Camino King's Cross

4.4
1186 reviews
£26 to £40
Spanish

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Camino was born with the opening of King’s Cross in 2007. Capturing the real essence of Spain was always the aim, and with the addition of Bar Pepito opening opposite in 2010 (London’s very first sherry bar) we came a King’s Cross institution.

Our lively bar and restaurant sprawls around a hidden courtyard, coming alive in the Summer, full of people enjoying a frosted mug of Spanish cerveza, a glass of sangria or a sherry from Pepito. With outdoor heaters and plenty of seating, it’s often busy on even the coldest of evenings.

We’re open everyday for lunch, dinner and everything in between. Join us for our Spanish breakfast during the week, or our popular Happy Hour at the weekend. The bar at Camino is always buzzing, with DJs on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays playing the best Latin, house and party sounds until late. Always free entry!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1186 People Are Saying
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BobG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food is good if a little pricey. the wines were nice service good and sitting outside is great, heaters if cold.

JH
vipJacquelineH
Aberdeen
39 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Staff/ Food/ Ambience. Thank you.

YM
YvonneM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good value in London for tapas friendly service, no hurry to vacate table

JM
vipJohnM
London
84 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed this place. Staff very friendly and food good.

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Shirley
London
64 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service and extremely nice and polite waitresses served us. Food great. Our table was almost too small to hold all of the dishes!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and wine and service and a lovely atmosphere but initially when we arrived for drinks, service was a little bit slow and disjointed as we had been seated elsewhere away from the main restaurant and lacking staff but otherwise a really lovely experience and all the tapas was so tasty! Great helpful waiter at our table

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Ingrid
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good location, nice food and great service. We stayed at the restaurant but the bar area also looked very good.

LM
LucyM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, everyone wearing masks. All tables distanced. Food was lovely and I was able to log-on to WIFI to work as well.

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jros
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round

KM
KarenM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A delicious mid week lunch - not many diners so we had very attentive service. £20 off the bill (continuing the 'eat out to help out' scheme) was an unexpected but pleasant surprise.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Spanish food in the area.

TB
TimB
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Very noisy and not helped by the reggaeton music.

RF
vipRodneyF
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice informal restaurant, friendly staff, good food and good value for money - like the fact that they continue the EOTHO discount even though the govt funding stopped in August.

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AlonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had great time, with delicious food and very attentive service.

S
vipSarah
London
26 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food and lovely food.

JC
vipJamesC
London
58 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was lovely - I always see Camino as being a bit 'chainy' but I would have been happy to be served tapas that tasted as good as these if I was actually in Spain. Friendly service. Sweet sherry to go with the indulgent black coconut icecream dessert, only £4 a glass - which is really good value.

TN
TN2020
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Really great food and ambiance! Met friends here for the first time since lockdown and had a lovely meal for a decent price. Would definitely recommend!

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louisar
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived earlier then our table booking and were able to have socially distanced drinks in the courtyard. Our first drinks we had to order at the bar though, however this was queues out nicely approaching the bar. All staff were wearing masks.

Once outside, we had a fantastic waiter Lucas who kept checking on us and offering us more drinks as a table service. He was really friendly & his customer service was excellent and he helped us to choose the right wine & offered us tastings.

The restaurant hadn’t updated their details to the fact I had changed the booking time on the app, but they were calling within 30mins of the original time to check & had no problems when I said we had put the dining time back to a later start.

The waitress inside was lovely & took our order as soon as we were ready and the food was amazing when it came out. We were conscious of the 2 hour dining time but there was no pressure or rush and we were able to sit for longer then was booked.

Overall a lovely place & I would definitely go again.

EW
ElliottW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and Covid-19 safe! Attentive service and excellent food, despite being on the more expensive side.

JM
JamesM
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! The restaurant was very busy and I sensed from the start they were busier than they expected to be. Service was a little slow initially however the team rallied around and worked very hard to get on top of the volume of orders. We had a great evening and will definitely be back. Well done to the whole team both front of house and kitchen!

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FionaE
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. We had the special 'Eat out to help out' platters which we thought were great value, and we still just had room for desserts. We also had a very good bottle of red wine, which was reasonably priced, on the advice of our server.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were very happy to go out for the first time since the quarantine started. I've read some reviews before booking and I am disappointed. It is not a covid safe place, let's put it straight. We were served by FOUR people from which 2 to 3 didn't wear masks at some point. The waiter was wearing a dirty mask and was laying on our table while talking about menu. Others didn't care about distancing. I'm just hoping we didn't catch anything, really. Food was good as always, even with smaller menu but I won't be coming back there in any close future because of irresponsible behaviour of staff.

