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Symposium

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Wine Bar, Delicatessen
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32 Lansdown Place, Lewes BN7 2JU, England
+44 1273 478933
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12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

A timely & well located drinking (& food) hole that neighbours our favourite Thai restaurant. Great selection of all things nice, very chilled, definetly worth visiting for a drink & light bite.

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Thank mikerentz2014
London, United Kingdom
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1,102 reviews
777 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place for the last drink of a very good wine selection and a cheese or meat board.the helpful staff Ian gave us advice.its clean friendly and you can buy wine to take home.its been 3 years since last visit but will be back next month

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1 Thank jamesthewedge
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great place / smashing people. Needs more atmosphere - the balance between shop & bar - needs tweaking - but wine excellent / prices excellent / friendly people - well worth a visit - we went back for take out pudding!

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Thank Arianwen S
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived to good atmosphere. Had a cool glass of the best prosecco I have ever tasted. I was driving so only had the one glass. The rest of the party enjoyed 4 different wines which were described very honestly by the proprietor. Value for money if you are in a group. I pass comment only on the tea as I... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I must admit this is not the first time I have visited. When I do my journey to visit friends and family I need a comfort stop and something to eat mid way my journey I have a coffee and something to eat. This place was recommend by My Daughter & Son in law originally it's also nice to buy... More 

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1 Thank patsyplooks
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Popped in after work for a glass of wine. Tried something new beginning with v - a reminder would be helpful as intend to pop in and buy a bottle. Friendly atmosphere. Will return.

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1 Thank Frances N
Henry B, Owner at Symposium, responded to this review

Hi Frances, Many thanks for your review, I'm glad you had a relaxing time and enjoyed the wine. From your description, it sounds like you had the Ala Blanca Vermentino, a white wine from Sardinia. It's really popular at the moment so we're keeping it well stocked. Kind regards, Henry More 

Lewes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Great wine choice, but sometimes felt like we were not welcome to stay! Corkage charge can become high especially if your in a group having more than one bottle.

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Thank 1Lovegoodfood
Henry B, Owner at Symposium, responded to this review

Dear 1Lovegoodfood, Thank you for your review, we’re glad you approve of our range of wines! I’m sorry to hear that you thought you were unwelcomed, that most certainly is not our intention. Generally, if you’re a larger group, we do ask that you book ahead to ensure we can serve you as effectively as possible and guarantee we have... More 

Seaford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We spent a really enjoyable evening with friends at this cosy and relaxed wine bar. We started with an English sparkling wine and then Henry gave us an informative tasting session on some of their favourite wines before settling on a white Tokaji and NZ Pinot Noir. To accompany our gorgeous wines we went for the locally sourced mixed cheese... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

second visit, just brilliant. Lovely staff who know their stuff, huge choice of delicious wines, very scary selection but they'll guide you. Gorgeous platters of fish/ meat / cheese and beautiful bread basket. Must book.

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Thank yummeemummee
Brighton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Came here in January with some friends for nibbles and wine. As usual - service was attentive, informative and helpful. It was a busy night - all the tables were full (luckily we booked) but it didn't lose its cosy vibe. Wines are still great/varied/unusual. Highly recommend

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Thank jasonandmichele

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Lansdown Place, Lewes BN7 2JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 478933
Description
Independent Wine Merchant & Wine Bar based in Lewes, E. Sussex

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