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bloom.

4.5
364 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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International
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
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We invite you to experience bloom, the student-run restaurant of Conestoga College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality program.
Our full service, upscale dining room offers exquisite 3- and 4-course meals and has recently been recognized by the Wine Spectator Magazine as having one of the best restaurant wine lists in the world. Aspiring Chefs and Restaurant Managers gain real life experience applying the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, by preparing and serving high quality food under the watchful supervision of our industry expert instructors. Please come and join us as we educate, eat and experience.
We look forward to serving you soon.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch Service: 11:45AM, 12:00PM, 12:15PM Seatings

Dinner Service: 5:45PM, 6:00PM, 6:15PM Seatings
* Services subject to change, please check website for up to day service times.

Bloom menus change weekly to provide Culinary/Hospitality students with the opportunity of producing different styles of cuisine throughout the semester.

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Phone number
(519) 885-0501
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Paul Torrance C.C.C
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Weber
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Parking details
If you are planning on joining us by car please enter the "East Entrance" parking lot off Marsland Street. At lunch time you will require a parking pass. There will be a student standing outside the "East Entrance" door to greet you and provide you with a pass. There is no parking pass required for dinner service but you may still look forward to being greeted by one of our students who will be waiting to direct you to the dining room. Thank you for your support of student education.
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Public transit
King St. And Weber.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 364 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I was very impressed with the level of service, cooking and presentation by these students. They are well on their way to becoming accomplished practitioners in the restaurant business. The food was outstanding -- pork was about as tender as I've ever tasted (and locally sourced), and the battered fish was super light. Overall an excellent dining experience. Will definitely go back and check out their new space when it's complete.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent food, great service, tremendous value.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Enjoyed my lunch with my daughter. She had never been to Blooms and found the food and atmosphere very good.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The lamb was the best lamb that I have ever had! Everything was outstandingly good and delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

we really enjoyed tbe meal at blooms since a good friend of ours was a student in tne cullinery program and also was one of our servers. It is great that they get to make the food and serve it as well. the food was very deliciuos

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Lunching with an old friend was made an enjoyable experience. Nice atmosphere and not too noisy for those of us who prefer a quieter ambience. As always, the menu was inviting and the quality of the food and its presentation very good.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I brought my Conestoga College business student daughter to Bloom to celebrate a great mark that she achieved. The food was excellent. We each ordered something different and we were very pleased with the flavour and presentation of our appetizers, dinners and dessert.

The atmosphere was very calm and quiet, with the lighting dimmed to create a nice ambiance. We were easily able to converse. The hostess and wait staff were very accommodating. I'll recommend Bloom to my friends. Thanks for making our celebration such a success.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was good, but it seemed to us that the servers were nervous and although it did not detract from our dining experience, it was noticeable.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Best deal in town. High class.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great ambiance. Amazing, tasty and good quality food. Great to see students learn how to host within a restaurant and teaching setting. Amazing experience overall.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Great experience for the diners and educational for the students. Very unique.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

First time at BLOOM, and we were quite impressed. Even the inexperience of the server was delightful - as he had a good sense of humor. Will return.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I know the serving staff is all cuisine students. So it's hard to be tough on them. But some should know some basics of the process before their turn in the dining room. When to clear things off the table, warning of very hot plates when they come out...

Otherwise the food was incredible and we'll very happily be back next month.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our third visit at Bloom and both the service and the meal were excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's lunch. The food and ambience was good. Although this was a college restaurant the students serving were very nervous and lacked personality. It was very difficult to understand what they were saying, quiet with a heavy accent.
I would definitely recommend eating there and we look forward to our return.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We have never had a bad meal or poor service totally excellent experience. Student are exceptional friendly and while food is not extravagant or pretentious it is delicious and always very good. This I best value for money in KW region bar none.
GNB

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

A great experience!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Great meal with very attentive service. Will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

I have dined at Bloom a number of times. Lunch at Bloom with a friend on January 30th was a very pleasant way to celebrate a milestone birthday. The caesar salad was second to none according to my companion and was certainly excellent. The butternut squash and goat cheese ravioli with brown butter and sage sauce was really good, if a tad salty for those of us on reduced sodium diets. Service was both friendly and attentive. I will be dining with other friends at Bloom in a few weeks and will certainly recommend the restaurant to others as a place to try new dishes at very reasonable prices, with the expectation that service will be friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

An excellent lunch once again at Bloom. The cauliflower veloute was silky smooth and delicious, served in a heated bowl. The beef tenderloin was cooked to a perfect medium-rare. I ended the meal with a lovely gateau St. Honore. Great service and excellent quality and value.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Our servers Arlene and Amanda were friendly and added to our enjoyment of our meal. They provided excellent service.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was very good and really enjoy the variety offered. A great opportunity to try new things. Servers were very nice but very shy and soft spoken without a lot of interaction and conversation. ( also realize it is new and they will do great once a comfort level is reached) they were all very attentive keeping a watchful eye on the tables and clearing empty plates. I look forward to your dinners beginning in January and will certainly return. Are gift certificates available?

