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Despite the name, the entertainment here comes not from clowns in collapsible cars or daring young men on the flying trapeze but from a new breed of cabaret acts: the long banquet table doubles as a catwalk-cum-stage for fire-eaters, burlesque acts and dancers.

If the entertainment doesn’t make your retinas wince, then the gleaming white floors and walls might. The bar and dining areas are a little spartan, but there’s a softer lounge area if it all seems too clinical.

The drinks list delivers classic cocktails with a twist: bellinis made with blood peaches, margaritas made with hibiscus juice and agave nectar. The food is high-end (that is, pricey) pan-Asian dishes: star anise duck confit, Josper beef fillet steak. The scene gets clubby at weekends with regular DJs and even dancing on the tables.

Venue name: Circus
Address: 27-29 Endell Street
Opening hours: Open 6pm-midnight Tue,Wed; 6pm-1am Thur; 6pm-2am Fri,Sat. Food served 5pm-10.30pm Tues-Sat
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden tube
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4.7 / 5

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Emma C

Great atmosphere, food, staff and entertainment. Couldn't ask for anything more from a venue, highly recommended.

Levi Y

Great Service, Great Entertainment, Delicious Food. We had a great night out here and will most definitely be returning.

Tony H

Circus consistantly delivers a food and entertainment experienced that when combined together is unmatched in London. No other venue maintains such a high standard in food in an environment that is electric with excitement. The recent revamp has freshened up the venue and with subtle but inspired changes to the menu (foie gras beef dumplings and the cod dumplings in particular - wow) keeps Circus at the forefront of my mind when needing to take clients or friends for dinner. The service is also very friendly and efficient without being snooty or any signs of obnoxiousness. Great work Circus...

mike c

Without doubt one of London's truly interesting venues. Top class food combined with a hugely original approach......circus acts on the main table while you eat. Outstanding!


Had a great evening here last night. The venue looks different to the picture above, the waitress told me they'd just had a refurb and expanded in size, but the different pockets of spaces they've created still retain its intamacy.

The food was AMAZING- and the fact that proseco is listed under starters (as a part time alcoholic) assured me I had definitely picked the right place!  It's Asain dishes of varying sizes so you can choose to have a main dish- I had white miso and truffle baby chicken, which is one of the best main courses I've ever experienced in london- or there are a huge variety of smaller plates- I recommend the beef and foie gras gozya!

The only thing better than the food was the entertainment- with a range of acts coming on every 30 minutes or so you could easily spend a whole night here sipping cocktails and enjoying the topless gynasts complete with abs you could grate cheese on!

Charly Lester
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Incredible evening.  The venue has had a refurb, so the 'gleaming white walls' in the review are no longer relevant.  The food (various Asian dishes of differing sizes) was delicious - in particular the lobster tempura and teriyaki steak, and the atmosphere was brilliant.  Various acts performed through out dinner, performing on a long marble table stage, which you can request to sit around (though arguably the best views are on the small tables around its periphery). There was something for every - a hula-hooping Elvis, girls in tiny swim suits in hanging hoops, and a topless gymnast performing on stirrups. It's easy how you could spend the whole evening - the restaurant has an almost club-like feel, and a large bar area, but the food is top notch.  I eat out a lot for work, and this was one of the best Asian meals I've had in London.  Definitely one to try.  A word of warning though ... the toilets look unisex, but the ones at the back are definitely the men's!!!


I booked a table here to celebrate my Birthday and it has a fantastic atmosphere. A classy and intimate restaurant/bar with ongoing impressive entertainment throughout the night. The food could be pricey but probably average for London but the dishes are definitely worth it. I had some melt in your mouth teriyaki after sharing some fun Asian starters accompanied with delicious house wine. The venue is the perfect place; not too big and the comfort of being entertained in elaborate style in somebody's front room. I will definitely be going back to sample more menus and be amused by entertainers. A perfect night out! I have already recommended to friends!

The Man on the Street

Oh what a night ! Our table for 4 was a reunion - and I don't think we could have chosen a better venue. Dinner was good, service was great and the cabaret outrageous .... and right in front of our nose.


I brought a visiting friend here for dinner & drinks and we were not expecting much. To our surprise, the food is absolutely great, drinks were done so good i had to keep it coming and the well-timed interval performance of the cabaret is a good break from our catch up (not tacky at all). The staff are so friendly and good in attending to us despite how crowded and busy the place was on a friday night. Even the girls at the cloakroom seem to always be in good spirits! I highly recommend this place especially for visitors coming to London to have a different dining experience.

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Visited this place for drinks on a Saturday night and was served by a very rude barman. Suffice to say we only stayed for one drink and left, despite having paid the £5 door chargs