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The Circus Restaurant

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34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
+44 1225 466020
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10:00 - 23:30
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were passing here on the way to the Crescent and popped in for a coffee and weren't disappointed. Lovely staff, prompt service and great tasting coffee in a good sized cup.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The smaller upstairs space seems more congenial than the basement and we enjoyed being seated across the corner of a table rather than having to shout across a table; a much nicer way to eat if you have something to say to one another. The simple seeming starter of zakushki was indeed simple: vodka olives, beetroot puree, a little bean... More 

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Chichester
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely staff, space and food - what more do you need? We had the Christmas set three course menu - fantastic value and great fresh well cooked food. Didn't want to leave!

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Thank Lou K
Berks , England
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a protentious venue, but warm, welcoming and run by professionals who know how to cook! Food was faultless.....loved mushroom starter but the venison was superlative and best since we have eaten in N Z Highly recommend and will certainly be back

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Thank aroberta
eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We really appreciate your positive feedback and kind words. So glad you enjoyed your meal with us More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked on line. Customer service first class especially Leah. Fish special of sea bass with champagne mussels was fabulous. We will definitely return. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

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Thank nevermindthecalories
eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to your return visit More 

Toronto
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387 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Innovative English bistro menu. Everything is very well prepared. The mixed herb soup was delicious as was the lamb, cooked med. rare. Interesting desserts -poached fresh apricots in Muscatel with mascarpone and moist almond cake was good and plenty for 2. May have to send back red wine by the glass. Just like Sotto Sotto, the red wine was not... More 

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Thank alwaysplanahead
eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, it is really appreciated. You must have visited us in the summer judging by your appraisal of one of our summer menus? I'm sorry that the red wine was served too warm and am glad you sent it back and said something at the time, always good to alert front of house to... More 

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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reluctant to spread the word about this restaurant as it will make it all the more difficult for us to get a table! Menu changes monthly with almost all produce locally sourced. Never had a duff meal and we have eaten there many times. Staff are delightful. Interior is stylish and contemporary with a 'continental ' take in the summer... More 

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Thank barkei46
eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, we are so pleased that you enjoy The Circus and have obviously become a regular. We are nothing without our regulars and their continuing support and feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a gem. We had a fabulous meal for both service and taste. We can see why it is so highly recommended.

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Thank Jill H
eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your short but sweet review. We really welcome it and look forward to your return visit. Thank you for coming More 

London
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pre-booked for 6 people. We were charged £60 twice for our group. At the end of the meal NONE of the £120 was taken off. The mananger said she could do nothing until speaking to the owner - as if we were lying! Not a good feeling!

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Thank Catherine S
eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

I apologise unreservedly for the mess up on this occasion. The waitress who gave you your bill is new to the job and, even though she had been briefed about deposits on tables, failed to notice that you had been charged twice and not refunded. This was in no way intentional and the manager wanted to find the records our... More 

Mirfield
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful evening we had here at the Circus restaurant. The staff were welcoming and very attentive. The restaurant had an attractive ambience and the good was really marvellous. Three courses for two with drinks was £60- very good value for such an excellent experience.

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Thank HCButler
eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and kind words. We really appreciate them and your positive encouragement. It makes our work all worthwhile! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$29
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:30
Thursday
10:00 - 23:30
Friday
10:00 - 23:30
Saturday
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 466020
Description
Small, busy, much admired, family-run restaurant; serving seasonal, locally sourced, freshly cooked food; charming and welcoming staff; sensible and honest prices. Set in a fine Georgian house in Bath's most beautiful position - between The Circus and The Royal Crescent. Voted number 4 in the United Kingdom by The Times "Twenty secret restaurants that foodies love". Bookings advised.

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