Our Experience: A Freaky Afternoon Tea at Circo Bar

by Hayley Cowburn on 26/02/2016

Circo Bar is one of Liverpool's favourite nightlife locations, but we decided to head down to the docks and chek out what Circo has to offer during the day. With our cameras and notepads at hand, we were ready to become food-bloggers for the day and try-out Circo's Freaky Afternoon Tea!


On Arrival
Wow, being at Circo Bar in the day is another experience to visiting at night. Only in the light of day can you really see all the peculiarity that the place is decorated with!


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Roll up! Roll Up!

Come and get yer cocktails! Whilst waiting for our unusual afternoon tea, our cocktails came, from what was quite a large drinks menu! Hayley went for the fruity woo woo cocktail recommended with the tea, and Mike played it sensible with a lemonade (someone has to drive!).




When the food came over, we were talked through the two platters of food, which were divided into savoury and sweet (yes - there was a PLATTER of desert!) and it was certainly very different to your regular afternoon tea.

The freaky selection included: Mini hotdogs, burgers, chicken kebabs, popcorn, bana pancake, scones & cream, fresh strawberries, hefty chocolate brownies, a popping-candy cheesecake (no pretences here!) and a lime jelly. Just imagine announcing that on Masterchef!

With the food, Circo have managed to nail the classics and make your pallet try something new. The fairground popcorn and hotdogs were true to nostalgic carnival flavours, with American sauces and the fresh chicken kebabas were a welcome treat aside all that red meat!



The deserts were where we had the most fun and literally didn't know where to start. It's not everyday you get to have jelly as an adult so we started there and worked our way up to the popping-candy cheesecake - which really needs to be tried! Between the two of us, there was so much food and drink going on that we couldn't finish, but we managed to give everything a try. Our favourites bits were the deeply indulgent chocolate brownie and the cheesecake.

Whilst we expect the afternoon tea may differ on occasion to keep things fresh, we highly recommend polishing this one off should you visit the docks, then make the most of your location to see some of Liverpool's famous attractions, such as the Beatle's Cavern Club, the dock boats and Liverpool One.