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Circus, London,

Circus

3.7
3.7
1021 Reviews
£41 and over
Pan-Asian
Circus has been a staple on the London restaurant scene for over 10 years thanks to our outstanding Pan-Asian cuisine, energetic atmosphere and our commitment to the highest level of service for our guests.

Our space is designed around a centre table and stage where our live performers interact with diners; moving through the venue with a theatrical and passionate flair.

The eclectic mix of singers, dancers and acrobats deliver a high-energy performance that will leave you dazzled and screaming for an encore. Lookout for our world class troupe of fire-breathers, contortionists, hula-hoopers and gravity-defying aerialists with frequent guest performances.

Created and overseen by Executive Chef Andrew Lassetter; menu highlights include our aromatic Plum & Duck Gyoza, Black Angus Steak with Caramel Soy and our Miso Salmon with Pickled Ginger.

- Age restriction: 21+ only
- Our pop up entertainment comes on roughly every half an hour
- All performances are 4/5 minutes each

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Pan-Asian, Asian, Southeast Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue 6:30 pm–11:00 pm Wed 6:30 pm–11:30 pm Thu 6:30 pm–1:00 am Fri 6:30 pm–1:30 am Sat 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Sat 6:30 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    020 7420 9300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Lassetter
  • Catering
    The restaurant boasts a highly praised Pan Asian dinner menu, created and overseen by revered chef Andrew Lassetter.<br /><br />The working kitchen is itself a dynamic show, with shutters opening from the dining room to reveal the kitchen team hard at work.
  • Neighborhood
    Covent Garden
  • Parking details
    There is an NCP car park in Shelton Street, just around the corner from Circus. There is some restricted street parking also.
  • Public transit
    Closest Tube stations:<br /><br />Covent Garden<br />Leicester Square<br />Holborn<br />Tottenham Court Road
  • Entertainment
    The dining and drinking experience at Circus is enhanced by short sharp bursts of entertainment designed to be inviting, intriguing, weird and wonderful. Circus choose never to reveal details of each night's succinct performances, preferring to surprise guests and maintain the air of mystery. Though spontaneity is key, diners will often see at least two acts during the course of their meal.From aerialists, to illusionists, fire eaters to hula hoopers, hand balancers to contortionists, there is something to astound and tickle everyone!
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Bar Table - Fri/Sat

    £50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a wide variety of drinks whilst you are dazzled by our entertainment! We offer bar tables with a view of our Stage where the acts are performed. We also have a selection of bar snacks if you get peckish! All bar tables require a prepayment of £50 per person, this is then used as a bar tab for the table. Duration: 2 hours We operate a 1 week cancellation policy, prepayments are non-refundable and non-transferable if the cancellation is made with less than 1 week's notice. If your plans change and you have to cancel (we hope not!), please let us know at least one week in advance, to avoid an ‘Empty Seat Charge” of £25 per person.
  • Bar Table - Brunch

    £30.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a wide variety of drinks whilst you are dazzled by our entertainment! We offer bar tables with a view of our Stage where the acts are performed. We also have a selection of bar snacks if you get peckish! All bar tables require a prepayment of £30 per person, this is then used as a bar tab for the table. Duration: 2 hours We operate a 1 week cancellation policy, prepayments are non-refundable and non-transferable if the cancellation is made with less than 1 week's notice. If your plans change and you have to cancel (we hope not!), please let us know at least one week in advance, to avoid an ‘Empty Seat Charge” of £25 per person.
  • Bar Table - Weds/Thurs

    £30.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a wide variety of drinks whilst you are dazzled by our entertainment! We offer bar tables with a view of our Stage where the acts are performed. We also have a selection of bar snacks if you get peckish! All bar tables require a prepayment of £30 per person, this is then used as a bar tab for the table. Duration: 2 hours We operate a 1 week cancellation policy, prepayments are non-refundable and non-transferable if the cancellation is made with less than 1 week's notice. If your plans change and you have to cancel (we hope not!), please let us know at least one week in advance, to avoid an ‘Empty Seat Charge” of £25 per person.

