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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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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 55
    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
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Restaurant has a great atmosphere and several different areas to sit depending on your mood. Waiter was friendly and patient as I was indecisive about what to eat. Food: -Argentina Malbec wine is excellent - The bread was not warm or unique in any way - Ordered the sweet potatoe hummus and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Rita B
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English first
Scarborough, Ontario
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Good food, great service, elegant dining at it's best. Lovely atmosphere for a date night. The rack of lamb was sublime!

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and providing your feedback; we are so glad you enjoyed your experience! More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Perfect. Just perfect. Food was great. Romantic atmosphere. Perfect. We had steak and pasta. Both meals were done as we wanted. The price is a little high but worth it in my opinion.

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Cambridge, Canada
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236 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We have been to the Blackshop on many occaisions, but never for brunch. We decided to take advantage of a beautiful summer day and sit on the patio. A very relaxed atmosphere combined with an excellent meal made this one of the best experiences we have had at this restaurant.The omelette and lobster benny were delicious and well presented. Service... More 

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Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you gave our brunch menu a try and enjoyed your experience! Thank you for your great review and continued business. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Restaurant has a great atmosphere and several different areas to sit depending on your mood. Waiter was friendly and patient as I was indecisive about what to eat. Food: -Argentina Malbec wine is excellent - The bread was not warm or unique in any way - Ordered the sweet potatoe hummus and goat cheese pastries, both tasted great - Main... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Expectations met. Friendly staff, neat and tidy setting and tremendous food. 1 of the persons in our party had the lamb and rated it a 9 out of 10. Desert and wine menu is also fantastic.

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Cambridge, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 22 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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?