The Round Table Board Game Café - Guelph

32, Essex St, Guelph ON N1H 3K8
$ American

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 32, Essex St, Guelph ON N1H 3K8
  • Cross Street: Waterloo
  • Cuisine: American | Contemporary | Desserts | English | Pizza | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner | Late | Other |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 519-265-1345
  • Features: Full Bar, Late Dining, Organic Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Tuesday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
evening 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Cafe 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Cafe 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday
Cafe noon - 11 p.m.
Sunday
Cafe noon - 6 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.83 out of 5 stars based on 469 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 16, 2024
April B.
It was such a relaxing yet fun atmosphere. It was our first time there and I look forward to going back. A real shout out to the staff who were super friendly, attentive and good natured. Loved the variety of vegetarian options too.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 15, 2024
Linda K.
This was my first time and I was impressed with the food. All staff were very welcoming. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 03, 2024
Royston S.
One of my favourite places in Guelph, love the staff and the aesthetic of the place. The milkshakes are to die for

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 12, 2023
Tricia B.
What a fun place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2023
Alexis N.
10/10 experience, staff were very nice and accomodating, food was really good and very affordable! the game selection had so much variety and the overall interior was very tasteful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2023
Spencer H.
Honestly, I had a blast! It was a lot of fun, great vibe! The service was good, albeit it wasn’t too busy when we were there. Everyone was very nice and helpful. I felt like it was a good deal to have some drinks and play a game with friend for two hours. I didn’t have any food as we ate before going there, so I cannot speak to that, but I’ll definitely go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2023
Jessica C.
My party and I had a fun time, kinda sucked that the deep fryer was broken that day but the soup and the wrap I had was good and my party enjoyed their meals as well! It was nice sitting where it was quieter

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2023
Richard D.
As always a great experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2023
Harold D.
So this comment is about Table Agent review system, not The Round Table. Experience of Round Table was great. However, Table Agent, when you default your review scores to 10/10 you're basically using human laziness to skew review results. I'm sure the venues that use you to get their places reviewed love it, but its objectively useless.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 27, 2023
Jimmy S.
I don't have enough good things to say about this place. The atmosphere is a nerds paradise! The staff are extremely kind, warm and friendly. The food was both amazing and interactive which made it even more enjoyable. I absolutely loved my time there and I will 100% be back in the future!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 16, 2023
Nicole K.
We had dinner before arriving so we just had drinks and dessert. Brownie was great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 04, 2023
Liz Jankowski G.
We loved it. Our server was friendly, kind and prompt, and the board game selection was excellent. We will definitely be coming back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 27, 2023
Jessica Y.
Great atmosphere, great food, great service, and so many games to choose from!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 10, 2023
Rob N.
Everything was great, dealt with 3 servers and someone in the store on Tuesday Feb 8. My only cc is turn the lights up a bit it was very dark while trying to play a game of Warhammer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 16, 2023
Samantha C.
Great atmosphere, super friendly staff. Drinks a bit over priced but delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 11, 2023
Laura W.
This is my favourite place and I always have a great time here.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 17, 2022
Sarah H.
Loved everything about The round Table and will definitely be returning sometime soon! Also, the gingerbread hot chocolate I could definitely drink all day everyday.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2022
Giulia K.
Best place ever - 100/10

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2022
Marina S.
Fantastic service, great food, and a lot of fun, I highly recommend going, and it is a perfect date night place.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2022
Josh Y.
Great place, great service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2022
Danielle T.
We enjoyed everything. We would of like to try a different game from what we have at home but unfortunately there wasn't much time left until closing so we decided to go with something we were familiar with.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2022
Diane I.
Great food, awesome selection of games and relaxing environment with friends. You should go!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2022
Michelle I.
We had a great time, thanks!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2022
Megan V.
The potato leek soup was amazing! I'm going to try to make some at home now

