Cambio de Tercio

4.7
227 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Notable Wine List
Cambio de Tercio is the signature Restaurant of Cambio De Tercio Restaurant Group, located in the heart of Chelsea- South Kensington. It was open in June, 1995 and is a pioneer in offering modern and innovative Spanish cuisine in London.

We also offer traditional Spanish tapas, but it is our Chef Alberto Criado’s creative dishes, what defines us and has given us our name.

Our award winning “wine list” contains the largest and more diverse selection of Spanish wines anywhere in London.

Within our renovated premises, you can now have dinner at our Chef’s table situated in our kitchen or enjoy one of our Spanish style Gin & Tonic at our “C.Tonic” Bar, with a large 80+ premium gin’s menu.

The Restaurant has gained many accolades during the years including the much coveted “ PREMIO ALIMENTOS DE ESPANA 2003- awarded by the Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fishing and Food as “The Best Spanish Restaurant in any country outside Spain, 2003”
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish
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Hours of Operation
Monday - SaturdayL 12pm - 11:30pm

Sunday: 12pm - 11pm
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Phone number
020 7244 8970
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Alberto Criado
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Private Party Facilities
We now have a capacity of 90 seating or 150 people for standing up parties, since our refurbishment and extension two years ago with three private and semi-private party rooms for up to 18 people.
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Private Party Contact
Abel Lusa: 020 7244 8970
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Catering
Please send your queries to our email address.
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Parking Details
Paid parking available on the street.
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Public Transit
Gloucester Road station (5-7 mins walk)
South Kensington Station (10 mins walk)
Earls Court station (10 mins walk)
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine
What 227 People Are Saying
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Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We celebrated my husband's birthday here. The restaurant is lively and the food was quite good. However, I felt rushed. We asked that the dishes come slowly as they are tapas, but it was more like one right after the other. Still, I would recommend this restaurant as the ambiance is excellent and the waiters attentive.

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DS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Our favorite restaurant in London!

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JS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tapas plates were varied and all were delicious; comparable to what you would find in Barcelona or Madrid. Friendly service from the entire staff. Very pleasant neighborhood vibe. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Highly recommended.

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New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful evening of spectacular food in a beautiful place with the best staff in London. Thank you to Paco and his team for taking care of us. My Australian friend loved the 8 hours roasted tomatoes, the carrots in macadamia pesto and of course the delicious patatas bravas. It is the only place I can get real Torrija too, perfection.

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place, high standard doesn't change throughout the years, delicious food, great service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, attentive waiter, amazing Patatas Bravas

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent!

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RK
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tapas place, amazing ambience and very attentive staff. The place is adorned with great art that I can't stare enough at. Highly recommend!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Spanish food and good service, but overpriced. Very large wines from Spain selection, again overpriced. The place itself and the decoration is not charming at all.

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RP
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The tapas was exquisite, beautifully presented and delicious!

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TK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a large group. The staff were very accommodating. They made excellent suggestions regarding the food. We had a lovely experience!

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent et sympa. Les meilleurs gin & tonic. Très belle carte de vins

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r
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with top quality tapas dishes worth every penny

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful experience. We first visited Cambio de Tercio about 20 years ago and it has developed into probably the finest Spanish restaurant in London. Excellent service, innovative presentation of imaginative food. A very enjoyable evening.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food as always 😊 And more importantly - really lovely, welcoming staff. Have never been disappointed by any of the restaurants in this group.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great to see this South Ken stalwart going from strength to strength. Lived around the corner 20 years ago, used to revisit on business trips 10 years ago, worried it would be dusty and/or coasting on its fashionable location. Happy to see the place is better than ever, with a sharp modern menu full of clever updates of Spanish classics. Service impeccable as always

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EM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

We were inside, no air conditioned. Too hot, impossible to eat enjoyng the meal

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Houston
41 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is an outstanding restaurant with a great wine selection.

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Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service from waiters there are terrible. Charged me drinks I didn’t order. Took 15 minutes to get the bill.

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MT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing find in London. Incredible food, fantastic wine list, great, friendly staff.

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NW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This time it was with my girlfriend, previously with colleagues and clients. The restaurant staff are always welcoming, to the point where as you walk through to your table numerous staff members welcome you. The staff themselves are normally Spanish and happy to assist with wine and food choices in a nice informal manner. The restaurant itself has bright attractive and fun colour scheme with good art. To top it all the food is marvellous and after many times dinning, the standard and consistency is high! Maybe why you hear so many Spanish voices.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. Paco and staff are terrific
My husband said best meal he's EVER had
And we're not young!

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N
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This long standing favourite is losing its "neighbourhood gem" placing and is slowly but surely edging into an expensive and over-commercialised restaurant. Sad to see.
Food and wine are always excellent (both are overpriced now) but the customer no longer feels privileged to have "discovered" the place.
As I say, sad.
My guests, who are not familiar with the place, each commented on how uncomfortable they felt about the commercialised feel of the place.
From now on I will have to think carefully as to who I recommend it to.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately they said the kitchen is cl9sed when we arrived only 10 mins late

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LB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around excellant restaurant that never fails for a great meal.

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OU
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal. The tapas were all very delicious and the staff were attentive but not intrusive. We would definitely be back!

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New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Still a great place in London for spanish food. But its not quite as good as it used to be. Food sometimes served a bit cold, not as much attention and care as before.

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v
London
27 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Spanish restaurant in London

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great as always. Wait staff was a bit unfriendly - maybe new.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food just gets better each time, well run restaurant

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and food

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AC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant, the price-quality could improve.

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DG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Staff was very friendly, but despite having a reservation, we were not seated until 45 minutes later. We had an engagement after dinner which we had to miss because of this...

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j
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had not been here for a few years after being a regular, it is still as good as i remember, attentive staff and delicious tapas.

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BO
London
93 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cambio di Tercio is by far the best Spanish restaurant in London. Simple tapas dishes like boquerones and patatas bravas are made memorable and baby octopus or pork dishes are cooked to perfection. Service is calm and efficient even as crowds build up. And the wine list has exceptional examples of Priorst and Ribera del Duero.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food and wonderful attentive staff.
Full and buzzing - our favourite local restaurant.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal, ox cheek and croquettes were amazing

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Houston
27 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed in South Kensington and this place was right around the corner from our VRBO rental. It was absolutely so delicious that not only did we go on our second night in town but we also went back for our last dinner before heading back to the states. The food was fabulous. The tapas worked out great for us because we had my mother with us on our trip. She does not eat a whole lot in any one sitting so it allowed her to eat as little or as much as she wanted to while not having to split with anyone or waste food by ordering her own meal. The wine list is long. We had a mixture of the following plates between both of the nights we ate there: Iberico Ham Croquettes (my favorite), Spanish Baby Anchovies (not my thing but mom and husband loved them), Spicy Patatas Gravas, Spanish Omelette with Black Truffel, Galician Padron Peppers, the Lamb Cutletts ,the Pluma Iberica, and the Garlic and Chili Prawns. Definitely a good find.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Spanish place after all these years. Always a joy to go back and see the team at its best

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