What 1,021 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

1,017 Reviews
  1. carracherL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Drinks were not great, unable to make simple cocktails French martini or a bramble Wine was terrible Entertainment was good but wouldn’t return
    CircusResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your review which will be taken on board. Our bar staff are trained and capable of making a variety of classic cocktails alongside the signature Circus selection, so we are saddened the cocktails and wine were not to your liking. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  2. KellyM

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good atmosphere, nice food, good entertainment, but expensive!
    CircusResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your experience. The cost of the menu factors in the pop up entertainment where as some venues would ask for an additional entry fee or payment. Your feedback will be taken on board. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  3. LeroyA

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nourriture pas bonne, vins cher et mauvais, service et personnel bien, ambiance curieuse avec 2-3 shows de 2 minutes maximum. nous avons facture de 2 bouteilles de vins alors que nous en avions pris qu’une, nous avons simplement goûté la première et renvoyé.
    CircusResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your review. We advertise our pop up entertainment on our website and put as much information about it so guests understand the concept to manage their expectations. We offer pop up acts that run for 4-5 minutes minimum which perform every half an hour over the 2 hour dining experience. We cannot add more shows or make them longer without impacting the time given to eat, drink and socialise. I am sorry to hear that the food and drink were not to your liking. Thanks again for bringing your thgouts to our attention. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  4. Manjit

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great however a little pricey that's because of the entertainment unfortunately the show was poor/boring! Alittle shocked personally wouldn't come back and would tell others the same.

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  5. Babs

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed experience from the last time that I visited circus. We were on the stage table and were constantly having our food taken away and being made to move back from the table for the acts. Table was wiped down for the acts but not after the acts and our food was put back on table that the acts bare feet had been on. The acts were the strangest I have ever seen. Last time I went there, they were proper circus acts but these ones were so strange, a man wearing a bra who then sat on a man’s lap and another one who set her boobs on fire - very very strange Also we arrived at 9 as per instructions but security tried to say we were at the wrong place and then he totally insisted we had to go away till 9.30. We ignored this and came back at 9.15 and he then called for the 9.15 people
    CircusResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your feedback. Guests dining on the stage table are made aware that as the acts would need to perform at certain times in order to regulate the flow of service, they are given ample time to eat each course and are given notifications when it's time to clear the table in preparation for the acts. We ask guests to move their chairs back a foot or so in light of health and safety required with certain performances. The name of the restaurant isn't intended to be taken literally but we are saddened that the acts were not to your liking. Our acts range from acrobats, aerialists, fire eaters, hula hoops, contortionists and more and the risque level varies across them all. Your comments will be taken on board and discussed internally so thanks again. Kind regards Chris CIRCUS

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing evening, fabulous food and stunning acts. What more could you hope for!

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  7. TanyaB

    Leicestershire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a game of 2 halves. We were told to arrive 15 mins early but couldn’t access an inside waiting area. It was raining and we had someone who walks with a stick on our party. We were waiting outside for the full 15 mins. The attention from host was good in terms of checking allergies and menu option and referring to notes I made on the booking. Service levels varied depending on which side of the stage table you were sat. The service on the kitchen side was on point. Those sat opposite felt that the service levels were not as high. The second observation relates to the food. The food was very tasty and served at a nice temperature. The portions were ample and served at a good pace. The main course was salmon which was excellent, cooked perfect with a fantastic flavour. The chicken main course was the big let down here! Chicken wings! On a £75 pp menu price. I found this very disappointing. If you weren’t not eating the excellent salmon then you had to eat chicken wings that were tasty but not what appropriate for that cost or set up. There was a bit of a rush to get us to pay and out at the end too. Resulting in a little bit of chaos paying the bill. All round a good experience and we were all glad to have been and experience the mini shows and enjoy most of the food.
    CircusResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you very much for your feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed the experience overall. I'm unsure how you were advised to arrive 15 minutes early as our doors open from 6.30pm for all early dinner bookings. There is a 15 minute grace period on our confirmation emails but that is in regards to running late. There is a pub next door and a bar across the road for guests to await entry should they need it. The cost of the menu is factoring in the entertainment but we will consider your comments for the chicken main, sorry to hear it was not to your liking. We advise guests have a 2 hour duration on our confirmation emails in order to prepare for the next sitting, but we apologise if you felt rushed. We will take on board your comments and discuss them internally. Kind regards Chris CIRCUS

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  8. Till

    West Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The performers were good and the food was nice. The servers were rude though, had to ask for things multiple times. It was also over priced and they had lots of costly add ons and got funny if you didn't want them

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious Asian fusion style and the program is fun. A must in London

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  10. GeetaV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a amazing night, the food was really nice and the entertainment was fab. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Definitely a great dining experience. Would recommend to anyone wanting that little bit extra in a dining experience.
    CircusResponded on February 13, 2024
    Amazing! Thank you very much for your lovely review and rating, it's very much apprecaited. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  11. ScottK

