Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Step right up for a sensational dining experience at Circus Circus...

Opened in 1995, Circus Circus cafe and restaurant is a local favourite, nestled in the heart of Mt Eden. Vibrant, quirky and fun, this cafe is famous for its fresh fare and superb service.

On the menu, choose from an extensive range of local and seasonal dishes. Share bites of spicy chicken wings, baby back pork ribs or whole baked brie, before moving onto their hearty mains, like the classic Wakanui rump steak.

Everyone will find something to love, from the gourmet cheese burger (served in a brioche bun with skinny chips), to the vegan kumara chilli. Be sure to save room for a homemade dessert (the crunchie bar cheesecake is a showstopper!).

Offering fresh food in a unique setting, it’s no wonder Circus Circus is one of Auckland’s favourite dining destinations.

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Circus Circus
447 Mount Eden Road
Auckland 1024

Open Hours:
Everyday 6am - 11pm

Phone: +64 9 623 3833
Website: www.circuscircus.co.nz

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Circus Circus
Location: Mount Eden
Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates
Mains: $15 - $25

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We enjoyed every minute and bit of our dinner at Circus Circus. Very friendly and welcoming staff and a great menu to choose from. Portions are quite big, so with 2 starters and 2 mains, which we couldn't finish, we didn't have any space left to try a dessert. Good reason to come back soon.

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Kirwan Attwell

Great meal, steaks cooked perfectly and an awesome vibe.

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Ma L Galang

Food was better than expected and tasted just right! Our host/waiter was very accommodating and knew how to relate with customers. Would come back again :)

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Jessica Tutty

Awesome friendly service & very yummy food! Great spot for a nice valentines meal :)

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Wonderful meal at Circus Circus on Valentines Day. Food was great and the staff ran the show like clockwork. Fast, efficient service with a smile! We both had the fillet steak which was great, followed by the strawberry and rhubarb crumble with ice cream and the Black Forest cake in a jar. Left well fed and happy. Thanks for a great evening. We will be back.

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Ashlee Niuia

Circus Circus have a great balance of being super attentive but leaving you to enjoy your meal and the company you are in.

From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by friendly staff and were promptly seated. We waited no longer than five minutes for our orders to be taken and were checked in with in regular intervals.

The portion sizes were huge! If you're to order a main meal, you could almost share these, depending on how hungry you are. The mac and cheese is delicious and the circus salad is tasty.

Highly recommend coming here and will be back soon.

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Loved the food & ambience !

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Claudia Green

Fantastic dining experience! Staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious! Circus Circus has become one of our go-to spots for both dinner and coffee. Their desserts are incredible too. Highly recommend!

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Chante Betham

Fantastic food and great service. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely be going again.

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Food was really good and so was the service. We will be back!

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Great food, great atmosphere and great service. We'll be back!

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Food and service were both excellent :)

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Kirstie McJory

A great dining experience at circus circus. Such a great atmosphere good food and friendly service. Would recommend this is a must try!

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Excellent night out. Great food, the dessert was a highlight.

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amazing food and service. Will come again for sure!

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Wilz Mata

Food was great, service was exceptional.

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We had a great experience at Circus Circus. The food was delicious with a great range of menu options including lovely desserts. The service was fantastic and we were well looked after despite it being quite busy. Circus is a great option for casual dining and we will be back.

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Jody Gayton

Great menu, fast, efficient service and delicious desserts.

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Sarah Sneyd

Awesome dinner at Circus Circus. Food was delicious, and served very promptly. Service was excellent! Chocolate cake for dessert was maybe the best cake I've had. Will definitely be back!

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HeeJin Park

Staff were amazing and the food was great.

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Elena Tang

My parents and I love the dinner at Circus Circus. To be honest, this was our first time dining there. Very happy with the food and service.

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Catherine Bartlett

Great service and food was as described, always a pleasure to dine in this local eatery.

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Fantastic place with great ambience. Staff were very friendly and attentive. I would rate the food 6/10 as the ribs were tough to eat and the salad was a little on the small size. Things I would recommend would be the seafood pasta and crunchie cheesecake.

