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Cambio de Tercio

4.6
183 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Spanish
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  • 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 183 People Are Saying
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4.5
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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Brilliant food and service!
We found this gem whilst coasting the internet for somewhere to eat on our last day of holiday - it was certainly the foodie highlight of our trip. Also a big hit with our 9 year-old ("best dinner ever!")

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5.0Dined on 9 April 2018

Brilliant. Delicious. Great atmosphere. Yum.

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4.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Good service, friendly people and good food

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Exceptionally good 'fine dining' Tapas. Very good service and a lovely quirky setting - some 'interesting' art
One minor complaint was the proximity of the door meant it occasionally involved a slight draft when new guests arrived
The staff were very attentive, but not overly so. The food was a real pleasure - especially the croquettes
This is not 'big scoff' but the tasting menu, for the quality and content, was very good value and more than sufficient for a full meal

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Fantastic food, atmosphere and ambience but the service was a bit intense. The staff didn't have much patience for any questions (or bad but well meaning attempts at pronunciation) and also took to shooing us out before time, which soured the mood a little for me personally. But nonetheless a great spot for authentic and delicious Spanish food. Truly wonderful ambience (lively, vibrant and noisy - not really a place for whispering sweet nothings to your sweetheart) and there was a delicious Volver on offer for a reasonable price too. Would recommend.

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3.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Un petit restau à tapas plein de charme. Cuisine savoureuse.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

The food was exquisite and the service was the best we have ever had!

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4.0Dined on 6 March 2018

The best Spanish restaurant I’ve found in London and will definitely be returning

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

We absolutely love this place!
Everyone is super welcoming and food is brilliant. Fun to share small dishes with friends and family alike!

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Valentines night

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Delicious food, friendly and professional staff and a great atmosphere. You can’t be wrong going there for any excuse :)

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5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Great food and ambiance, we both loved it! A cut above most tapas by a good margin

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5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Wonderful Spanish food - proper Spanish ingredients, great fish, veg and rhubarb tart to die for

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5.0Dined on 7 February 2018

Authentic Spanish food (certified by a Spaniard, myself!) and great service.

I reserved through OpenTable for a 15-people company dinner on February 6 and then got in touch via email to try to get a semi-private table and to negotiate a few changes to the set group menu. They accommodated those changes graciously and even a change of date to the following day.

Once there I can't say much more than: service was outstanding, food was amazing and typically Spanish (and the dishes that were not really traditional, like the 12 hour roasted tomatoes, were incredible), quantity of food was abundant and we had a fabulous time. It's on my top 2 Spanish restaurants outside of Spain, and top 1 in Europe outside of Spain.

We were there from 7:45 to 11:40pm and no one rushed us at any time.

If I lived in London I'd definitely come back when I was missing my home country, thanks for helping us have a memorable evening!

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5.0Dined on 5 February 2018

The best Spanish restaurant in London. Great food, awesome service, cozy atmosphere. Always perfect!

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2.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Sad that We had to feel that we were urged to finish meal quickly and go, as so many times the waiters/waitress turned up to ask us “have you finished?” It made my guests to feel that they had to hurry up to eat. It was on Sunday night and it was a totally different atmosphere from what I remembered from before. Totally dead and no liveliness. Price is as usual but food wasn’t as good as before.
It was quite a disappointment.
I will look for another Spanish Resaurant.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Fantastic restaurant will definitely be back. Good food and lovely friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Always a pleasant experience, best Spanish food in London! Must try the oxtail, 8hr roasted tomatoes, and iberico jamon

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4.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Great food and good wine, as ever,
Fantastic tapas..

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Always delicious and still the best Spanish restaurant in London, bar none:)
The staff are wonderful, welcoming, accommodating and know what we want before we do.

Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Fab restaurant- Excellent service. Well priced . Charming

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5.0Dined on 12 January 2018

Always a delight to eat at this beautiful restaurant, exceptional food, wonderful service from Abel, Paco and the team, plus they have my favourite Cava Tuve Y Camps. Highly recommend the Patatas Brava, Octopus in cauliflower puree, the amazing fake tomato cod brandade and the Torrija for dessert was truly divine.

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5.0Dined on 20 December 2017

This is a gem: creative tapas that are complex, flavorful and original; vegetarian, seafood and carne. An excellent Spanish wine list and a full bar with cocktail specials. The room is loud, friendly, happy, beautifully decorated with outrageous & modern Spanish impressionist art, and the entire experience is utterly joyful and delicious. Get in here!

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5.0Dined on 10 December 2017

High quality tapas in a modern and stylish restaurant. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Amazing food, staff and atmosphere. Very special evening.

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4.0Dined on 24 October 2017

Great food and service, but a little pricey. Quality is not as high as it used to be, and you can see where some corners have now been cut, but the prices have stayed stable.

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4.0Dined on 19 October 2017

Superb Spanish food. Best croquetas ever. Divine red mullet & octopus. Mains are big - best to stick with tapas portions unless you are starving. We will return.

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5.0Dined on 9 October 2017

Excellent food!
Beware though: they charge for the bread basket ...

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5.0Dined on 28 September 2017

Very special meal accompanied by a fabulous RODA wine suggested by the waiter . Superb food and service with a minimum of Fuss. Interesting versions of authentic Spanish cuisine. Great buzz too.

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5.0Dined on 27 September 2017

Packed on a Monday night, and rightly so. Wonderful dinner in great ambiance. I just love the place. Its not cheap but its worth it. Wonderful winelist + advice too.

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5.0Dined on 22 September 2017

One of three restaurants in the same group in the same block. Excellent food and very busy.

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5.0Dined on 14 September 2017

One of my new favourites, great service, wonderful food. Loved it!!

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5.0Dined on 9 September 2017

Fantastic restaurant, food, service evrything!

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3.0Dined on 9 September 2017

the restaurant wasn't full, but there was a decent amount of people. not too noisy and good quality food. I enjoyed it!

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4.0Dined on 5 August 2017

Last minute table so first in a 6.30pm. Nice ambience but the road side tables quickly become a pain due to traffic. Winelist is epic and as they say probably the best selection of Spanish wine in the country with some real stars such as Unico and Pingus at the top. A lot of stuff a lower prices and we took the waiters £45 suggestion after first ordering a more expensive Ribera Del Duero, the suggestion was good. We ate tapas style dishes and this is definitely a step up from your average tapas bar although prices do match that jump in quality. Stand out dishes were the cuttlefish with scallops and the Octopus on the cauliflower puree. How to turn rustic dishes into something special! Flop of the night was the fried whole seabass which was a little short on flavour adding accompaniments so was a little underwhelming but still decent. Overall good, decent value and definitely worth a second visit

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5.0Dined on 23 July 2017

Trabajo en Londres desde hace un año y comer en Cambio de Tercio ha sido como volver a casa.

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3.0Dined on 22 July 2017

Food acceptable, but too expensive . It's not worth it . Not good rate price /quality and quantity.

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4.0Dined on 17 July 2017

Really enjoyed dinner. We'll definitely comeback!

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5.0Dined on 9 July 2017

Dined here first week of October. Hadn't been for about a year as there is a ton of competition in Vancouver these days for higher end dining (can you spell 'HAWKSWORTH'?). Food is still excellent. The service was truly awful. We were a medium sized party of senior business people who regularly eat in high end restaurants all over the world. The staff were AWOL for most of the evening. When they did show up, we were made to feel as if they were doing us a favour simply by serving us. Get real people....yes, it is Bluewater, but you won't keep your reputation for long with that kind of attitude.

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3.0Dined on 2 July 2017

I didn't like the food, especially: The Rabo de Toro, The Patatas Bravas, and the Croquetas, I know very well the good Spanish food and this is not a good option.

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