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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

620 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 5J9, Canada
+1 519-667-7000
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
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Bar, Cafe, International, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
620 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 5J9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was pretty good. We ordered the crispy chicken sandwich and Korean pork and they were decent, especially for the price. We ordered the cherry cheesecake for desert and it was probably the worst cheesecake we have ever had. It looked and tasted like...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 927lukea
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

A nice place to meet someone for a classy coffee on the patio or to discuss business indoors. Great place to take someone out for a date especially if your evening involves a cultural event.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Florin M
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited after dinner for dessert and drinls. We ordered one of those huge layered desserts and it was plenty for 3 to share. Fantastic ambiance, very friendly and welcoming staff and large windows that allow a view of the nearby park and busy richmond...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nyamburak
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

What a waste of money and time. I should have learned from past visits but thought we’d try them again on Sunday. Nope. Still 💩 service. This place just doesn’t seem to ever want to improve after years of poor reviews. How it’s still in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank MDEV10
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We ordered the Spinach dip and it was runny, had large uncut pieces of spinach and was topped with a slice of cheese...sloppy. Our med rare filet was med well and took forever for a replacement. Staff was pleasant and deducted half for the filet....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pdau75
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We only had cake and coffee at the cafe, but if you need a break in the afternoon and feel like a piece of sumptuous cake, go there. Service is fast and friendly, the selection of cakes is very good, and the servings more than...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bmkay
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We dropped in for a weekend breakfast. The staff gave us our choice of tables and they were very attentive and flexible about our breakfast choices. Great atmosphere, great service, super food and reasonable prices …

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JBP1952
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here for dessert and coffee on our date night a few weeks ago! It was the best 7 layer chocolate cake we ever had. So big. I definitely recommend sharing. Service was excellent as always. Love this place! We hadn’t...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AndyPandy34
Reviewed June 2, 2018

The Symposium Cafe Restaurant is located in 'my area' of London, Ontario. My grandmother lived on Central Avenue, directly across from Victoria Park, just up the street from where Richmond and Central intersect. From my very earliest memories I have been visiting this area of...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Kanbaatar
Reviewed May 31, 2018

because summer is coming and everyone is missing to go out and sit on a padio. we decided to go to Symposium padio for some apps and drinks. one of the best padio in london in my opinion. we had a great time. I WILL...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, 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, Wine and Beer, Private Dining, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 5J9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-667-7000
  • E-mail
BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT Book your Holiday Party at Symposium. We have an extensive menu for every taste and for every budget. Office Party, Social Brunch, Large Group Gathering, Family Celebration: Symposium is the best place for casual, upscale dining Dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge London, a long-time go-to destination place for London diners. 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, best lunch and dinner menu items burgers, seafood, steaks, sandwiches, vegetarian fare, fresh fruit specialty beverages, full bar, and rotating daily special features. With 90 indoor seats and 70 seat wrap-around award winning patio, Symposium London caters to residents, students and visitors alike. You will easily see why Symposium Cafe is a dining destination for all of the London community. Breakfast and Dinner specials
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