Le Cercle †

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ADDRESS
1 Wilbraham Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 9AE
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OPENING TIMES
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday: 12:00-14:00,17:30-22:45
PRICES
Under £45

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Le CercleUnless you've already been through the impossibly elegant, virtually hidden, glass door leading into Le Cercle, sister restaurant of Club Gascon, you're likely to miss it – this is the kind of restaurant you just know about. Inside, the bar area feels like a bizarre cross between a Chicago speak-easy and a Swiss skiing chalet, with warm walnut tables, a vast stone fireplace and wood burning stove, all set to a jazzy soundtrack. A fine gauze curtain separating the bar from the dining room combines with the exceptionally high ceiling to offer a feeling of both space and seclusion. The food here is quite simply, and without any hesitation, breath-takingly good (though almost grotesquely rich - foie gras is the speciality, and it pops up all over the menu). This is what French cooking is all about: flavours simply combined and structured, complementing each other without allowing any one to dominate the palate. It works in an unusual way, rather than ordering starter, main course then dessert, you order several dishes from a tasting menu divided into Vegetal, Marin, Fermier, Terroirs and Plaisirs, almost like you would at a tapas bar. Le Cercle oozes style in addition to some of the best French food in the city.

Best for:
Tapas-style tasting menu, white gauze and wood burners, high ceilings and hidden doors, style and seduction.

Did you know?
A "cercle" was the word used in 19th century France to describe a private members’ club centred around cards and conversation.

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Sloane Square Tube Station
3 minutes walk
Knightsbridge Tube Station
10 minutes walk
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Victoria Railway Station
11 minutes walk
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Bourne Street Pure Parking
3 minutes walk
Cadogan Place NCP
5 minutes walk

