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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 - 12:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 53
    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
Formal service, yummy desserts, go again...happy b-day to me :)

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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English first
Southampton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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 19 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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128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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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8 reviews
8 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 

Cambridge, Canada
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Here is a restaurant that serves excellent food with grace and style. The selection of salads, soups, main courses, deserts and drinks is great. The service is friendly and helpful. The chefs in the kitchen produce some really tastey and special meals. The prices reflect the quality of the establishment

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Mississauga Ontario
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Enjoyed the variety of lunch choices at the Blackshop. The service was very good. I ordered one of the specials which was salmon on top of a salad. It was very fresh, lovely dressing choice and lots of salad. Great value for the money.

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