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Circus Cinema, Bar and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Pizza, New Zealand
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34 Jellicoe Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
+64 6-306 9442
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dined at Circus because the Micro Wine Bar could only seat us in the smoking area. So, Circus was not our first choice. Perhaps it should have been. We shared a very large (and very good) serve of chicken liver pate for entree and a Margherita pizza (called 'Italian' on the menu) for main. The pizza was one of... More 

Thank Cranky61
Martinborough, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined here as well as picked up pizza a few times. Food and service is excellent. They also accommodate kids well with their own special platter - how great do they feel!! Makes for a great enjoyable evening all round.

Thank Georgianaberry
Leicester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza had lots of toppings and the salad was fresh crispy and full of lots of tasty bits. But I have to echo the previous reviewers view of the passionfruit creme brûlée, absolutely beautiful. The caramel has been freshly done and was still warm arriving at the table, a triumph!

Thank Gamp21
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pizza was excellent! Very creative. The wine was also good, but the dessert was fabulous (totally recommend the passion fruit créme brûlée). Didn't have time for a movie, but loads of other people going in. Wish we had had time :(

Thank 337alliep
Hobart, Australia
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Went there as our B&B hosts recommended the place for dinner. Although staff warned us that it might be quite busy with longer waiting times we booked a table for two. Our starter to share, Calamari, arrived pretty quickly and was crispy, not oily at all - just delicious. The steak was more on the medium to well side instead... More 

Thank Susanne H
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner while on holiday in Martinborough. Omg the food...so divine! Great staff! Lovely setting with tables inside and out in a sunny sheltered courtyard. Loved it!

Thank HollySpiers
Martinborough, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I visited the 'Circus' Theatre recently to see a movie. I was impressed with the friendly staff; I purchased a glass of wine and received a generous amount. Despite the fact that there was only a couple of minutes before the movie screening start time; I was not hurried or hassled.

Thank mareegreenfrog
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to have a meal at Circus Cinema,Bar and Restaurant before going to see The Girl in the Train. Extremely disappointed that they could get a simple instruction right when asked for a vegetarian pizza, my daughter found meat in it. Apparently the chef FORGOT and supposedly took it all off. We were offered free dessert as compensation, but we... More 

Thank Kate F
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It's so nice to be able to have a meal or even a glass of wine before going into see a movie. The food is always excellent and plenty of it. You can take your wine or coffee into the theatre, or they will bring it in for you. The 2 theatres are intimate and the seats are really comfy.

Thank AnneGreytown
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Indifferent staff member when we purchased cinema tickets. Daughter had an incredible brulee served in the theatre. Takeaway vegetarian pizza was excellent.

Thank Barbara D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, New Zealand
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Jellicoe Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: +64 6-306 9442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?