I’d been meaning to pay the Circle another visit when I heard it had changed hands, re-branding as Circle by Di Giorgio, but it took me a while to do so. After a lengthy stroll around the city I found the ideal opportunity.
I remember being impressed with things, particularly the interior design, when we visited under the previous regime, so was pleased to see that aspect largely unaltered. As tends to be the case, I found it rather busy on my Sunday afternoon visit and was lucky to get a table. The wonderfully friendly owner brought menus, both lunchtime and all-day breakfast, for me to consider.
The menu is Mediterranean in influence with a good range of options to suit different appetites and requirements. I quickly settled upon the halloumi burger as I was hungry enough for something substantial, but not really in need of two courses.
The burger promptly appeared. It was served with a good looking salad, roast tomato and sweet potato wedges. The salad, with excellent pickle, was fresh, crunchy and lightly dressed. The sweet potatoes were very good, too.
The burger comprised a plentiful amount of crisp coated cheese on a bed of hummus topped with a sweet chilli sauce, all encased in a sesame seed bun. The hummus could have been a little nuttier and the chilli sauce a little punchier and less sweet, but these were minor niggles with what was a very good dish. I was very pleased with it and I would happily order it again.
So overall, Circle by Di Giorgio is doing impressively good work. I enjoyed my visit and found the welcome warm, attentive and charming and the food entirely pleasing. I’d recommend it to you and I look forward to popping in again, soon.
Blythe scores Circle by Di Giorgio
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15.5/20
I ate: halloumi burger
I drank: espresso, water
I wore: blue
Total bill: £11.05