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Circus Cafe & Restaurant

34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
+44 1225 466020
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Ranked #9 of 450 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $36
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

enjoyed our visit, good food, mid priced but well worth it, friendly staff, would certainly visit again

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Derby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

My partner an I have visited the circus religiously for approx 5 years every summer on our pilgrimage to Cornwall and at Christmas for the fab christmas market with the odd visit for birthdays! The food and service have always been above and beyond. I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to good food and service and that's... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Food and wine were very good but the best part of the experience was the service - our waitress was thoughtful, knowledgeable and attentive - everything was done with a smile. I wish all restaurants serving high quality food came with such high quality service!

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eatyourgreens, Owner at Circus Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and compliments about our service. We do have a very special team working at The Circus and it is so great when people comment on this. Thanks again More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This was a lovely meal - I went with my sister for a special lunch and it was a wonderful experience - yummy food, (the chocolate mousse and clementine syllabub was delicious! ) great service, and a really lovely atmosphere. We sat downstairs and it is formal enough so it feels a bit speical without being too formal and fusty.... More

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eatyourgreens, Owner at Circus Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We're really glad you and your sister enjoyed it all. Do come and visit us again More

Alresford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lovely restaurant and fabulous food - absolutely delicious. We sat on the lower ground floor but they have french windows so it is not at all claustrophobic and there is plenty of atmosphere. Love to go back - quite excellent. Would highly recommend.

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eatyourgreens, Owner at Circus Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your positive and glowing review it is mightily appreciated. More

Southwold, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

DW and I together with adult daughter visited this restaurant for dinner in October 2014. Our visit to Bath was a bit of an accident as our original plans were the west coast of Scotland but the sleeping cars got cancelled. The Circus is in the town centre and during the day time provides snacks and beverages upstairs. Upon arrival... More

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eatyourgreens, Owner at Circus Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind and comprehensive (despite the memory lapse!) review. It is sincerely appreciated and Scotland's loss was our gain. Bless you! More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

food was good, restaurant was boiling hot. what made the experience exceptional was the waitress who was attentive without being obtrusive, friendly and highly knowledgeable about the menu.

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eatyourgreens, Owner at Circus Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review. Not sure why the restaurant seemed so boiling hot although it has been unseasonably mild for the time of year. We'd better look into the thermostat on the heating!? More

Bristol
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

On our last visit we enjoyed our meal apart from the chocolate desert. This time there were no issues and everyone one had a very good meal and service was charming.. I note that some diners rated the menu as expensive. We had a three course meal at lunch time with three veg, including a bottle of house white wine,... More

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eatyourgreens, Owner at Circus Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to us and we're so glad you approved of the dessert this time. It is good when people keep us on our metal with constructive criticism! Thank you again for your kind review and we look forward to your next visit More

Carlow, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to what the owners claim is one of Britains 'best kept secrets'. However it was pretty crowded the night I was there so the secret has been leaked! That in fact is my only criticism of the restaurant, the crowd. We were seated in the basement dining room and I felt it lacked the personality of... More

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eatyourgreens, Owner at Circus Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind appraisal. Actually it was The Times newspaper who voted us number 4 in the UK of secret restaurants that foodies love. A lot of people do know about us so we do get very booked up and some people prefer upstairs which is buzzy and some downstairs which is more comfy, but we... More

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The day (Saturday) started well, we were visiting friends in the area and shopping (ladies), pub (gents) followed by lunch was the agenda. Some great little pubs in Bath but lunch at Circus was a real pleasure for all 6 of us. The food (I had garlic mushrooms on toast) was very, very good as was the service, ambience and... More

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eatyourgreens, Owner at Circus Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We're glad you had a good time in Bath and enjoyed your lunch with us. It means such a lot to us when people take the time to write about us. Thanks again and do come back when you are next round these parts...! More

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Additional Information about Circus Cafe & Restaurant

Address: 34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 466020
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
Average Prices: USD 28 - 36
Cuisine: British

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