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overpriced massively acts ok but only so many people spinning on ropes you can watch before being bored
    CircusResponded on February 13, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback. Our acts vary from fire eaters, acrobats, hula hoop artists, contortionists and then a variety of aerial acts that use ropes, straps, cages and hoops. These then rotate and change on a regular basis so I am sorry to hear that the acts you saw on this occasion were not to your liking. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  12. NCBhatt

    London

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Certainly a unique experience but overall I'd say there's quite a disconnect between value for money. The food was ok and service fine, but was it worth the pricetag of £375/pp? Probably not. Shout out to the amazing performers - we could have enjoyed a lot more of that!
    CircusResponded on February 13, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback which will be taken on board. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed the performances. Please note that we state on our menus that the prices do take into account the pop up entertainment as part of the experience. Our dining menus are £65pp/£75pp or £100pp (or £45pp for brunch) and guests then order drinks as they see fit, then there is a discretionary 12.5% service charge which is stated on all menus and the website. So the price per person depends on the chosen menu and drinks ordered on the day. Thanks again for bringing your thoughts to our attention. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  13. BryanJ

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The show was incredible. However, we didn't hear very well the singer due to song problems with balance from the DJ. People behind us were very noisy as they were drank so it was really annoying.
    CircusResponded on February 13, 2024
    That's lovely to hear! Delighted to hear you enjoyed the shows. Sorry to hear that you could not hear the host properly, this will be passed on accordingly. Unfortunately we cannot account for the behaviour of other guests but the team do keep an eye on guests to ensure they do not get too enebriated. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  14. RebeccaT

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very over priced for what you get, not a lot of performance at all. Was not what I had expected from the website
    CircusResponded on February 13, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We do indeed have all the information on our website, which states that we offer pop up entertainment which comes on roughly every half an hour for a duration of 5 minutes per show. This is published on our website so that guests are aware in advance and can manage their expectations. If we added more shows or made them longer, it would encorach on the time given for guests to eat, drink and socialise within the 2 hour experience. Your comments will be taken on board so thanks again. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  15. Laura

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. We had the standard set menu and really enjoyed it. So many flavours and good choice. Service was great and the overall idea is fantastic with a great atmosphere. Our only criticism was that we only saw 3 short acts for the whole evening. I think for the £75 pp price you should really see 4 or 5 and having an act earlier on would have been good because we were already eating our main course by the time the first act came on. Having said that, the acts we saw were really good!

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  16. SteliosS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was terrible especially for the price of 100 pound a head without the drinks .. bur service was good and show was good
    CircusResponded on February 13, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback. Our Premium sharing menu comes with a glass of Prosecco which is stated on the menus and the website. I am glad your enjoyed the service and shows and your comments will be passed on accordingly. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  17. FrequentFlyer

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    7-person business dinner, 1st time we've been here. Venue is smaller than expected but in a good way - any bigger would be less personal and make the entertainment difficult to see. Service was excellent, very professional, swift and friendly Food is very good, not an afterthought to the entertainment at all. Very highly recommend giving this place a go.
    CircusResponded on February 5, 2024
    Thank you very much for your review, rating and recommendation. It means a lot to the team here at Circus. We certainly hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was mediocre and on a fixed menu with limited choice. Entertainment was short and the fog got so heavy you could barely see. Maybe good for a younger crowd looking for a party atmosphere. The wait staff and hostesses were very nice and attentive.

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  19. VivC

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The shows were very quinck and the food was salty and spicy.

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  20. TNuh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and acts were brilliant. We were brought a bottle of white wine that could have been colder but when we asked for another one the server was happy to get us a colder one.

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  21. JaniceS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great evening was by far the oldest there as it was a present from the children for my 71st birthday!

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  22. JohnM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had planned a surprise meal for my girlfriend and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time at Circus. Fantastic food, super tasty and exceptional staff, our Waitress Natalia was very attentive and super friendly. I'll be coming back for sure! 🤘

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  23. PhilippaT

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A fabulous evening with delicious food and fun entertainment. A lovely welcoming ambience and great energy with a wonderful sense of anticipation. Friendly staff. The evening was only tainted by the lights being turned up and cool air being let in about 9.30pm when the entertainment was finished. We sensed a clear message to end the evening. Maybe a finish time should be made apparent to guests. If we came back, we would book an earlier table to feel less rushed.

