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Summary

This “utterly reliable” family-run bistro near the Royal Crescent is popular for its “delightful service, delicious food, and interesting and varied menu with great fish dishes”. “Professional and doesn’t break the bank – what’s not to like?”.

£48
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Still a great place to eat after many years on the scene” – this “buzzy” indie bistro, near the Royal Crescent, remains one of the most commented-on destinations in town thanks to its “excellent”, “straightforward” cooking (“from a monthly changing menu of locally sourced seasonal ingredients, mixing modern tastes with old classics”) and “enthusiastic service”.

£51
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A “favourite”, family-run (and “slightly cramped”) bistro, near the Royal Crescent, that’s the most commented-on destination in the city this year, on account of its “attentive” staff and “easy, café-style atmosphere”, as well as its “excellent, well-presented modern European cooking”. Top tip – “try to book for upstairs”.

£49
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Enthusiastic and well-informed staff” contribute to the high popularity of this family-owned bistro, near the Royal Crescent. The “reliable” seasonal cooking seldom disappoints, and the setting is “relaxed” (with lunch on the pavement a possibility in summer).

£45
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Portions
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30
10.30 pm
48
7+ at D

The Circus Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Circus Restaurant in BA1, Bath by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Circus restaurant.
John L
Excellent small family run restaurant. Prob...
Reviewed 1 months, 29 days ago

"Excellent small family run restaurant. Probably my favourite place to eat in Bath "

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Brian H
We have not been for a few years but the se...
Reviewed 6 months, 29 days ago

"We have not been for a few years but the service is still friendly and helpful and the food really good. An excellent piece of John Dory and wonderful looking chips, but they did not have much flavour. No worries, we will be back again!"

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Jill P
A very buzzy place with good serrvice at lu...
Reviewed 10 months, 10 days ago

"A very buzzy place with good serrvice at lunchtime. We had an excellent lunch with a wonderful combination of flavours."

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34 Brock St, Bath, BA1 2LN
Opening hours
Monday10 am-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
Tuesday10 am-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
Wednesday10 am-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
Thursday10 am-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
Friday10 am-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday10 am-2 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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