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Blackshop

Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada
519-621-4180
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Ranked #15 of 265 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
Waterloo, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

Cambridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 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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Cambridge, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We eat at the Blackshop every few months and they never fail to provide amazing food and excellent service. The ambiance is perfect for the laid back quiet type with soft music and lighting. Even the patio is surrounded by beautiful planters and has a very private feel. This is a wonderful restaurant!

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Cambridge, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Like an great rock song The Blackshop restaurant stands the test of time and is past down to yet another generation of fans of dining out... simply put the whole experience will make you want to return for every special occasion and even just to go out and feel special...

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Cambridge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Whenever we want to take someone out for dinner in Cambridge, we choose the Blackshop Restaurant. The main reason for this is....it's consistency in presenting the tastiest, made-with-fresh ingredients and reasonably priced dishes. Their attention to detail and service exceeds other restaurants we've been to. They normally have a good selection of "specials" to choose from and carry gluten-free entrees... More

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Toronto
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I have been to this restaurant and were pleased with the menu. The service was good. Would be nice to have quieter tables for couples only, away from bigger tables. Atmosphere would be better if tables not so close to each other. Food itself was very flavourful and presentation creative.

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The chef here is capable of producing a better than average meal. The chicken supreme is better than most. The schnitzel is the pits. The wine list is better than most.

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Winnipeg
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I used to travel to the Cambridge area regularly 15 years ago and Blackshop was a regular stop when it was still at it's previous location downtown. My partners and I had dinner here at the current location and although the restaurant is much larger now, the food continues to be top notch. The restaurant layout has many options if... More

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