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En pleno centro de Barcelona, en un palacete que nos traslada a una época en que el Portal de l'Àngel no era un hervidero de turistas, se alza este majestuoso restaurante. Un agradable espacio que se encuentra en la sede del Reial Cercle Artístic, dividido en dos partes diferenciadas que nos ofrecen lo mejor de la gastronomía catalana y de la japonesa. Por un lado, hallamos el comedor, en el que podemos degustar una propuesta de cocina catalana tradicional con algún toque contemporáneo, la cual convive con alguna propuesta de tapas clásicas para todos los gustos. Por el otro, hallamos una barra japonesa que, además de entrantes y una buena selección de pescados, arroces y fideos, cuenta con una carta de sushi interminable.

El Cercle representa muy bien, pues, las dos caras de esa Barcelona que está más de moda que nunca: la cocina más internacional perfecta para todos los paladares y ese retorno a los orígenes, a los clásicos de nuestro recetario que tan bien maridan con un espacio del pedigrí del Cercle. Lo mejor es reservar mesa en la terraza al pie del Portal de l'Àngel y disfrutar desde una perspectiva privilegiada del bullicio de las calles a cualquier hora del día.

INSIDER tip

Su pulpo con trinxat de la Cerdanya, delicioso, es un plato excepcional, de los mejores de la carta.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Sergi Pelaó, Mitsutaka Kawata & Xavier Lahuerta

Average price €40 Special request

Dietary requirements

Scores & Reviews

Sobresaliente
9.1/10
based on 542 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Nick A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Food and service was outstanding. A pleasure to be there . not a negative in sight

  2. Michaela V.
    • 5 reviews
    9/10

    The atmoshpere is cosy and warm. The quality of the raw fish good, one stop restaurant to experience in one of the most centric area of Barcelona.

  3. Antonio R.
    • 150 reviews
    8/10

    buena cocina y servicio atento. buena cocina y servicio atento

  4. Chevy K.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    We were offered a seat outdoors as the weather was good, and it was a nice touch. However, we were not allowed to order any of the dishes served in the restaurant, which was from a separate menu. That was a tad disappointing as we really wanted to try the dishes that got the restaurant featured as Michelin Plate restaurant. We settles for Tapas in the end. Croquettes were really good, especially the one containing Iberian Ham. Roasted peppers was good too. The beef ribs were tough but full of flavor.

  5. Romina A.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    Ottimo

  6. Francesca G.
    • 65 reviews
    7/10

    Easter lunch with a group of 12 people: the restaurant was really nice decorated and quite formal, we booked with the menu formula so we had stsrters, one dish and dessert. All dishes were really good and tasty but the service was not nice at all. They were in a hurry all the time:when we were chosing the wine they simply took the menu from us and started making suggestions, then they toom our plates without asking,while we were still eating starters. From a nice restaurant like this, i would expect a different kind of service.

  7. MONTSE T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Perfecto recomendable 100%

  8. Silvia O.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Nada negativo

  9. Enrique C.
    • 21 reviews
    10/10

    Perfecto!

  10. Jacqueline M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing food and service cannot fault the place , everything was perfect

  11. Eduardo M.
    • 6 reviews
    5/10

    Looks over substance. Very nice place , live music was amazing. The waiter was very kind and helpful but the service was poor. 15min to be seated. 15min to have someone come to our table. But the most disappointing was the food. Really average / not good. So I would maybe recommend for a drink for the lovely atmosphere and the music but wouldn't go to eat.

  12. Sandra G.
    • 37 reviews
    9/10

    Un lugar tranquilo, elegante, con buen servicio y ubicado en un marco incomparable.

  13. Peyrot P.
    • one review
    9/10

    Muy bien

  14. Josep Maria c.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutamente recomendable

  15. Alberto H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Really great place for romantic dinner. Very good quality of the food and service! We will return for sure ????????

  16. Lucile S.
    • 17 reviews
    5.5/10

    Amazing spot but less than ok service ... we felt like we had to leave

  17. Susanne W.
    • one review
    9/10

    The food, the location, the staff were great! Only the ugly guests nearby did disturb the paradise.

  18. Elena R.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Really good food and so kind and nice secice!

  19. Lulu X.
    • 10 reviews
    9/10

    Good food and wine. Especially the Japanese kitchen - authentic taste. A classic old school restaurant with centric location.

  20. Florence T.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Perfect 100%

More information

Opening time

Servicio ininterrumpido: de 12:00 a 00:00 (todos los días)

How to get to the restaurant

Carrer dels Arcs, 5, 08002, Barcelona, España

Public transport

Metro: Catalunya (L1) y Urquionaona (L1, L4); Renfe: Pl. Catalunya; FGC: Pl. Catalunya

Directions to get there

Al lado de la Catedral de Barcelona

Aparcamiento en la Catedral

Cataluña, Gòtic, Las Ramblas, Plaza Cataluña, Plaza Sant Jaume

Services

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Restaurant can be privatized (160 people max)

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