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Circus Cafe & Restaurant

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34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
+44 1225 466020
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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United Kingdom
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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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 yesterday 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!

Thank allyrambles
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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United Kingdom
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days 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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by the owner of our B & B and were not disappointed. We were pleased to be sat at ground level, as requested on reservation, as it was a hot evening and there was a pleasant breeze through the door. The staff were knowledgeable and well trained. It made such a difference to hear the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write to Trip Advisor. We really value your positive comments and are so glad you enjoyed your anniversary meal with us. More 

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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a recommendation from our guest house our family made a reservation at Circus Cafe. The food was awesome. I hear the menu is ever changing but on this day it was hard to pick what to have everything sounded so good. I settled on the lamb and it was the best lamb I have ever had. We had two... More 

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

Thank you very much for your positive review. We do try to accommodate all dietary requirements as and when appropriate. We cook everything from scratch so we can tailor our menu to suit most diets. We're so glad you visited us and enjoyed your dinner with us and thanks again More 

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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is probably the best in Bath. I had sole and it was perfect. The service is also perfect. We sat domnstairs and it was nice with no music.

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

Praise indeed! Thank you very much for your short but sweet appraisal of The Circus Restaurant. We really value it More 

Napier, New Zealand
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213 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a really terrific lunch here. During the previous week we had been disappointed by so-called gastro-pubs we just wanted to eat really great food - and the Circus delighted us! We shared a fatoush salad which was fresh and crunchy followed by a melt in the mouth lemon thyme tart. It was so moreish. and the jambalaya was... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and review about The Circus. We're really glad you enjoyed your lunch with us More 

Isle of Man
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All the reviews are amazing and this place delivered! Excellent food, atmosphere, service - a really special night for our 5th wedding anniversary.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your 5th Wedding Anniversary with us. Thank you very much for your review and praise More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $30
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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
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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