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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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10:00 - 23:30
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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great meal in nice surroundings Friendly staff and great food - What more could you ask for? We will be back soon

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

Thank you so much for your positive review. We really value it More 

Wollongong
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were given attentive service and delicious food at this lovely restaurant.We were visiting Bath with our teenage children and we were impressed. A little pricey but delicious.

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

Thank you very much for coming to The Circus and for your kind words, we appreciate them More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the Circus Restaurant before Christmas for an early dinner prior to a movie. It was our first visit. Very easy and pleasant booking process. Good festive atmosphere, great food with excellent service. Good value for money. We will certainly return.

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We do appreciate it and look forward to your return visit. Thank you for coming More 

Bath
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We held our Christmas party at the Circus as a treat for us given it's high ratings. The food was good but not as spectacular as we had imagined it might be. Most disappointing of all was the service. We were only a table of 6 and so hardly took up the whole venue, arriving at 7.30pm. However our deserts... More 

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

I am really sorry you had an underwhelming Christmas party with us. This is not the norm as you can see by the positive reviews from others and I apologise that the service seems to have been at fault on this occasion and negatively affected your view of The Circus. We did have some part-timers who were helping us during... More 

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very helpful, we were lucky enough to visit at Christmas time and had the special menu, there was so much food and it was so tasty neither of us could finish our desserts

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

Thank you for your positive review of The Circus. We're really glad you enjoyed your time with us More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here and it was excellent. The menu changes each month to take account of what is in season. The choice of dishes is good and the food is excellent. My husband had steak and it was cooked exactly to his specification which is rarer than medium but not rare. My venison was melt in the mouth. The... More 

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

Thank you very much for your complimentary and positive review of The Circus we're so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us and do come again soon. Happy 2017 More 

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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of food is very high and the wine list is most interesting. We have not been there for a while, because there are so many excellent restaurants in Bath, but we will certainly be returning.

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

Thank you very much for your positive review about The Circus and a Happy New Year to you More 

Bath
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely restaurant in a lovely location. Realistic prices for very nice food, served by attentive staff. I would come back here for lunch as the lunch menu is very reasonably priced for such a nice venue.

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

Thank you very much for your comments about The Circus Restaurant they are really appreciated. Happy 2017 More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is this in a beautiful location near the royal crescent and the circus in Bath but the food was outstanding and the service perfect. Thank you.

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

Thank you for coming and a Very Happy Christmas to you More 

Corsham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Christmas dinner with friends made special. Really excellent food and service. I thoroughly recommend the chowden for starters. Probably the best one I ever had. Just pure simple tasty succulent perfection. Ground floor has better atmosphere than the basement and this is the only point that makes it 4* and not 5*

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your festive dinner with us. Do come again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 28
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:30
Thursday
10:00 - 23:30
Friday
10:00 - 23:30
Saturday
10:00 - 23:30
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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