The team behind Preston Circus’ Circo are set to launch their second restaurant in Brighton, La Pabellon, just in time for Pride weekend. Formerly known as Señor Buddha, Circo are known for creating modern Spanish tapas with an Asian twist. The unique palate of both Spanish and Asian flavours on offer are the main reason the restaurant has become so popular since its opening in 2015.

After having their restaurant renamed for its location at Preston Circus, it would make sense for La Pabellon to be reasonably close to the Royal Pavilion, in the heart of Brighton. Despite having two restaurants in the same city, we are told that both will stay very much true to the original Señor Buddha ethos of beautifully-made Spanish food with a crucial Asian influence.

Circo told BN1: “It’ll be all-day dining; amazing cocktails and we’re planning to open in time for Pride weekend – but that’s all we’re saying for now!” There is a clear urgency for the restaurant to be ready by the 3 Aug, with Pride being a massive boost for business. But that is all we know of the upcoming restaurant and are extremely excited to see how it turns out. It is fair to say that over the years, Circo has evolved into a popular neighbourhood restaurant, with an ever-changing menu and innovative Spanish wine selection. As it becomes more and more popular, it is clear to see why they have chosen to expand and launch La Pabellon.