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Circus Cafe & Restaurant

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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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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We discovered Circus by chance whilst wandering around Bath and were delighted with the meal and very friendly service. Seemed to be full of locals on a very touristy bank holiday weekend, so that must be a good sign!

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

Thank you very much for your review (not sure about the headline :) !!) We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and yes, we are nothing without our local regulars. Thank you so much for coming More 

Dorset
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having eaten at the Circus Café and Restaurant a number of times in the past, my wife and I were looking forward to our latest visit and were not disappointed - the standard of cooking and atmosphere was as good as ever. Arriving on a balmy evening, the restaurant was already busy, with a number of tables occupied outside on... More 

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

Thank you very much for your detailed and instructive review. I have noted your comments about the turbot and will relay these to the kitchen. It is a bit of a tricky one as some people's appetites are bigger than others and we strive to give excellent value for money at The Circus. We're really glad that you enjoyed your... More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an absolute gem of a place with excellent atmosphere, food and drink. It is essential to book, particularly if the weather means you can't eat outside, but it is well worth the planning. We booked in for a birthday meal and were not disappointed. Our waitress was charming and made us feel at home, responding to any requests... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comprehensive and positive review of The Circus. We are really glad that you had such a good time with us and enjoyed your dinner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled across The Circus cafe and restaurant after a tour of no. 1 Royal Crescent and decided to pop in for lunch - what a find! Staff were so lovely, it was lovely and clean and the food was amazing!!

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

We're so glad you stumbled across us and enjoyed your lunch. Thank you for writing to Trip Advisor More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You must try this restaurant if your in bath, the waitresses were lovely and very attentive. The food was delicious, great flavour combinations and great choice of meat and fish dishes, portions were a nice size too. We arrived around 8:30, and sat outside, much more atmospheric outside, i think they could look at a decor change inside but the... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments about your evening at The Circus. We value your feedback More 

United Kingdom
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sometimes you get everything falling into place , we went in late afternoon to book a table for that evening , just as we did a gent before us came to advise he would be unable to make his booking , it turned out it was for an outside table which we took . The weather was very kind to... More 

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

We're so glad you got an outside seat with us and enjoyed your time in decent weather! Thank you for your review of The Circus. We appreciate it More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped for a late-ish lunch (kitchens shut at 3 so beware) after some sight seeing around the city. Wife had steak, I had wild boar meatballs - both absolutely delicious, decent price and quick and perfect service - would highly recommend!

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

Thank you for your concise but nice review of The Circus, we value it More 

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is so popular that bookings have to be made well in advance. In fact, for our visit we had to have a sitting at 5.15pm on a Sat evening - rather early for us. This place generally lived up to its reputation but: my wife's hot main course was served on a cold plate & the couscous was... More 

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

Thank you for your review and comments which have been duly noted. The dessert wine never usually disappoints so I think they must have been coming to the end of a bottle and shouldn't have served it - apologies for that and I'm glad they didn't charge you for it. Being a small restaurant we do get very booked up... More 

United Kingdom
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely staff, gorgeous little front terrace and a great wine list, but unfortunately I just found my food bland. I had the vegetarian cheese croquettes with tabbouleh and leeks. It was beyond average - absolutely none of it tasted seasoned. The tabbouleh was fridge cold, the leeks were tepid and the croquettes hot - very odd temperature combination. My partner's... More 

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

I'm sorry you had an underwhelming meal with us and will flag up your comments to those in the kitchen on this occasion as I can assure you that (as you can see from the other comments on Trip Advisor) we usually get it right and I apologise that on this occasion we didn't. It is hard to do anything... More 

Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great spot for a drop in lunch after visiting the Royal Cresecnt or the Fashion Museum. Food sensational, well presented, terrific flavours, not the usual tourist fare at all. Drop ins may be lucky, but be advised prepared that it may be better to book ahead if possible. Staff very friendly. Restaurant bigger than it looks as it has a... More 

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

Thank you for your nice review. Yes, at this time of year we start dinner service at 5pm as Americans like to dine early so apologies that we were getting ready for that and have to get the restaurant cleaned and set up in readiness for that so are sometimes unable to do late teas and coffees. Thanks again More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$24 - $30
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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
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
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.

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