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“An enjoyable, interesting meal”

Symposium Ale & Wine Bar
Ranked #160 of 728 Restaurants in Bradford
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed December 15, 2013

We ate here last night with a group. It was a lovely atmosphere, the staff were friendly. The food was good and also interesting, I had a delicious kedgeree for the main course. There is also a great selection of real ale and wine.

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

We have been many times and visited again on Saturday night. Very busy, so good atmosphere. Excellent service, prompt, polite and efficient. I had a steak, which was cooked to perfection and has to be one of the best I've had and I've had a few! As we'd had starters, no room for dessert, which was a shame because the choice was good; maybe next time. Loved it and look forward to next time.

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1  Thank nickwestyorkshire
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Subsequent to our disappointment and my last review at the end of October we were invited to try the Symposium again, which we did on 30th November and what a difference! The service was excellent and the food was greatly improved. We all chose different dishes and we were all very pleased with our choices. The food was well cooked and presented and served quickly, along with the side dishes. I am delighted that things appear to have recovered at the Symposium as we have had some very special times there over the years and hope to have more good times in the future.

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2  Thank BevH2502
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Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Been many times over the years to this place but not been for a year or so. Having read a couple of bad reviews we were cautious!
Nothing to worry about we had a lovely meal, and the service was polite friendly and attentive. The only slight hicccup was the cheeseboard which we sent the first one back due to the poor cheese selection that we didnt like, they swapped it with no qualms and we were happy with the new cheeses! Success. Thanks symposium for your years of faithful service!

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We have been to the Symposium many times over the years but our visit last Saturday will possibly be the last. Always found good value food with helpful service but something has gone terribly wrong. Don't know if there has been a change in management and staff? Went for a friends birthday in a party of 8. It took 45 minutes for the starters to appear, and that was after prompting. Starters were O.K. but when the main course eventually appeared 4 out of the 8 were totally inedible. We are not "fussy" eaters so to send food back and complain takes a bad experience, and this was one.The manager took the complaint on the chin and reduced the bill accordingly but stated it was the start of a new menu they were getting to grips with. No chef should ever send burned food out to be served. VERY disappointed!

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