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Circus Cafe & Restaurant

34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
+44 1225 466020
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Ranked #8 of 434 restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $39
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: 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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Ate here with my wife on our visit to Bath and we were not disappointed, the Menu is small but has a good variety of meals (which I believe are regular changed) with a lot of locally sourced product (which is always good). The food was fresh and well presented, but most importantly tasted great. I do not think the... More

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Tavistock
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A warm welcome, friendly and efficient service from enthusiatic staff with good quality food at a reasonable price ensured that we enjoyed our lunch. We would recommend the Circus to friends and would have no hesitation in returning next time we are in Bath.

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Not impressed. The food is over priced. Ordered the fish special - came out as 2 curled up pieces on a bare plate with no veggies or anything.

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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have been here about 3 times now. Great food and great atmosphere. Staff is always friendly and welcoming even when I forget to make reservations. Steak is to die for and the chips are crunchy delicious. Its close to the Royal Crescent and the Circus so nice to area as well. Starters and there fish catch of the day... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Ate here on our first day in Bath for our honeymoon, it did not disappoint. The atmosphere was lovely, service was quick and attentive and the food cannot be faulted. Great portions, authentic flavours and just delicious. Highly recommended.

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Essex, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I booked this for the first night I arrived in Bath with my partner, it's in a lovely location and the restaurant has a great welcoming vibe to it. The staff were great, welcoming and attentive. The food was exceptional.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

While we stumbled upon the place by accident while exploring the city, we would most certainly return here. The food was quite nice and you can taste it is freshly prepared. While the restaurant breathes quite the upmarket atmosphere, prices are very reasonable. The Circus offers an agreeable surroundings to have lunch or dinner in. Service is excellent, with friendly... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

A very pleasant afternoon tea with a very yummy "drink of the day" to round it off! Made to feel very important and special and this place has it in spades. On top of that the cooking is exceptional. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Too bad for the nice and friendly waitresses, but the place is quite bland and the food rather average, if not less. My roast guinea fowl salad today was just a catastrophe: dry and tasteless meat, irrelevant maraschino cherries, with an overpowering liqueur taste, an incerdible amount of almond, not even toasted to develop their taste... I had asked for... More

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

I apologise sincerely for this bad meal. It is not often that we make mistakes as you can see by the other reviews but something must have gone badly wrong for this dish to escape from the kitchen during lunch service that day.....I hope you said something at the time so that we could take it off the bill. I'm... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Another evening thoroughly enjoyed. June and July throw up a glut of birthdays and anniversaries to provide restauranting opportunities for us. I like everything about this place. A few tables out on the Brock Street pavement, a buzzy hard surfaces room at ground floor, and a quieter comfortably upholstered and carpeted, gently air conditioned lower floor, where we ended up... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind review and comprehensive assessment of The Circus. It is much appreciated More

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