Le Cercle

 
 
ADDRESS
1 Wilbraham Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 9AE 
 
TELEPHONE
 
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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LondonTown.com - Le Cercle Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Sloane Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Bourne Street Pure Parking
 
3 minutes walk
 
Cadogan Place NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Le Cercle on LondonTown.com

 
Eating Out

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The Food of Love

Le Cercle The virtually hidden door of Le Cercle means you’re likely to walk straight on by, but once inside your taste buds might never want...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near Le Cercle

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Sloane Square Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £41  30% 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
 
 
 
No.11 Cadogan Gardens
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £144  28% off
11 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 | 2 minutes from Le Cercle
No. 11 London, A Victorian boutique hotel, was built by Lord Chelsea on the cricket ground between Harrods and Buckingham Palace and quickly became a ... More
 
 
 
Draycott Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £140  42% 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cuisine de Bar
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
39 Cadogan Gardens, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Dining near Le Cercle

Near Le Cercle
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tonteria
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
7-12 Sloane Square , SW1 | 2 minutes from Le Cercle
Tonteria is an underground Mexican nightclub that offers a glorious/lethal combination of tapas, tequila and dancing. With food delivered to tables via a toy train and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tartufo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
11 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 | 2 minutes from Le Cercle
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Events near Le Cercle

Near Le Cercle
Ends Today
Drifters (Gli Sfiorati)
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Wednesday 30th July 2014 - 6.30pm
The Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, SW1X | 9 minutes from Le Cercle
...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wicked
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August 2010 to 21st March 2015 - Various Times
Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 12 minutes from Le Cercle
'The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz' introduces us to some very familiar characters, years before they met Dorothy. One of them is a clever, ...More
 
 
 
Today Only
Myths And Legends In Japanese Woodblock-Prints: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 31st July 2014 - 1pm
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from Le Cercle
A guided tour looking at the work of Edo artists....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Le Cercle

Near Le Cercle
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Sights and Attractions near Le Cercle

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Le Cercle
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Harrods
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Le Cercle
England's most famous department store. Owned by eponymous Egyptian entrepreneur Mohamed Al-Fayed, Britain's most iconic shop features on many tourists’ “must-see” lists - and with good reason. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
119 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 9 minutes from Le Cercle
St Peter's was built by Hakewill in 1827 and later enlarged by Blomfield in 1875. Rebuilt and opened in 1992, following a fire in 1987, it ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Le Cercle

The best shops and markets near Le Cercle
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cobra and Bellamy
London > Shopping > Jewellery
149 Sloane Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Le Cercle
Having been refurbished this store now extends to include collectables for the home as well as the famous antique, post-war and modern jewellery. C&B is known ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Le Cercle

Near Le Cercle
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 29 minutes from Le Cercle
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Le Cercle

Le Cercle gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Le Cercle
More than just a skincare shop, this branch of Lush on the Kings Road houses the Lush Spa. An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Le Cercle

The best pubs near London Le Cercle.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Le Cercle
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Le Cercle

Le Cercle clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Goring Bar and Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Beeston Place, SW1W | 11 minutes from Le Cercle
With deep red walls, a carpeted floor, leather chairs and a roaring log fire, The Goring Bar and Lounge is the epitome of opulence. Run by ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Le Cercle

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Le Cercle.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thomas Cubitt
London > Business > Venue Hire
44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 5 minutes from Le Cercle
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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What the Ladybird Heard
Theatre | Until 10th August 2014 

Cadogan Hall 1 minute walk from Le Cercle

Julia Donaldson's delightful picture book 'What the Ladybird Heard' comes to life on the stage with a 'moo' and a ...More

Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America
Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Saatchi Gallery 5 minutes walk from Le Cercle

Taking its title from the prehistoric landmass that conjoined Africa and Latin America, Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin ...More

 
The TJ Johnson Band
Concerts | Until 31st July 2014 

Boisdale Of Belgravia 8 minutes walk from Le Cercle

A melange of jazz, blues and soul with an American influence by the London-based vocalist and his accompanying musicians....More

Reading Group
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2014 

Victoria Library 8 minutes walk from Le Cercle

Book club....More

Renato D'Aiello
Concerts | On 31st July 2014 

The Pheasantry 10 minutes walk from Le Cercle

The Italian saxophonist and accompanying musicians perform....More

Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 21st March 2015 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 12 minutes walk from Le Cercle

'The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz' introduces us to some very familiar characters, years before they met Dorothy. ...More

 
We Will Remember Them: London's Great War Memorials
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2014 

Wellington Arch 12 minutes walk from Le Cercle

Commemorating the First World War, English Heritage presents We Will Remember Them: London's Great War Memorials at The Quadriga Gallery, ...More

Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
Theatre | Until 19th December 2015 

Victoria Palace Theatre 13 minutes walk from Le Cercle

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award 2013. This tale of a boy from a mining community who wants ...More

 
Disobedient Objects
Disobedient Objects
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 13 minutes walk from Le Cercle

The V&A's Disobedient Objects exhibition showcases items made to play a role in political protest, ranging from Suffragette teapots to ...More

 
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 13 minutes walk from Le Cercle

The V&A turns its attentions, and not inconsiderable costume collection, to the subject of marriage, and in particular the evolution ...More

 
 
 
 
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