Symposium

4.7
29 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Our menu represents a fusion of modern and traditional Italian cuisine driven by a passion for quality food, using only fresh and seasonal ingredients. We also host wine tasting and food pairing evenings.

Our extensive wine list is lovingly sourced from small producers with a particular focus on natural, biodynamic and organic Italian wines.



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 29 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on all time ratings
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food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Quiet
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OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Fabulous authentic Italian food, great service and a lovely atmosphere!

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AdamM
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyable evening! Fabulous authentic Italian food with solid portion sizes. Vast wine selection with great recommendation. We will be back.

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Tuck78
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love this local treat. I didn't realise they've been open for 2 years! Rustic, authentic Italian food with a great wine selection (try their Puglian reds!). We shared a buratta to start - a test of any true Italian establishment - and it was creamy, rich and delicious. For mains we had the monkfish and the cod - both were perfectly cooked with tasty sauces. We didn't have room for dessert, but were given a taste of the house tiramisu, compliments of the chef - and it was great! The owner was extremely friendly, as were all of those who served us - attentive, but not overbearing. It was full and lively, with lots of regular customers. I will certainly be back!

JP
vipJosephP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again, excellent food and service. Wine was superb and atmosphere perfect for a relaxing evening with great food and people!

JP
vipJosephP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended

TJ
TrevorJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very helpful service, great wine list, lovely warm and welcoming ambience

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vipSacha
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, fair prices, friendly service and good wine list, pleased we have these guys in our neighbourhood!

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francescad
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner as usual! Delicious Italian food and wine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighbourhood restaurant with friendly staff and greets homemade food. I highly recommend

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful local Italian restaurant. Low key and informal but with seriously good food and wine, friendly attentive service and a relaxed but intimate atmosphere.
We had the lobster pasta (that night’s special) and it was delicious.
They get it just right here, and somehow you know you’re in good hands as soon as you enter. An amazing find!

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Jay12345
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning Italian. Incredibly attentive, friendly staff and the food is some of the best I’ve had out of Italy. Well worth going out of your way for- I can’t recommend highly enough!

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AlexanderD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious and affordable Italian grub. Excellent wine list. Excellent service. All very authentic to Italy. We'll be coming back again (and again), for sure!

JT
JT123
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal at Symposium - the seasonal changing menu is really varied, and we enjoyed sharing the smoked burrata and figs, melanzana and a generous portion of mussels!

The venison was fresh to the menu that day and was perfectly cooked and the poached sea bream was delicious! Great atmosphere and service too!

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ISSI
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing selection of wine and food. Always good to come back!

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hovan
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service and excellent food! The antipasti was delicious

SR
SamanthaR
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am local to the area, and stumbled across this gem of a restaurant and deli when having a walk with my partner to find somewhere for dinner. I am so, so glad we found this gorgeous little place - the decor service, food and wine were all superb, and it is clear how much love and attention has gone into it all. I loved it so much I have since been back for lunch with my mother, who is now also a fan. We will be back - and sooner rather than later!

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C1149
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great genuine Italian place, so obvious that the owners and chefs love their food and wine. Would definitely recommend! Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, service and atmosphere.

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chris
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thank you. Great place where we celebrated my dad's birthday. Lovely wine pairing and very attentive team

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent homemade pasta, good wine, friendly and personal service. A lovely neighbourhood Italian restaurant we keep going back to.

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Nomenome
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Staff are very nice. Reasonably priced

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vipFishlover
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely little gem on Roman Road! The ambience is great, very welcoming and laid back. A great selection of wines. Truly authentic Italian cuisine, with Italian cooks. We tried almost the entire menu, including the burrata starter, the sweet potato salad, the bread as starters - everything was delicious! The highlight was, however, the tagliatelle with bolognese ragù: a perfectly balanced sauce, tagliatelle cooked just right (al dente!). Very pleasant wine by the glass. Service was very attentive and friendly, too. Last but not least, very reasonable prices and good portion sizes. We have been there before and will definitely come back!

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MattW
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service. They have a new chef who is really good. Highly recommend

GM
GabrieleM
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Symposium is really a hidden gem in Roman Road.
The floor and kitchen staff is superb, as well as the quality and selection of their wines.
The oustanding meals prepared by the fantastic chef are the real deal: original, delicious and unforgettable!

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vipKellyA
London
121 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Family, locals favourite. Solid dishes and a great selection of wine!

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vipPiaA
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, well worth the walk for the food. Service was warm. I will be coming back to my new neighbourhood favourite!

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vipPattey2
London
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good choice on the menu with well executed food and a fab choice of wine. Very good service and opportunity of wine tasting with food later in the month so we snapped up the opportunity.

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TobyH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great staff, lovely setting and delicious wines!

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Minerva
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with a friend. Started with an aperol and limoncello spritz followed by a nice Italian red wine and finally, a dessert wine. All paired with various dishes from tuna with a pistachio crust to pumpkin ravioli. Staff were friendly and cheery! All delicious and with a generous helping of parmesan! Am going to go back again and will definitely recommend to friends!

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Simon
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fantastic food, we go regularly and haven't found anything on the menu that isn't excellent. My particular favourite is the deer ragu.

FAQs

Symposium does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Symposium also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8981 8509.

Symposium is rated 4.7 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.