RestaurantsLondonEarl's CourtSW5

survey result

Summary

£87
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You leave feeling everything is good in the world” according to fans of Abel Lusa’s accomplished stalwart (est. 1995) on the borders of South Ken and Earl’s Court: one of London’s original Spanish restaurants of quality and still at the cutting edge, with its “luxurious tapas”, “excellent Iberian wines” and “wonderfully fun and atmospheric” style. A slip in ratings, though, accompanies one or two concerns that “it should offer better value”; or that “it risks slipping from a smart and exciting place to being lower-energy”. But that didn’t stop Wimbledon winner Carlos Alcaraz from eating here with his family five times during the Championships this year – and on the days he didn’t go, he ordered deliveries to be sent to his accommodation. Apparently, his favourite dish is the crispy salmon nigiri (a Spanish version of sushi with sweet soy sauce, Spanish vinegar and chipotle mayonnaise).

Summary

£81
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Spanish food is all the rage now but this place has been thriving for years”, say fans of Abel Lusa’s “fun” but relatively unsung Hispanic in the Old Brompton Road, founded in 1995. “If you’re into great Spanish food, this is possibly the best in London” – and it has a “terrific Spanish-only wine list”. “Food, wine and service are simply first class”, and “they never let you down”.

Summary

£75
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Abel [Lusa] and his team have created one of London’s best neighbourhood restaurants” at this Spanish specialist in the Old Brompton Road. The food is consistently “fantastic” “(if pricey)”, while service and ambience are also “excellent”. Since launching in 1995 – well before the boom in Hispanic cuisine – they have maintained impressively high scores, building “a justifiably loyal clientele”.

Summary

£68
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Abel Lusa’s “little corner of Spain on the Old Brompton Road” has pioneered upscale Hispanic cuisine in London for 26 years with “tasty creations that wow the diner” alongside “a joy of a wine list – not cheap but with an exceptional selection”. It’s a “destination of choice for every mood and occasion, be it just for tapas or a full meal” – or, if you’re Rafa Nadal, if you’re in town for a game of tennis…

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161-163 Old Brompton Rd, London, SW5 0LJ

Restaurant details

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No dress code
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Cambio de Tercio Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Cambio de Tercio Restaurant in SW5, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Cambio de Tercio restaurant.
s h
Constantly delivers great food. Good select...
Reviewed 2 months, 23 days ago

"Constantly delivers great food. Good selection of smaller tapas dishes and some interesting large dishes which can be shared. Great wine list which the team will help you navigate well."

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Haris M
We are familiar with the Cambio and its two...
Reviewed 5 months, 16 days ago

"We are familiar with the Cambio and its two sister establishment nearby. We tend to take its excellence for granted but some of the food offerings, like some of the Japanese inspired “new” tapas, are disappointing and a member of our party (who has been a regular from the first day of its opening years back) went to the boss and admonished him. Also the large numbers of staff rushing around furiously create a nuisance rather than a classy atmosphere. "

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Prices

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main Pudding
£18.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
161-163 Old Brompton Rd, London, SW5 0LJ
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:15 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:15 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm

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