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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

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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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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for post work appetizers and drinks, and they had $ 5.25 martinis! Was very impressed by the selection of items offered, and the overall quality service provided by caring staff. Would recommend for a night on the town!

Thank SaulGoldberg
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Greeted with a smile upon arriving. Food and drinks are great. Service is topnotch! I come here often and I obsoletely love the atmosphere! The patio during the summer is relaxing. Love looking out to at Victoria park.

Thank Justin H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was impeccable. Katerina the management was so kind and attentive. I have been a few times, but today was the best service we've had. For sure a place to come if you're looking for a very relaxed night out with friends.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the dinner for 2 on thurday night very good deal. starters, mains and a very good carrot cake. had the best time out in a long time. good job symposium. we will see you soon again

Thank 12345678098
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for brunch with my friend for her birthday today. We liked the location and atmosphere-same really as all of them. I need "gluten friendly" choices and ordered the Mediterranean Omelette. It came with potatoes which were very good and toast, which I didn't get as there were no GF options. The omelette was ok- very little feta or... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

As a Brit, the food here is what I picture all Americans and Canadians eating for breakfast. The French toast and bacon, rounded off with a mimosa...awesome. With good service and an all round homely feel, the Symposium is a staple go too venue when visiting London, Ontario.

Thank 8bit_ginge
Madison Heights
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

New York strip was awful. Claimed to be 14 ounce, while I did not weight it, it was about half the thickness as the same size elsewhere, extremely fatty and hard to chew even though ordered medium-rare. Lower quality than if I ordered one at a Dennys. French onion soup was VERY thick and had a burnt taste. Mussels however... More 

Thank Brian J
Clinton, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We visited here for New Years Day breakfast and I felt like I was putting the wait staff out. They all seemed either hungover or just extremely tired. Their black uniforms were noticeably dirty and they were sitting at the bar nursing a coffee or going out for a smoke break. It wasn't a very positive, first time experience. My... More 

Thank parker222976
Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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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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
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?