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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$
Bar, International, Canadian
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620 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 5J9, Canada
+1 519-667-7000
08:00 - 01:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I come to symposium often because each time I visit I am never disappointed! They are known for their cakes and other desserts (which are amazing) but their other food is great as well. I love how they serve breakfast until 4pm every day, as the benedicts here are the best I've ever had, and I don't need to rush... More 

Thank nicelocalgirl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best place in London for food and drinks by far. Unreal service and quality of food. There patio is a great place to spend your time when they weather is nice. I highly recommend Symposium to everyone I know. Always a pleasure of seeing Kat and Vanessa, they always know how to brighten my day.

Thank George T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seems things never change at this place. Myself and some friends went to symposium this past week. We have been here before last year around this time and had the same worst experience. We had to be wait to be seated and were not greeted by anyone so we sat ourselves. We were served on by a guy that clearly... More 

Thank Creative D
London, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so at symposium on Tuesdays they have wine and pasta specials. I have been there different days but never on Tuesday. love the wine special and the pasta special very good. Tuesday is becoming one of my favorite days now.

Thank 12345678098
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my first visit to symposium. I wish I came sooner but it's an awesome spot to enjoy conversations over a delicious latte or their great bar selection. Kat and Sergio were excellent company and felt like they were part of the group. Great family feel and I will return more often. Not as intimidating as I thought!

Thank Andrew S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I were looking for a healthy choice for dinner and Symposium did not disappoint!! We were seated quickly and our server was very helpful as we were first time diners! Our food and drinks were brought out quickly and tasted absolutely fantastic!! Great price and lovely ambiance! We will return next time we are in London!

Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I went out for some Saturday night drinks with a group of friends and ended up staying the whole night! Amazing drink deals on their Saturday menu and the staff was excellent! Highly recommend this place for any occasion

Thank sandydandy78
London, Canada
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

After a recent evening at the Grand Theatre my husband and I decided to end our evening with some dessert and coffee. Symposium was an excellent choice! We ordered a coffee creation that wasn't on the menu but, the bartender was happy to make it for us and the dessert was out of this world. Warm waffles with ice cream... More 

Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Love coming here for their appetizer happy hours, and their 2 for 1 cakes on Sundays. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Katerina and Tony have helped me on multiple occasions, and they make me feel like home every time I'm there. They call me by name, and take the time to talk to me. I keep recommending it... More 

Thank Glen K
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a very nice place that is clean with "pub" style decor. It was very very busy but the service was attentive and timely. The food was served in a timely manor still quite warm and tasty. They have excellent 'daily specials' and a 'happy hour' on food and drinks. Metered parking is available--it is very expensive to not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, International, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 5J9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-667-7000
Dine at this Symposium Café London located at the heart of the London, Ontario restaurant and bar scene. This Symposium Café Restaurant location is conveniently located directly across from Victoria Park and is open 7 days a week, early mornings and late nights for your restaurant dining pleasure.This London Symposium Café Restaurant seats 90 indoors and over 70 seats in a scenic award winning patio, and only minutes from downtown London and from Western University. We specialize in large group settings and can accommodate last minute dining functions fairly easily.Hope to see you soon at this London Symposium Café Restaurant location!• Beautiful Restaurant Décor• Award Winning Patio Dining• Across Victoria Park • Minutes from Downtown• Minutes from Western University• Open Early Mornings• Open Late Nights Restaurant Hours: Sunday – Thursday 8am to 1amFriday & Saturday 8am to 2am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?