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Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge - Thornhill

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.

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US$6 - US$24
Bar, Cafe, International, Mediterranean, Canadian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed August 4, 2021

I've been to the Thornhill location of Symposium many times. The food is great and the prices are fair. There is one server there who is abrupt and rude. I seem to get him almost every time I go. He barely allows you to finish...your order before he pretty much barks at you. No smile, no greeting...NOTHING. I have never left a review on here before but I took 2 friends who had never been and both said they won't be going back there today because of him. I don't know his name but I would definitely know him if I saw him. Tall gentleman with black short hair and brown skin. I know that's not much of a description but I just wanted to get out of there instead of looking for a manager or finding out his name.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed November 3, 2020

Rude Staff , Terrible Foods , Found a fly in my salad and when I complained, they didn’t even care. They started blaming uber and they acted like this was something normal.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 1, 2020

We were looking for a quick bite after our hike. Patio is open. Although sunny; but still a bit on the cold side. Soup was just OK. Based on the set up, I was expecting the food quality would be better. Service was good.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 27, 2020

We stopped in for a meal this evening and were told to use the contactless menu. We never used one before and after three attempts to have it explained to us on how to use it all we got was read the card. Frustrated we...just left, it ruined out night out.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 26, 2020

The waiter lied about a meal being gluten free and I got very-very sick from it. They are not celiac friendly at all. If you have any dietary restrictions, avoid them at all cost.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed July 14, 2020

We thought we would try our first outdoor dining experience during Stage 2 of COVID at this location as the ads seem so glowing. First of all very slow service, I could have cooked it myself and served it faster. The staff were not friendly...and the food was very bland. This was not a busy time so there would be no problem with time. I ordered a Mediterranean omelet, and it was advertised with feta cheese, no cheese whatsoever not even salt and pepper. Good luck staying in business. Next time it’s Wimpeys for me!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020

We were 8 friends for breakfast. Most of us had the breakfast special,(which included choices). Food was good and plentiful. Coffee kept coming and was included. Service was friendly and efficient. Nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

The food was good. It was only breakfast the eggs were exceptional. The service was adequate however when we complained about their drinks, the server failed to do anything. This is a restaurant we will return to.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

My daughter & I arrived at 11:30AM Sunday morning, the restaurant was not busy. We sat and ordered immediately...we waited 42 minutes to get our cold breakfast. The manager apologized several times during our wait and took $6.00 off the bill. I absolutely do not...recommend this restaurant. This was the second chance at the same restaurant. You won’t fool me again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed July 26, 2019

We were in the area and stopped for desserts after dinner. Nice large restaurant with outside sitting and friendly service. We tried different desserts, large portions and very good.

Date of visit: July 2019
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thamgiaiyah j
October 31, 2019|
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This seems more of a statement than a question. How have you been cheated?
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Frequently Asked Questions about Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge - Thornhill

Yes, Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge - Thornhill offers takeaway services.

Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge - Thornhill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4