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Circus Cinema, Bar and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
European, New Zealand, Pizza
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34 Jellicoe Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
+64 6-306 9442
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 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 3 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
north island
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The steak dish and lamb dish were both cooked to perfection. would recommend the lamb pizza too - was a big hit with our kids. Lovely outdoor area out the back which got the evening sun. Highly recommend.

Thank harry76
Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Looks ugly from the outside but inside it's new and nice- comfy seats, good wine and what looked to be excellent food.

Thank Anna K
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had a lovely meal at the restaurant after the movie. I recommend the calamari and pizza with caramelised onion, salami and blue cheese. Delicious! Cosy atmosphere and friendly service too.

1 Thank Liz C
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Made a booking to see Absolutely Fabulous. The movie and the evening was fabulous. A nice red wine into the movie with friends on comfortable seats. Great movie. Then seated in the restaurant for a meal. Great meal.only thing is that the waitresses don't know own the names of all the actors in pictures on the walls, bring a theatre... More 

Thank Wilma M
Wellington, New Zealand
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We came in and stood at the till for 5 minutes while the waitress and cook discussed life about a metre away. the cook saw us but the waitress seemed not to be interested in dealing with us so we left.

Thank IndyG66

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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
European, New Zealand, Pizza
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?