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 6 days ago
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
5 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
5 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

K
London
5 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
7 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
5 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...

s
London
35 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in London - fantastic new Spanish food, creatively prepared and outstandingly served. I dine here 8-10 times per year - high recommended.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. Very nice atmosphere

KH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Tapas we've ever eaten. Beautiful restaurant. Not cheap - but worth every penny!

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The ambience is really classy and special. The paintings have contributed to a more light-hearted and relaxed atmosphere with a humourous feeling . Food is superb in taste and wonderful in presentation. The attitude of the waiters are very friendly and helpful. Very good overall impression. Highly recommended restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Muy bueno !! Solo que la mesa muy en el fondo y un poco apretados

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AL
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have attended Cambio de Tercio several times and food is always delicious. Just wanted to point how nice and friendly was the staff. Always happy to come back.

B
London
36 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best food in London and some of the new dishes are outstanding particularly the Razor Clams and scallops

OR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food and ambience. Maybe there could be a greater choice of wines by the glass and some slightly more exciting flavours. Great service and a lovely evening overall.

S
Inverness
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, excellent menu, superb service, wonderful relaxed atmosphere. Great evening one of the best dining experiences, very friendly efficient staff. Up there with the very best.

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Second visit, love the food and atmosphere.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine
Great atmosphere would recommend to friends

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best place in London for tapas and good wine.

m
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Over priced , small portions restaurant with bad service !

RM
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a superb venue with traditional Spanish cuisine presented in an often unconventional but invariably spectacular fashion. This is as close as you can get to eating in Spain without crossing the Bay of Biscay.

SL
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was ok. Prices were ridiculous for what was served. Service was poor. Not a good experience.