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vipmimi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a very odd experience. It took us almost 15 mins to have our order taken, we just seemed invisible to the staff. Then a member of the staff asked us if we could settle our bill before our food even arrived, we weren’t sure why. Then all the hot food came before our drinks and our appetizers. The quality of the food was not great as well.

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Artasz
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great place not too far from King's Cross Station. Foods are tapas-style so it worth ordering a couple for a complete meal. Overall good experience, the service was a bit slow, but it was Friday evening...

JM
JamesM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

That was a lovely way to return to restaurants, post-Covid. It was ridiculously quiet, the staff were attentive and the food was good. It had a lovely Spanish feel to it, only the prices made one realise it wasn't Spain...!

Definitely a new favourite place. I will be back.

MB
MariaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined here with a friend as our first post-lockdown meal, we felt very safe eating there, we were able to easily distance from other diners, staff wore PPE and despite all this it all felt like business as usual which was lovely. Would recommend the Patatas Bravas and the Croquettes, overall it was a delicious meal and we can’t wait to go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was the first opening since lockdown - Saturday 4th July. Sadly the restaurant wasn’t fully prepared.

According to the site, they were giving two hours per table, yet we arrived for our 8pm booking to be told that we only had an hour-and-a-half. Twenty five minutes after sitting down (and with only croquetas and tomato bread) we were informed that the kitchen was closing in ten minutes! After some time the waiter came to tell us that the first of our orders - gambas - was off the menu, so we ordered other dishes. About thirty minutes later, we were asked, “You’re still waiting for prawns aren’t you?” We reminded them of their update, only to be presented with gambas, ten minutes later. Sadly, they looked and tasted like cooked prawns that had been dropped into garlic and butter. (I strongly suspected they nipped into Tesco to buy a packet.) Overall the service and food was confused, and the expectations not shared on the website.

Fortunately for Camino, we were just so happy to be out that we weren’t going to let anything spoil our evening.

JM
JonathanM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing - great this place is back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely meal and great service, just a bit too noisy which made conversation difficult. We had a lovely evening.

CG
CharlesG
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food: only complaints on that count are that the oil used in frying the baby squid could have been fresher and the curly chicory salad was light on curly chicory, though the other veg it contained were good. In this time of coronavirus, it would have been nice to have spare cutlery provided for sharing dishes. Don't expect to have a civilised conversation as the noise level is far beyond the "energetic" provided as the maximum rating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A place I've eaten at several times over the years and it never disappoints, top quality tapas.

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vipFattie
London
46 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had to wait for ages to get seated even though we had a booking but once seated had superb evening. Great food & excellent wine recommendation by waitress. Would definitely visit again

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was great, service was good. Very noisy in the restaurant though and the portions were pretty small. Left wanting more!

ML
MeganL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely experience for Valentine’s Day, wonderful service and absolutely amazing food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sometimes informal tapas is exactly what you fancy.

AH
AnnabelH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

After half an hour we had to ask if we could order food, and when the food came out a dish was missing. The food is nice but pricey, so I’d at least expect the service to be good. Usually it is but this time was a real shame

FS
FlyingScud
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Camino was OK, but not sure I would do the experience again anytime soon. Tapas was OK, but really you don't get too much for your money and the wine was VERY expensive! £50 a head was eventually a bit steep for 5 of us with the 3 bottles of wine were over £100. Only booked here at 6pm because there was nowhere else available in KX on a Thursday night!

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clematis
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this restaurant. Tastefully decorated, in a quiet spot away from the crowds heading to the station. I imagine the outside seating will be lovely on a warmer day! We had tapas - the dishes were varied and delicious. Love the well thought out purees that came with a number of them. Also enjoyed the puddings - the choclate cone with a scoop of turron ice cream was just enough and they even serve a cortado for coffee! The service was discreet but timely. Excellent all round

RK
RKID23
Kent
21 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and tasty meats!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The environment was so nice. Service was good. Everything was just perfect. Definitely will go there again.

FAQs

Camino King's Cross offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7841 7330.

Camino King's Cross is rated 4.4 stars by 1186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.