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Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada
519-621-4180
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Ranked #14 of 266 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sheldon Drive
Transit: Main Hespeler Road Line
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English first
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I am really at loss for the finer dining in this area. Where are the real best places to eat, have drinks, maybe some laughs? The food was mostly ok, but not great. If the service was out of this world, then maybe it would have made for a better evening.

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Cambridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Last time we ate here we were disappointed, but this time things were back to usual ... excellent! Family was visiting from BC, and we were a large group, including a 2 year old. The restaurant gave us a table that offered a bit of privacy for managing a child and having a bit of quiet to talk, while not... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Some restaurants out grow them selves, This may be the case with this one. The decor is country sleek, like being in a moxies that was build in swiss chelet. Combine this with over priced, over complicated dishes. This type of dinning may have been popular in the 90's, not today.

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Cambridge, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food was cold, took for ever to get it the drinks were bad and they got my order wrong and the meat was cold and hard to cut!! Very bad service!!

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

We were very saddened to hear that you had such a poor experience with us here at The Blackshop. We would definitely like to hear some more details of what went wrong so that we can rectify our mistakes and improve on our service in the future. If you would kindly consent to contacting us here at the restaurant, we... More

Innerkip
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was the first time for both couples to ever visit this restaurant. Our server, Jenny, was fantastic. She had any information requested right away, without asking and had a clear and precise description of what was being served. The entire meal was excellent, from the appetizers to the desserts it was one of the best meals that the four... More

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Delicious and warm. Perfect description. Perfect for our anniversary. We thought everyone friendly and the food was superb. Will definitely go again.

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Waterloo, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was a meet-up with friends who we seldom get to see in our part of the world, but who have often hosted and treated us in theirs, So, expense was not an object; a good thing, because while Blackshop is very good,it is not cheap! Service was outstanding! Menu items, and daily special were explained in detail (including prices,... More

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Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The food was just O.K The wait for the food was long took about an hour to get our food & it wasn't even busy. Never seen the waitress all the time we waited for our food. We won't be back This place is over rated

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your experience at The Blackshop wasn't very good. We take a lot of pride in both our service and our food as many of the reviews on this site will attest. We would definitely like to hear more about your meal and the service so that we may take steps to correct any of... More

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Food was great and so was the service. But management is only concerned in making money. When we booked he was asked if this was a special occasion - and he said yes our wedding anniversary. Did anything special happen - no. Tables were barely 2 feet apart with piped in music that we couldn't carry on a private conversation.... More

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Firstly let me start by saying thank you for the lovely reviews of the food and service. Secondly, we would like to apologise for the rest of your experience not being to your liking. As management in the restaurant, it is our job to look over all the table requests and special occasions and allocate the tables accordingly. I'm sorry... More

Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We always order steak here and have always had a good meal. Service is top notch and the small side rooms provide a nice, quiet atmosphere for couples.

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Additional Information about Blackshop

Address: Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada
Phone Number: 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 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: European

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