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  24. Rob1234

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The prices of this experience just over whelm every other thought about the venue. To give context we ate at Gordon Ramsey's last week and it cost less! The food is ok but certainly nothing special. We choose the £75 a head menu which is 5 starters, 4 mains and a set pudding of a chocolate pudding. Food was ok but starter portions tiny and quality very average. Drinks very expensive and choice quite limited. As part of the meal you are obviously paying for the "circus entertainment" , this turned out to be three acts which in total gave maybe 15 minutes of stage time and really felt nothing like a circus. The two hours we had in there before we were very firmly encouraged to vacate table as the next sitting is already coming in to the venue, during this time we were hosted by a lovely lady who sang two songs but all very karaoke! 4 people, very little change out of £500 for two hours of very little entertainment and very average food, I would not recommend.
    CircusResponded on January 18, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We do indeed offer set sharing Pan Asian menus with pop up entertainment, which is very different to a Gordon Ramsay restaurant who offers finedining, pizza/burgers or modern european food. We will of course pass on your comments regarding the food and drinks. We have a selection of our own Circus cocktails (classic cocktails are available upon request) along with a selection of wines, sake, beer and spirits. We provide all the information for our menus, prices and pop up entertainment so the guests are aware of what is offered throughout the experience. We found that offering more shows or longer shows impacted the time allocated to guests to eat, drink and socialise. Thanks again for bringing your thoguhts to our attention. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  25. ToniW

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good entertainment to compliment the food and service

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  26. DominiqueW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the red chicken curry and the chicken was really hard and very dry. Never had a curry where the meat is like this. Curry isn’t hard to make nor to ensure the meat is succulent. The starters although Luke warm still tasted nice. The host was a little too vulgar for the environment we were in. Bouncing on someone’s husband’s lap just isn’t needed as well as swearing unnecessarily. Her behaviour just doesn’t suit the venue and location.
    CircusResponded on January 18, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback and review. We offer a range of pop up entertainment and hostesses (on Saturday nights) which all have various levels of risque. The hostess normally offers a bit of cheeky banter with the audience throughout the evening but we are sorry to hear that this was not to your liking on this occasion. Your comments will be taken on board accordingly. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  27. ChrisA

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and entertainment! I would definitely go back.
    CircusResponded on January 18, 2024
    Amazing, thank you very much for the rating and review. We very much look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  28. MartinaB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I think the acts are amazing . Could have done with more if they were closer together. Very pricey for small amounts of good. Tasty but pricey.
    CircusResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you very much for your review and rating. Unfortunately we cannot add more shows or make them longer as we found it would encraoch on the time allocated for eating, drinking and socialising (within the 2 hour experience) and would serve as more of an interuption. THanks again for your feedback which will be discussed internally. May thanks, Chris CIRCUS

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  29. SherehaB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    From all the advertisements, I assumed there would be more performances and the atmosphere would be magical however sadly we were left with quite a disappointment feeling at the end of visit. The food was very small and having no options for food made it worse because we were paying for something we didn’t like the taste of. The starter tasted awful, the main food had very little flavour and the dessert was FAR too sweet. The performance was average and not very exciting. The bill was far too expensive for such a disappointing experience.
    CircusResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We publish all the information regarding our pop up performances and menus on our website, FAQ page and our "What to expect" information pack in order inform guests how our pop up entertainment works and what food is on offer before they dine in order to manage their expectations. Our pop up acts rotate on a regular basis and range from fire eaters, aerialist, hula hoop artists, acrobats and more. We are sorry to hear your experience was not to your liking. Your comments will of course be passed on accordingly so thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  30. Helenc

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very expensive , preformers good show vey underwhelming, not enough of a show for the price
    CircusResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you for your review and sorry to hear that you did not enjoy it on this occasion. Your comments will be taken on board accordingly. We advise on our website how our pop up entertainment works to manage expectations - if we offered longer shows or added more shows then it would encorach on the time allocated to eat, drink and socialise. Your feedback will be taken on board so thanks again for your feedback. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  31. JemimaD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly an amazing experience ! I have never been to a restaurant so lively with great tasting food. I’m still dreaming of the squid…

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  32. GaryH

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We had an 'ok' time at Circus. It was very quiet and we were quite disappointed with the actual acts - there was one guy who performed all 3 acts, and a lady who did a fire performance. I seem to remember there being alot more people being involved.

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  33. AS222

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The team that work there are great. The food was mediocre and the show was disappointing, you pay for an experience and the show in its entirety is all of 30 minutes long, nothing out of the ordinary. The experience fell below par, I’d recommend many other immersive experiences above this.
    CircusResponded on November 16, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback. We are saddened that the food and acts were not to your liking. The acts include fire eaters, acrobats, aerialists, hula hoop, contortionists and more that rotate on a regular basis. We do indeed offer pop up entertainment while guests dine which perform roughly every half an hour for 5 minutes each. Thanks again for the review which will be taken on board. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  34. AranzaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night out with amazing food and show. You are happy while you are there!

