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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$, International,
1146 Wilson St W, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
+1 905-304-6226
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“flatbread” (3 reviews)
“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
“salmon” (4 reviews)
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Bar, International, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1146 Wilson St W, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a variety of seating available which is very good for different parties. The design of the interior is wonderful. The staff was attentive to our needs. There is outdoor seating weather permitting. We all enjoyed traditional fish and chips made with Haddock. I...More

Thank Relaxedtravels57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting atmosphere - they’ve done a nice job transforming a strip mall to an interesting dining space. Not really cozy but nice. Firecracker shrimp flatbread was really tasty with nice kick - calamari not so much. Pad Thai was good and large portion, Chicken Souvlaki...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

I've been there for 4 times on total. Most of the times the food was tasty, but once my steak was not tasting good. The grill was not cleaned properly, and that made my steak taste bitter. Otherwise the service was good, the waiter was...More

Thank JuliaA906
Reviewed September 3, 2018

My wife and I tried this location about a week after it opened, we can’t remember much about the food, but the service was slovenly. Finally we decided to go back for lunch. I had a club sandwich with a Greek salad, my wife had...More

Thank nuclam
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Following a family outing, we stopped off at Symposium Restaurant in Ancaster for supper. Emma provided the service for us this evening. The restaurant was not too busy when we entered. We both ordered the Tuscan Bean soup for a change (not normal for us...More

Thank Ted S
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Not a fan of this restaurant. I have gone a couple of times because others wanted to go. I would suggest avoiding the cake desserts. On closer inspection it looks like some of the cake has been on display for a long time. A take...More

Thank Cheeky2u2
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Breakfast was delicious. Excellent quality, service was quick, food was hot and cooked to order. Juice was specialized and fresh. Trish was friendly and took care of everything we needed and made us feel welcome. If we are here again we will be back to...More

1  Thank colleensdaycare
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Breakfast at a comfortable and beautifully furnished room with a good menu and reasonable prices can't be beat. Too often, restaurants that serve breakfast are mere large rooms with identical little tables lined up so that they can be extended when large groups come in....More

Thank Henrietta W
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We recently dined at Symposium for breakfast and what a deal. The food was well spiced, served quickly and was extremely recently priced. A real bargain. We will be back.

Thank canada010
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Although the service can be slow, the food is good and the prices are ok. The early bird special on week days is very good value and it tends not to be busy at these times. It's becoming our go-to place for breakfast.

Thank GMW1960
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August 19, 2017|
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Response from FrazldMum | Reviewed this property |
when we were there it was quiet. Nice ambience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, 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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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: 1146 Wilson St W, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton  >  Ancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 905-304-6226
  • 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 Dine at Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Ancaster and experience why it continues to be a favourite restaurant destination for the Ancaster, Ontario community. We are 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 95 indoor seats and 40 seats on our beautiful outdoor patio, Symposium Cafe Ancaster is a local favourite restaurant choice as well as a dining destination for guests from the Hamilton area. Breakfast specials, Dinners specials, Early Bird Dinner and Breakfast
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