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Circus Cafe & Restaurant

34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
+44 1225 466020
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Ranked #9 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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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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Senior Contributor
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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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

Boston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was our favorite restaurant in Bath. On fashionable Brock St between the circus and the crescent, near galleries and boutiques. We were impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the excellence of our meal (the steaks were perfectly prepared).

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Do tell your friends when you get home. Thank you so much for your kind words More

UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

What a brilliant find. We popped in here for lunch after passing by and ended up having the most delicious meal. There were three excellent vegetarian dishes on the menu (definitely no mushroom risotto). I had the savoury cheesecake which was amazing. The portion sizes were really good, which I feel is unusual for finer restaurants who tend to serve... More

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. We do try to do something a bit different on the vegetarian front so I'm pleased you liked the savoury cheesecake and the staff will be glad they get a mention too! Thank you More

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Food was great and good portion sizes. Quality meat and fish dishes that were really tasty but not over complicated. Slightly pricey but seems about right for a nicer dining experience in bath

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

Thank you for your review it is much appreciated. We think we are value for money as we use only tip top ingredients cooked freshly each day and our portion sizes are always on the generous side! I hope you will agree? More

West Vancouver
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Had a reunion here with three friends from Wales. It was Saturday night and the restaurant was busy. The reservation was handled well and we were warmly welcomed. Although busy, the restaurant is much larger than the initial impression. We had a great time, the service was good and attentive. Service good and attentive. Beyond that the memory fades. It... More

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

So glad you will return! Try to come on a week night as Saturdays are always so busy it can get a bit frenetic! Thanks for your review More

Berkeley, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a celebratory college graduation dinner here with our youngest, and oldest adult sons on our recent visit to Bath. We walked up the hill to the Crescent and were stunned by the views and the stormy colorful skies. Then we were stunned again by the great food and charming service of this restaurant. We are discerning diners from... More

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

Serious praise from serious foodies! How lovely, thank you very much San Franciscans, we do appreciate all that you said and it is a great shame you won't become regulars but do try and come back in the future. Thanks again More

Truro, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Second time to this restaurant. Certainly didn't disappoint, we had a very leisurely lunch with a window seat. Food was superb a light lunch menu was perfect for the time of day. We had the catch of the day and lamb. We couldn't decide which dish we enjoyed more. We were served by a new member of the team but... More

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

Glad you enjoyed your lunch and are becoming a regular from Cornwall! Thank you so much for your nice words More

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