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Circus

#435 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
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Covent Garden
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27-29 Endell Street, London WC2H 9BA, England
+44 20 7420 9300
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Wed 18:00 - 00:00
Thu 18:00 - 01:00
Fri 18:00 - 01:30
Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with work colleagues and I didn't know what to expect. We arrived a little late just before the entertainment started. I would recommend getting there on time as you don't want to miss anything. Food was good, we had the sharing menu for a group of 14. The service is good, timed to fit in with the entertainment. Great... More 

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Thank Stuart H
Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with work colleagues and had an amazing time... If you like Asian food and a spectacle you will love it. The compare Jonathan was hilarious and the acts were superb. We sat at the big table so did have a particularly good view!!

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Thank Janet W
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my friend for his birthday. He is in a wheelchair and the restaurant accommodated us really well. The food was amazing, the show was so funny and the waiter was so friendly. Just a shame that we could only stay for 2 hours as our table was booked straight after our meal. However, you can hang out in... More 

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Thank Shreeya P
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

made a booking for which they asked credit card which i provided. told them was running late by 30 mins but would be done with table within 60 mins and they refused. not good!

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Thank Cormac L
CircusLondon, Public Relations Manager at Circus, responded to this review

Hi Cormac, As part of our booking policy we take credit cards to secure all reservations. We ask that you give 24 hours if you did need to cancel to avoid the late cancellation or no show fee of £25 per person. Additionally if you are running more than 15 minutes late we may not be able to hold your... More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a mixed party of 10, they don't do big single sex groups which is great, it was a special occasion as it was my wife's 50 birthday, they kindly upgraded us, at no charge, to the top table without us asking, nice touch. As we were large group we had to have set menu, always worrying but no... More 

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Thank Neil S
CircusLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Circus, responded to this review

Hi Neil, Thank you for such a fantastic review! On the odd occasion we have last minute cancellations we do try our best to upgrade people to the stage table, as a nice little extra and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed it! Please come back soon for some more laughter and good food! Best Wishes, The Circus... More 

The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the price is high it worth for all the experience! the food was very good, with good service and the show was amazing! Went in a group and all of us enjoyed all the experience.

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Thank Fiona L
CircusLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Circus, responded to this review

Hi Sandrine, So pleased your group had a great night out and you enjoyed the food and the shows! Hope it's no too long till we see you here again. Best wishes, The Circus Team More 

Gloucester
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Circus as part of my friend's 60th birthday. We had an amazing evening- the food was to die for, and the entertainment was brilliant. We booked the table for 9.15 pm which meant we could keep the table for the rest of the evening and enjoy the dancing/disco once the circus entertainment had finished. Our table was... More 

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CircusLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Circus, responded to this review

So pleased to host a big 60th! The stage table is certainly an experience - maybe next time... but glad to hear you stayed late for the dancing! Come back again for some fab food and a bit of fancy :) Best wishes, The Circus Team More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The performers were undoubtedly the best I've seen performing in a restaurant. They're also the only performers I've ever seen in a restaurant. I feel like there's a good reason for this. The menu looked exciting, and we had the sharing menu being a group of nine. The prospect of a bit of live performance during dinner sounded interesting, so... More 

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Thank Dan H
CircusLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Circus, responded to this review

Hi Dan, I'm sorry to hear that overall you didn't have a great experience despite really enjoying the entertainment and service. Our entertainment does take full focus, intentionally, during the few minutes its performed (shutters down, main lights off, stage lights on) however this is only for a brief period so as not to be too intrusive of the dining... More 

Namur
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place! And good news the food is good (which not often the case for a show). We went there with a big team for an incentive trip and everyone enjoyed it. However, when the show is over, you need to move on as there is a second shift. No mercy...

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Thank peetersdenis
CircusLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Circus, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are an entertainment venue but we certainly aim to serve great food to compliment the great shows. We do have two seating’s of an evening but we do encourage guests to stay on in the bar and lounge area for the rest of the evening. Alternatively next time you pay us a visit,... More 

Woking, Surrey
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a colleagues leaving party. What a great place, when we found it!! The host was fabulously camp and engaging with the audience. We arrived a little late which meant we were one course behind everyone else. The acts were crazy, hula hooping, roller skating, 50 shades of grey style circus acts. Atmosphere was great, we were... More 

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Thank MayJay
CircusLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Circus, responded to this review

Hi MayJay, Thank you for such a great review! We are slightly hidden away if you have not been here before, but we find that’s part of the fun! So glad you enjoyed our fantastic entertainment and we hope to see you here again soon for a late Saturday night and dancing on the stage table! Best Wishes, The Circus... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 65 - USD 97
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 01:00
Friday
18:00 - 01:30
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27-29 Endell Street, London WC2H 9BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7420 9300
Description
Circus is an innovative combination of West End cocktail bar and cabaret restaurant set in vibrant Covent Garden.The restaurant boasts a highly praised Pan Asian dinner menu, created and overseen by the revered chef Andrew Lassetter.The stylish surrealist interior, formulated by iconic British designer Tom Dixon, transports guests into a decadent world of glamourous escapism from the moment they enter. For those looking for a drinks or dinner venue in Covent Garden to escape the mundaneness of the outside world, then Circus is ideal; the cocktails are heavenly and the dinner menu will delight even the most discerning of palates. As evening falls, the venue springs to life and the spectacle begins as diners sip exotic punches and cocktails. West End London is synonymous with theatre and drama, so it is fitting that Circus hosts complementary cabaret style entertainment at centre-stage of the venue. The charming and mind bendingly skillful acts appear in little bursts throughout the night to entertain and delight.After dinner, the adventures continue as the music is turned up and improptu dancing often occurs. With knowledgable cocktail bartenders furnishing guests with cleverly crafted drinks late into the night, diners and drinkers alike can relax for an entire evening, with a seamless transition from bar to dining room to dance-floor.

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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