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Circle Restaurant

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Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
+44 844 338 9000
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited before seeing this years pantomime. Recently became a friend of the Hippodrome and so this was our first visit to the restaurant. Will definitely return! One of thew nicest evenings we have had in a long time. Staff are ever so pleasant and accommodating without being on top of you all the time. Size of the restaurant itself makes... More 

Thank Joe E
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive staff, gorgeous food, nice atmosphere, good variety of dishes. One is not rushed - so it is a relaxed experience. Highly recommended!

Thank cp676
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again we were at this restaurant this time on New Years Eve. Had a great meal, all very well cooked and nice and fresh and hot!!! Delicious all round and compliments to the Chef!! We also had a great bottle of white wine as usual and this too was very good. All in all a very good meal and a... More 

Thank Beryl C
Wolverhampton, England
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Had a really good pre theatre meal here yesterday. It was a great start to a super ballet experience. First time I have eaten in the restaurant and will definitely go again. I thought the quality of the food was really good. The staff were delightful. Really pleasant and helpful. Very good experience.

1 Thank 1UKCHICK
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

First time eating in the Circle Restaurant before matinee of The Full Monty. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, friendly attentive staff. The food was delicious. I had mushroom & blue cheese risotto which was superb. My mom & sis had peri peri chicken & beef, mushroom & ale pie which they both enjoyed. Puds were lemon meringue pie & orange choc brownie... More 

1 Thank Diane R
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We came here again for a treat as part of a visit to the theatre. Food and service was as good as ever and the wines were a great match for the food. Despite the limited menu we found dishes to our liking (meat and fish in both courses). It was so easy to come back to our table at... More 

1 Thank Steve M
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Very good way to eat pre show . Good food and they seem to have plenty of staff but our main course was slow coming despite the starter being served about 1 minute after we ordered it ! Didn't spoil our meal . Splendid salad starters and both the fish and the beef mains could not be faulted . Will... More 

1 Thank BigRoyston
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The food was all lovely but rather small portions. Staff were friendly and helpful. Loved being able to return to the table in the interval for drinks or dessert. The show was fantastic but unfortunately was running over for time so we only had a ten minute interval. The staff in the restaurant were brilliant and made sure we had... More 

Thank Georgina S
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pleasant location , kind and efficient service, interesting menu, perfect pre-theatre meal. Extra bonus being able to return to your table at the interval for ore- ordered deserts and coffee.

Thank Fabflick
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Hippodrome many times but never visited the restaurant. It was great! Food was really good quality, really quick and friendly service. And they save your table for the interval so you don't have to queue for drinks! Would definitely book again. Not overpriced either, it was £25 for 3 courses!

Thank Jo58912112ES

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 844 338 9000
The perfect place to start your visit to the theatre. Our stylish Circle Restaurant, located just a short walk from your seats off the Middle Circle Foyer, offers a relaxing dining experience with tempting, modern menus and an extensive wine list. Our menus are adapted for each show and take advantage of seasonal produce. Wherever possible, we source from local suppliers; this helps us to achieve our aims of supporting the regional economy and to protect the environment by reducing food miles.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?