The Spain Attraction: Where to Comer in Chelsea
I am one of the many devotees of Abel Lusa and his Spanish eateries in London’s Chelsea neighborhood. His bars and restaurants are always warm, lively, and tasty, and there are three of them in one block!
The main restaurant, Cambio de Tercio, offers traditional dishes and, if you’re feeling more adventurous, chef Alberto Criado also creates modern, innovative takes on the classics. You can prop up the C. Tonic bar, which has eighty premium gins from all over the world, served with your choice of tonic and botanicals such as cardamom, coconut, thyme, rosemary, licorice, vanilla, and juniper berries.
Right across the road is Tendido Cero, the tapas bar, which is more casual. Images of toreros look on as you enjoy pata negra, calamari, Galician octopus, and patatas bravas. And there is always the option of the little sherry bar Capote y Toros, which is literally steps away.
The closest you’ll get to Spain in London is right here, and no matter which one of Abel’s places you end up in, you’ll be made to feel most welcome and definitely want to come back!
For more information, visit http://www.cambiodetercio.co.uk/.
Photos: Courtesy of Kylie Minogue