Circus, Covent Garden: Dinner with Christian Grey

Closest Underground Station: Covent Garden


For those of you who read my Paris post ( ) – my friend and Paris companion ‘Chicken legs’ is getting married! Although she had an amazing hen do abroad, we couldn’t let her go off to get hitched without a celebratory dinner from the work gang.

We came across Circus while googling ‘unusual restaurants in London’. The restaurant serves pan-Asian cuisine and has (you guessed it) a circus theme.


The food was lovely, ranging from yellow and red Thai curries to steak and lamb chops. The drinks menu was also varied and delicious. Normally it’s a struggle for the non-drinkers to find good mocktails, but we were well catered for on this occasion – I recommend the Kiki Ping!

However, the main draw of Circus was less the food and more the entertainment. Every half an hour, the runway going through the centre of the room cleared (it also acts as a table for large groups) and a different act would appear, doing either circus or cabaret themed performances. We saw hula hooping Elvis, some 1950s-esque trapeze artists, a very strange Christian Grey performance with ropes and a mental asylum themed acrobatics performance.

You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Mr Grey will see you now
Mr Sandman… bring me a dream BUM BUM BUM BUM

A two course meal with a drink probably came to around £45 per person. For the setting, the quality, the service and the performances I think it was well worth the cost and a definitely a great place for a girls night out with a twist.

Some things to bear in mind –

  • Booking has to be made in advance! I booked a table for five people, three months beforehand.
  • Under 21’s are not allowed in.
  • Single sex groups of more than six are not allowed.
  • No hen or stag parties.
  • No fancy dress.

All in all, for those who can afford to spend a little more on dinner for a special occasion, I would highly rate Circus for delivering a very different and fun experience.

You drive me crazy

Thanks for reading,

~ Plane Emoji

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