Cambio de Tercio

4.7
553 reviews
£26 to £40
Spanish
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”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 553 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Excellent evening but half way through despite kitchen being slow with dishes and having placed a food order no less than 5 minutes after having been seated the waitress wanted to rush us off our table.
Normal timing for a table in a restaurant is 1:30-1:45 but she (despite no prior warning) asked us to hurry up around 1:10 into our booking.
I will not be booking there again as I don’t like being rushed when I’m spending over £200 for dinner for 2.

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MarkU
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

digital menu app didnt work on the table, managed to obtain a paper menu after 3 times in asking given we were unable to order, first round of tapas food came followed by 2 gin and tonics - the problem was the tonic was soda but none of the staff would accept or taste it - strangely enough there is massive difference between the two! Waited another 30 minutes for further tapas which didn't arrive so got up and left - the waiter wouldn't take the G&T's off the bill, the owner was rude when I tried to explain the situation - this is a restaurant my wife and I went pre-covid twice a month - we will never go back........

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GreenerSoph
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Buzzy, welcoming, stylish and authentic neighbourhood tapas. 12 hour tomatoes are a MUST. Plate of Iberico sharing ham was divine but steep at £30. Warm, informed and efficient service and food came at good intervals. Great for a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , great food !

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Stephenw
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went on a Sunday lunchtime. The restaurant had a lovely ambience and you felt you could be somewhere in Spain. The tapas menu was varied and delicious, washed down with some lovely wines. Will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The starters are really good, but the fish wasnt that good

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DelphineCM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely team, great wines, fantastic food! Will definively go again and again.

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Benji
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Given the very famous names that have eaten here, as displayed on the plates downstairs including King Carlos and many prominent Spanish sportspeople, I am sure that I am wrong and they are right, but I was left underwhelmed overall. The bread was warm which was great, croquettes were nice, the red wine was good, the octopus was good but the "pluma" was tasteless. It was as if the chef forgot to add some ingredients. There was just no flavour, no taste. This was the view expressed by 3 diners at our table who had the "pluma". My other bug bear was that the coca colas were warm!! This is something I just cannot accept in a restaurant. Surely the drinks must be cold? When you pay £3.50 for a coke the very least you expect is it will actually be cold! My final suggestion would be too get some real menus, looking on your phone is just not the same. It lacks the restaurant feel. I will most likely return, as I don't believe that a place with such a reputation will leave me underwhelmed twice.

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PradipP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience food and service was amazing will be going back

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AJF123
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service with fantastic staff, excellent atmosphere and vibe. Delicious food.

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peterr
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

the standard and presentation of food was not upto its usually ver high standard

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DavidG
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and Service well worth the visit, I do think large bottles of beer should be available or draft

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant.
Staff very helpful.
Food incredible.
A little pricey, but for a special occasion - we’ll worth it.

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NicholasC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top service by all staff, especially Paco, the maitre d. Very friendly and top class wine and food.

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Juan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantástico. Un lugar muy agradable y con toda la energía de Españacen el centro de Londres.

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BonnieI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly, attentive staff. Very nice ambience and the food was delicious!

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vipTheT
London
80 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Second time here and the food was as great this time as the first. Overall had a lovely evening, great service, wine and food. However, we were rushed by the staff and pushed off our table after two hours which was a little irritating. However, I do appreciate that they were busy. Not the best value restaurant in town for tapas but the quality is very good.

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KEVINF
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurants in London.... 8hr tomatoes were something else! Perfect meal in great surroudings.

Thank you!

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MilT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Went for my boyfriend's birthday, called up and wrote on my booking that it was his birthday and they did nothing for it. They pushed the booking back half an hour late. Service was rushed and did not feel relaxing at all, tables are cramped together. Food is meh, some really good, some with no flavour. Would not return or recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and prompt service, excellent staff

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Peej
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best night we have had in a long time. Food flavours were phenomenal on all courses. We had the party menu for 4 of us. Loved every course. Wine was superb- we had Chivite Rose and also the Red Finca Madre 2016 which was stunning. Service was fantastic - engaging, humorous and very efficient. Cannot praise this place enough. Our night was truly special.

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LVics
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not often I leave a review, but we enjoyed the most flawless evening here - perfect food, amazing service!

Came to celebrate a joint birthday, and the hospitality was brilliant from the start - staff were incredibly helpful and fun to be with, offering great suggestions and accommodating the group size (plus veggie) to match the tapas.

Stand outs include the 8hour slow roasted tomatoes, sea bass ceviche, Iberian ham and the wine!

Beautiful evening summed up perfectly by the fact that they even made a complimentary birthday cake! Will be coming back soon!

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MagzhanK
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant! One of our favourite for us

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mikep
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of our favourite restaurants in south ken. celabrated our daughters birthday there on saturday evening. Food and service faultless, wine recommendation was spot on. seriously good food and a seriously well run restuarant. special thanks to the waitress/hostess whom looked after our table all evening. greatly appreciated

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TdeB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, wonderful service, tapas were good but lacking variety and main fish dish was ok. Wine (Verdejo) was well priced and delicious.

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JackC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are incredible - we absolutely love it.

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ChantalD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very nice but the service was really too fast .This is unusual but
we would just finish one dish that they would bring the next one . It was unpleasant as we felt like if they wanted us to leave as soon as possible ....

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QGCW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just what we were looking forward to in a tapas restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was average, barrafina is much better. Service was rushed and we were told 5x by the waiter as soon as we sat down that we must order the food very quickly as we only had 1.5 hours for the table. Not really the service you expect when going out to eat on a Saturday night.

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KerryMcDonald
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat- always so friendly and welcoming, and the food is hard to beat!

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Pamela
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food lovely service
Would return for a special occasion

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

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vipLNL1
London
39 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant. The food is fantastic, great atmosphere and the staff make you feel incredibly welcome. 10/10 every single time

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MathildeP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing restaurant. food and music. staff is very nice too

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vipMichaelB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tapas. Beautifully prepared. Superb service and (for this level) reasonable prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the better Spanish restaurants in London.

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RichardS
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding flavours.
Exceptional Wine list and reasonably priced, especially compared to the overwhelming majority of London restaurants.
Staff were very polite and friendly. We couldn’t relate our experience to some of the negative comments.

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RickP
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food but the best thing is the service. Fantastic service which makes everything great.