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Circle Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews cheese board pudding butternut squash trout panna cotta pork belly starters and mains pre show birmingham hippodrome swan lake ordered drinks for the interval ate here theatre visit pre theatre lunch main course limited menu wonderful evening
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have used this restaurant on several occasions. Although it is definitely not a cheap night out, we have enjoyed the food, ambience and convenience of eating within the theatre and being able to return to our table during the interval. Last night, everyone in...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank karensY2359LJ
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant used to be good ten years ago. Over the past five years however, it has deteriorated both in the standard of food and service and we will no longer go to this restaurant before the show. The meal costs around £50 per head...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank basil20
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table at the Circle Restaurant before seeing Welsh National Opera's performance of Un Ballo in Maschera. It was our first visit to the Hippodrome Theatre, and indeed our first visit to Birmingham, so we wanted to be certain that we would be...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jpcheshire1615
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The team always try their best - lovely food - and a great chance to relax pre-show because its guaranteed that you'll get to your seats on time. We thoroughly enjoyed the menu, limited, but delicious - and love the luxury of returning to our...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Rob B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I treated a friend on Valentines day to a birthday meal before seeing Swan Lake at The Hippodrome. The meal was not value for money and mediocre at best.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lynny51
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Limited menu but it changes for each show, however everything is delicious and beautifully presented. Staff are lovely and helpful and it is ideal for a pre theatre meal and interval table. We visited for Mathew bournes swan lake - I had a pork with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank J0es0phie
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

My friend and I visited here for lunch before seeing swan lake. We chose the 2/3 course set meal. We chose the salad starter which I could have fitted in the palm of my hand! About 7 leaves and 29 pomegranates, very boring. I then...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Angela H
Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

We were attending the Pantomime (Peter Pan) with the awesome Matt Slack, and decided to make a full evening of it by booking a table for 5.30pm. At first we thought we would have time to spare, but the staff gauged it really well. Special...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cftjw
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Dinner with friends before the panto. It was busy. Food was OK, though not special and, for what it was, quite expensive. Though we had a good time, the service wasn’t up to scratch (and this may have been because there weren’t enough staff, though...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed 3 January 2019

As befits a dining venue connected to a major theatre, the Circle restaurant serves food with a distinct creative vein running through it. It is definitely a case of food as artistry full of splodges, spurts, spots and emulsions and reductions here, rather than a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Matt N
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28 April 2017|
Response from 1UKCHICK | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We normally have tea during the interval still served at our table. Another nice aspect is that you can leave your coats in the restaurant so don't have to queue up to get them back from cloakroom.
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