About

Circus is a unique cabaret restaurant and cocktail bar in London’s Covent Garden. From drinks to dinner, to late night dancing, Circus is a restaurant with a difference, brought to life by amazing and outrageous pop-up circus.

Run away with the circus – be transported to a world of glamour and escapism with a sprinkling of glittering cabaret. Join us for a night of fun where you are guaranteed to leave buzzing, already planning your return visit to see more amazing acts.

If you want to be that bit closer to the action then our striking 'Stage' table will place you centre stage. When our doors open, the restaurant comes to life; the spectacle begins as diners sip hand-crafted circus-themed cocktails whilst skilled performers twirl magically from suspended hoops and dazzle the crowd.

Join us for dinner, celebrations or just drinks and nibbles after work. At the weekend, the DJs turn up the heat and the dancing begins - we party as late as 2am.

Reservations can be made up to six months in advance. We require card details/deposits to secure all reservations. Be sure to read our cancellation policy fully before booking. If you can’t find the availability online, do drop us call or email as it may still be possible to fit you in.

House Rules:

  1. Dress code ‘make a wonderful effort’. We kindly request no ‘fancy dress’
  2. No decorations in the venue
  3. Entry is to guests over 21 only
  4. Sadly, no Hen or Stag parties allowed

Questions

Before you arrive

  • Do you run a guest list?

    During the week guests are welcome to join us for a drink and to watch the entertainment from the bar and lounge area.

    On Fridays and Saturdays we operate a guest list for the bar and lounge from 10pm, to add your name go to our bookings page and select guest list. Please note this does not guarantee entry as management reserve the right to refuse entry on arrival.

  • Is there a dress code?

    We ask that guests make an effort when visiting. There are no hard and fast rules (smart jeans/trainers are fine) but the higher the ladies heels / the sharper the gents suits, the better.

  • Do you accept hen / stag parties?

    We very strictly don’t accept any hen or stag party bookings at Circus.

  • Do you have any age restrictions?

    We are an over 21 venue.

  • What are the office opening hours?

    Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm.

  • Can I cancel my booking?

    If you do need to cancel, we require at least 24 hours notice for groups of 8 or less. Without this notice, we will charge £25 per head. Credit card details are automatically erased by our system a day after a booking. For group bookings of 9 and over please note deposits are non-refundable and will be retained.
    Throughout our Christmas period we take a £30 per person non-refundable & non-transferable deposit for to secure all bookings.

  • What if I'm late?

    Unless we receive notification from you that you are running late for your reservation, we unfortunately will be obliged to release your table for other guests fifteen minutes after your booking time.

  • What if I don't turn up?

    We take credit card details for all bookings. If you do not show and fail to cancel we will make a charge to your card of £25 per person.
    If a deposit has been paid this will be retained in full. If you have prepaid any further amount towards your food bill this will also be retained.

  • Can I book a particular table?

    We take reservations for dinner at our ‘stage’ table for 12 to 28 guests. Our other restaurant tables (each with a great view of the entertainment) seat between two and fourteen people. Please note that we do not take specific table requests aside from the stage.

  • What time is entertainment?

    Entertainment pops up during the night in short, sharp bursts. There are no set times, but most dinner bookings will catch two – three performances.
    Through out our Christmas period we also have entertainment at lunch time!

Dining & Drinking

  • What is the stage table?

    The stage is our truly unique dining table which seats up to 28 guests (We take reservations here for groups of 12 plus). The table is exactly as its name suggests, the focal point of our nightly entertainment and at weekends, doubles up as an extended glittering dance floor.

  • Do I get a good view from all tables?

    Our venue is not huge, therefore any of the tables that we book for dinner have a great view.

  • Is there a charge for the entertainment?

    A £3 per person entertainment charge will be added to the final bill for all pre-booked dining tables including the bar & lounge area.

  • Can I ask for a particular table?

    Sorry but unfortunately not. Many of our guests join us to celebrate special occasions and often ask for special or specific tables. It is impossible for us to accommodate all of these requests so to be fair to all guests, we do not accept any requests whatsoever.

  • Can I come along for drinks only?

    Our bar is open to one and all, so please do join us for drinks! You can add your name to our guestlist and you’ll be prioritized. Guest list and entry will be subject to the capacity of the venue and management discretion.

  • Can I make a reservation for drinks?

    We take reservations for groups of 10+ (dependent on availability) in our lounge area, with the latest booking time being 7:30pm. We take a deposit to secure reservations. Please contact our reservations team for more information. This is only available outside of our busy Christmas reservations period.

  • What's the average cost of a meal?

    Our Sharing menu is priced at £60 per person for a regular table or £70 per person at our ‘stage table’. For smaller parties of 4 or less dining from our a la carte menu we ask that you order a minimum of 2 courses, one of which being a main, sides not included so this could also range from £60-£70 per person before drinks.

  • Which food menu can I choose from?

    For groups of up to 4 guests, you may order from our a la carte menu. We ask that guests order a minimum of 2 courses, one of which being a main course, sides not included. For groups of 5 or more, we serve our sharing menu only. The entire menu is served ‘feasting style’ so there’s no need to make any menu choices and diners get to try all of the dishes. The sharing menu is also available to groups of 4 plus if required. For diners with allergies or intolerances, let us know in advance and we will try our best to accommodate.

  • Can we take photos during the performances?

    Yes absolutely! But please no flash during the performances as this could put our entertainers at risk of injury. Take all the photos you want (with the flash turned off) and share them on social media with the tag #circuslondon as we love to share all your amazing pictures!

  • How long do I have the table?

    Reservations are allocated at least two hours. Prior to or post dining, guests are invited to join us at the bar. Guests tend to stay on after dinner, especially at weekends when we have DJs playing until late.

  • What menu can I order from?

    For groups of up to 4 guests, you can order from our a la carte menu. We ask that guests order a minimum of 2 courses, one of which being a main course, sides not included. For groups of 5 or more, we serve our sharing menu only. The entire menu is served ‘sharing style’ so you don’t have to make any choices and guests get to try a bit of everything. The sharing menu is also available to groups of 4 plus if required. For diners with allergies or intolerances, let us know in advance and we will try our best to accommodate.

After you've gone

  • Help, I've lost something at Circus!

    Call the Circus office on 020 7420 9300 or email info@circus-london.co.uk. All lost and found is logged at the end of each night, so we can let you know if we have your missing item.

  • Can I buy a gift voucher?

    Just head over to the ‘Vouchers’ page. We offer gift vouchers for any denomination starting from £50. Vouchers are valid for 12 months, excluding Christmas dates and any ticketed events.