Camino Bankside

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£26 to £40
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Spanish

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Camino Bankside is tucked away behind the Tate Modern on London’s Bankside. Full of natural light by day, and softly lit for an intimate mood by night, opening onto a large outdoor terrace perfect for a drink or two on long summer evenings.

Bankside is also home to our impressive jamón counter, with a selection of impeccable quality Ibérico black pig hams professionally carved by one of our highly trained cortador de jamón.

We’re open everyday for lunch, dinner and everything in between.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We went to Camino for a Valentine's day dinner. The tables were so close to each other that we could hear everyone's conversations which created a very poor ambience. Food was very good but the portions are very small for the price you pay. I don't recommend booking a table for 2 since you will be eating 10cm away from another couple.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Loud. Everything swims in oil. Low quality cuts of meat which turned into badly cooked steaks.

Really wanted to give Camino a go as it's right next to the office, and have been for work drinks before, so decided to book it for dinner. Not sure how they managed to score above 4.0 as the food wasn't cooked that well. Everything was cooked and presented with a thick coating of oil. The rib eye steak was presented in such a non appealing messy way that you question if it was steak or some fried beef strips from Tesco. The only thing that tasted great was the black label jamon - the one thing that didn't require cooking. Service was quick at least and waiters quite friendly! If you have a discount card then it is worth going to but would otherwise avoid spending money on the food. Seafood definitely cooked better than the meat items.

Here are things we would and wouldn't recommend ordering from the kitchen:

Recommend: black label jamon, croquettes, squid ink black rice, gambas (king prawns) ajillo, padron peppers.

Note that all of the above (aside from the uncooked things) will be extremely oily.

Avoid: Ribeye steak, meatballs, cheese platter.

S
37 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service plus yummy, good valued food. Will come back again.

OT
Hertfordshire
16 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always. We loved the free glass of Cava and a small starter platter which was a Jan offer. The black pudding remains a firm favourite as do the cheese fritters with chilli jam. Chai crusted trout was lovely too. Really, all the dishes are great. Lovely wine and a reasonably priced wine list which really attentive service and friendly knowledgeable staff. We are repeat customers for all these reasons and will be back. A fantastic restaurant experience.

M
London
78 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nothing special although the broccoli stem dish was excellent

LH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really lovely tapas and great service in a pleasant environment

VT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening!

M
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit of an impulsive decision to come here for a dinner, based on location and reviews. Turned our to be a very good decision. And another fine restaurant to add to our list to return to.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great setting. Just a little noisy, so not the place for a nice, quiet dinner.

L
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great atmosphere, staff were perfect and brought out churros with a candle as we said it was for a birthday celebration on the booking which made it really special!!

GH
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Authentic Spanish food, lovely atmosphere and good service

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All the dishes we ordered were great and recommended!

CG
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice tapas at a very convenient price.
Definitely will go back.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I've been to Camino several times in the past, but hadn't been for a while. The food is quite expensive for what it is, and the portion sizes have definitely shrunk. The albobdigas were the smallest I have ever seen: one tapa was just four meatballs, not much bigger than marbles, and cost £6.75. The calamari special was particularly poor, only three tiny pieces between four, and we had to complain to get a fourth piece. The pan con tomate portions were also much smaller than my last visit. Camino wouldn't last five minutes in Spain. Super disappointed, and I won't be going back.

CW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Terrible service and quite expensive for what it is.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely sunny day, so great to sit outside. Great food, interesting menu.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

All our food came at once!!!! Daft but it was excellent and great wine list. A very noisy restaurant- unpleasantly so for a while.

LP
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there last Friday and I must say that staff was lovely and food was incredible!!

NH
London
30 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal, great to be able to sit outside. Food was good value, as was the wine.

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were well looked after, and had the most amazing food, cant wait to come again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Weekend meat feast delicious, plentiful and good value

C
London
281 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We like this place, a lot. Good that they gave us an outside table - not all restaurants take bookings 'on the terrace', which slightly baffles us. But this was a warm evening - hence, quite a lot of beer with our meal!
Food is always interesting - the dinner menu, slightly different from day time - and always packed with flavour.
Staff are very pleasant.
We'll be back - and we seem to bring more friends each time we come...............

MM
London
16 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for standard Spanish tapas. Service was very good. The place is very busy and noisy.

KJ
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Off the tourist track with delicious food! Enjoyed everything we ate... can recommend the mixed grill, baby squid and octopus. Delicious! Won’t leave it so long to go back.

LF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, quick service so ca just keep ordering. Highly recommend this place

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything was good but one of the items we ordered we never got.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible, staff couldn’t have been less interested or helpful if they’d tried, we repeatedly had to to chase up food and drink orders, no flexibility with a food allergy one of the group had, and then were charged for food we didn’t ever receive, so poor.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Good service but half of the food and drinks menu was not available to order!

IS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant little place. The food is not the best tapas in town but well done, and good portion sizes. The ambience is a little flat but the staff friendly and attentive. I will visit again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really liked this place. Food was really tasty and the staff were lovely.

Y
London
43 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, outstanding ambience and good service all rounded up with a tasty pitcher of sangria and the most tender piece of pork meat I have ever tasted. Great evening and will definitely be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Good service, good tapas, just very loud music which made conversation difficult - and not really the kind of music that sets any kind of ambience - maybe some kind of sound proofing between the seated table areas and the bar would be better!

a
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Disappointing experience. At arrival there was nobody FOH. When someone did turn up they could find no record of our OpenTable booking. Eventually another staff member came and managed to seat us. Restaurant was very obviously understaffed - long wait to order and drinks were extremely slow to arrive. Will not be returning.

OT
Edinburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried fir first time, not disappointed

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great, tasty and interesting food in a bustling settling. Good ambience and no sense of being rushed

KE
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great girls lunch - we always come here when visiting the Tate Modern. 6 dishes for 3 people was more than enough and I had some delicious and very welcome free birthday bubbles. Standout dishes were the Iberico pork shoulder and sautéed mushrooms and butter beans. We also always have the chicken skewer. They also do a good selection of gin and tonics. Good relaxed atmosphere and attentive service. There is a good outdoor seating area when the weather permit too.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal at Camino. We had a variety of Tapas and all were cooked beautifully and tasted great. We finished off with Churros and the chocolate dipping sauce was the nearest to a Spanish dipping sauce I have had outside Spain. All washed down by an innovative Seville orange mojito

JK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Generally good but I was disappointed that the restaurant appeared unable to serve a dessert with an ice cream (which was also on the menu) instead of a sauce, even when I offered to pay separately for the ice cream.

Y
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As always, delicious food, great service. They had forgotten one of our dishes but once reminded, they quickly delivered it.