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9 Preston Road, Brighton BN1 4QE, England
+44 1273 567832
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“mutton stew” (9 reviews)
“tapas” (45 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 Preston Road, Brighton BN1 4QE, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully presented and very tasty tapas! Excellent staff! one of best services I have ever had (trust me my expectations are very high as working in similar environment) Highly recommended!

Thank Justyna J
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We went to this restaurant after being recommended. We got there to find a very over the top loud camp and over Familia waiter who dominated a whole evening. Constantly talked about his sexual antics to that we were not impressed with. The food looked...More

1  Thank Tom C
LeeS5540, Owner at Circo, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Hi Tom, Thanks for your review - about your food being cold, we can only apologise for this and assure you this is definitely out of the ordinary. However, we are confused by your frankly homophobic account of our waiter recounting his sexual exploits in...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Usually a great little tapas restaurant but this time so salty we couldn’t eat our food! Lovely staff but didn’t do anything about our complaint . Sadly we won’t be returning.

1  Thank 155Julie
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We absolutely love it here. Visited as a family last week and the kids enjoyed tasting new “exotic” dishes (finally!) Dined as a couple this evening and the staff were so friendly, food delicious and service flawless. Great value for money, Jackie and co are...More

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Was very much looking forward to our visit to Circo yesterday given the great reviews I'd read. Sadly it didn't come close to living up to expectations. It was really busy and the atmosphere was good - however, the place felt cramped tables were very...More

5  Thank magraham2016
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I went there a couple of weeks ago for the 1st time, the food was very tasty and the service was great. We were sitting at the bar so had a nice view inside the kitchen, at the end of our meal my girlfriend made...More

2  Thank duncandonutz2018
Lee S, Owner at Circo, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Thank you for the feedback and we are glad you found our food very tasty. The food you refer to which was on the counter top was in fact pig skin going through its room temperature cure before the 12-hour dehydration process - this room...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Fusion food offered, branded tapas but more Japanese and Korean than Spanish. Small and local so very nice and relax atmosphere, the waiters were very friendly and attentive. Padron chilli was really nice, also slow-cooked pork belly. Everything else ranged from good to just ok-ish....More

Thank Nithi B
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Circo is a must if you are in or near Brighton, it's an authentic small place with an amazing atmosphere, knowledgeable and engaging staff and Tapas in a world of its own, all for a great price. I recommend booking a table in advance as...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

I was here last Tuesday and it was just a shambles. I have been coming here for quite a while and it has always been busy. Especially as it is 2 for 1 tapas on Tuesday. But this time it was a mess. All the...More

1  Thank Jessica W
Lee S, Manager at Circo, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review as we appreciate all feedback, good or bad. I’m not sure why you have given us a one-star rating or called us a shambles though. When you arrived you were seated straightaway, the new waiter...More

Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

This place is a secret gem. Amazing dishes with have their own special take on classic spanish tapas. The menu changes frequently so it’s definitely a place to go regularly as there are new treats to enjoy on every visit. Wonderful service by staff who...More

Thank darrenhowe1
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July 18, 2017|
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Response from Senorbuddha | Property representative |
Sorry we have only just seen this, we can accommodate children we just that you have finished your meal by 8pm due to our licensing requirements
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$33
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Preston Road, Brighton BN1 4QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 567832
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Modern tapas bar located at Preston Circus, Brighton. Creating small plates inspired by classic Spanish tapas using East Asian flavours.
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