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  35. claireb

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We spent £725 for a meal on the top table for my daughters 30 th. It was the second time we ve been. Was great being on the main table but the acts were VERY short. The food was not value for money at all. You will leave hungry.

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  36. Nothappy

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Entertainment was very very disappointing compared to advertisement. The acts only lasted 2 minutes and then there was a 45 minute break before the next act. Table was only for 2 hours so saw 4 minutes of acts. Very poor. Also the cheap vodka in the cocktail bowl made myself and my friends extremely sick and we only had 2 glasses each. Terrible value for money as this cost £180.

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  37. DanielH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good place but only 3 acts about 4 minutes each, Service was excellent
    CircusResponded on November 9, 2023
    Thanks very much for the high rating and feedback. We offer pop up entertainment which comes on roughly every 30-35 minutes for 4-5 minutes each, this is to ensure the guests has enough time allocated to eat, drink and socilaise within the 2 hour duration on the table. If we had more shows or longer durations it would only interupt and encroach on the time given to eat, drink and socialise. Thanks again for your feedback which we will take on board. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  38. MateaL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit overpriced for quality/furniture/food design but shows were fun. It would be better if desert or drink were included in menu for one person or if menu was at least 10£ less. Also, tips should be optional. We are very happy to leave tip, but leave the percentage to us. All in all, don’t go there, there are same places but more affordable or same price but better quality. Location is very good though.
    CircusResponded on November 9, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback. All restaurant table menus include an individual dessert and our Premium menu and Shring menu for 6+ include a welcome drink. All our menus state that a discretionary service charge will be added to the bill, which is a common practice in London. Guests are welcome to remove this discretionary amount and leave their own tips if they prefer. Thanks again for your comments, this will be discussed internally and taken on board. Kind regards, Chris

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  39. ClareB

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was my 4th visit to Circus and every time has been outstanding until now. We phoned about a plain meal for 1 guest and was told by a very helpful member of the team this would be no problem. This didn't happen after saying to the girl looking after us very rude and totally unhelpful. The food we had was absolutely delicious for the rest of us, so upset how we had been treated by this member of staff was it was very upsetting. To round the evening off the bill came out and we had to chase the a£120 deposit I had put down just not good enough
    CircusResponded on November 1, 2023
    THank you for your review and I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience on this occasion. We always ask about any dietary requirements if booked over the phone and the waiting team also ask on the day to ensure guests are catered for. I will relay your feedback accordingly as all staff are trained to be vigilant, friendly and attentive so we offer our apologies. Your comments will be taken on board and discussed internally. Many thanks again, we hope this does not deter you from visiting again in the future. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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  40. drexcam

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic and the food was delicious. The entertainment was so much fun as well. This was the perfect restaurant to spend my birthday, I would highly recommend it.
    CircusResponded on November 30, 2023
    Excellent! Thank you very much for your kind feedback, delighted to see you enjoyed your birthday. I will pass your comments on accordingly. Kind regards, Chris CIRCUS

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FAQs

Circus is rated 3.7 stars by 1021 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Google Map for Circus

27 - 29 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9BA

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Covent Garden
  • Hours of operation
    Tue 6:30 pm–11:00 pm Wed 6:30 pm–11:30 pm Thu 6:30 pm–1:00 am Fri 6:30 pm–1:30 am Sat 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Sat 6:30 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Pan-Asian, Asian, Southeast Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is an NCP car park in Shelton Street, just around the corner from Circus. There is some restricted street parking also.
  • Public transit
    Closest Tube stations:Covent GardenLeicester SquareHolbornTottenham Court Road
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Lassetter
  • Entertainment
    The dining and drinking experience at Circus is enhanced by short sharp bursts of entertainment designed to be inviting, intriguing, weird and wonderful. Circus choose never to reveal details of each night's succinct performances, preferring to surprise guests and maintain the air of mystery. Though spontaneity is key, diners will often see at least two acts during the course of their meal.From aerialists, to illusionists, fire eaters to hula hoopers, hand balancers to contortionists, there is something to astound and tickle everyone!
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7420 9300
  • Catering
    The restaurant boasts a highly praised Pan Asian dinner menu, created and overseen by revered chef Andrew Lassetter.<br /><br />The working kitchen is itself a dynamic show, with shutters opening from the dining room to reveal the kitchen team hard at work.
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