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Circus Cafe & Restaurant

#10 of 414 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, 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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  • 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
The Bath in Bath by far ...

My wife & I visit Bath around 3 time a year & always make a reservation at the Circus. The service & quality of food is amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Kev1230_8
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

My wife & I visit Bath around 3 time a year & always make a reservation at the Circus. The service & quality of food is amazing!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

We always choose the Circus Cafe and Restaurant when we want a special meal, for celebrations or when family come to visit. It serves seasonal, delicious food with a great wine list. I've never had a bad meal here, but it is also not a stuffy or formal setting but rather friendly, excellent service and a cosy vibe. I also... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We discovered this place purely by chance walking to the Royal Circle in Bath. Very friendly welcome and we shown to a table. The cuisine is English with cosmopolitan influences from the Mediterranean. We opted for fish of the day - Hake - and Merguez (spicy meatballs on couscous). The fish is sourced locally and delivered daily and was fresh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Our first visit based on the recommendation of a friend - we would definitely return. Service was excellent, attentive and prompt. What I loved, was the short menu as it meant all the dishes had care and attention in their execution. After the mezze starter, we had the steak and the fish of the day - hake. Both excellent. Also,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We're always glad to welcome new customers and are really pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Do come back again when you are next in Bath and thank you again for taking the time to write to Trip advisor More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been several times to this restaurant for breakfast lunch or dinner. All meals have been extremely good so I would say its very reliable. The menu has a limited number of options but we have never had any trouble finding something we like on it. They do fresh fish of the day also. The staff have always been pleasant and... More 

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

We are nothing without our regulars so many thanks for your return visits and your kind comments. We look forward to your next visit More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was recommended to us and did not disappoint, at all. Wonderful menu choices and all seasonal. A varied choice of food which were all very, very good.

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

Thank you very much for your review. It was very much appreciated More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Although only 5 minutes away I have not eaten at the Circus for quite a while as Bath is awash with reasonable Restaurants. Requiring a Light lunch my guest and I visited the Circus and both ordered Lemon Sole from the daily special menu. Two beautifully prepared fillets for each of us were served with a butter and Chive sauce,... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your lunch and do hope that you will visit us again soon as the fish specials change daily and we do value our locals hugely. We are nothing without them More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A visit here last week proved disappointing. High standards for service and food seemed to have slipped. The white wine was served almost warm. The rather inexperienced waitress then tried to put this right by bring a cooler with three pieces of ice in the bottom. We did in due course get a colder bottle produced! Chose the fillet steak... More 

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

I can see why you were disappointed and I do apologise as we are training new staff at present but that doesn't excuse the fact that you had a bad experience both service wise and food wise for which I am really sorry. It is a rare occurrence at The Circus and we do value your custom and will do... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited Circus at the recommendation of Peter Botes, the owner of Blue Quails Deli, and he hit the nail on the head - this place is absolutely fabulous! Their Dover sole was the best version of that fish that I've ever had, including J Sheekey in London. The staff was attentive and warm, even steering us toward a less... More 

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

Thank you for your very kind review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your time with us at The Circus More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stumbled upon this place after visit to the No 1 Crescent museum and weren't we glad that we did! They fitted us in with a last minute booking and when we arrived were very accommodating asking us which of two tables we preferred. The food was out of this world, the biltong with beetroot and horseradish slaw was possibly... More 

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

We're very glad you stumbled! Thanks so much for your review and we're so glad that you found us and enjoyed yourselves. Do visit us again when you are next in Bath 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 27 - 35
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?