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“Cirque de la Fine” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Circus Bar

Circus Bar
Liszt Ferenc Ter 11, Budapest 1061, Hungary
+(36)14136467
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Ranked #1,214 of 1,986 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: Bar, International, Hungarian
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The remarkably eclectic and colorful circus themed bar is situated in the famous and lovely Liszt Ferenc square with it's atmospheric terrace. When you look inside, you'll be amazed by the detailedly worked out interior design with a huge giraffe, a neon seal or a cycling monkey. The menu is also very eclectic and you can find here a wide range of drinks.
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“Cirque de la Fine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It's situated in a cool part of Pest where there's plenty of bars and restaurants so there's a good atmosphere too the surroundings. We were checking it out as we had discount there because we were staying in the apartments they owned. I had fried chicken for my main, which was okay. I just felt the menu missed that something special or could have been more themed.

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ReputationOfficer, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Circus Bar, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Taylor K,

We are happy to read that you were satisfied with us, and we would also like to thank you for sharing your opinion about us. We are glad to read that you liked our atmosphere, and will strive to bring even more colour, glitter and circus magic into our dishes!


With Kind Regards,


Circus Bar Team
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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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“Great one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great restaurant, very good food, great interior, great service. Food was very good, try veal goulash .

Visited July 2014
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ReputationOfficer, Vezető at Circus Bar, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Guest!

It is our greatest reward that you had a fantastic time with us, as our only aim is to privide quality and great atmosphere for our customers! We hope to see you again!

With kind regards,
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San Francisco, California
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“A Must in Budapest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great food, great ambiance, great service at a very reasonable price! I tried four other restaurants in the same alley; had to come back to the Circus on my last night. The best goulash i've ever had. My wife loved every salad dish...

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ReputationOfficer, Vezető at Circus Bar, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the nice words. We are always happy when we see our guests enjoying themselves. Our dear Chef is also always delighted to hear such nice a feedback as yours. We strive to provide excellence in gastronomy, and hopefully we can greet you again when you are next in Budapest.


With kind regards,
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London, United Kingdom
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“We went twice. First one really good, second a disaster.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went this june to enjoy Budapest for one week. On our first night we decided to had dinner in this restaurant, and we had a nice table outside, the food was quite good and the waiter really nice.

So, we enjoyed, and we decided to come back another night. The feeling was the opposite. We had a really rude waitress that spoke really bad english. That's not the problem, we were in Hungary and we are not expecting people speak english the problem were the manners. My friend ordered a dish that it was like ribs, and the waitress told us that we MUST order a side. We were confused and ask her that we didn't understand. He didn't want any side, she was insisting in a really rude way and we didn't understand and we were asking if the side was included in the price and for that reason she was insisting.

The problem wasn't the extra money of the side, the thing is he didn't want any side dish. She look at us like if we were stupid or something because we didn't understand when it was quite clear that she had a bigger problem with the english than us. At that moment the people next to us (americans) were looking at us and we felt embarassed.

Instead of trying to say it in another way or just leave it (we were saying that we didnt want anything else), went to call a coleague in a really rude way again. When the other waitress came finally she understand us and we asked her and, no, we didnt need to order a side, so it was solve in literally 2 secondes.

It was totally surreal and made us feel unconfortable. She actually looked quite lost and her tables really slow, so that night we didn't enjoy our dinner and we didn't leave any tip.

It's a pity because we quite enjoy the first dinner, but that second night the waitress was really rude with no reason.

So the food is good and the service looks like depends on the day.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ReputationOfficer, Vezető at Circus Bar, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

First and foremost, I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts here. I was sorry to read that you weren’t satisfied with our service! We strive to provide excellence in every way, and this is not the true reflection of the services we are very proud of. We take all your words with the utmost seriousness, and we sincerely hope, that you will give us the chance to better serve you in the future.

With kind regards,
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“Good Food-Service-Atmosphere ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stopped in for a late dinner and was not disappointed.

Good food and good service at a reasonable price. Would happily recommend to others.

A lovely atmosphere with live music. Overall, a quality restaurant.

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ORM2014, Manager at Circus Bar, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Guest!

It is our greatest reward that you had a fantastic time with us, as our only aim is to privide quality and great atmosphere for our customers! We hope to see you again!

With kind regards,
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