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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
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    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:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cambridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
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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Ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
264 reviews 264 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Every once in a while you will encounter a server who goes above & beyond! Andrea is one of those people! Not only was the meal wonderful so was the service she provided! It's a real treat when someone can joke around with you & make you feel like you've known them forever! Make sure if you get her tip... More 

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Guelph, Ontario
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I wanted to find a nice restaurant to take my lady out for a romantic dinner. The atmosphere was a little less intimate than expected. We found the tables too close together and the company on either side of us may as well have been with us. There would be no private conversations here. Service was Proffesional but lacked the... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Cound not decide on a place in Cambrige for a birthday dinner but we made the right choice as we were treated very good from the moment we showed up even without a reservation.The food and the service were great and the deserts were excellent.Nice selection of beer on tap also.

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

We are glad you decided to come dine with us, and we are very happy you enjoyed yourselves! We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Where else can you choose from jambalaya, schnitzel, steak tartare, paella and more? Pretty cool menu, good service, decent wine list, nice environs. I would go back. Had the steak frites and a nice caesar, my host had the schnitzel and says it's the best he's had outside of Germany and Austria (we work for an Austrian company). I'd say... More 

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed! We are proud of our Schnitzel, it is one of our signatures! More 

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Service is always what is expected, food is excellent and pricing isn't outrageous. My wife and I, met with 2 other couples for a pre Christmas lunch. Everything about this place is first class. This was a repeat visit by all 6 of us. We'd all return without hesitation for brunch or dinner.

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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?