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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$, Healthy,
304 Stone Rd W, Guelph, Ontario N1G 3C4, Canada
+1 519-824-4138
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, Healthy, Canadian
$$ - $$$
304 Stone Rd W, Guelph, Ontario N1G 3C4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Against my better judgement, my son wanted to go to the Symposium to celebrate his birthday. We last visited more than 6 months ago after an awful meal. We waited more than 10 minutes to get our menu - the excuse given by the waitress...More

Thank Gordon S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed March 23, 2018

4 of us female retirees visit this restaurant regularly for an early breakfast and enjoy the food, the atmosphere and staff. We are always greeted with a friendly smile, last time by Breanne and are always well attended to. The food is tasty, well presented...More

Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking for a great restaurant outdoor patio, you can't beat the one at Symposium Cafe Restaurant on Stone Road in Guelph, Ontario. My husband and I frequent it during the warm months because of the ambiance. Even though the restaurant is located...More

Thank SEH52
Reviewed 4 days ago

This ended up being my favourite restaurant in Guelph during my visit! The food was so delicious, especially the fish tacos and the steak sandwich. I also loved their caesar salad! The service was above and beyond- all staff was very friendly and engaging.

Thank Wannabeinthesun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an early dinner here and with the early bird specials, the daily specials and the happy hour this is a great spot to consider if you are going to grab an early movie or if you just want to avoid the dinner crowds....More

Thank JeffO_Can
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited here on several Fridays before 5:30 to take advantage of the Early Bird Special. The food is very well prepared and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Donald P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good but relatively generic. We had 8 at our table so I guess we were a "bigger crowd". The services was VERY slow. To the point that we considered walking out.

Thank Sadie280
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Went for breakfast on their patio. Breakfast was great. Patio is wonderful. Waiter kept interrupting our meal to "up sell" us. Would we look at cakes? Could he share their special evening specials? He pointed out that he was just upselling and would appreciate if...More

1  Thank dclht
Reviewed March 31, 2018

My daughter and I went for a lunch, we ordered the spinach dip for an appetizer,(one of our favourites) it was terrible...greasy, cheese not cooked, the portion was very small. My fish was heavily breaded and the larger piece was not cooked all the way...More

1  Thank Brenda H
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Dropped into Symposium Guelph over their busy lunchtime. I was in a bit of a rush and my server Paul offered very helpful suggestions, quickly and clearly, to get my meal ordered and get me out on time. Paul was super detail oriented - (I...More

Thank travelmom0007
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Bar, Healthy, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 Stone Rd W, Guelph, Ontario N1G 3C4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-824-4138
  • E-mail
Dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Guelph for a special dining experience in the Guelph, Ontario community. Located in Guelph’s business area, across from Stone Road mall, Symposium Guelph is open 7 days a week – early mornings to late nights – offering complete menu dining options including full service breakfast and brunch (served daily until 4pm), mouth-watering desserts, burgers, seafood, steaks, sandwiches, vegetarian fare, fresh fruit specialty beverages, full bar, and rotating daily special features. With 140 indoor seats, 2 private rooms for large groups/business meetings, a 60 seat bar lounge and a beautifully redesigned outdoor patio, you will easily see why Symposium Cafe Guelph is a go-to destination for the bustling Guelph community. Try everyone’s favourite meal deal with our 7-Day promotions – the most innovative and popular in the Ontario restaurant market! And when combined with the Symposium’s customer service and quality, it’s no surprise that Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge continues to be honoured with Readers’ Choice awards including Best Breakfast, Best Brunch, Best Family Restaurant, Best Business lunch, Best Desserts, Best Atmosphere and Best Bistro. >Full service Breakfast/Brunch menu: Omelettes, Waffles, French Toast, Freshly squeezed juices >Lunch menu: burgers, salads, soup, appetizers, sandwiches, and full breakfast menu til 4 pm >Dinner menu: steaks, seafood, pastas, rice bowls and unique appetizers >Fully licensed lounge: specialty cocktails, over 30 martini options, 12 beer on tap, 34 varieties of wine, specialty coffee beverages. >Restaurant open early mornings and late nights >Late Night Kitchen & Dining: full restaurant menu available until closing including burgers, steaks, seafood >Business meetings and staff functions party menus >Award winning restaurant concept >Large scenic outdoor restaurant patio >Good selection of vegetarian menu options >Extensive menu selection of desserts: cakes, freshly made waffles, ice-cream, crepes >Early Bird Breakfast, Early Bird Dinner, Kid’s menu >Monday restaurant special: $5 burgers and $5 domestic pints >Tuesday restaurant special: $5 gl of wine and 12.95 pasta and rice bowl specials >Wednesday restaurant special: $5.25 Martinis and $10.95 Mussels >Thursday restaurant special: $48 Date night – Dinner for Two deal >Friday restaurant special: $5 off Wine List with Seafood Features >Saturday restaurant special: $13.95 Pitchers of Draft with Appetizer Platter Specials >Sunday restaurant special: 50% off! Owner’s Cellar Wines – 2 for 1 Cake Slice Promo >Cocktail Hour Specials: $4 Bar Shots, 4pm-6pm Happy Hour Specials, 11am-3pm Mimosa & Caesar specials >Late Night Specials: 33% Off Appetizers 4-6 and 10 until close
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