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The Circus Restaurant

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Impressive upmarket cooking near the Royal Crescent

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

In a prime location between The Circus and Royal Crescent stands this upmarket all-day eatery where the monthly-changing menu is based on fine West Country produce. Start with a Med-inspired octopus dish with roasted peppers, and a caraway and coriander sauce, or a zesty undyed smoked haddock carpaccio. Among main courses, loin of venison is cooked as requested and arrives with parsnip purée and a red wine sauce enriched with Venezuelan chocolate, and calves' liver is served pink with a piquant sherry and grain mustard gravy. There's always a fish option, and among puddings might be warm rice pudding with honey-coated figs and cardamom, or a sorbet flavoured with Campari.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 3 weeks from 24 December
  • Days closed: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: midnight


  • Chef(s): Alison Golden, Tom Bally, Ash Saman

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 11
  • Wines by the glass: 7

Price guide

  • Starter from: £6
  • Main course from £11.50
  • Dessert from: £4.50
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 32
  • Off-site parking available: On street, NCP Charlotte Street

Getting here

From West side of The Circus turn into Brock Street, 2nd building on right heading towards the Royal Crescent.

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