- review added on Wed 10th May 2006
Went to circus Cafe during Easter. Place was packed. Great food and great value. Far better than all the chain restaurants on George Street.
Recommended Dishes: Fish and chips
Circus? well it's run by clowns
- review added on Mon 29th May 2006
No disrespect to clowns caused I hope - nice idea - up market brasserie styleing although beginning to look a bit tierd and actually grubby in places. 3 of us left standing at the front door for 5 minutes before the 5 staff running a 1/3rd full resraurant noticed us and we were waved in the general direction of a unclean table. 5 more minutes passed before we were handed menus and a further 5 before our order was taken - 1 plate mussels, 1 greek salad, 1 eggs benedict, 3 chips and 1 green salad. 15 minutes later mussels and greek salad turn up - no sign of eggs - a further 10 miutes - no sign of eggs - query staff -they won't be long - sadly for them we could see the order still hanging up on the chef's tracker - 15 minutes later - no eggs - chips cold - staff - I'll find out what's happeneing - 10 minutes later companions have finished - I have a train to catch and I tell the manager not to bother and to cancel the order - eggs turn up - repeat the don't bother explain I have a train to catch - manager - no apology by the way - says he'll take it off the bill - I say he'll also take the side salad and cold chips off as well - questioned that because there was nothing wrong with the salad - pointed out it was a side salad and was to accompany the main dish - begrudgingly takes off orders and presents us with bill - one of his staff has the grace to apologise. leave in a bad moodpretentious, badly run - no communication between staff and kitchen grubby decor sloppy service - verdict - don't bother - there are better and cheaper places in Edinburgh.
Recommended Dishes: didn't get to try any
- review added on Wed 12th Jul 2006
I had the risotto and my partner the soup and pate. The service was good and friendly. Liked the music and the huge lights, most impressed.I will come again... definitely!!
Recommended Dishes: risotto and pate