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Great food and great service!

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Stephanie Parker

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, friendly helpful service and nice food

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Roll up, roll up, roll up and have a great time at Circus Circus. Food was great - fried chicken, nachos, peanut butter mousse and creme brulee ..... amazing!!!! And service was great- very friendly and welcoming!

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Ana Nora Fune

Excellent service! Meals and desert was delish! The service and attitude of staff was by far the best! Will definitely take the family again

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Enya Mae McPherson

Had a great evening at Circus Circus! The food was fabulous and the waiters friendly, our food came really quickly too. Would definitely reccomend, plus the best tiramisu in town!

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Sarona Fune

We had a great time there, service was spectacular and the staff were extremely lovely..Food is amazing!! I recommend this place totally.

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Gareth Jones

Serious food served fun

My wife and I decided to spend our anniversary dinner at Circus Circus joined by our 11 year old daughter.

We booked with one child and as such we had been placed towards the back of the restaurant near a box of children's toys and a glass cabinet with many eye capturing desserts - the desserts along with the circus themed decor proved talking points as we anticipated and planned which goodie we would enjoy to finish the evening off on.

We each had a small bite (entree), main event and a dessert plus 2 non alcoholic drinks.

Entrees
Baby Back Ribs - enjoyed by our 11 year old daughter who stripped them back to the bone. As you would expect from ribs the meat was tender and the sauce sweet and enjoyable.
Spicy Chicken Wings - this dish was large enough to be shared by 2 people. The chicken was cooked well, covered in a spicy sauce which proved a little to hot for us to finish - note the wings had been accompanied by a sour cream to help take the edge off the spice.
Baked Brie - again this would have suited 2 or more people as a starter. The cheese was most enjoyable and was served with dried figs, pistachio and a deep fried bread. We found we ran a little short of the bread to finish the cheese on.

Mains
After selecting the sweet and sour chicken for our 11 year old the waiter kindly advised this dish had a hint of spice. With this advice she decided on the New York, New York hot dog which boasted on being the best hot dog in the world. The hot dog had a bratwurst sausage served with sauerkraut, tomato sauce and american mustard. The amount of mustard on the hotdog could have been less as it dominated the dish. Feedback from our daughter - second best hotdog in the word (still enjoyed but her little stomach could only get 2 thirds through).

For the remainder 2 mains we both selected the Angus Eye Fillet steak cooked medium. One dish with mashed potato + steamed vegetables + mushroom sauce, the other dish with curly fries and garlic butter.
Both steaks served are off good size and very tender. Each steak had been cooked evenly, medium although my steak was slightly cool in the center. The vegetables and mashed potato was very enjoyable as too the curly fries with salad.

We are all feeling very full by now but being placed in front of the dessert cabinet we felt we must endeavor with our early commitment around our choice of goodies!

Dessert
Rhubarb, Strawberry and Honey Crumble. This dish was served hot with a side of vanilla ice cream. The honey was the perfect compliment which bounced off the taste buds.
Black Forest Cake in a Jar. A managed to get a small taste of this but was astonished to see within a few short minutes our daughter somehow managed to find the space to polish her dessert off turning her focus to her parents desserts. Feedback on this one was perfect.
Crunchie Bar Cheesecake. This was a massive slice of cheesecake served with a side of whipped cream. I got 2 thirds of the way through but after helping my wife finish her steak I simply hit the wall and had to abandon my dessert. The cheesecake itself tasted of chocolate with a chocolate base. Top marks again.

To summarise our experience the cafe was clean, full of happy people in an enjoyable atmosphere. Each dish was of good size (on the larger side) and presented well.
The standout star of the evening was the desserts and we will return again with both children, perhaps next time for lunch and coffee (Artists in Eden March 2019).

Taking into consideration Circus Circus is a cafe in a historic part of Auckland, the price of each of the dishes and the service I rate the dining experience 4.5 out of 5.

