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Really impressed. Staff were great, knew their stuff and the food was amazing. Very good service and good value. Lamb and pork belly to die for. Highly recommended
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Circo. The food was so fresh and delicious, it’s easily the best small plates food I’ve ever had and we’re big tapas fans. The small restaurant area is well done out and the atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming, I would recommend it to everyone.
Fantastic food and service at a very reasonable price. Good neighbourhood spot
Excellent food, chef catered for our lower spice level perfectly
This place is fantastic, I couldn't recommend it more highly. For months I went past it wondering if Senor Buddha was Asian or Spanish and decided that the schizophrenic name put me off. Then some friends went there and raved about it - my curiosity was peaked, so I booked it for our wedding anniversary dinner. We had a late sitting at 9:15 and were seated at the "chef's table", right in the heart of the action watching the chefs at work and sitting up on bar stools so that we could see all the other diners in this small restaurant. We were disappointed that half of the small menu had sold out, but ordered what remained and it was ALL delicious. Is it possible to look elegant and refined while running your finger around the plate to mop up every last smidgen?!! We had cod cheeks, brussel sprouts, BBQ Korean pork belly, calamari and tenderstem broccoli. My husband marveled that they could make broccoli and brussel sprouts (vegetables as a form of torture) taste divine. We had a scrumptious wine made from unicorn extract (!), the music playing was awesome and just the right volume and the waiter/owner(?), Dean, helped us to have a thoroughly enjoyable anniversary dinner. Long may this gem of a restaurant carry on!
I honestly cannot rate Senor Buddha highly enough... a wonderful gem in Brighton!! The food is unreal and an experience that should not be missed! I'm loathed to share how wonderful in case gets too busy and I can't get a table again... We sat at the pass this Saturday just gone, which is really wonderful as you can watch the team work and they are more than happy to chat, even the very busy head chef... We had four tapas dishes all different and as good as each other... They also offer great mid-week offers with 2 for 1 on tapas I think Tuesday and Wednesdays
Fantastic flavour to the food, however despite ordering 7 rather than 6 tapas plates as advised we found ourselves still quite hungry after the meal. This is highly unusual for either if us not being huge eaters. You are basically just eating the ingredient mentioned and a tiny bit of garnish, in tapas portions, but without the nutritious fibrous vegetables or salad I crave with all my meals as a side dish to fill us up it was disappointing to still feel hungry and unfulfilled . It is a very small compact venue with a lively atmosphere which is extremely noisy when full on a busy night. So much so that we gave up trying to have a conversation entirely as we just couldn’t hear each other at all, so not the place to go if like us you haven’t had a night out with your other half for over a year and you want to relax in each others company. The 2 waiting staff were super friendly and helpful but had to ask 2 guests at the table next to us to move every single time they needed to serve the two tables behind us, a ridiculous set up. This is because the space really is much too cramped for their table layout. Overall despite the gorgeous tasty food, competing in a city teaming with innovative restaurants serving glorious food I wouldn’t rush back, it was far too noisy and hectic to be a relaxing evening of good food, and £60 for a meal for two with no alcohol but you are both still hungry when you get home is just not rewarding enough for us!!
Our visit was early evening on a Friday so when we arrived, the restaurant was very quiet but around 7:00 it soon began filling up. The waiter took his time to explain the menu to us. The food was delicious and each tapas plate was generous enough to share between 4. The atmosphere was laid back and friendly. A member of our group was celebrating a birthday and we were given a new dish to try and a dessert to share gratis. I would strongly recommend Circo to my friends.
Was very much looking forward to our visit to Circo yesterday given the great reviews I'd read. Sadly it didn't come close to living up to expectations. It was really busy and the atmosphere was good - however, the place felt cramped tables were very close together and both my wife and I had to pull our stools right in to avoid banging backs with the people behind us. Many of the tables are raised and have stools which doesn't make for the most relaxed dining experience. The menu was interesting and comprehensive we ordered 7 dishes between two of us which seemed like the right number... Sadly, the food didn't hit the mark. The padron peppers were under-seasoned (something which was common across all the dishes) and there was no salt or pepper on any of the tables. Our Patatas Bravas were soggy from about half way down the dish and the sauce tasted only of paprika. Other dishes were un-inspiring. The duck dish with oranges was remarkable mainly for the fact that the chef had managed to remove all the flavour from the fresh orange segments on the plate and the prawn dish on the specials menu which cost £9 contained only 3 over cooked prawns still with their intestinal sacs...! Overall the food was overpriced, poorly presented (they used the same bagged salad on each dish as garnish) and lacking flavour. It may have been an off night but we certainly won't be going back to find out if it improves
Great little restaurant, the food was delicious and we had some lovely wine. we had booked a table for two, when we arrived the waitress suggested we sat at the bar where you can see the kitchen and watch your food being cooked, we thought this was a great idea until we found ourselves surrounded by a group of people waiting for a table and it felt very clostraphobic and quite intrusive on our meal. We were asked twice to move up along the bar so they could fit more customers in so half way through eating we had to up and move and again while eating our dessert. The chef was friendly and chatty, I couldn't fault his food and I would definitely like to go back for what we hope to be a better experience. With it being a small space I don't think it works letting waiting customers stand around where others are trying to enjoy their meal. I also felt they could do with one more person front of house as the one waitress was so busy and she was in and out of the kitchen helping aswell, it seemed to much work for one individual to maintain a good level of customer service.