Camino Puerto Del Canario Exterior
By: Fourteen Ten On: September 21, 2010 In: Campaigns, Launches, Restaurant Publicity Comments: 0

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Following the success of the original King’s Cross location a new Camino opened to the public on the banks of the Thames on September 15th 2010.

The new location boasts views south and west down the river from a spacious terrace partly shaded by a canopy of trees. Large sherry barrels add to the unmistakable Spanish feel and parasols protect outside diners.

The location means customers can shun the Tube or bus – with the adjacent Canary Wharf Pier making it possible to arrive and depart from central London by Thames Clipper from early morning until just before midnight.

For further information regarding Camino Puerto del Canario please contact us.

Further Information

Terrace and Interior:
Windows form the entire front and side of the building and are fully opening on the bar side. Patterned Andalusian tiles are set into the floor at the front of the building, reclaimed oak and pine floorboards make up the rest of the ground space and reclaimed Victorian brickwork adds an earthy charm. Inside the bar is a dominant feature and the large open kitchen faces out across the whole premises. A large painted mural runs across the front of the kitchen from the bar to the restaurant featuring La Boqueria – one of the world’s most famous food markets on La Rambla as well as barrels, a castle, classic Andalusian tiles and vines post-harvest in an Autumnal shot fading away into the hillside.

The menu consists of tapas made with ingredients head chef Nacho del Campo, who has been in command at King’s Cross for 2½ years, makes extreme effort in sourcing. Whilst the roots are traditional in terms of the best ingredients, simply served, with gutsy flavours, there are also some contemporary twists. The restaurant has imported a charcoal grill from Bilbao to ensure steaks (which come from Mather’s Gold cattle in Scotland), can be cooked in the proper Basque way – studded with sea-salt, chargrilled and sliced. Lamb, iberico pork and fish are also charcoal grilled. Seasonal specials feature at all times.

A succinct wine list details the grape variety/ies, region and a short description. All are Spanish, and many are available by the glass and carafe.

‘Los Cañónes Grandes’ (The Big Guns) have been introduced for the Canary Wharf location. This is an additional list that includes many of the absolute finest wines from Spain. The exception to the all-Spanish rule here is some sparkling wines made in the cava method but from outside Spain, like Nyetimber, Louis Roederer, Bollinger Grande Année and Krug. A range of Spanish beers include crisp lagers, a pale ale, a malty dark brew from Zaragoza, a super-premium lager and a wheat beer made in conjunction with Ferran Adrià – ideal for matching with food. Agua de Valencia, Sangria and a number of Latino cocktails form the backbone of the cocktail list.

Wine Temperature Regulation:
Due to an increase in space the new site has enabled all wines to be served at the correct temperatures so the taste and feel is optimized. These temperatures are 3 degrees for Cava, Champagne, fino and manzanilla sherries, bottled beer and cider, 6 degrees for white wines, roses and other sherries and 16 degrees for red wines. The reds will taste fresher as a result of being at ‘cellar temperature’- avoiding being served at room temperature that often loses their freshness and balance.

Address & Details:
28 Westferry Circus, E14 8RR. Enquiries: 020 7841 7331
Tube: Canary Wharf (Jubilee), Westferry Circus or Canary Wharf (DLR)
Bus: D3, D7, 135, 277 all go from Canary Wharf to Westferry

Restaurant 60 seats. Terrace 40 seats. Bar Area (high level seating and lounge area) 150 capacity.

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