Camino Shoreditch, the fifth London site from owner and Hispanophile Richard Bigg, has opened at Principal Place, 2 Curtain Road, London.
The 75-cover tapas bar and 70-cover restaurant, which also features a heated 40-cover terrace for outdoor drinking and dining, is set on the ground floor of Principal Place, a new building straddling the border between the City and Shoreditch.
B3 Designers, who worked alongside main contractors Opus, have created a warm, inviting and stylish interior which features colours inspired by the Castile Y Leόn region of Northern Spain.
As you walk into the tapas bar, you are met with the arresting bar, featuring backlit shelving that highlights some of the many vintage Spanish posters interspersed around the space as well as hand blown bottles. The bar itself is made from oak (resembling a wine barrel) with a top made of glass from reclaimed wine bottles; the table tops in the bar area feature the same reclaimed surfaces.
In the rest of the ground floor space, Spanish maps, posters and reclaimed timber combine to make for a rustic yet tasteful décor. Specially commissioned mural tiles hang from the terracotta-coloured walls and a screen made of vintage doors divides the restaurant from the tapas bar. Intimate booths and tan leather loose seating add a sense of softness and together with warm lighting creates a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.
Speaking to Premier Hospitality magazine, B3 Designers founder, Mark Bithrey said: “It’s amazing to start seeing your drawings that have been worked on for quite some time begin to take shape. It’s very rewarding. The best part of any project is actually seeing it physically take shape over the weeks, especially specific details you have designed.
“It was great for our team to work with a client who is open to new ideas and new ways of thinking. This has led to a beautifully strong concept, and an operationally strong design, which has infused everyone. It’s a great project of which we are proud.”
As always, Camino’s executive chef Nacho del Campo has sourced the very highest quality Spanish ingredients for his menu and has come up with brand new tapas for the Shoreditch site. Dishes exclusive to Shoreditch include Grilled Red Prawn with Basque piperrada and saffron aioli and Ibérico Pork Ribs marinated in Moscatel, with roasted apple and frisée salad.
Further menu highlights include Chicken skewer with roasted lemon, paprika and coriander marinade, parsley salad and mojo picόn; Ox cheek with Idiazábal smoked cheese and olive oil mash and Sea trout cured with tequila, apple, grapefruit and alberquina olive oil.
New drinks include a twist on an old classic – Terry’s Old Fashioned (Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Cacao Pico chocolate liqueur, chocolate bitters and orange peel), Pepperita, a Margarita that packs a punch (El Jimador tequila, Absolute Peppar vodka, Padrόn Pepper, agave lime) and a party-starting Trigger Happy (Red Leg spiced rum, Soberano brandy, maeloc Cider, apple juice and lemon juice) as well as Camino’s classic selection of Spanish Serves: premium gins, sherries and vermouth served with Fever Tree tonics, in large measures. The Spanish wine list is reasonably priced and includes lesser known regional varieties as well as ‘Big Guns,’ premium wines from the likes of Bodegas Vega Sicilia. Many are available by the glass and carafe as well as the bottle.
Camion Shoreditch is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
TMI Mechanical is a thriving Thatcham based, client driven company providing design and installation for Mechanical Services schemes.
TMI Mechanical’s staff have a wealth of experience in both design and contracting, covering smaller high street retail outlets to multi-outlet operators in the leisure industries; from clothing and confectionery to food and fitness, and provide invaluable experience in both the design and installation stages of the project.
TMI Mechanical offer a bespoke service to design and install energy efficient solutions in both refurbishment and new installations that include the design, supply and installation of commercial air conditioning, VRV installations, ventilation and kitchen extract with odour reduction and heating and piped services.
Having been involved with projects at Westfield, Nova Victoria, Westgate Oxford and the new conversion of the television studios at White City, TMI Mechanical had great pleasure in working on this new Shoreditch venue for Camino. This project had particularly challenging issues with the lack of external equipment allocation, but still providing the client with a scheme that complimented their internal design.
TMI Mechanical carry a multi-disciplined work force working throughout the South and South East of England with many clients in London and the surrounding areas. The company have strived to build their reputation on the ability to interpret the client’s requirements and maintain cost controls, their quality of workmanship and an excellent service delivery level.
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