Cambio de Tercio

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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”
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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was very good and also the service. At the end they charged 10gbp more on the card than on the receipt..I hope they refund me back the money.

JR
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Live on the coast and already planning when I can come back to London and come here specifically. Absolutely fantastic place. Hands down best tapas I've been to outside of Spain

SG
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding dining experience at Cambio de Tercio - so glad we decided to try this place. The food was really superb - every dish, and their wine list is magnificent. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. I only regret that I do not live closer (visiting from the US) as this otherwise would for sure be a regular destination for me. I will definitely return.

JL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Welcomed with very friendly and professional staff and the food were out within good time frame. Lovely food apart from the cold tortilla... Otherwise a great restaurant in the area!

t
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Did not like the food. Flavours were nothing special. and extremely over priced. Service was ok. They have a nice gin menu with lots of gins.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not for a quiet evening out. A culinary experience. Our waitress pushed us to over order and it resulted in a bit of waste.

s
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect way to while away Sunday. Better tapas than Sevilla . Fantastic service and amazing wine choice . Marvellosa

c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The four of us had a very good meal. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced for the quality of the wines. Service was a bit rushed though - glasses refilled way too frequently and dishes yanked away before the last crumb is picked up. I understand they were making sure the table is available for the next seating but it did feel rather unnecessarily rushed, especially considering we were 25 minutes early for our reservation. The food is quite good though and the noise level ok. Would recommend.

W
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great tapas, good selection, efficient and friendly service. Extensive Spanish winelist

UB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.. food, warmth, friendliness

CB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great for a friday night with friends. The service is very good and the food is delicious and researched. On the expensive end as far as tapas go.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed it. They looked after us well and fed and watered us well. Will go there again.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding, lovely food, without doubt the best Spanish restaurant this side of London!!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Average food, waiters continuously filling up the glasses, poor value for money.

RD
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Spanish Tapas Restaurant in London. It has consistently produced high quality dishes over a long period of time. That speaks for itself.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We have eaten here many times over the years and were very disappointed on our last visit .poor service a menu that did not deal with allergies service which again was slow a lack of allergy free food etc we will not be returning

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place as always

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Although food was good we felt rushed. It seemed a lot pricier than our last visit a year ago.

OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food a brilliant service. The staff managed my daughter's allergies with great attention and ease during the busy Sat night

LL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual, great service, superb Spanish food and a great selection of Gin and wine, what else can you wish for? :)

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. ❤️
A perfect experience from the moment you are greeted at the door. Impeccable, friendly, attentive service. Exquisite food (you MUST try the patatas bravas!). Our favorite dining experience in London so far!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing - service exceptional - wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend!

CK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great lively neighborhood place. Highly recommend.

UB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambience, friendliness, clientelle, service.. all wonderful

PA
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply spectacular. I love it

FS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came to the restaurant with a group of friends. The food is outstanding, cannot be faulted. The only thing with the service is that one of the menu that we ordered - the razor clams was forgotten, and we had to remind the waiter and a bottle of wine that we wanted was not available. We were recommended an alternative which was ok.

Nonetheless we had an excellent meal in a vibrant setting. Will come back again.

z
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful dinner with a friend. Food was good and wine selection amazing. Would recommend this

M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative and traditional both. Friendly staff who don’t mind it if you want to practise your Spanish with them while you’re ordering food. Lovely place. The lamb, the 8hr tomatoes, the Manchego cheesecake are my faves. Huuuuuge red wine list and a good white wine one too.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like great food, this restaurant is truly exquisite.

RD
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Spanish
contemporary Restaurant in London. I have been going for many years and I have been never disappointed!

MP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening with great food and excellent staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable for us all

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always perfect food and very helpful staff

PB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great good and service and a nice table....but really expensive, have had better value elsewhere eg Salt Yard.

F
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cambio de Tercio was the perfect place for my husband and I to celebrate our 20th Anniversary during our 11 day trip to London. In fact we loved it so much, we ate there twice. The food was delicious. I especially recommend the Iberian ham and the croquettes. The atmosphere was romantic and it was so enjoyable to sit at a table that opened directly onto the lively South Kensington street. The staff was simply incredible. The server recommended a great bottle of wine and remembered exactly what I liked when we came back the last night of our trip. The man who greeted us sat us at a beautiful table both nights and gave us complimentary glasses of champagne at the end of our meal. Cambio de Tercio will be the first restaurant I book when we return to London!

S
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in a great location in Kensington, almost next door to the Drayton arms

JC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant seems to have about 3 or 4 places across the Brompton road, so lots of choice.

Been to all of them, and all very good

GW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine and great table

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A bit over priced. Food was good, about average

GL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food,I have been there before,however overrated and the hot was unbearable-the air conditioning wasn’t working.
We left the restaurant in a rush without having any dessert because of this...