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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

620 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 5J9, Canada
+1 519-667-7000
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  • Very good23%
  • 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 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

Thank MDEV10
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

I was at symposium on Monday for lunch with some coworkers. I knew they had the $5 burger special going on. Great burger and always left happy from this place. Never had a problem with my service or food and that is why I keep...More

2  Thank 12,345,678,098
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Florin M
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

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

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 …

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

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

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

1  Thank 12,345,678,098
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Met a friend on a Monday for the burger special and it was great value and very well made. No complaints. There are good value specials every day and bargain happy hour appetizers and mixed drinks. Location on Richmond right across from Vic Park is...More

1  Thank PaletteTilting
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - 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, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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