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|Address:||174 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0BA|
|Tel:||020 7370 3685|
|Price: £47.00||Wine: £19.00||Champagne: £60.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-3.30 6.30-11pm|
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This is a brief note to let you know of our experience last night was not as expected.
I am regular client at Cambio de Tercio and I have no complaints related to food quality or service, on the contrary ! whereas Tendido Cero’s food wise left a lot to be desired. Service good 10/10.
Jamon de Jabugo Pata negra
Pimietos de piquillo rellenos con rabo de toro
Rollos de camaron con mermelada
Total paid £ 163.00 plus
When we were served the first dish I was quite disappointed to see chocolate colored Pata negra, the fat was yellowish and of course feared the worst; it was stale and the bellota quality had long gone., we both thought as its worth £ 19,00 per dish popularity wasn't there !. Then we received the Tortilla, this looked good, it was freshly made but the potatoes tasted as if there were boiled rather than fried, It was watery and tasteless, except for egg taste of course and followed by the Pan Tomaca, I expected a crusty crunchy bread with freshly crushed tomatoes and instead the bread was lame and chewy , the tomato tasted as if it was made a day before yesterday and it was dry, I asked several times for olive oil only to be given the extra order of olive oil after we consumed these so we hoped that the next round of bread might have tasted better however the second round was equally boring and stale.
As we felt that we needed something that would resemble Jamon… we decided to try the Iberico. This was delicious ! and you could taste the bellota within it.. Gulas, very nice, Rollos quite exciting and new as I never tasted these before, Pimientos tasted old and stale, Boquerones made to perfection and Crema catalana was good. The wine at £ 46.00 was quite good and well suggested by the amicable waiter.
All in all I would give the whole experience a 3 out of 10, I could hardly sleep last night due to the Rabo de Toro and Pata Negra’s taste kept repeating itself ending being sick at the early hours of the Morning.
I would suggest to serve fresh pata Negra or at least make sure that the look of the dish resembles a pata negra portion, it is awful.
For your information the restaurant I wanted to go into was Cambio de Tercio but as it was fully booked I decided for second best with awful results. Cambio de tercio was recommended by my very good friend Freddy Cohen and Patricia whom have very warm thoughts and I have been a client since.