Zanzero Restaurant Edinburgh, Stockbridge Eating Out, Photo, Circus Cafe Location, Phone, Owner

Zanzero Edinburgh : Circus Cafe Stockbridge Restaurant

Dining in the New Town – former Circus Cafe Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland.

post updated 24 October 2023


Address: 14-15 North West Circus Place, Stockbridge

Contact: Phone 0131 220 0333

This location was the former Circus Bar & Grill.

Like Halo Edinburgh and Cosmo Italian restaurant, the Circus Café was owned by Keith Murray.

former Circus Cafe Stockbridge Eatery
image © Adrian Welch

Circus Cafe – Zanzero Stockbridge Restaurant

The Circus Cafe had a bar, restaurant and foodhall. Lighting at this 14-15 North West Circus Place building was designed by talented local company Mike Stoane Lighting. The Circus Cafe owner was the son of former Rangers chairman (& steel tycoon) David Murray (who lives nearby in Charlotte Square).

Also owned by Keith Murray is Halo Edinburgh, another food and beverage venue in the Scottish capital.

Edinburgh New Town Tour page + Edinburgh Tours

The Circus Cafe lighting was designed by Mike Stoane.

This Stockbridge restaurant is not to be confused with the Circus Cafe Bistro at 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU.

A review in The Scotsman describes the space thus: ‘The decor is faintly middle eastern and a succession of clues point to a strong Turkish influence’. The owner is a Turk.

The review goes on to say, ‘Circus Cafe’s evening bistro has a long way to go if it is to live up to the bustling daytime cafe, which attracts students, shoppers and plaudits in equal measure. Its prices, for instance, would be fine if the quality of food on offer was up to scratch, but at an average of £7 for starters and £12 for mains, this is too expensive for cost-conscious students, and of insufficient quality for older and more discerning foodies.’

Property by Richard Murphy round the corner:

Circus Lane houses
Circus Lane House near former Circus Cafe site
property image © Adrian Welch

Circus Lane Houses
Edinburgh New Town Houses
building photograph © Adrian Welch


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