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“Simplicity and Substance”

The Circus Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 607 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $32
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 13, 2013

I visited the Circus recently for a meal with my partner, we had a lovely time. The emphasis of this restaurant is the food. The atmosphere is simple, clean and uncluttered with polite relaxed staff who do not spool off rehearsed lines. Cutlery and crockery are, perfectly neutral leaving you to concentrate on the food which is nothing short of excellent. I particularly like the way all the food is priced very closely together. It means you choose what appeals to you the most on the menu as opposed to subconsciously factoring in the price in your decision. It's not modern art on a plate - the attention has gone into making it taste fabulous, which is how it should be. Truly good food really is worth seeking out, for those who appreciate it The Circus won't disappoint.

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Thank Jack D
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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Thank you for your kind comments. It is extremely gratifying to the hard work of all the staff, front of house and in the kitchen when people notice and understand what we are trying to achieve at The Circus and when you, the guests, respond in such a positive and considered manner. Thank you for taking the time to write about us.

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is our second visit this year and it proved to be as good as our first. The food and atmosphere were both excellent, and the service was attentive.
My wife and I live in Bath and find it hard to find a restaurant that provides quality food and service at reasonable prices. We were therefore delighted to alight upon this restaurant earlier this year. We will definitely be back.

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Thank CnMBath
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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Thank you so much for your review above. We look forward to you becoming regulars at The Circus

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Everything was perfect - the food, the wine (the red house wine is amazing), and the service. One of the best restaurants I have been to.

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Thank thelason
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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Thank you for your kind comments

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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We tried this restaurant five years ago and weren't overly impressed hence the delay in returning. However we were pleasantly surprised everything was perfect the atmosphere and service the people and most importantly the food Well done to all at the circus we won't be taking as long to come back again. Hope to see you next month.

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Thank Chris147
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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Thank you so much for your positive review of The Circus. We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Birthday dinner. Warm welcome and excellent service. Superb food, including ceviche and lemon sole. I can't think of a better restaurant in Bath.

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Thank Affineur
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eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Praise indeed! Thank you for your wonderful comments. We so appreciate it when people take the time to write on Trip Advisor (particularly such nice things!!) thank you again

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