Review on Tendido Cero
Across the road from its elder brother Cambio de Tercio, this patriotically Spanish joint is true to its roots, with yellow walls, red ceilings and black floors dramatically conjuring up the colours of the nation's flag.
The emphasis here is firmly on tapas rather than full meals, and the menu works its way from Galicia up to the Canary Islands. Of course, there is still room for a few classic items including Pata Negra ham, Andalusian chilled gazpacho or spicy patatas bravas, but the kitchen also branches out boldly for zesty modern ideas: expect thinly sliced foie gras with green apple and Pedro Ximenez sherry, crunchy Arzua cheese with sweet tomato marmalade, squid cooked in its own ink with Valencian rice, and more besides.
As for desserts, caramelised crema catalana and yoghurt mousse sit alongside peanut sponge with coffee ice cream or almond tarte with custard of almonds, vanilla and Amaretto. The wine list is a fine Spanish regional collection - as you would expect from the Cambio de Tercio stable.
Daniel Vilas Torres
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.30pm (11.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express