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

I have been to Bloom about 6 or 7 times, each time was enjoyable, it is sweet to observe and provide positive feedback to the aspiring students. But this Oct 2017 visit we were very delighted that the late session students were preparing our lunch. The food taste and presentation was second to none. IT WAS DELICIOUS, beyond expectations.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2017

The service was great and the food was absolutely delicious. I would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

The food was fantastic. The potato and leek soup is still a fond memory for me. The only complaint was that it took a bit longer than I expected. For a lunch you really need to allow 2 hours.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2017

I did leave a comment form after dining so won't repeat here other than to say the time between placing our orders and receiving our meals was inordinately lengthy. It was delicious and hot when served though.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2017

My boyfriend and I are both Conestoga alumni and have wanted to try Bloom for some time. We like that it was inside of the school. Service was friendly, though we did have to wait a bit long for the entrees. Any issues we had with the food were minor. Tart shells could have been flakier. The soup bowl was a bit large for the serving size. Overall a fantastic experience. The price is beyond reasonable for the quality of food and service. We have recommended Bloom to our friends and we will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Food was great but it was a little unappetizing to be served cheese and nuts with the server's fingers. The buffet was a bit confusing as they put the appetizers and main dishes out all at once so we weren't sure if we were supposed to take both courses at the same time. Would have been nice if our server had let us know.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2017

Excellent place for lunch or dinner. Attentive waiters/quality cuisine/nice ambiance.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2017

My husband and I ate at Bloom on Thursday March 9, 6PM seating. We were greeted in the hallway which was nice, as we were a bit lost. We were welcomed warmly and our coats were promptly checked. We were shown to our table, and given the menu. The ambiance was lovely - considering we are in a school, we felt the staging was well done. Perhaps sitting closer to the kitchen and bar we’d have had a better sense of restaurant though. The service was prompt and courteous. There were people who served water, brought bread, etc. Overall impression was that they worked well as a team and were learning how to work in the industry, so our expectations were adjusted.
The food was very good, the leek soup was delicious and perfect temperature. My husband ordered the pork and really enjoyed it, I had the fish which was overcooked but edible. Everything else was delicious. The lemon meringue pie for dessert has a thin, crispy crust, which was not my preference, but it was still very good.
Our expectations were lowered as this is a school and all members are there to learn.
We ordered the special cocktail and beer to drink. The drink prices were very reasonable and tasty too.
Overall, we were very pleased with the experience and we would go back, both for a nice dining experience at a reasonable price and to support the local college students. Well done Bloom!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2017

Bloom is a great restaurant to get a good meal at a good price while having the opportunity to support the local college We highly recommend it

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2017

Servers were pleasant but could have benefited from some supervision. e.g. butter was placed in front of one customer looking like it was being served to her only. It would be courteous to inform customers that there is an extra change for sparkling water and coffee. Overall the food was excellent and it was a very good experience!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2017

An interesting experience to support the next generation in the restaurant industry. All good, slight polish needed for simple things but nothing worth writing about. Great flavour and thought into meal planning.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2017

I have been to the restaurant twice with friends, both times were very enjoyable with very good food and a nice selection to choose from. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I like the option to book on line. I will be back.

Bonny N

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2017

Food was well prepared. Atmosphere was relaxing and great for quiet concersation. Had some constructive feeback but sent to the director of Bloom. Was and overall charming experience.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

First time experience. I was interesting to see how students do in a real life and the food was good. Nothing really special tho.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent meals served with class the way I remember it in European fine restaurants. Not like the lower class found in so called high end Canadian restaurants. It's also great to meet the students.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Restaurant was very accommodating. I mentioned I did not want gluten and they went out of their way to accommodate my preference. Excellent restaurant, would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

I've been to Conestoga Bloom at least a dozen times and have loved every minute! I also send teams and groups for lunches and they all come back amazed. The students work hard to impress and do an excellent job. It's just as good as any other 5 star restaurant in Kitchener Waterloo.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2017

Excellent meal and presentation,
Food was delicious

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