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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
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    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
Very good dining experience

The dinner menu was quite large and interesting. I still had the prime rib Sunday special and it was great. My wife had the beef tenderloin which was also very good. The wine menu was extensive and special cocktails and Martinis were enjoyed. We sat on the patio which does have a bit of street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
BHorst
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Waterloo, Canada
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Cambridge, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A group of 10 guests celebrating a retirement party, we were seated in a private room, separated from the general dining area. We all found the atmosphere of the restaurant very inviting, The decoration and the privacy of this smaller room made our party a most successful event. The service, the quality of food was very good, in fact my... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The dinner menu was quite large and interesting. I still had the prime rib Sunday special and it was great. My wife had the beef tenderloin which was also very good. The wine menu was extensive and special cocktails and Martinis were enjoyed. We sat on the patio which does have a bit of street noise but our choice. All... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have lived in Cambridge for three years and hadn't been here until a recent business dinner and I was glad we chose the Blackshop. I had one of the best pieces of salmon I've ever had, the atmosphere was great and the service fantastic. I will most definitely return.

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review. We are so glad we were able to give you a new dining option in the area! We look forward to having you again soon. More 

Southampton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This past Fathers Day We decided to have a family dinner at Blackshop in Cambridge. We chose to go to Blackshop based on our experiences at the original restaurant in Galt. I ordered the Paella for $37, I always enjoy sea food and this sounded good to me. When it arrived, I was given a bowl with 5 small mussels,... More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had a very nice Sunday brunch at the Blackshop restaurant for Father's Day. The food was perfectly cooked, very delicious, and nicely presented. Service was OK, a little slow, but it WAS Father's Day, after all. Everyone enjoyed their meals and we will definitely return...especially after I saw they offer a prime rib special on Sunday nights! :)

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit on Father's day and for your nice review! We look forward to having you for prime rib dinner in the future! More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Blackshop is just ok. Didnt find it anything special especially for the price. Dont care much to return especially with so many better places around.

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry your experience was anything less than exceptional. If we could hear more about your visit and perhaps have a chance to redeem ourselves, it would be greatly appreciated. You can contact us anytime at info@blackshop.ca More 

Cambridge, Canada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Blackshop is located in an unexpected area of Cambridge. It's nearest neighbours are strip malls and fast food joints, so it came as a wonderful surprise that this high-end restaurant was situated in such an area. The layout of the restaurant is so clever that you are instantly swept away from the shopping mayhem and into a delightfully quiet alcove.... More 

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review and for giving us a try! We are so glad you enjoyed your Blackshop experience of a little European flare in this fine city of Cambridge;) More 

Cambridge, Canada
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Food, wine and cocktails were all superb. I had a grilled fish dish and my husband had steak. Both were done to perfection. Beautiful chutney on the fish. We had salads and dips to start. Wine was perfectly paired. This was a more expensive meal but for a special occasion, well worth the splurge. Very nice, romantic atmosphere..would be great... More 

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and for your great review! We are so glad to hear we were able to provide you with a dining experience that you truly enjoyed! More 

Ontario
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130 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I went to Blackshop with my boyfriend for my birthday. I ordered the Paella and he ordered the Steak and Frites. I liked components of my dish (scallops, lobster, shrimp... the lobster was perfect) but found it salty. Since I am sensitive to salt I let the boyfriend try it and he found it to be just fine. I did... More 

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad we were able to play a part in your birthday celebration and that you enjoyed your evening out! More 

Guelph
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was really impressed with the Blackshop. I found the ambience of the restaurant very nice. We went on a Sunday night and I had the prime rib special which was excellent. My wife had the schnitzel and thought it was very good. I also found the service to be excellent, with our server having great timing, knowing when we... More 

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are very glad you enjoyed your experience. Perhaps you will have the chance to enjoy your meal on the patio on your next visit! More 

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Additional Information about Blackshop

Address: 595 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-621-4180
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: European

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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: Doing business
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?