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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

Ordered pizza for takeaway - were delicious. They were quite pricey, so expected gourmet pizza and wasn't disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 23 March 2021 via mobile

Sunday 21 March and I was staying in Martinborough 2N as a solo traveller; my Airbnb host suggested I catch a movie & have dinner. “Great idea” I thought so off I went to Circus Cinema Restaurant Bar. Excellent food but what a snarly, cold,...snobby front-of-house woman and my foreign waitress also had an attitude. I felt extremely uncomfortable, as though they didn’t want me there, and will never go back for a meal.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 17 February 2021

We took in a movie and dinner before hand. First off, this place has great ambience. We had two starters (calamari and deep fried chicken with wasabi mayo. Both were excellent and the only suggestion was maybe provide a small bowl of the mayo -...it was delicious on top of the chicken but not enough of it. We had the Drover pizza and we both agreed it was the best pizza have had in long time. Service was excellentMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 28 November 2020

Food and waiting staff very good but the Maitre D has an attitude! We were kept waiting for a table although semi empty and were declined a table by the window although no one came to sit there. Perhaps she didn’t like how we looked....To save my family’s embarrassment we stayed, and the meal and wine were great, but won’t be visiting again.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 25 November 2020

A reservation at another restaurant was cancelled by them at the last minute so we went to Circus. Very glad we did. The food was lovely, ther service excellent and a very pleasant venut

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 8 November 2020 via mobile

I barely ever leave reviews, but after waiting in traffic (accident via Remutakas) for a few hours, we were rewarded with a 1/2 1/2 pulled Lamb, Tzatziki and Red Onion jam + Salami, Blue cheese & Pear Pizza, a lovely Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccine &...a crispy Salmon fillet with Asian greens!! This was followed up by a light, fluffy Chocolate Mousse, balanced with a berry sauce. You cannot go wrong with wine, when in wine country, and the dry Rosé did not disappoint. Thanks for helping make it a memorable anniversary dinner. The food was excellent and the server professional and courteous.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020

We were recommended Circus and from the moment we walked in, we knew we were in for a treat. The host gave us a very warm welcome and showed us to our table. We ordered the seafood chowder and the salmon and these two dishes...did not disappoint us at all. The freshly made chowder was so hearty and delicious and the salmon was also super tasty and perfectly cooked. We ended up sharing them as we couldn’t choose between them. As we were about to finish our meal, our lovely server advised us that the movie we had tickets for was about to start so she suggested an ice cream and a coffee to enjoy while the movie was on. And what a fantastic idea that was! It literally felt like we were in our living room at home. The seats are spacious and very comfortable and the movie theatre has a very cozy atmosphere. Will highly recommend and definitely be back! Fantastic service and food! Great place to visit with your partner, friend or another couple.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 17 September 2020

We went to see a movie at the theatre and had a great time. We were able to take our wine into watch the movie and then after the movie had dinner at the attached restaurant. As we weren't that hungry, we shared a pizza...which was amazing. It had blue cheese, pear, and salami and was very tasty. Super friendly and helpful staff and well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 30 August 2020

Great to have this cinema and restaurant as an alternative option to to wineries in Martinborough. It was pretty full on a Monday evening. We enjoyed ourselves here with an early meal followed by the cinema. Staff were friendly, food options covered our dietary requirements...(vegetarian). Whilst the food was good (our choices were pizza and Tom Yum soup) I did think it was a bit pricey. There was an issue with our desserts not arriving in time for the film, easily resolved by bringing them in during the film!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 12 August 2020

Hubby had scotch fillet with artichoke purée,cauliflower,honey roasted vege & I had Tom Yum hot pot with king prawns,white fish,fresh Thai herbs & rice noodles. Very tasty meals.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Circus Cinema, Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4