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Circus-London Review

In food, In London, reviews on February 15, 2010 at 12:19 pm


Following in the footsteps of entertainment lead restaurants like Supper Club and Proud Cabaret is Covent Garden’s newest restaurant Circus. With a discreet entrance of Endell Street, Circus is still a bit of a secret.

The venue for Circus originally housed elephants for the Royal Opera House in Victorian times and this has served as inspiration for its wild theme.

Circus is owned by Adam Davies who previously worked for The Light Group who runs clubs in Las Vegas. The two million pound venture is being funded by his father a seasoned restaurateur and himself.

When you walk into Circus you are greeted with a dark, club like entrance. The reservation desk doubles as the free cloakroom and20732_266624046801_542996801_4424263_7921245_n friendly staff hand you silver bracelets instead of tickets stubs. On entering Circus you are greeted by a sophisticated and contemporary decor. The restaurant was designed by avant-garde design supremo Tom Dixon. Metallic bulbs hang down from ceiling and a long quartz table runs the length of the restaurant also doubling as a stage for the cabaret acts.

The bar is at the back of the restaurant with a small intimate seating area. Even though the interior is obviously very cool, the atmosphere is very informal. The South American cocktail menu is extensive and prices range from 7 to 8 pounds.

The Pan-Asian menu has plenty of interesting choices. Our waitress was very attentive and able to give recommendations on the menu. Highlights are the Seafood Jambalaya and Empanadas which were very succulent and sweet. Starters are small so it is recommended to order three or four to share.

Entertainment was a sexy trapeze artist with a bit of exhibitionist streak.


Circus is a great place to go for groups looking for a different night out and with it’s intimate seating areas it is equally suitable for couples. Dinner (4 starters and 2 mains), two cocktails and bottle of wine came to 52 pounds per head.

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