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Circle Restaurant

Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
+44 844 338 5000
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheese plate” (6 reviews)
“pudding” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Circle has long been one of our favourite restaurants in the country. Great food and excellent service. Our experience tonight was awful - shame as we took friends who were dining there for the first time. We arrived first in the restaurant but got...More

2  Thank PiggyD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a table of four friends for a matinee lunch. The set menu looked good value for money and whilst the starters we had were fine, the main courses were very small and not great at all. Such a disappointment as a foodie...More

1  Thank Helen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to the Hippodrome for years,ardent theatre lovers and the dining experience makes the evening,so more than conversant with efficiency,and professionalism,timing is everything when you have a show to watch and until the 7th November this year never a problem..We were booked...More

3  Thank JennyBirmingham
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I visited last weekend with my mother for afternoon tea as a birthday treat. Firstly the sandwiches were tasty but lacked any finesse, cut into triangles. When I enquired if the sandwiches could be replenished I was told no that's what you get. Then onto...More

2  Thank dawn1967
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This restaurant serves patrons of the Hippodrome. It's always packed, so you need to book well ahead. The cooking is high-class and the service well-paced and efficient, which it has to be as dining time has to fit with the needs of the performance schedule....More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Disappointing meal which lacked correct temperatures & dishes were over or under seasoned. Bill was presented incorrectly.

Thank veryanonymous2014
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This was my third time at the Circle restaurant and my last. For over £100 for two way over priced for mediocre food. Service was fine but food was seriously underwhelming. For starters had the Salt beef Croquet which was luke warm and tasteless ....More

1  Thank skyblueagle02
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We went to the restaurant ahead of a showing of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night". The menu was themed and a good selection of choices. My wife is glutton and lactose intolerant but they catered perfectly for her and adapted each...More

1  Thank harriersman2015
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Ate at the Circle Restaurant prior to seeing Miss Saigon. As usual dinner was themed with the show so Asian inspired. Once again the theatre Chefs delivered, and with Emily and the rest of the waiting staff doing a great job it made for a...More

1  Thank 3mustgetheres2017
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We ate in the restaurant tonight before Miis Saigon. Dissapointing to say the least. Tiny portions and the cod ordered by my friend was bland and tasteless with a noticeable lack of broth, supposedly one of the main ingredients. I had the pork which consisted...More

Thank Thompson47
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28 April 2017|
Response from 1UKCHICK | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We normally have tea during the interval still served at our table. Another nice aspect is that you can leave your coats in the restaurant so don't have to queue up to get them back from cloakroom.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 844 338 5000
  • E-mail
The perfect place to start your visit to the theatre. Our stylish Circle Restaurant, located just a short walk from your seats off the Middle Circle Foyer, offers a relaxing dining experience with tempting, modern menus and an extensive wine list. Our menus are adapted for each show and take advantage of seasonal produce. Wherever possible, we source from local suppliers; this helps us to achieve our aims of supporting the regional economy and to protect the environment by reducing food miles.
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