Tendido Cero

4.7
148 reviews
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Tendido Cero was our second project of Cambio De Tercio Restaurant Group, opened in February, 2001.

It is located in the heart of Chelsea-South Kensington, just opposite to Cambio De Tercio.

It’s all about Wonderful Tapas here, small dishes of traditional and modern recipes from our rich Spanish gastronomy, which are ideal to be shared by the whole table.

Busy and buzzy, with vibrant bullfighting colours and a party feel atmosphere that makes it a deal for any celebration.

Chosen by the New York Times- Herald Tribune as “One of the best five places to eat in London for a reasonable price”
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M
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

First time back to tendido in a few years. The food quality has gone down. Within moments of ordering, food was dropped on the table making me question how fresh cooked it was. The bread was warm on the outside but cold on inside indicating it was premade and frozen. Not worth the money spent. The service was good although we were pushed to leave several times during the meal.

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DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy: perfect dates + 2 years in a row = this is now our valentines’ restaurant! See you next year.. at the very latest 😊

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiter / host was very good.

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LF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the best tapas restaurants in london ! There’s always something new to try on top of the regular menu items which are delicious. The ingredients are top class and always fresh.

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Interesting from time to time but food very salty and heavy - we all suffered from heart burn afterwards!

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SS
London
20 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tremendous Tapas - just gets better and better - just remember to book and of course you can eat late

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C
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual a very pleasant experince. Food is delcious, seevice excellent. A bit noisy. I will continue to come to this excellent Spanish restaurant .

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remains the best Spanish restaurant in town!

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SK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable, one of our favourite spots. The food is delicious, wine list extensive, service efficient and friendly and the atmosphere is lively whilst not being so loud that you can't have a conversation.

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

I go to this restaurant regularly. The food is always excellent and the service fantastic. I love sherry and they have a good selection. The garlic prawns are a must as well as the asparagus. There are regular specials too. Strongly recommend.

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NA
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our late lunch for a borhdyanof my 19 year old son. Authentic food, cosy, great service.

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ES
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, great food and friendly service

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N
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so happy to see it re-open. Both Tendido and its sister restaurant across the road are great! Food quality, variety of wines, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Its a family favorite!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food not always hot enough and served a bit haphazardly

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ES
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Tapas in a modern setting. Friendly and attentive service.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always fantastic food and service. A genuine tapas restaurant with stylish choices

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ML
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Such good food. Modern spin on tapas. Even the spicy potato bravas were special. Lamb cutlets, oxtail, scallops and octopus were the standout dishes. Would go again and again!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Have been to this family of restaurants many times and always loved them. Tonight was disappointing. The food was cold. We were served the wrong thing twice. We were rushed off of our table. It was not the usual quality of food, service nor experience.

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San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The most amazing gin menu and cocktails! Our server was amazing - giving us plenty of attention, recommendations and advice despite having a party of about 20 to wait on, too.

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NB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Year after Year Tendido Cero and it's sister restaurants along the Old Brompton Road win us over with their phenomenal food, great service and exceptional quality of ingredients. A rare continued success story in London's busy restaurant scene we have enjoyed many evenings in this great restaurant and I can only highly recommend their Tapas and extensive Spanish wine list. The list of highlights from their seasonally changing Tapas Menu is too long to mention here but it is definitively worth paying for their somewhat pricier speciality hams and seafood dishes.

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RP
Edinburgh
36 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to go across the street to their other restaurant since it was under renovation but we got the same menu and the food was fantastic and the service superb. Our server was fro Spain and had excellent recommendations. I really liked the salmon tartar and my husband's favorite was the chorizo. There were many other authentic dishes that reminded me of our trip to Spain. For an evening I felt like I left London and was dining in Barcelona.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The Tendido is under construction, so we had to go to the sister-restaurant across the road.
The prices do not represent the quality of the food. On average it is a good place, but a bit too pricey for what you get.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is being refurbished and customers need to go to their sister restaurant across the road. Poor signage telling you such, nearly went home. They then give you two menus one for each restaurant. One expensive and one reasonable which suddenly became the most expensive tapas ever.

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N
London
40 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I haven't been to Tendido Cero for seven years. What a waste of many opportunities. It is as good as it has ever been. From a hasty and gracious change of table to the super-attentive service and wonderful tapas. I won't be waiting another seven years.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was great from the time we entered to the time we left. Took extra special care of my nieces with some adjustments to their meals. No complaints on any of our courses.

Added touch was that my niece went to the washroom and at that same time they had a power glitch and the place went dark and she got scared and tried to get back to the table. Was in tears cause she panicked. Staff felt so sorry for her they brought her some chocolate truffles and caramel to sooth her discomfort. It helped.

Will definitely be back to this restaurant and would definitely recommend it.

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DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing, the best patatas bravas in london!

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EH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate here last Friday evening on the recommendation of a friend. The food was very good, tasty with fresh ingredients. I will certainly return in the future. The service was excellent.

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5
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome As usual

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LS
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place where try some traditional Spanish tapas. Very good and friendly service, fair food quality although a bit overpriced

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J
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great restaurant with excellent food, attentive staff and a fun atmosphere

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KM
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and the service outstanding - cannot recommend highly enough.

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SS
London
20 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food atmosphere and most of all service

Feels like you are Madrid or Barcelona !

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F
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great food. The restaurant is really loud but fun and lively

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JR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Too noisy and short space. Food is good but expensive for the quality and size. Better option to cross the street and go to Cambio de Tercio. The same management, but much better

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M
London
27 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Professional in all respects with great service - a deightful summer’s evening. Plus the tapas are intriguing and change regularly enough to keep you going.

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a really lovely evening, the food was good, authentic and innovative, the wine choice wide and well priced, but I did find it very tiresome that the staff constantly interrupted our conversation to ask for things and speed us up. They did it with a smile, but I my books that is not enough. If we had been in Spain, the waiters would have kindly waited for us to finish your sentences before stepping in.

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s
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Superb meal. The lamb shoulder was delicious, as was the fresh grilled asparagus. Charming service. Fantastic white Rioja (though not cheap). All round great!

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G
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Tendido Cero with my family on holiday. Very good food, good location, excellent staff. Would go again!

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AB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service & tapas were outstanding. I felt like I was back in Spain.

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