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Circus Cafe & Restaurant

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34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
+44 1225 466020
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 52
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  • 19
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  • 15
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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
An utterly delectable experience

We ate here on the evening of June 18th, after hearing that it was very highly rated (we passed by the previous evening but it was fully booked). We were very well treated in this restaurant from start to finish - waitresses all very friendly, smiley and attentive and ambience very warm and cosy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
ThamesDanube
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We ate here on the evening of June 18th, after hearing that it was very highly rated (we passed by the previous evening but it was fully booked). We were very well treated in this restaurant from start to finish - waitresses all very friendly, smiley and attentive and ambience very warm and cosy with a laid-back atmosphere. Cuisine is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 3.30 on Thursday 18th June not wanting much but good food and service. We got all and more. They had stopped serving lunches but agreed to get me some soup whilst my husband had a light bite. No issues they just got on with it, with great service and style. We enjoyed what we had and wished... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. Because we are a small restaurant/cafe we can't always fit people in but we do aim to please if we possibly can. We're really glad you enjoyed your time with us and do come back for the "complete" experience another time won't you? More 

Dover, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Late booking and the restaurant were just able to squeeze us in but made us feel very welcome. Nice touch of free filtered water and they donate to a Water Aid charity when you accept the offer of the water. Extensive wine list with a couple of half bottles if a whole bottle is too much. Small menu but what... More 

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

Thank you for your comprehensive and positive review. We're so glad that you found us and really appreciate your feedback More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Can't fault this place and when visiting Bath it's worth a visit. Went there for dinner. Staff very friendly and professional. Menu good choice and the food was excellent in terms of presentation, taste and portions.

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

Thank you for your kind words. They are greatly appreciated More 

Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Excellent ethically sourced fish from Lyme Bay, good vegetables and the best Creme brûlée for years. Pleasant staff keen to please.

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

Thank you for your concise but nice review! We're so glad you enjoyed it More 

wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Without doubt the best all round visit to a restaurant that we have had in a very long time. We review rarely but this carefully thought out business in Bath deserves the best of reviews. From our initial enquiry, at the door just before lunch, to the friendly, well informed staff and management and the care and skill used in... More 

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

What a wonderful review. Thank you so very much for your intuitive and kind appraisal. It really means a lot to us that you have perfectly understood "The Circus" ethos and concept. Do come again soon! More 

cheshire
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95 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We came across this gem of a cafe, just off the Circus. It was mid afternoon so we stopped for a cream tea - it was absolutely delicious. The cafe serves meals too but we were in the right place at the wrong time for that. I would definitely go back there.

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

Glad you enjoyed your tea time treats. Please do come back for lunch or dinner and try the brill! More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Splendid food, staff were professional and friendly. We were recommended to go to The Circus by a friend and it didn't disappoint. My only criticism was that main course was large and I couldn't fit in a pudding!

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

Thanks so much for your review and kind words. Do come again and we'll make sure you have enough room for pudding! More 

Redding, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stopped in for wine and dessert this evening seeing the sign out front "# 4 in London times" and discovered why. Creme Brûlée was just delightful with goose berries and the chocolate with almond frangipani paired with a Muscat dessert wine were simply amazing. Friendly warmth from the wait staff and did not break the bank! We're going back... More 

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

Thank you for your sneak preview....hope you enjoy dinner too, we look forward to your return More 

Ayrshire
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Circus was recommended to us and it's eay to see why. We visited on a Friday night and found pleasant and welcoming staff (we were ahead of schedule and called to ask if they could fit us in early....it wasn't too long after opening and they were very accomodating), tasteful decor and beatifully prepared dishes. I can definately add my... More 

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

Thank you very much for your recommendation and kind appraisal, it is really appreciated 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
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
Average Prices: USD 28 - 36
Cuisine: British

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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 - 36
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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