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“Continued excellent atmosphere and outstanding food”
Review of Cambio de Tercio

Cambio de Tercio
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Ranked #1,846 of 22,544 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: South Kensington
London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Continued excellent atmosphere and outstanding food”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We had a very good experience here a few months ago and came here in the late afternoon after an exhibition nearby. Being a bit early (6PM, the restaurant opens at 6.30) we made a reservation which was taken by the charming restaurant manager (the same that looked after us last time). We spent the half hour in the bar nearby (belonging to the same restaurant) to get into the mood for the Spanish atmosphere. The music, decoration and staff immediately immersed us into Spanish atmosphere (the ham suspended on the ceiling prepared us for the excellent Pata Negra Ham plate later). The 30 minutes went quickly and we were very pleased to be seated outside, enjoying the sunset on Brompton road, with a view on wannabe-celebrities in flash cars (don’t sit outside if the roaring Ferraris or the wannabe posh disturb you…). Anyway, we ordered the Pata negra, and two dishes as mains (rather than the tapas option). We had oxtail, which was extremely well prepared, and was tender, nearly falling apart (I mean this in a good way). The other main dish was the hake, which is seared in a buttery garlic excellent sauce. The “padron peppers” were our sides, and again very tasty. We just had one glass wine each (from a very small choice of wines by the glass) (Muga Rose and Ortubia Tempranillo), but both were excellent.
Desserts were “Spanish bread pudding” and chocolate cake, both of scrumptious taste. Staff were very friendly, polite and fully deserved the 12% tip included in the bill. The prices are on the high side (£130 for the dinner including tip) but justified, considering the atmosphere, location, good services and importantly the consistently high quality of all dishes.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Amazing service with lovely waiters. The quality of the food is very high and every single plate has been studied to perfection. Different flavours are combined together perfectly to create novel dishes and a really enjoyable food experience. The only black mark is the booking system: every time is a challenge, and even if you leave your phone number, they will never call you back.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Martina Z
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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Creative Spanish cuisine for the 'special occasion'”
Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

Courteous service team for whom nothing is too much trouble and the customer is King/Queen. We were treated to a fine-dining experience which was an imaginative take on some traditional Spanish tapas dishes. Some of these worked better than others and some, we thought, were slightly pretentious, such as my Spanish omelette which was presented as a savoury custard in a martini glass.
Overall an interesting and thought-provoking eating experience which we enjoyed, but as with many fine-dining establishments we nevertheless came away feeling slightly hungry!

Visited July 2013
Thank Chevdav11
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Hasselt, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“So good !!!”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We went to this restaurant with a group of +/- 25 people and ordered all kind of tapas.

The food was so good ! Every dish was yummie !

Very nice and friendly service.

I definetely go back there when I visit Londen again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Janne23
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Average but pricey meal”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Area at the back of the restaurant smelled strange so we asked to move closer to the entrance which was no problem. Service was very attentive and professional. We had tapas only and a bottle of Ribera del Duero (for less than £30) - our total bill came to £125 for 2. I cannot say the flavours of the dishes justify the prices. The tapas tasted OK, but really not more than that. I really love Spanish cuisine but food at this place is rather bland.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank SweervyWine
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