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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was poor, the roof was leaking cause it was raining. The food came after 45min. The beverages came without straws. The table was sticky. My carry was served and the rice was off..

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024 via mobile

We had the line fish which was very tasty , the 3 bean fritter was a hit. Excellent service from our waiter Lenny . Will be back soon

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

Disappointing. Waited an age to order coffee, then again to order food. A simple order of toasties which again took ages - we had been in the restaurant an hour at this point. The food was disappointing and the fries were cold. We were at...the table by the kitchen and could see that they were overwhelmed by the amount of orders coming through. The manager came across to apologise and said they were understaffed - had they told us this at the start we might have been more understanding . Will not be returning.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

My wife and I did not expect to wait nearly an hour for a simple breakfast order in a restaurant that was not busy at all. Furthermore, the torn upholstery on the benches where the foam shows through and the dirty stains on the seats...do very little for one's appetite. The waiter was attentive and told the manager that we were unhappy about the long wait, but the manager never bothered to come to our table to discuss it. We will avoid the restaurant in future. Circus Circus used to have a good reputation but clearly it is going downhill fast.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

We just dropped into this restaurant after walking past and it looked pleasant. While the menu was not huge, and there are no starters, I had the Kingklip, my daughter the ribs and my wife the fish cakes. All were tasty and the meal was...good value.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 June 2023

The worst service I’ve experienced at a restaurant in a long time. Very slow. We had 3 different people serving us, all of which who had no idea what was going on. Tables around us who arrived 15+ after us got their food and drinks...before us. Our order came wrong. If it was busy I would have been more understanding, but we were one of a few tables. However, the food was good (once they got it right)More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2023 via mobile

Where do I begin? A friend of mine went there 2 weeks ago and when they were paying the bill the waiter says the payment was declined but on their end their banking app showed the transaction had been successful. The waiter and manager then...threatened them and said if they didn’t pay they’d have to sleep at the restaurant over the weekend. Very Professional! They ended withdrawing the bill amount in cash and paid it at this but that meant they’d paid twice for the bill. Technology is faulty so that’s not the issue. The issue is for the past 2 weeks my friend has been calling them almost daily to cooperate and refund them their bill because the error wasn’t done by them. The management instead lies, makes false promises and to date we haven’t seen a cent. Clearly they are in the business of being dishonest and running a scam and not actually running a restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 11 March 2023 via mobile

I had the oxtail which was very good. The portions are a good size and waiters helpful. Large menu and my waiter, Lenny, made sure I knew of the specials too. Nice dinner for a reasonable price.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

I’ve only been here 3 times and first 2 excellent! Today was disappointing as ordered food for breakfast but arrived not only cold but not cooked properly. Waitress, who was excellent, offered alternatives but after I’ve returned food I tend to lose appetite. So declined...offer! However, I was stunned they charged me as someone who uses their sister’s restaurants frequently ! In their defence they have since contacted me and offered free meal although later in the day their sister restaurant let me down also! I’m hoping one offs ! Staff are excellent !More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2022 via mobile

Food always good. However the gateway store is always swarming with flies on tables and chairs. Cant imagine what happens in the kitchen. They always run out of coffee crunchies. Good food sad hygiene.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 12 February 2022 via mobile

The normally excellent food, has been totally spoiled by 3rd grade meat. The Lamb chops were totally inedible. A real shame. It must very mean that all the meat supply is similar.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 10 May 2021 via mobile

Average service, on a quiet day! toasted sandwiches took very long and food was cold...no one checks on you regards food and service. Below average by a mile.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 7 April 2021 via mobile

Amazing food, beautifully presented and prepared. Excellent service. We were pleasantly surprised and will be back for more. The menu is varied with some unusual dishes chucked in. Pasta dishes and the Asian salad were superb.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 7 April 2021 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed having a cake, coffee and smoothy stop here. Service was excellent and the food was awesome. Nothing to complain about and will be going back soon!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Great service. After many many years we visited this restaurant and meals were really good. Large portions and great service 👍

Date of visit: October 2020
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Circus Circus Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4

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