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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 good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We have been several times here before. Out of 7 adults, 4 orders were wrong. No water was brought for two of us....also extra cream...asked twice. poached eggs were fried! No bacon brought on order. White toast, not brown as ordered. No home fries on...More

Thank Henrietta V
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and two friends went on Saturday and were seated and ordered our dinners @6:35. We were seated around 6:25. One ordered tilapia dinner and was satisfied. One ordered the chicken souvlaki and again was satisfied. We ordered the Petit Filet ($23.00). We did...More

Thank shareenes2018
Reviewed April 23, 2018

The staff were friendly, the service was reasonably prompt and the food of a high standard. The atmosphere and decor made this a very comfortable lunch location. Work discussions over a good quality meal led to pleasing outcomes.

Thank teeay65
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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: 1146 Wilson St W, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton  >  Ancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 905-304-6226
  • E-mail
BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, BURGERS, DESSERTS & MORE 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. 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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