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Circus Cafe & Restaurant

#10 of 463 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
+44 1225 466020
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Small, busy, much admired, family-run restaurant; serving seasonal...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely place!

We came here at the end of a week's holiday involving poor to average food, and were so relieved that we weren't going mad - quality does still really exist. This really is just a proper, good restaurant. I gather it doubles as a cafe during the day and I imagine the upstairs part might work... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Lexakit
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London
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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London
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We came here at the end of a week's holiday involving poor to average food, and were so relieved that we weren't going mad - quality does still really exist. This really is just a proper, good restaurant. I gather it doubles as a cafe during the day and I imagine the upstairs part might work well for that. We... More 

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

It is always so cheering when people appreciate what we are trying to achieve as one of the few independent restaurants left in Bath..... Thank you very much indeed for your kind and encouraging review. Yes, please do come back when you're next in Bath, we look forward to it More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stayed at the Royal Crescent in Bath (stunning hotel) and asked staff to recommend a local restaurant for pre-Valentine's meal. They didn't recommend one they just booked us here and what an amazing little place this is. Great food, stunning service and ambience - you will not regret. Our host was amazing and didn't leave anything to chance. Me... More 

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

Thank you for your great review and thanks to The Royal Crescent too! We're really glad that you enjoyed your time with us and do come again soon, we look forward to welcoming you More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We enjoyed a three course meal at The Circus and were very impressed with the service from booking until the end of the meal. The food was lovely and the perfect amount of time between courses (it annoys me when food is either too slow or too quick!). Recommended.

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

Thank you for your kind words. We greatly appreciate your review More 

Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Came here for coffee whilst visiting the Circus and Crescent and had an enjoyable time. The place is lovely with professional and friendly staff, great ambiance and fine food. Had coffees and snacks and would have come back for lunch had we not pre- booked somewhere else. We will return.

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

Thanks and please do come back and try everything else soon! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Am really pleased we chose The Circus for Valentines Day, the menu was varied and they didn't use the occasion to fleece customers with a more expensive menu than usual! On arrival we were given a cocktail as part of the menu and there was a variety of delicious complimentary breads on offer. Tables were adorned with 2 fresh red... More 

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

Thank you for your comprehensive and kind review of Valentine's Day. We're really happy you both enjoyed it all and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

penarth
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We chanced upon this attractive looking cafe on a delightful wander around Bath admiring the stunning Georgian architecture. We ordered coffees, a toasted tea cake to share, crumpets with ?Marmite and a croissant. All the baked goods delicious and of a good quality. Coffee good too, friendly and efficient staff. The lunch menu was very tempting, so we plan to... More 

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

Please do come for lunch or dinner, you won't regret it... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My girlfriend and I ate here last night, I've been a couple of times before and every time it has provided excellent food from knowledgable staff in a friendly warm setting. I eat out in Bath fairly often and must say this restaurant is arguably as good as it gets for a quintessential Bath restaurant. They change the menu monthly... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. We're about to change the menu in March and I can't guarantee that the octopus will remain on although there will hopefully be other things of interest to entice you back..... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visit Bath several times per year but haven't been to this restaurant for a while. We were there early and at the beginning of the week and it was busy so booking recommended. Service - the waiting staff are very efficient and friendly and happy to provide advice on food and wine selection. Food - we had the spinach... More 

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

Welcome back! Thanks so much for your detailed and kind review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to us and it means such a lot to us when people take the time and trouble to write to Trip Advisor about their experience. Thank you again and we look forward to your next visit. More 

London
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A lovely little restaurant with a fantastic menu. The staff were polite and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. If you're looking for somewhere special to go with great food a little away from the madding crowd, then you have found a winner here.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We have had our fair share of people getting engaged at The Circus so there must be some romantic vibrations in the ether and I'm so glad you felt them! Do come again soon. More 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Excellent food in a friendly restaurant. Food genuinely tasty varied and original, for example the rice pudding with figs and cardamom. Calves liver with bot lotto beans and baked beetroot. The waitresses really cared.

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

Thank you very much for your concise but positive review. It is much welcomed! More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 35
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?