excited about going, and every trip thrills me as much as the last.

Back in 2006, I managed to convince my co-directors that it would be great to harness my passion and knowledge into their next venture. Our first Camino opened its doors in 2007, and we’ve been learning and evolving ever since. It’s been a wild and wonderful ride, and we’re all incredibly excited for the road ahead.

Richard Bigg
Founder and Managing Director

Nacho

Camino-Nacho-del-CampoOur Executive Chef Nacho del Campo hails from Vitoria, the capital of the Basque Country, a region recognised as the gastronomic heartland of Spain. It’s a place where wonderful food and drink, friends and family are central to living, and Nacho brings those values to Camino with his hearty, flavourful tapas.

Nacho’s style of cooking stays true to his origins – simple, honest food and hearty flavours made all the more exciting with his incredible passion and creativity. Nacho has been with Camino almost since the beginning, and also created the menus for our dedicated sherry and cava bars Bar Pepito and Copa de Cava. So wherever you go within our family, you’ll find his bold and distinctive flair, and of course some of the best tapas you’ll find outside of Spain.

Awards

CAMINO KING'S CROSS DINER'S CHOICE 2015 OPENTABLE

CAMINO MENU OF THE YEAR 2015 SECRET CITY DEALS

CAMINO BEST SPANISH WINE LIST
IN THE UK
LOUIS ROEDERER / IMBIBE 2014

CAMINO BEST RESTAURANT GROUP HARPERS SPANISH WINE AWARDS 2013

CAMINO TOP 10 BEST SPANISH WINE LISTS IN THE WORLD THE DRINKS BUSINESS 2011

RICHARD BIGG BUSINESS PERSONALITY
OF THE YEAR
THE DRINKS BUSINESS 2011

BAR PEPITO BEST BAR OF THE YEAR TIME OUT 2010

CAMINO KING'S CROSS BEST NEW RESTAURANT RUNNER UP THEME BAR & RESTAURANT AWARDS 2010

CAMINO KING'S CROSS BEST BAR IN BRITAIN OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY 2008

CAMINO KING'S CROSS BEST RESTAURANT SHOPFITTING & DISPLAY INDUSTRY AWARDS 2008

Charity Partners

Camino_Action_Against_HungerWe support Action Against Hunger and Children’s Health Fund, two amazing charities that aim to put an end to child hunger and improve children’s health.

Since our partnership began we’ve made a significant contribution used to benefit less fortunate children around the world, and with your help we can continue to raise more.

If you’d like to find out more about our charity partners, just click below to read more.

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