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Circus Cafe & Restaurant

34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
+44 1225 466020
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Ranked #13 of 441 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $37
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The food is absolutely fantastic as always. I usually go there for lunch because the price is a little bit lower than dinner but the quality is definitely maintain at the same high standard. 最喜欢的餐厅,几年来保持高水准。午餐比晚餐便宜一些但是质量是一样好的。

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We visited this delightful restaurant this week and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Friendly staff, excellent choice of food and wine, all added up to a tremendous evening. The food was perfectly cooked, and beautifully presented....all the various flavours came alive on the plate. From my crab starter, lamb main course to chocolate heaven, I was blown away. If you only... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Had an impromptu lunch here with my sister while visiting Bath. Initially turned away as they were very busy but booked a table for a late lunch. The service is second to none and the food is superb. When I return from New Zealand Circus will be on menu!

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NJ
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106 reviews 106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This charming small restaurant is right by the Circus, and we highly recomm a visit to both. The Circus has stunning architecture & beauty, the Circus Cafe & Restaurant has outstanding service and locally sourced food. We specifically chose it after our daughter said typical English food does not have enough fresh veggie that she craves. Well the restaurant sure... More

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

Thank you for choosing The Circus and for writing such a lovely review. We are always heartened when the well-travelled tourists that come in enjoy our British food and local sourcing of prime ingredients. We also try to source super waiting staff too....and it is lovely when they are so appreciated. Thank you so much More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went for lunch, I had the Autumn salad and the crème brûlée. Both were superb, delicious to eat and well presented. The waiting staff were friendly and chatty. A lovely place to eat. :)

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

A lovely concise appraisal!. Thank you very much for posting it More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had meant to go to another restaurant in Bath but at the last minute discovered it was closed that day so we searched around and just happened upon the Circus. We were lucky that they had a free table. The food was delicious and the service was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely recommend this restaurant, and this... More

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

I'm so glad that you found us by chance and enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to your next visit and thank you for your kind words More

Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just back from 'The Circus Cafe’ (second visit) Pats on the back from Di my partner for taking her to this wonderful little unassuming street cafe which is no more that a Cherry Hog spit from Bath's grand Palladian architecture, so named 'The Circus’. Your head goes into fuss when you try to take in this 360 degree view ,... More

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

I seem to remember that you are one of "The Grumpy Old Men" Club but not very grumpy to us.... thank you for another nice review and I hope that heaven is a long way off for you and Di still??? Do come again soon won't you and thanks again More

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very near the royal Cresent. Not inexpensive but not insane prices. Focus on local food with lovely presentation. Space is small and very popular so make reservations early

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

Thank you for your kind review. And yes, it is advisable to book, thanks for pointing that out, it makes life a lot easier all round and especially for the kitchen! Thank you again More

Redditch, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Short review just to say what a fabulous find. Great food, & superb service. Couldn't ask for a better evening.

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

Succinct but to the point! Thanks for your kind words, they are much appreciated More

Brighton, England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the good reviews on here, and we weren't disappointed. It was absolutely fantastic! The restaurant at street level is very small but they have a large area downstairs in the basement which was spacious and well lit. The staff were all very friendly and although the waitresses were young, they were all very... More

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

Thank you so much for your nice review, do come and visit us again when you are up from Brighton. We do appreciate our out of town visitors. More

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