WHO? The opening of Spanish bar and restaurant Camino in Cruz del Rey (that's King's Cross to you or me) gives this up-and-coming destination a real fillip. Cantaloupe Group's Richard Bigg, co-owner of hot spots like Cargo and Market Place, brings his love affair with Spain to bear on this all-day concept. Chef Miguel Masero has been brought over from Barcelona to head up the kitchen.
ON THE MENU? All day dining, with short menus changing according to seasonal availability. Spanish snack bar treats include churros con chocolate, ‘bikinis' (toasted sandwiches), or huge steaks from the ‘parilla' with a big bottle of Spanish red. Jamon Iberico de Bellota de Jabugo; Chuletillas de Cordero (Romney Marsh Lamb Cutlets); Tarta de Santiago.
SIZE? 200 bar capacity, 75 restaurant capacity, 20 in the courtyard.
STYLE? Quirky, with a large wall map of Spain there to be customised by customers with their own photos, beer mats, tickets etc. Brick walls, a 35m pewter bar, enamel signage, cutlery in recycled tin cans and rusty steel wire menu boards complete the shabby chic feel.
SPEND PER HEAD? £25
WINE LIST? From £14.50 to £39.50 a bottle
WHERE? 3 Varnishers Yard, Regent Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 020 7841 7330