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Cheval Phoenix House Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment † from £179† 24% off
1 Wilbraham Place, SW1X | Same location as Le Cercle
The Cheval Phoenix House apartments offer you the chance to enjoy your very own private residence in London, with open plan, one or two bedroom and ... More
Sloane Square Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £92† 25% off
7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W | 2 minutes from Le Cercle
Located right on Sloane Square, where the old Royal Court Hotel used to be, Sloane Square Hotel is a welcoming and well decorated reincarnation. All the ... More
Draycott Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £125† 31% off
26 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 | 3 minutes from Le Cercle
Stylish antique d'cor, a peaceful but convenient location, and spacious, airy rooms are all essential to this hotel's appeal. Yet it is the unbeatable service that ... More
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Cuisine de Bar
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
39 Cadogan Gardens, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 4 minutes from Le Cercle
Bread from Poilane is the basis for the tartines served at Cuisine de Bar, a beautifully designed cafe and restaurant at the same address as the ... More
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La Poule au Pot
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
231 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London SW1W | 6 minutes from Le Cercle
This French bistro would be comically cliched if it wasn't, in fact, the genuine article: the hanging baskets, cramped wooden furnishings, and rustic decor have been ... More
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Petrus
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
1 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Le Cercle
Petrus is another of Gordon Ramsay's London projects and perhaps one of the more controversial. When Ramsay opened this Mayfair establishment in 2010, attention was focused ... More
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Kahani
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
1 Wilbraham Place, SW1X | Same location as Le Cercle
The first solo restaurant from Peter Joseph, Kahani brings contemporary Indian dishes to Chelsea. Formerly head chef at Mayfair's Tamarind - the world's first ... More
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April's Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
127-128 Sloane Street, SW1X | 1 minute from Le Cercle
Bringing a cool, east London vibe to the the posh shops of Sloane Street, April's Café is a stylish café restaurant created for ... More
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The Botanist
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
7 Sloane Square, Chelsea, Belgravia, London SW1W | 2 minutes from Le Cercle
At a time when most restaurant owners are trying their hand at gastropubs - Gordon Ramsay is a case in point - Tom and Ed Martin ... More
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Swinging At The Cotton Club
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: Friday 22nd February 2019 - 7.30pm
Le Cercle, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X | 1 minute from Le Cercle
The dance and music of the Cotton Club is recreated by the Lindy Hop Dance Company and Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra featuring vocalist Marlene Hill ...More
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Cyprus Avenue
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 14th February to 23rd March 2019
Le Cercle, Sloane Square, SW1W | 2 minutes from Le Cercle
"Gerry Adams has disguised himself as a new-born baby and successfully infiltrated my family home." Belfast Loyalist Eric Miller believes his five-week-old granddaughter is Gerry Adams. ...More
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Ian McKellen On Stage
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: Thursday 21st February 2019 - 4pm
Le Cercle, Sloane Square, SW1W | 2 minutes from Le Cercle
The legendary actor celebrates his 80th birthday with a one-man tour-de-force entitled Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others And You, which incorporates a reflection on his life and career, ...More
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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Le Cercle
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
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Royal Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 2 minutes from Le Cercle
Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less ... More
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The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 8 minutes from Le Cercle
A tartan clad jazz, cigar and supper club, Boisdale of Belgravia has an the old fashioned charm of a gentlemen's club. Situated in an elegant Regency ... More
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Sloane Square
London > Attractions >
1 Sloane Square, SW1W | 2 minutes from Le Cercle
Sloane Square , a Chelsea landmark named after Sir Hans Sloane who owned the land, is in a prime spot in Chelsea. ... More
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Saatchi Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Le Cercle
The Saatchi Gallery re-opened on 9th October 2008 in the former military barracks of the Duke of York's Headquarters. The 70,000 square feet represents a significantly ... More
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St Columba's Church of Scotland
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Pont Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 5 minutes from Le Cercle
There has been a church on the site since 1884. It was bombed in 1941, rebuilt in 1955 and is now a Grade II listed building. ... More
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Lulu Guinness
London > Shopping > Bags and Accessories
3 Ellis Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Le Cercle
Amazing handbags, coupled with a fabulous interior make this a boutique worth visiting. A Guinness design has the amazing knack of turning a handbag into a ... More
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Jo Malone
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
150 Sloane Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Le Cercle
Reminiscent of a French perfumier's studio, the walls of Jo Malone are lined with a library of elegantly bottled scents. On offer is an unusual and ... More
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Boutique 1 London
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
127-128 Sloane Street, SW1X | 1 minute from Le Cercle
Working with some of the most luxurious fashion labels in the world - Alaia, Elie Saab, Isabel Marant, Missoni, The Row and Victoria Beckham among ... More
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 18 minutes from Le Cercle
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 19 minutes from Le Cercle
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 21 minutes from Le Cercle
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
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Ushvani
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 2 minutes from Le Cercle
One of Knightsbridge's better kept secrets is the Ushvani day spa, tucked away in a Grade II listed building on Cadogan Gardens. Founded by Usha Arumugam, ... More
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Cadogan Place Gardens North and South
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 3 minutes from Le Cercle
A private space a short walk from Sloane Square and Knightsbridge, Cadogan Place Gardens is a long rectangular site with Pont Street dividing a smaller north ... More
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Le Cercle
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
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The Orange Public House & Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 6 minutes from Le Cercle
The Orange Public House and Hotel on Pimlico Road has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the team behind The Thomas Cubitt and The ... More
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The Ebury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Le Cercle
The Ebury closed on 5th November 2012. When The Ebury first opened up in what was a neglected corner of Pimlico, replacing a grungy old man ... More
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Le Cercle
Bar ... More
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Le Cercle
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
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Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 10 minutes from Le Cercle
The Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar is a London institution, a place to have a ... More
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Blue Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 11 minutes from Le Cercle
Having a cocktail in the Blue Bar is akin to sipping on gin and tonic in a very posh - and possibly eccentric - grand dame's ... More
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Thomas Cubitt
London > Business > Venue Hire
44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 5 minutes from Le Cercle
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Le Cercle
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More
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National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Le Cercle
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ... More

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