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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

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Bar, International, Canadian, Cafe
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620 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 5J9, Canada
+1 519-667-7000
08:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The menu is fine. Sort of like a wanna-be Moxie's. There is an Italian renaissance feel to the decor on the walls and ceiling. There are flat screen tv's showing sports and top 100 pop songs playing through the sound system. We're pretty flexible so we rolled with it. We ordered a bottle of sparkling water and it was served... More 

Thank jacks0n121
London, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go somewhere else for dessert. Best decission ever. We were not disappointed. We were greeted quickly and with a smile. Server came straight away and was happy. She shared the special of the day buy drinks and recieve 2 for 1 cake slices. We were taken to the cake window to view the flavours of the day. I... More 

Thank Andrew M
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128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped into this location for breakfast during Homecoming weekend. I'm not normally one to frequent chain locations but everywhere was a zoo and we were pleased when the manger agreed to seat us at the bar, even though the place was packed. I was convinced this would be a bad choice but I was proven wrong. Service was fast,... More 

Thank deans44
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place is a nice escape from what can be a chaotic downtown. The food is nice and drinks are delicious. Neat little place I never thought to visit before. Glad I did!

Thank Bultchre K
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We have been going to the Symposium for years and it never fails to keep us happy. Date night on Thursday is an unbelievable value and the food is delicious. And the desserts are amazing!!

Thank Jacki W
Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We went for coffee and ended up with dinner. Nice and friendly staff - even though we did not see our assigned waitress (who did not come out due to the heat as we decided to seat outside), the manager was quite eager to help with orders and we were happy with the hospitality and food was good. Meter parking... More 

Thank C0coa
St. Catharines, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food here is great which is why it's a shame that I had to rate this restaurant a 2. My boyfriend lives in London and we have come here for breakfast multiple times, each time it took at least an hour to get our food- our breakfast food- which shouldn't take too long to make. We were there on... More 

Thank ashleymarie416
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best places in london. Good food and good service. Had the martinis on Wednesday for special. They did a good job

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

There are cheaper alternatives on Richmond surrounding the park. It was many years since I had been there last, but it didn't take me long to remember why. The service is absolutely terrible. While there is enough staff (it was about one waitperson per two customers during this visit), they are unmotivated and definitely not working for tips. I had... More 

Thank drjsped7
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My family were there for lunch, the restaurant looks decent and so does the menu, however the food whas terrible I ordered off the kids menu chichen tenders and fries , chicken was average but fries were soggy and amount for a baby. I had the chicken flat bread and it was cold, not enough cheese , I mean barely... More 

Thank Yandira K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, International, Canadian, Cafe
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?