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Shop 308, Musgrave Centre | Musgrave Road, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 201 9996
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Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good specials and a wed pensioners menu and friendly and quick service ( unless they are really crowded). Food comes out hot and in generous portions- not fine dining but good honest food.

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Thank Canhappen
Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Often visited this eating out place. It is always busy. Sometimes you have to wait a little while for a table. Food is excellent. Always enjoy it there. Sometimes spend special occasions there.

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Thank cbnfamily
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to make us on of your regular spots cbnfamily! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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235 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Well I like this place. Its a bit tired and not as clean as one would hope but you get good value and fair service.

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Thank Stan K
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Stan K, please let us know how things have improved on your next visit... More 

Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had breakfast at Circus Circus , the food was okay but they charge extra for almost everything on the menu which defeats the purpose of a breakfast menu . Want extra toast pay, want bacon with your eggs pay . Want a second refill of coffee . Yup there is a charge for that too . Walk the extra... More 

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Thank Brian M
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus, responded to this review

Hi There Brian M, We are sorry to hear about your disappointment... Did you chat to a manager about this on the day? If you'd like to chat with someone please email us on info@circuscircus.co.za and a representative will be happy to help. More 

Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Went cycling on the beach front. Stopped for lunch with family.Place was busy but service was quite good.Food was also quite good.Please lock your bicycle if you leave it outside the restaurant..Had a bad experience.once before.Guy just grabbed it and rode away with it before i could get out of the restaurant.

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Thank psingh123
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus, responded to this review

That is awful to hear psingh123, What a misfortunate happening... PS this is the Musgrave store you left your message on. I'll be sure to pass it on to our Beach Café branch so that they can notify their cycling guests. Trust at at least your meal was good... More 

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209 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Very eclectic but definitely worth it. Circus Circus has a menu that is largely Mediterranean inspired with a touch of American panache. There is definitely a gamut of taste buds that could be satisfied here – steak lovers, seafood farers, vegetarians, pasta perfectionists, sugar cravers and coffee-holics. The well-sized servings are fancifully prepared, feeding the senses and adding to the... More 

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Thank Luc V
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus, responded to this review

Thanks for that lovely picture you painted Luc V, we appreciate your feedback - we trust your meal was good? More 

Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Food is delicious and service excellent - waiter very attentive to ones needs and cheerful and it was a pleasure to be served by him

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Thank elean0rjaneg
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus, responded to this review

Hi elean0rjaneg, We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us - thank you so much for your feedback, it is invaluable to us! More 

Durban, South Africa
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

When my husband and I had lunch here, we found it to be great value. I had a lovely veg dish and it was delicious. A large portion with diverse options. It is in Musgrave centre, (and I LOATHE malls) so the ambience is very 'mall-y'. The restaurant was clean, efficient and the food was good value.

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Thank PhilippaRoseTite
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus, responded to this review

Hello PhilippaRoseTite, Thanks you so much for your feedback and generous review - we really appreciate it and are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Had the tasty cajun chicken salad with extra feta. Very filling. Service was excellent. Relaxed atmosphere.

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1 Thank Michelle G
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus, responded to this review

Hi Michelle G, Glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, we're so aware that we're in the middle of a busy little shopping centre and try hard to give out customers a break from all the shopping - come and relax anytime, look forward to serving you some more of our tasty food! More 

DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
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309 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The food we ordered was very tasty, and the staff was extremely helpful and freindly. They do have a good variety of dishes and food is well presented.

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2 Thank SHDD
Gary T, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus, responded to this review

Thanks SHDD, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us, hope to have you back soon - don't be shy! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 308, Musgrave Centre | Musgrave Road, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 201 9996
Description
A part of the Durban eating culture since 1996, Circus Circus is a restaurant and cafe, offering customers a wide variety of meals: salads, steaks, seafood, pastas and curries to name a few of the choices on the menu. Or if you prefer to pop in for a cappuccino or the like, Circus Circus prides itself on catering for coffee lovers.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?