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Wendy Morrice

Great food service and location.

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We were seated at a lovely table by the window, which was nice on a hot evening as the breeze was coming in. We made our way through 3 courses each which was quite a feat as the portion sizes for all courses was decent. Entrees were the whole baked brie with figs, pistachios and crostini and the salt and pepper squid. Both dishes were tasty and interesting versions of dishes we'd had before. We both had the eye fillet steak, me with the veges and mash and hubby with the salad and fries. We both opted for the mushroom sauce which was AMAZING. To call it a sauce is selling it short as it was a small pot of mushroom chunks in the most delicious sauce. If I hadn't been at a restaurant, I might have mopped up the bits in the bottom of the jug with bread, as it was that good. The steaks were well cooked and seasoned. I enjoyed the mash and veges and appreciated the fact that we didn't need to pay for a side dish of veges as is often the case at restaurants. We did buy a side of broccoli and almonds which was very nice but honestly not needed as the mains were perfectly balanced as is.
Desserts were the strawberry, rhubarb and honey crumble with vanilla icecream. The crumble was quite tart on it's own but perfectly accompanied by the sweet icecream. I thought this was delicious end to my meal. Hubby ordered the crunchie bar cheesecake which came with cream. It was a generous portion and a very rich dessert, so he was pleased to have politely declined the additional icecream which was offered. Honestly, after a substantial meal, dessert is probably best shared unless you have a huge appetite! Dinner was finished off with a large, well made flat white. A lovely dinner all round. Highly recommended. The staff were attentive and friendly without being annoying or making you feel rushed. The atmosphere of this place is relaxed. We will definitely be back.

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Melissa Qiri

Fabulous service, staff were very attentive and although we dined at a fairly quiet time we enjoyed the peace. Food was great, fresh and flavourful.

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had a great time, really good customer service and food. Would recommend.

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Katie Yates

Wow what a great experience! This was our first time using First Table and we were very impressed. Circus Circus had a lovely atmosphere and friendly feel to it. We ordered a mixture of mains to share, all of which were delicious! The pizza was amazing. We got chatting to the lovely waiter, Antonio, who was very helpful and friendly. After mains, we ordered dessert which was also delicious. The chocolate cake is highly recommended. We left at the end of the night, very full, with 2 boxes of left overs to enjoy the next day. Thanks Circus Circus!

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Victoria Howard

Nice atmosphere and good service
Steak was over cooked but quickly replaced and next one was perfect!

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Peter Moon

We were warmly welcomed at the time of arrival.
Lively place with excellent foods, coffee and service with full of smiling.
We enjoyed and spent happy time.

Highly recommend !!

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Relaxed, friendly ambiance. Tasty food...especially enjoyed the fish of the day and the pomegranate in the haloumi salad. Very helpful waitress who helped describe the dishes.

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Amy Kim

We, all of four, had a really good time here.
Food, atmosphere, staff, everthing was excellent.
Highly recommend!

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The food was delicious at Circus Circus. They were very attentive and we didn't get hurried out when our 90 minutes was up, which was refreshing. Will definitely go back some time.

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Ruth Copping

Great vibe and wonderful engaging staff and owner.

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Chloe Dallaire

Great food, nice atmosphere. The pizza was delicious

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We had a wonderful time thanks to the great service from Tony and others. The food was some of the best we have had! A lovely experience.

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Great service and great food

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Service was great. I ordered the steak, however I wasn't happy with the curly fries it was over fried and they mucked up my friend's order. Other than that the rest of the food was delicious.

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Catherine Bartlett

Efficient wait staff who looked after us and made our experience awesome. Food that was beautifully cooked, presented and ample sized portions. Classic ring-side atmosphere that makes Circus- Circus the reliable local you want to cross the city to dine in.

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The food here is great, especially the huge desserts, will definitely go back.

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Delicious, nutritious, and 100% an awesome evening! Will definitely be back!

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Alastair Russell

All good, great deserts!

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Good service. Steak was cooked perfectly.

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