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Circus Cinema, Bar and Restaurant

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34 Jellicoe St, Martinborough, New Zealand
06 306 9442
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food & very comfortable movie

A really fun experience. You can order your movie tickets with dinner or snacks. The theatres are right there; finish your drinks in the theatre while you watch the show. Big comfortable seats and a small venue make this a great place to watch a movie

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Stephen E
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really fun experience. You can order your movie tickets with dinner or snacks. The theatres are right there; finish your drinks in the theatre while you watch the show. Big comfortable seats and a small venue make this a great place to watch a movie

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Thank Stephen E
Windsor, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There appears to be a lovely trend in New Zealand for good quality cafes/restaurants to be attached to the local cinema. These can be destination places in their own right or as an excuse to have a nice meal before or after a film. The ‘Circus’ restaurant in Martinborough is one such place and has a lovely ambiance coupled with... More 

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Thank Stephen H
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved The Circus Cinema. Really 'quirky'..lovely Italan girl took our order. The food was delicious. I had a seafood chowder full of fish. There is a small garden At the back and two comfortable cinemas. . You can take your Martinborough wine in with you and even have a pizza delivered!

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Thank gilljo073
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I'm a fan of Circus Cinema. It's a great business servicing a vibrant country district. I go at least a couple of times a year, when visiting New Zealand. My mother and I were there shortly after they opened and the menu has never changed, at least the one vegetarian pizza option is the same as when the restaurant opened... More 

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Thank designfelicity
Wellington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Was visiting the Wairarapa with family on a Monday and didn't know where to take them since most places are shut on Mondays. Found this cute cinema and wondered in hoping to find a cozy spot for a snack, ended up finding an adorable garden with comfy outdoor furniture, lovely service and the perfect combination of platter & wine tastings... More 

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Thank Giulias81
Martinborough, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Nice almost private film viewing environment, bar for drinks to take into film. Dinner afterwards which chef tailored to our needs. Good service and really enjoyable evening at the end of our travels in north island.

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Thank Christine M
Rotorua, NZ
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Love Circus movies - always good. This time we ordered a pizza which was delivered during the movie. Great service. Love going. Only a few seats, comfortable and easy viewing.

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Thank Sarola
New Delhi, India
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Having been to Martinborough many times we decided to again go to Circus Cinema for movie/dinner. A lovely way to relax after the drive from Auckland and wind down before Toast Martinborough the next day. Awesome theatre and excellent menu.

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Thank LynnBNZ
Baltimore, Maryland
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276 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This quiet looking building on the edge of the cbd was a pleasant surprise. We walked over to take a look after receiving a tip from the nice teller at the BNZ. We couldn't see much from outside but looked over the movies of the day. Later that evening we decided on a whim to give it a try and... More 

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Thank kjtripper
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

came across this restaurant before going to a movie. Amazing food. So good that we went back again the next night to try something else on the menu. Passionfruit brulee was so good, we had it both nights

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Jellicoe St, Martinborough, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: 06 306 9442

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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