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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Would come back again and again

It's a real treat that a small town like Martinborough has a boutique movie theatre. I haven't actually watched any movies here, however I have eaten a few times. The most recent time I was very impressed with the ambience, service and wine selection. Both my husband and I agreed that we would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
AvelynHL
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's a real treat that a small town like Martinborough has a boutique movie theatre. I haven't actually watched any movies here, however I have eaten a few times. The most recent time I was very impressed with the ambience, service and wine selection. Both my husband and I agreed that we would come back again and again for the... More 

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Masterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A nice experience, lovely dinner, nice restaurant, good fire going and nice comfortable seats in the movie theatre. Just the ticket for a night out with the girls. The movies are up-to-date.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We love the total package of food, wine, coffee and movie, especially on a wintry evening! But we remember enjoyable summer evenings in the courtyard too. Comfortable, quirky, hopefully a good movie... We always check what is on when we head to Martinborough for a break. Good food and service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A group of 6 of us arrived at Circus primarily to watch a movie, but if there was enough time, to have a meal also. When we arrived we were told the movie had been pushed back by 45 minutes which was ok as it allowed us extra time to eat. By the time we went to pay for our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had a lovely meal followed by a movie. The dinning was good -- acceptable prices and food was well prepared, service could have been a little better. With the movie I'd say allow yourself enough time for the meal and to get to your movie on time -- that's my preference, rather than the other way around (movie first),... More 

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Martinborough, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have been avid fan of the local cinema and restaurant over the years, lately it has seen a demise in its standards i feel. We often experience a change in the service standards when the main front of house guru leaves, this was the case when Gavin departed sometime ago, but it was picked up by some very strong... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were in Martinborough with friends and decidided to see the last in the movie in the series of the Hobbit. What else should you see in New Zealand but the Hobbit. Anyway, I do not do stairs so I was able to enter on the ground floor and would sit down the front with the screen not far away.... More 

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Margaret River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We loved the fact that this small intimate theatre had current release movies, comfortable seating and you could enjoy a glass of wine while viewing. We saw two movies during our brief stay and although we didn't eat at the cafe it had an interesting looking menu.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Lovely boutique theatre with a great restaurant if you want a meal. Two small intimate theaters with very comfortable seats. Excellent meal before hand (which of course is optional). Good way to wind up a day of vineyards and sun.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Having visited Martinborough and the surrounding areas for the day, my partner and I decided to dine in Martinborough before heading home to Wellington. We had been to Circus before and enjoyed our meal so it was our first choice. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and has a high quality menu so I was conscious of my attire - clean... More 

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Additional Information about Circus Cinema, Bar and Restaurant

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

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

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