Cambio de Tercio

4.7
256 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
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
Sun 18:30–23:00
Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30
Sat, Sun 12:00–15:00
Dinner
Mon–Sat 18:30–23:30
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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 256 People Are Saying
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DS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, friendly staff and great ambience. Our favorite restaurant in London

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C
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A difficult review to do, very mixed. Attentive and friendly service but somewhat pushy. Some dishes good, others ordinary (pulpo especially), dishes and wine rather pricey. Seems like management is driving the staff to rush diners. Overall, not quite worth the expense - in common with a number of other London restaurants that have got ahead of themselves.

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D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received such a warm welcome and all the staff are charming. There is a wonderful sherry list which sits very comfortably beside the delicious tapas menu. We had the filet of sea bass cooked to perfection and an ox tail that was succulent and so tasty; even the carrots had the most delicious almond based sauce; we have yet to discover the secret ingredient to that! Oh and don't miss out on the croquettes either.
No room for pudding after this.
We will definitely return

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KL
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is awesome. Each course is handled by individual chefs who would introduce the dishes right at your table. Staffs are friendly and attentive. Food is awesome. Restaurant suits both couples and groups. One of the finest dining experience in London!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very small portions for the price but the taste was very nice

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PF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time in Cambio de Tercio and once again we left very happy with the experience. The team is outstanding in catering to all your needs and their interpretation of the Spanish tapas does not cease to amaze me. The food is exquisitely prepared and the wine list is well worth the meal.
We will definitively go back to try all the tapas!

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R
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tutto, come sempre, perfetto
Grande cortesia e competenza del personale
Assolutamente consigliato

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is good but we hv the feeling that they are rushing us, we were given the bill without us asking for it.

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VW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was okay, felt a bit rushed for a saturday lunchtime it really wasn't busy, wouldn't go again

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GM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ottima location cibo molto buono

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RD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There isn’t a more authentic Spanish Restaurant with a modern twist in London. Consistently high quality food ever since it first opened over 20 years ago.

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WE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As ever a new take on classic tapas. We enjoyed the 8 hour slow cooked tomatoes and the new take on potatas bravas.

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L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cambio would have received 5 stars if not for the fact that the portions need to be a little bigger for the price!

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellente y authentico the best Spanish restaurant since Bar Madrid in the 90s. Food and service well about par and the creativity on taking classic Spanish dishes to a new level was amazing.

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite local restaurant!

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s
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our first trip to this restaurant left us wanting to come back and we will within the next two weeks. Excellent food. Lots of choice. Lots of wonderful tastes. Very welcoming environment.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service and atmosphere

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

check @foodiestork on instagram for rates please :)

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RP
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We loved the food, quality and service but felt very rushed

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VR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place... and everyone I take here (and its sister restaurant) loves it too!

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Z
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

excellent food and vibrant atmosphere. my wife and I had a wonderful evening.

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PR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been to this establishment several times and it never disappoints. Food and service excellent.

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b
Miami
83 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was fine. We had the octopus for an appetizer and it was sensational.
My only negative was that the waitress wanted us to order all the dishes at once. We asked her to space the dishes but they all came out right away- faster than we could digest them. Nevertheless the food is terrific.

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WW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We were asked to vacate our table of 3 after 70 minutes without any warning as the owner wanted to sell it to the next guests. Very rude, and we won’t return anytime soon.

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RV
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The waiters who assisted us were really lovely however the manager was horrible. Although we did not finished with our main courses he came to tell us that we needed to leave as our 2 hours for the table were over!! Ridiculous and non sense. Very noise place no suitable for work dinners. Not very organised bringing the tapas and it took too long.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience, great staff and orgasmic food to enjoy

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

excellent quality of food, nice service but noisy and crowdy environment. we were almost sharing with the neat table

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SF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Lovely food but when we asked to take service off (due to some food being off and drinks not being brought) we were told that we needed to pay at the bar on the way out as we were costing the restaurant money by sitting at our table.

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NE
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best tapas restaurant I’ve been to in London and also in my top five restaurants in London in general. Extremely delicious food, lovely staff, great ambience. My family and I were very impressed. We had a brilliant experience.

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LD
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
10 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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E
New York Area
27 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
15 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
3 reviews
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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