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The Circus Restaurant

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34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
+44 1225 466020
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had dinner at The Circle Restaurant in Bath tonight. It was amazing. Probably some of the best food we have had in England or in Europe for that matter. A very comfortable place with perfectly prepared and delicious food. Everything was clearly carefully prepared to be balanced with the perfect ingredients and flavors. We had mushroom/truffle soup and the... More 

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Lindfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On the plus side we were lucky to get a table at the very last minute and service was good - not obtrusive but nice and attentive. The atmosphere is cosy although tables downstairs are very close together and it's easy to hear what other guests are saying on nearby tables. The food was ok - not bad and certainly... More 

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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and criticisms which are duly noted. We shall definitely act upon them as anything that detracts from the enjoyment of a meal with us is very important for us to know about. We do appreciate your feedback and thank you for coming to The Circus More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The fish dishes are amazing and fresh. Service was excellent. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your short but sweet appraisal of The Circus. We do appreciate it More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a friend for their 50th for a treat and what a treat it was! Great atmosphere, helpful and attentive staff. But the main thing was the well presented and exceptionally tasty food. An interesting menu, with lots of good takes on old favourites using fresh produce and of course cooked to order. Not cheap, but definitely worth the... More 

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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed the birthday occasion with your friend and chose us to share a special dinner. We value your comments and feedback enormously. Thank you More 

Penygraig
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here on 17th September for annual get together with some friends. We arrived early - about half an hour - but no problem in sitting at our table. Everything about the restaurant was great - the service, the food, the ambience. Can't praise it enough. We sat for a couple of hours eating, drinking and chatting and there was... More 

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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review. We're so glad you had a good annual get together and chose The Circus in which to hold it. Your positive comments are warmly received by all of us. Thank you again More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant with basement dining room in addition to the small street level one. Doesn't feel clostrophobic at all. Simple short meny, with fresh and tasty recipes. Had the mushroom soup, very nice. Red mulet with ratatouille was great, the rib eye steaks too, excellent meat and cooked as ordered (one knows how difficult it is to get a rare-medium... More 

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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

We're really glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. Thank you for leaving such encouraging and positive feedback, we do really appreciate it More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit to The Circus which continues to maintain it's standards. Superb food in which you can really appreciate flavours from a menu that changes monthly. The house wine is delicious and it also has a comprehensive wine list. The serving staff make the whole dining experience complete. A place not to miss if you visit Bath.

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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive appraisal and kind words. We do appreciate them and are so glad you are a regular visitor to us. Thank you again More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place and beautiful waitresse! Only one wrong thing, the white wine I drank was a little beat warm. Fantastic duck, mussels, pork loin, and percfect finish with the sorbet, I will came back for sure.

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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you will come back. I wish you had told the waiting staff to get a more chilled bottle of wine though to complete the enjoyment of your meal. Sometimes on a very busy night they are getting through such a lot of it, some need to be put in ice. Thank you for your feedback More 

Rye Brook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu, service and decor of the Circus restaurant are all equally delightful. We ate in the lower level, which is lushly carpeted with an intimate feel. Our waitress made us feel that this was her restaurant with both her warmth, knowledge and interest in getting all of the specifics of our order correct. The food was well prepared and... More 

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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you New Yorkers. Praise indeed! We're really happy you enjoyed your time with us at The Circus and the food, ambiance and service. We really appreciate your comments. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The two rooms are not large, but the pale green walls upstairs are restful and the chairs comfortable. Good start. And it gets better. We had lunch on a Saturday. Our group of three had the fig and serrano ham starter, then hake, red mipullet and ribeye steak. Each was cooked to perfection and the attention to detail could be... More 

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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and comments about your meal at The Circus. We're really glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Do come again soon 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
$23 - $30
Cuisine
European, British, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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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