Cambio de Tercio

4.7
239 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • 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
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 239 People Are Saying
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N
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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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
80 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
9 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
26 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
12 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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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent et sympa. Les meilleurs gin & tonic. Très belle carte de vins

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r
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with top quality tapas dishes worth every penny

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful experience. We first visited Cambio de Tercio about 20 years ago and it has developed into probably the finest Spanish restaurant in London. Excellent service, innovative presentation of imaginative food. A very enjoyable evening.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food as always 😊 And more importantly - really lovely, welcoming staff. Have never been disappointed by any of the restaurants in this group.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great to see this South Ken stalwart going from strength to strength. Lived around the corner 20 years ago, used to revisit on business trips 10 years ago, worried it would be dusty and/or coasting on its fashionable location. Happy to see the place is better than ever, with a sharp modern menu full of clever updates of Spanish classics. Service impeccable as always

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EM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

We were inside, no air conditioned. Too hot, impossible to eat enjoyng the meal

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r
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is an outstanding restaurant with a great wine selection.

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Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service from waiters there are terrible. Charged me drinks I didn’t order. Took 15 minutes to get the bill.

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MT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing find in London. Incredible food, fantastic wine list, great, friendly staff.

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NW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This time it was with my girlfriend, previously with colleagues and clients. The restaurant staff are always welcoming, to the point where as you walk through to your table numerous staff members welcome you. The staff themselves are normally Spanish and happy to assist with wine and food choices in a nice informal manner. The restaurant itself has bright attractive and fun colour scheme with good art. To top it all the food is marvellous and after many times dinning, the standard and consistency is high! Maybe why you hear so many Spanish voices.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. Paco and staff are terrific
My husband said best meal he's EVER had
And we're not young!

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N
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This long standing favourite is losing its "neighbourhood gem" placing and is slowly but surely edging into an expensive and over-commercialised restaurant. Sad to see.
Food and wine are always excellent (both are overpriced now) but the customer no longer feels privileged to have "discovered" the place.
As I say, sad.
My guests, who are not familiar with the place, each commented on how uncomfortable they felt about the commercialised feel of the place.
From now on I will have to think carefully as to who I recommend it to.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately they said the kitchen is cl9sed when we arrived only 10 mins late

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LB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around excellant restaurant that never fails for a great meal.

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OU
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal. The tapas were all very delicious and the staff were attentive but not intrusive. We would definitely be back!

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New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Still a great place in London for spanish food. But its not quite as good as it used to be. Food sometimes served a bit cold, not as much attention and care as before.

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v
London
27 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Spanish restaurant in London

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