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The Circus Restaurant

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34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, England
+44 1225 466020
10:00 - 23:30
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great value, staff very efficient and friendly. We had kedgeree for lunch, very good. A great find of a good restaurant disguised as a cafe.

Thank Christopher O
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent restaurant with superb good, great service and a pleasant ambiance. The filet steak was amazing. Reasonably priced for Bath. Highly recommended.

Thank Vanessa R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited The Circus Restaurant whilst staying in Bath and it did not disappoint. When we arrived at the restaurant we were welcomed and seated and offered the food menu and an excellent wine list. There was a drink of the day, a Rhusecco, we both opted for this to start and it was delicious. The waitress was absolutely lovely and... More 

Thank Ew_21x
Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Circus is a short walk from the main town, next to the iconic Circus. This gives it that authentic Bath feel with an air of exclusivity. Whilst the interior design lacks imagination, it's stylish all the same, but I don't come to the Circus for the interior design, I come for the food! The service was impeccable as always,... More 

Thank Cheryl P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. Service was brilliant- the staff treated us very well and made us feel welcome from the start. Excellent food- the fillet steak was particularly impressive. Definitely a must in Bath.

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

Thank you for your positive review about The Circus. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your dinner with us. More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are people who write menus & there are others who provision & cook. We had lunch ,the service was good, the soup excellent, then enter the main-an undercooked piece of tough pork shoulder sitting on a mess of flavourless mash garnished with a green(modern) crispy leaf -all for £11.70 . We used to like the Circus. After the refurbishment... More 

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

You obviously feel very aggrieved about a lunch dish of pork steak, which I am sorry about, but this could have been rectified by the kitchen at the time if you had mentioned you were not happy with it to the front of house manager at the time. To say that everything to do with The Circus Restaurant is sub... More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at 2.25pm for lunch. On the door it says lunch is until 3pm and online it says its open all day. So we arrived for a late lunch the waitress wasn't sure and checked the time but she said we had 5 min to order so we sat down. Then she came back to say that the kitchen... More 

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

I'm sorry about this mix up and that somebody didn't check whether the kitchen was still open for lunch at the time of your arrival. This should not have happened and I apologise that you weren't able to lunch with us. Sometimes, if there are a lot of early evening bookings to accommodate, the kitchen has to close a bit... More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just been for a meal here after a lovely day Christmas shopping and then enjoying a massage and the meal did not disappoint. The atmosphere of the restaurant is calm and relaxed and the food is great. Service could be a little quicker and tables need to be cleared once they have been emptied, quicker than they were, otherwise a... More 

Thank Jelp1
eatyourgreens, Owner at The Circus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are, at present, training up some new front of house waiting staff to ameliorate our service and appreciate you pointing out that slow service was an issue when you visited us. I do apologise for this as we definitely can do better and we look forward to you returning to us to... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was recommended to us as a great family favourite, and we certainly enjoyed ourselves there. The dishes were just a bit unusual, original and very enjoyable and house wine good too.

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

Thank you very much for your positive review. We really welcome it More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had booked well ahead to ensure a Saturday morning post-concert table and asked to be seated on the ground floor. Staff were still smiling and our table awaited us, even though the concert over-ran the booking by nearly 30 minutes. All the food was delicious. We started with roasted beetroot (borscht) soup garnished with creme fraiche and dill -... More 

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

Thank you very much for your very comprehensive review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your post concert meal with us and remember all the food so accurately! Do come again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?