A Royal Night Out at Circus in Covent Garden

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We’ve spotted lots of celebrities recently (including Boy George, Paloma Faith and Frank Skinner) but it’s not every day you get to dine with a member of the Royal family.

When I visited glamorous new restaurant Circus in Covent Garden, I found myself sitting near Princess Beatrice and her friends.

I guess the Royal party, like me, were keen to check out the new venue, where circus acts perform around the tables while you eat.

Once we’d admired the space-age décor by Tom Dixon (and worked out how to use the taps in the minimalist bathroom) we settled at a corner table to peruse the pan-American menu.

After some delicious cocktails and a starter, a guitarist appeared, followed by two fire-eating ballet dancers clad in burlesque-style outfits, who danced their way around the restaurant.

Then, when we’d finished our main course, two costumed aerialists jumped onto the centre table and started swinging from hoops above our heads.

We left at about 10.30pm, and there were still two acts to go. (There are normally four performances per night, roughly an hour apart.)

I loved the feeling of anticipation as we waited to see what would happen next.

If you’re looking for somewhere a bit different for a special occasion, Circus is the perfect place. You might not bump into a Royal, but with regular bursts of entertainment, you definitely won’t be bored.


  1. Lilac says:

    This place sounds cool, would it be suitable for a hen night?

  2. Hannah says:

    It would be great for a hen night. Try and get the main table if you can.

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