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Kirkegaten 1, Arendal 4836, Norway
+47 402 96 943
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Bengaluru, India
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been to Symposium once before as part of a larger group and really like the food (even as a vegetarian). Which is why we were really looking forward to our second visit and had raved about it to our friends whom we were taking along. However, once we got there we were really put off by the service.... More 

Thank Sowmya_kandukuri
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I had a nice dinner with a business partner. Good service and food at reasonable prices. I was early so they allowed me to sit and work at a table while i waited for my meeting. We had only starters for dinner which was a nice easy diner.

Thank Thomasthejn
Lillesand, Norway
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I am happy with the table I got and the service. I felt the food and drinks was authentic greek. In a way , it was like having a small vacation.

Thank Sigve Wiggen B
Arendal, Norway
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We just went there to have dinner and celebrate my brother's 50 year old birthday. The food was excellent, though I was a little dissapointed that they didn't offer any glutenfree bread with the meal. The staff did some Greek dancing and encouraged my brother to join them, which he did. A fun evening!

Thank evagilberts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Looking around for wholesome food to eat near the harbour then don't go any further than this location, great staff and great food. price wise, your in Norway the rules are different here! Enjoy

Thank David N
Arendal, Norway
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a spot of lunch on a sunny summers day. Decided to try the Caeser salad. It was served without delay and was so tastefull and juicy, I have concluded that it must be the best I've ever had in Vestern Europe. I'll certainly be back for more.

Thank VikingHighlander
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I am not sure if he owns the place, but he was so cheerful and so ready to serve you a great meal:) It was a good experience having dinner at their place. We tried something we never tried before, feta cheese coated with sesame and some nuts. It was interesting and yummy.

Thank Zhozho
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a long drive. The staff were all friendly and our main course came just after we finished out starter. The lamb symposium was excellent, as was the chicken grill dish my partner ordered. We will definitely stop in again next time we pass through town.

Thank Ren P
Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

To find a good Greek restaurant in Norway has become increasingly difficult. Surprise! There is a really good one in Arendal, on the South Coast of Norway. Fantastic location overlooking the harbour, seating both outside (nice weather) or inside if you wish. The staff is smiling even when extremely busy, the food is really good. Greek taste, Greek content, Greek... More 

Thank hansreykdal
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Located on the main thoroughfare of picturesque Arendal Harbor, lunch at Symposium is a pleasant alfresco experience in a relaxed yet cosmopolitan setting. We enjoyed the Chicken Caesar and Calamari lunch specials with a nice glass of house white. All produce was fresh with the usual Greek overtones of spicing and balsamic dressing. Service was friendly and prompt. The only... More 

Thank John54Perth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirkegaten 1, Arendal 4836, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Southern Norway  >  Aust-Agder  >  Arendal
  • Phone Number: +47 402 96 943

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?