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Circle Restaurant

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Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
+44 844 338 9000
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England, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to find fault with, except for the meringue in the dessert (consistency of the very dry and brittle ones you see in supermarkets). Friendly staff - we always give cash as a tip, as anything added onto the bill apparently doesn't go to the staff.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

booked here to combine with the ballet with the main attraction being a table held for drinks during the interval. I hadn't even looked at the menu or pricing before I came and was fairly pleased to see 3 courses for £29.95 on the table d'hote. We had the lamb, and I tell you without fail it's the best lamb... More 

Thank Paul W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Took my lady to the ballet and decided to book a table in the restaurant Fantastic ambiance food superb but the most special part was the service we received from Ella our waitress for the evening she couldn't do enough to ensure we had everything we required to make our evening special she really deserves this recognition Would definitely return... More 

Thank Nick F
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We are "friends" of the Hippodrome and always have a meal in The Circle when seeing a show, it makes a trip into town a complete night out - why wouldn't you? As ever the food and service was spot on, though we were a bit nonplussed that the complimentary bread rolls have now become a side order with hummus,... More 

Thank Bev G
Redditch, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Situated On the first floor of the Hippodrome theatre, with easy access it offers a comfortable dining experiance. The food menu is limited but well cooked and nicely presented. It has been well thought out so as to be on your table quickly before the performance. Your table is kept for you for the interval were you can finish your... More 

Thank michaelsurveyor
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

My wife and I booked a show [The Red Shoes - magical] and a pre-show meal as a Valentine's treat. We both had pigeon starters which were massively overcooked and chewy. Then duck which was overcooked, but with undercooked skin almost raw in places. And a side of chips with no crunch - almost as if they had been steamed... More 

Thank AndyEss
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Had a really tasty meal at The Circle restaurant. We were running late and didn't have long before the show. However, Emily the manager was very accommodating, she rushed our meal through for us and was very professional and helpful when taking our order as I had explained that my daughter suffers from a severe nut allergy. I don't often... More 

Thank Jenny O
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We ate here before the show-it was a lovely inviting setting. Nice table and atmosphere with friendly staff. The dinner was very good and arrived in good time. The childrens menu also was very good and the children were treated very well by the staff-the meal was pricey but it was worth it for a treat out over the xmas... More 

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Leicester, England
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41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I'm afraid that "average" pretty well sums up almost everything about this theatre eatery. It caters well for families who want a pre-theatre meal and perhaps being there at panto time meant that the menu style was aimed more towards younger patrons but if you were being honest, this is not somewhere couples would be aiming to go to just... More 

Thank JourneymanNumber1
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

First time eating here and the food was OK but nothing special. The setting is very convenient for theatre goers given that the restaurant will keep any leftover drinks until the interval where you can also have your sweet. Service was slow at times, and some basic things were forgotten on the tables and had to be repeatedly asked for.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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 9000
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?