Situated close to St Paul’s, London, Camino San Pablo is a Spanish restaurant serving superbly authentic food in a prime City location.
Camino San Pablo is from Richard Bigg, the Managing Director of the Camino Group and was recently nominated within the category of Best Design Independent Restaurant at the Casual Dining Design Awards 2014.
In discussing the Camino brand, The Formation Creative Consultants Europe Ltd Company Founder, Adrian Kilby, said:
“Managing Director Richard Bigg wanted to set up a restaurant chain which celebrates the traditional values of Spanish cuisine, but with an urban-metropolitan twist.
“Camino San Pablo, like all of the sites within the Camino Group portfolio continues this aim and is heavily influenced by Spanish food and culture. Most of the produce used within the kitchen, the charcoal grill and a great deal of the design artefacts used within the restaurant were imported directly from Spain.
“We were commissioned to work on Richard’s restaurants right from the beginning, with the first site at King’s Cross, where we created everything from the logotype and interior design right through to the uniforms; giving the restaurant a cohesive, compelling identity.
“The success of the first restaurant led to our involvement with the second restaurant which is located at Canary Wharf, then the third restaurant in Mincing Lane and most recently this fourth site in St Paul’s. Each restaurant is individual and is named after their location, so for example San Pablo means St Paul in Spanish.”
Working alongside The Formation Creative Consultants Europe Ltd on Camino San Pablo was main contractor Rosemead. Work began on the project in November 2012, with the grand opening taking place in May 2013.
“What’s particularly interesting about this fourth site is that we have introduced a dedicated Cava bar, Copa De Cava, which offers something a little bit different. Whilst the upstairs is a classic Camino in its design, the downstairs is somewhat of a departure and is set within the brick vaults of the basement.
“Richard is always looking at bringing something new to the offering, so we have placed the Cava bar deep within the catacombs. The bar offers London’s most comprehensive range of Cavas in a more indulgent space, whilst the bar’s kitchen serves up a delicious offering of freshly prepared meat and seafood dishes.
“The Cava bar is proving extremely popular, whilst the Camino restaurant continues to draw in its regular crowd of guests upstairs.”
To complete the creation of Camino San Pablo, external signage was installed, along with awnings and some external furniture.
“This has been a wonderful project and it is great to continue our association with the Camino brand. Richard and the team have become personal friends and I believe we have brought out the best of both of our companies strengths through our association with these restaurants.
“We look forward to continuing this rewarding working relationship on the next Camino site.”