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Blackshop

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595 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada (Sheldon Drive)
Main Hespeler Road Line
+1 519-621-4180
Website
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great menu and fantastic food

Very nice atmosphere, romantic and fun. Menu is quite extensive with many fun selections. Great service and good value for this level of quality.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Palexe1069
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Cambridge, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely our "special occasion" spot. Our first visit was as walk-ins, but we weren't treated as such. We were given a good table and were waited on with such enthusiasm, it was like we were regulars. It was the first time that we spent more than an hour-and-a-half in a restaurant. After apps, mains, 3 glasses of wine... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A bit pricey for relatively small portions of more or less standard, and certainly not inventive (per the website), fare. Two of us had the "Assorted Appetizer Platter: bruschetta, crab cakes, baked goat cheese, grilled shrimp ($19.00) which was fine. One of our party had the mussels ($12) for a small plate of small mussels in a curry sauce. They... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Me and my wife travel a bit and try many 5 star restaurant true out north and south America. Like las vegas, Quebec, Ontario, British Colombia, Florida, Atlanta, Chicago, Tobago and many more. The Black Shop is truly the best value but most important is the experience you will have.The taste, flavour and properly prepare food is truly amazing, like... More 

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New Brunswick
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Wow, this place Rocks! Meal was absolutely delicious, service was amazing and the restaurant was wonderfully decorated.....5 STARS!!

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Cambridge
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Yes it is a bit pricey. And yes ive only been on special life occasions but the price is definitely worth the quality. Never had a more appetizing entree. With fair portions and delicious meals the customer service was a cherry on top. I never usually enjoy a male server but every server seemed on their game. Happy experience.

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Cambridge, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very nice atmosphere, romantic and fun. Menu is quite extensive with many fun selections. Great service and good value for this level of quality.

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Cambridge, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What a wonderful experience. Great service. My steak was perfect. The desert crepe I received as a Happy birthday was so good that we will go back for desert and coffee on a regular basis.

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, and that we could make your birthday a little more special. We look forward to serving you again! More 

ktichener
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I was disappointed in our meal today. We took guests with us for a nice lunch but it was ONLY OK. They seemed to enjoy their food, I wish now I would have asked them directly. I do love the feel of the Black Shop. The wait staff was good, they were friendly and attentive. My husband and I had... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We booked a semi-private room for an 80th Birthday Party and were very pleased with the entire experience. The room itself was spacious and yet a group of 20 felt comfortable. The table was nicely arranged with plenty of room for everyone. We started with two hors d'oeuvres and they were both very good - chicken skewers and vegetarian spring... More 

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review, we are so glad that you and your guests enjoyed your experience! More 

Windsor, Canada
Top Contributor
286 reviews 286 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One of my favorite restaurants in town. Been enjoying their food for years. Small menu with great food. If not eating feel free to sit at the bar an enjoy a few cocktails.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 595 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada
    (Sheldon Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Main Hespeler Road Line
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 519-621-4180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?