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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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Telford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Having booked tickets for the opening show of Mary Poppins for my daughters birthday we decided to book a table at the Circle restaurant within the theatre complex. The restaurant is positioned right by the entrance to the Circle seating which was ideal for us. We had a 2 hour relaxing meal prior to the start of the show. The... More 

Thank Terry H
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a pre-show meal and was impressed by the choice and quality of set menu. Hot pot and cauliflower soup particularly enjoyable. Also, having interval drinks and ice cream waiting made this a pleasant evening at the opera.

Thank Puss100
England, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is about the fourth time we have eaten here and this time hardly anyone rated the food given. My soup had a skin on top of it when it was served (so it had been kept out for a while), the chicken pie was far too salty and the crust looked like it had just been 'plonked' on top.... More 

Thank Kath B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

yes this is the best meal i have experienced at the circle restaurant,try the black pudding sausage roll with apple chutney andcaramelised- red onions ,i followed this with a chicken and mushroom pie @triple cooked chips,cumin crushed carrots=what a meal and then the rhubarb fool to complete what i can say is a FIVE STAR MEAL

Thank valdemero
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

The restaurant was 15 minutes late opening and there were so many tables in there both the diners and the staff had trouble getting around. Diners were sitting back to back with other diners and were being rushed because the service was delayed by the late start. It is the first time I have been served Confit duck which was... More 

1 Thank Chris L
BirminghamHippodrome, Manager at Circle Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Chris Thank you for taking the time to let is know of your recent experience in our restaurant. I would like to have the opportunity to discuss further so I would be grateful if you could contact myself on 0121 689 3182 or neilsatchwell@birminghamhippodrome.com and hopefully be able to discuss in more detail Kind regards Neil Satchwell Catering &... More 

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40 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Having a meal prior to the show and then returning for dessert in the interval makes a theatre visit very special

Thank Marg-SteveMoore
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The last time we ate here, all three of us were very disappointed. We were not excited by the menu and the starter for two of us was awful - a tiny piece of pork draft with a lot of soft fat and a tiny piece of meat. An expensive meal that was not value for money. My sister, together... More 

1 Thank BrummieMo
Solihull, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Outstanding meal as a family birthday we had the beef cheeks and fish pie and the kids meals were as good and the service was even better

Thank Lee H
Worcester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Once again an evocative and mouth watering menu, copy enclosed. I visited the hippodrome circle restaurant on Thursday evening at 5.30 pm and enjoyed an absolutely incredible repast. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and were efficient in their ministrations. One member of staff was especially so, her name is Amelia. This young lady is bubbly and... More 

Thank Miki-jay P
Worcester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Being at lunch time - before a matinee performance - the restaurant was virtually empty - just three tables in use - so this probably spoiled the normal atmosphere. However the service was excellent and, although there was understandably a relatively restricted choice on the menu the food quality was good. It is a real bonus being able to retain... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?