Wedon’t often get a reason to wonder over to Canary Wharf very often and it’s nice to be reminded of how nice it is along the river sometimes. The contrast of the buildings silhouetted against the sky and reflecting off the water sort of gives you that holiday feeling. And so where better to eat that Camino, the small Spanish tapas chain which has a restaurant located right on the water front. Camino have three branches in London, here at Puerto del Canario Canary Wharf, Kings Cross and Monument.
The Canary Wharf joint is split into two rooms, an informal bar area and an open plan dining room split between tables and big comfy booths. BAG A BOOTH. In full holiday mood we started with a jug of Sangria – when in Spain – which came in a massive jug, so big we struggled to finish it.
To eat we ordered a selection of tapas from across the menu, there is a serious amount of dishes on offer here so whittling them down is no easy task. The highlight was definitely the Iberico black pig shoulder which came medium rare, perfectly tender and full of flavour. Sauteed tiger prawns with chili, garlic and a white wine were a generous portion, sizzling away in light sauce whilst the black pudding on a bed of spicy red peppers came with a punchy kick. No tapas meal is complete without the good old patatas bravas soaked in alioli and the tortilla de patata (although this was served cold and to be honest we’d have like it hot).
Service was friendly and the waitress was happy to recommend dishes, it’s reasonable priced and the place is pretty sexy. We’ll back along there when that sun is gleaming off the river, patatas bravas in one hand, glass of sangria in the other…alioli on our top. Viva España
Camino, Puerto del Canario, 28 Westferry Circus, E14 8RR