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Circus Cafe - Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians


Bustling Brasserie serving modern european cuisine.

Price Guide: £15.01 - £30.00
Accessibility for disabled: completely accessible
Smoking policy: Smoking not permitted

Review Summary

Circus Cafe has received 3 reviews, giving the following average ratings (out of 10 - higher is better):


The reviews can be seen in full below these details.

Recommended dishes: Fish and chips didn't get to try any risotto and pate

Address and Contact Details

15 North West Circus Place
Edinburgh and the Lothians

Telephone: 0131 220 0331
Website: Click here
Menu page: Click here

Other Information

Accepted payment methods:
  Bank Debit Cards
  Gift Certificates

Seating capacity: 90 with a largest party size of 45
Dress code: Casual

Hoseasons Country Cottages

Customer Reviews for Circus Cafe - Edinburgh

Great restaurant - review added on Wed 10th May 2006

Went to circus Cafe during Easter. Place was packed. Great food and great value. Far better than all the chain restaurants on George Street.
Overall: 10
Food: 10
Service: 10
Ambiance: 10

Recommended Dishes: Fish and chips
Circus? well it's run by clowns - review added on Mon 29th May 2006

No disrespect to clowns caused I hope - nice idea - up market brasserie styleing although beginning to look a bit tierd and actually grubby in places. 3 of us left standing at the front door for 5 minutes before the 5 staff running a 1/3rd full resraurant noticed us and we were waved in the general direction of a unclean table. 5 more minutes passed before we were handed menus and a further 5 before our order was taken - 1 plate mussels, 1 greek salad, 1 eggs benedict, 3 chips and 1 green salad. 15 minutes later mussels and greek salad turn up - no sign of eggs - a further 10 miutes - no sign of eggs - query staff -they won't be long - sadly for them we could see the order still hanging up on the chef's tracker - 15 minutes later - no eggs - chips cold - staff - I'll find out what's happeneing - 10 minutes later companions have finished - I have a train to catch and I tell the manager not to bother and to cancel the order - eggs turn up - repeat the don't bother explain I have a train to catch - manager - no apology by the way - says he'll take it off the bill - I say he'll also take the side salad and cold chips off as well - questioned that because there was nothing wrong with the salad - pointed out it was a side salad and was to accompany the main dish - begrudgingly takes off orders and presents us with bill - one of his staff has the grace to apologise. leave in a bad moodpretentious, badly run - no communication between staff and kitchen grubby decor sloppy service - verdict - don't bother - there are better and cheaper places in Edinburgh.
Overall: 2
Food: 4
Service: 2
Ambiance: 6

Recommended Dishes: didn't get to try any
Loved It - review added on Wed 12th Jul 2006

I had the risotto and my partner the soup and pate. The service was good and friendly. Liked the music and the huge lights, most impressed.I will come again... definitely!!
Overall: 6
Food: 8
Service: 6
Ambiance: 8

Recommended Dishes: risotto and pate

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