London’s favourite theatrical cocktail bar and restaurant Circus in the heart of Covent Garden, is re-launching this October five years after it first opened its doors. A host of designers, chefs and bartenders have collectively refined the offering, targeting a more discerning customer with an enticing new Pan Asian dining menu and expertly crafted cocktail selection. Combined with their signature aerial contortionists and acrobatic starlets shimmying up the 7.5 meter quartz ‘stage’ table, Circus is firmly back on the map for those looking for a sophisticated dining experience with a ‘wow factor’ in London this Autumn.
Led by fabulous ring master, Remy, performance art is taken to new levels with Kitty Kitty Bang Bang’s fire eating Geisha girl, Brett Pfister’s seemingly limitless aerial acrobatics and the beautiful Bendy Twins’ gravity defying, sensual balancing act. Circus promises no two nights will ever be the same with freshest entertainment talent from around the world performing, straight out of The box, Cirque de Soleil and La Soiree.
Food menu has been designed by acclaimed Pan Asian chef Andrew Lassetter (ex-Ricker restaurants and the Rushmore Group) who is introducing a contemporary new Latin American element to dishes including the likes of chicken and chipotle chilli dim sum, crispy skin salmon salad alongside spiny lobster tempura with truffle alioli and lemon ponzu to start.
Stand out mains feature Chilean sea bass with chilli bean, black bean, Shaoxing wine with garlic and ginger and chipotle chilli lamb chops with sweet potato and pickled cucumber. Desserts include yoghurt cake with mango salsa, coconut foam and a lime and mango sorbet in addition to churros and vanilla poached peaches with dolce de leche sauce and green tea sugar.
Cocktails from native Mexican bar manager, Oscar Da Silva, are artfully listed in a characterised illustrated menu and include the Genbu Girl (Vodka, fresh lime and orange juice, lime, eleven different Chinese spices and watercress) Casa Ananas (Mescal, fresh lime, red chilli syrup, pineapple, apricot brandy and smoked chilli salt) and Miss Tsubaki (Bourbon, lemon juice, dark chocolate liqueur, raspberry jam, Mexican Mole chocolate bitters and egg white).
We cannot wait to visit the newly re-launched Circus, and see what body bending, fire-eating, performances they have in store with our dinner…Roll on October!