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.
El Jardí (The Garden) overlooking Portal de l’Àngel
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.
Les Quatre Estacions (The Four Seasons)
The four seasons space evokes the artistic and cultural heritage of the building, including four remarkable sculptures.
The Japanese bar otherwise known as “The Counter”
At the bar, guests can view sushi chef Taka at work.
La Biblioteca (The Library)
Classic Catalan cuisine is served in the library in an atmosphere both traditional and modern.
Cod Brandada with sweet onion, black garlic, pine nuts and French green beans
Sashimi: tuna, tuna belly, salmon, hamachi, whitefish
Marinated black cod with spinach miso
Angler fish liver with figs and flying fish roe
Marinated mackerel rillette
Acorn fed pork rib with shallots, ratte potatoes and garlic
Lemon Pie (Lemon and meringue)
Address: Carrer dels Arcs, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 936 24 48 10