Cambio de Tercio
163 Old Brompton Rd
London, SW5 OLJ
Tel. 020 7244 8970
Food type: Spanish
Nearest tube: Gloucester Road/ South Kensington
Website: Cambio de Tercio
It has been a while since I last visited Cambio de Tercio. For me, they produce some of the best modern Spanish tapas in London. Easily as good, if not better than the Barrafina chains. Yet for some reason, Michelin have continued to ignore them and yet have seen fit to award stars to Barrafina (why?) and Ametsa. Since my last visit, the restaurant has undergone a renovation and expanded next door, taking over the wine shop. Good news since it was pretty hard to get a table without having to book in advance.
Anyways, the decision to have a nice long Sunday lunch here was necessitated by a last minute cancellation by another restaurant. I had booked to dine at Takahashi for lunch but at the 11th hour, and I mean it literally since I received a phone call from the restaurant at 11:30 am, I was informed that they had to cancel our reservation since the restaurant had been flooded by the heavy rain and they had no electricity. By then we were on our way to London and after a quick search online for last minute tables, we ended up at Cambio.