El Cercle

El Cercle Roof Terrace Barcelona

El Jardí (The Garden) overlooking Portal de l’Àngel

El Cercle restaurant is situated in the fifteenth century Palau dels Comtes Pignatelli (Palace of the Pignatelli Counts) located at the end of Portal de l’Àngel in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. It shares the building with the Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona (Barcelona’s Royal Arts Circle), founded in 1881 by a group of local painters. The El Cercle space was masterfully remodeled by architect Alfredo Arribas and the restaurant launched in 2014.

Three varieties of cuisine are offered: Catalan, Japanese and traditional tapas. The restaurant is divided into four unique spaces: La Biblioteca (The Library), Les Quatre Estacions (The Four Seasons), La Barra (The Bar) and El Jardí (The Garden). The culinary team is lead by chef Sergi Pelaó.

The Spaces

El Cercle Restaurant: Les Quatre Estacions (The Four Seasons)

Les Quatre Estacions (The Four Seasons)

The four seasons space evokes the artistic and cultural heritage of the building, including four remarkable sculptures.

El Cercle Restaurant: The Japanese Bar

The Japanese bar otherwise known as “The Counter”

At the bar, guests can view sushi chef Taka at work.

El Cercle Restaurant: La Biblioteca (The Library)

La Biblioteca (The Library)

Classic Catalan cuisine is served in the library in an atmosphere both traditional and modern.

Dishes

El Cercle Restaurant: Cod Brandada with sweet onion, black garlic, pine nuts and French green beans

Cod Brandada with sweet onion, black garlic, pine nuts and French green beans

El Cercle Restaurant: Sashimi: tuna, tuna belly, salmon, hamachi, whitefish

Sashimi: tuna, tuna belly, salmon, hamachi, whitefish 

El Cercle Restaurant: Marinated black cod with spinach miso

Marinated black cod with spinach miso

El Cercle Restaurant: Angler fish liver with figs and flying fish roe

Angler fish liver with figs and flying fish roe

El Cercle Restaurant: Marinated mackerel rillette

Marinated mackerel rillette

El Cercle Restaurant: Acorn fed pork rib with  shallots, ratte potatoes and garlic

Acorn fed pork rib with  shallots, ratte potatoes and garlic

El Cercle Restaurant: Lemon Pie (Lemon and meringue)

Lemon Pie (Lemon and meringue)

Address: Carrer dels Arcs, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 936 24 48 10
Website: www.elcerclerestaurant.com

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