Cambio de Tercio 22

163 Old Brompton Road , London, SW5 0LJ

5 reviews

56 Spanish Earls Court

  • Cambio de Tercio, Earls Court, London
  • Cambio de Tercio, Earls Court, London
  • Cambio de Tercio, Earls Court, London
  • Cambio de Tercio, Earls Court, London

SquareMeal Review of Cambio de Tercio

It might be rolling into its third decade, but “Abel Lusa’s masterpiece gets better every year”, according to one of his many loyal customers. There’s nothing old-fashioned about this “incredibly authentic” and wildly underrated Brompton Road flagship of the sophisticated Cambio mini-chain – a venue whose fizzing energy is fuelled by a packed dining room, clued-up staff and a constantly evolving menu. Regulars rave about must-order classics, such as the hollowed-out ‘nuevas’ patatas bravas filled with spicy tomato and alioli, but there’s also an excellent-value tasting menu, featuring innovations such as a riff on gazpacho involving tomato ‘water’ cherry sorbet, cod brandade and cristal bread or spicy suckling pig meatballs with crunchy ear, poached skate and Colombian tamarillo. Just as exciting are the “very long” all-Spanish wine list and the treasure-trove of gins and sherries – thanks to sibling bars C. Tonic and Capote y Toros, where you can continue the fiesta with live flamenco.

Are you the restaurant owner?

Click here for Links & Logos

5.8

Food & Drink: 6.4

Service: 6.4

Atmosphere: 6.6

Value: 5.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

William N. 13 April 2017

We decided to visit this restaurant in the Tapas triangle of Kensington and settled on Cambio de Tercio as it was frequented by some serious celebs. Hoping their tastes matched their pockets we found that the restaurant was superb. The service was brilliant. Great advice, informative, prompt and friendly. We look forward to visiting again and I would proudly take my Spanish friends (and any others) here.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

London Gourmet platinum reviewer 28 January 2013

The formal version of this little spanish restaurant chain offers very god and high standard food. Its not your typical tapas offering (that you get across the street at its sister restaurant) but serious high-quality food. Good service and cosy atmosphere, great wine list – all at a notch higher quality (and more elaborant) than their sister restaurant's offering, with the according slightly higher price point. Again also here be aware of their normal 2 setting policy for dinner which means you normally have to go either early or late

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

Continental Diner platinum reviewer 04 March 2012

“Cambio” as it often referred to is an interesting case. It has grown into a little spanish empire there are three related bars of which Cambio is the most formal, and you guessed it priceiest. The food is good but you have to make the waiters understand that you know what you are doing and that you know what you are ordering otherwise you will end up with far too much on the table and logically the bill. However if you know your Spanish food and can stomach the bill it is O.K.. However prices are at the top end of even this part of London, so beware. And, given that Cambio has been around for so long, it is not quite up there with best Spanish food in London.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 1.0

Irene F. 09 January 2010

The food at this restaurant was completely ruined by the appalling atitude of the staff in particular the manager who provides the Fawlty Towers example of customer care. Such a shame for a potentially good restaurant to have no appreciation of how the importance of respect for the customer can be the difference between an excellent dining experience and a nightmare.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

Alex S. bronze reviewer 15 June 2009

I returned here last week having had a delicious dinner there last summer. I was so disappointed to find that the quality of the food had taken a serious dive. While the tapa of pata negra was excellent (and so it should be for the price) some of the cooked dishes were accompanied by heavy, almost gloopy sauce, that were really horrible. The price was also way over the top for what we eat. I shall not be returning which is a pity as the atmosphere is fun.

 1  

Cambio de Tercio is included in the following SquareMeal lists