About Circo

Dear diners, please be aware that bookings for one or two people will be seated at the chef’s table. If you would like a regular table please contact the restaurant directly.

Spanish cuisine is exciting and vibrant, and it makes for fantastic, sociable evenings when lots of small plates can be shared with friends and family. The story of Circo began in Ibiza – the famous White Isle – where the team were inspired by proper tapas and the role food plays in everyday Spanish life. This, combined with tastes of Southeast Asia, makes the modern tapas experience at Circo one of the most unique in Brighton. Situated on Preston Road in Brighton’s London Road area, Circo attracts food-loving locals and tourists alike – avoid having to wait by booking a table in advance!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


9 Preston Road, Preston Circus
Brighton BN1 4QE

Menu Highlights



Padron Peppers


Salt + Pepper Calamari


Sesame Pork Ribs


More about Circo, Brighton

Circo is all about colourful, vibrant and real food. Lee Shipley is the man behind this Brighton jewel who, inspired by the White Isle of Ibiza and plenty of travelling around Southeast Asia, began experimenting with flavour combinations. The result is this adventurous modern tapas restaurant and bar. Circo’s mission is to create food that is fresh and bursting with flavour. It aims to push the boundaries of what you might expect from Spanish cuisine and show the hungry folk of Brighton what real tapas is all about. Situated on Preston Road in Brighton’s London Road area, Circo has become the number one destination for curious foodies from all across the city.

Circo brings people together with an array of inventive dishes that are perfect for sharing, just as Spanish food should be. The menu changes daily – a sure sign of quality – so it’s difficult to suggest particular dishes. Nonetheless, expect variations in the way of volcano chicken thighs, potato and caper tortillas, lemongrass haloumi and flaming whisky prawns to name a few. Circo in Brighton’s London Road area is a taste sensation you simply can’t miss.

245 Circo Reviews

245 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Michael W.9 hours ago · 1 review

Really lovely twist on traditional tapas, cold beer and a none too shabby red - loved it. Not the worst way to spend a Tuesday evening!

Antonio D.19 hours ago · 1 review

Food is great, service is superb and friendly, today I was there and I couldn’t ask for anything better when I heard a lady asking for the Wi-fi to give a bad review because they didn’t have tea... sorry, costa is just around the corner, not a good reason to give a bad review to a good restaurant

Sally F.5 days ago · 1 review

As always the food was great, the service was great and Marie is a pleasure. I will definitely be back for the churros very soon.