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Circus Cafe & Restaurant

34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
01225 466020
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Ranked #9 of 429 restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $33 - $41
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Busy, family-run restaurant; serving seasonal, carefully sourced, freshly cooked food; honest prices; charming staff; well-chosen wines; located in a Georgian house in Bath's most beautiful setting between The Circus and The Royal Crescent. Bookings essential.
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Bath
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We where downstairs , not ideal but perfectly acceptable. Food was excellent . Hake with extra potato and veg. All tasted delicious. My wife and her friend enjoyed the rarebit which was enriched with a cider sauce. We finished with rhubarb trifle and the girls had chocolate ...Will return again.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We went here for dinner on a Monday evening and loved it! It's well decorated inside, and the staff are very professional. I started with the crabmeat, and my partner had the pig's cheek. The crabmeat was good, but that pig's cheek was amazing! For mains, I had the lamb, and my other half had the rabbit. Both were delicious,... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

For our first "outside" lunch of the year I had the best ever, ever rhubarb trifle ever, ever! Of course the rest of the lunch was up to the usual excellent standard and the service from the staff exemplary. The best place to eat in Bath by far! Can't imagine a finer way of enjoying an alfresco lunch in the... More

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

Gosh! Thanks for your lovely words and we're so glad you enjoyed the trifle! More

South West
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We came across The Circus following a recommendation from our guest house and were able to benefit from the Big Ben offer, by dining on or before 6pm (we hadn't realised until after starting to eat that this restriction applied, as we hadn't read the mall print - our fault, not the restaurant's, but pointed out here to inform others... More

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

This is worth reporting and I value your feedback. The front of house staff are supposed to advise about sides as with quite a lot of the dishes they are not needed and an accompanying vegetable is already included in the price. We only have sides for those people who insist they really want additional salad, chips, or veg of... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

A lovely meal. Am vegetarian but the veggie option was gorgeous. Service was fab. A beautiful location between the Circus and Royal Crescent. Seems tucked away but is actually very close to centre of town.

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

Thank you for your review. We all thrive on this sort of feedback. Do come again More

Wirral, England
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We were recommended The Circus by the owner of our guesthouse (Athole House) due to the fish being really fresh and the cooking high-quality. We weren't disappointed! The hosts were attentive and knowledgable - and the food was wonderful! We would defiantly return if in Bath again.

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

So glad you enjoyed the fish. We do have a great relationship with our day boat fish suppliers and love cooking the best of the day's catch. It's great when its appreciated. Thank you More

Chelmsford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Fab little restaurant with a quality menu. I was taken here for my birthday and I cannot remember a time when i've had mussels that tasted better. A small selection of 4-5 options for each course make for an exceptionally well considered menu. Free filtered water and detail on the use of only locally sourced ingredients ensures you feel you... More

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

Thank you for your very kind appraisal. More

Wokingham, England
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had booked a table for four for dinner on a Saturday evening. Not too sure what to expect but from the moment we entered the premises it just felt right. A young and vibrant set of waiters and waitresses made you feel wanted and important. Everyone had a place and after being shown to our table and everything explained... More

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

Thank you for your high praise. We so appreciate your kind comments and kind words. More

Bath UK
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

This was my first time visiting The Circus Cafe and Restaurant. I visited on a damp Monday with one of my best friends and was shown to a table in the surprisingly light and airy basement. The menu was varied and I chose spring nettle soup with with lovage cream served with celeriac and truffle crisps to start. This was... More

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

We are very grateful for your nice words and so glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. Now you must come to dinner....! More

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I don't usually rely on my Lonely Planet book for restaurant suggestions, but am I ever glad I did this time! This place is truly one of a kind. The service first off is excellent, as is the food. We had the soup and the Mezze platter and the best greens salad I've ever had in my life. The bread... More

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

Praise indeed! Thank you so much for such a kind review More

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