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2022
Rebecca H.
The atmosphere was great and the service was excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2022
Mal B.
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! Loved the ambience, the decor. The games selection was unbelievable. The staff is fantastic! Definitely going back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 02, 2022
Richard D.
Love it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 10, 2022
David 6.
Really friendly and accommodating staff! Food was great and the venue is very immersive. 10/10 would recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2022
Nadine L.
So many games to choose from! Yummy food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 16, 2022
Stacy M.
I took my 12 and 14 year old for an afternoon of fun board games and snacks. We loved the Harry Potter theme and will definitely be back! Service was great too.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2022
Alana C.
This place is such a fun time for a group of friends! Very friendly staff, huge selection of games, and the drinks are so good. Would highly recommend The Round Table!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 11, 2021
Kimberley G.
This place is just so great, and provides such a unique experience that few places can compare to! I gladly commuted three hours to unwind with friends here :) The staff were super friendly, the food and drinks were great, the area was spacious and compliant with covid restrictions, and the overall atmosphere is just unbeatable!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2021
Tammy C.
The service and food was great. The staff are very friendly and attentive to their customers. I highly recommend The Round Table as an entertainment idea. They have lots of unique games you don’t easily find in the stores.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 3/10
Aug 10, 2021
Cassandra H.
Cameron our server was attentive, very friendly, and extremely hard working . The atmosphere was fun and a great novelty. The food was sparse, ill prepared and the sides and salad not at all good, and the menu selection wanting. We had fun because of the restaurant itself but definitely not because we enjoyed the food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 21, 2021
Rhiannon D.
love it here, great atmosphere! Only thing I would have liked a bit more of is one of the wait staff checking in a little more often.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2020
Jeremiah P.
Had a great time

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 22, 2024
Rogue W.
This place is awesome. The food is a bit pricey but everything else is top notch. The service is excellent, and the waitstaff friendly and attentive … although we did wish that the waitstaff also had a bit to say about the games - recommends or pointers on the ones that they were familiar with. But there was a wide selection of games. And the mocktails were delicious.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 24, 2023
Richard D.
I've been a big fan of this Boardgame cafe for a number of years and I'm a regular. Love the Wings and Fries, the potato-leek soup is amazing and they have a good selection of games to use or bring your own.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 30, 2023
Craig B.
Would sing for milkshakes again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Apr 27, 2023
Daniel T.
Server took our drinks before we finished them. it was upsetting considering the price of the drinks and food. I understand part of the cost goes towards the games however I think its fair to want to finish what we pay for.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 27, 2023
Sarah H.
First time attending and plan on going back for sure. The atmosphere was great, our server was lovely and the food pretty good. It was I admit, better than I imagined it would be (sorry about that) but many of us had burgers and found them tasty but a bit dry. We ended up dousing in ketchup to get moisture. Hope this helps. It certainly hasn't stopped us from planning to go back

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 28, 2022
Rosemarie K.
First time at the Round Table. Food was delicious, lots of games to choose from. A relaxed atmosphere, and a fun evening. Will be coming again...

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 19, 2022
El-Candy A.
I really enjoyed my time there, the servers were great, but the service was slow, and I understand that the restaurant was packed that night. I will definitely be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 06, 2022
Richard D.
Love this spot. I've always had a great evening playing games with friends,while enjoying top notch food and drinks.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 11, 2022
Alicia T.
Awesome food and service! Such a fun experience - I will definitely be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 08, 2022
Meg M.
The waitress was lovely and did an amazing job explaining everything to us. Great selection of games and kid friendly options too. Will be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2021
Breanne D.
Great vibe

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 25, 2020
Jeff F.
Excellent host/server. More food options!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 30, 2023
Julie S.
It was our first visit to the Round Table. When we arrived, we were told that there was only one person working so service might not be as prompt as it should be. This proved to be true. They definitely need more than one person working. I don’t know if that is just something that they say every night or if it was a one time thing. The food was tasty - we all had burgers and they were very flavourful. We could have used more napkins as they were a bit messy but due to staffing, there wasn’t anyone to ask for more. I now can see why the games are in sub par shape. The games could be way better organized and kept. There were games that we tried to play that didn’t have all of the pieces, which was a bit frustrating and time consuming to find a new one. Bathrooms were 7/10 clean but needed some repair attention with the paper towel holder. Overall we had a good time and will go back.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 3/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 5/10
Jan 16, 2024
Jennifer H.
A unique environment for fun. We did have to go in search of the servers a couple of times and the grease smell from the kitchen was a definite turn off. Nice for a one off visit.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 19, 2023
Chelsey H.
More selections of food choices, drink options were great, possibly more employees to keep up with drink and food orders,

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 21, 2022
leonor l.
Really appreciated the staff; Friendly and helpful. Lots of games. Food was very good but a tad on the pricy side. After a while it was way too noisy for me. Too much background noise to be able to concentrate on reading game instructions. That would be the only negative part for me.