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46 Blackfriars St., London, Ontario, Canada
519-667-4930
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Meal on a Cold Day

The thermometer said -16oC but the atmosphere inside was warm and cosy at The Blackfriars Restaurant! The great service and appealing menu options made the trip to London for a birthday lunch well worthwhile! I enjoyed the pork tenderloins with mushrooms and gnocchi, my husband had pork with tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Oldie49
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Chatham, Canada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chatham, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The thermometer said -16oC but the atmosphere inside was warm and cosy at The Blackfriars Restaurant! The great service and appealing menu options made the trip to London for a birthday lunch well worthwhile! I enjoyed the pork tenderloins with mushrooms and gnocchi, my husband had pork with tasty potatoes and vegetable sauce. Our companions had the carrot ginger soup... More 

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London, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have been going to Blackfriars for many years. In all the years we have been going there, whether it was just the two of us or with family or friends, it has never disappointed us. Last evening, we attended with a couple who have never been there before and I am happy to report that once again we had... More 

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London ontario
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Rarely does one find such superb talent expressed in both the menu and the staff. From the moment you step through the door to your blissfully contented departure, rest assured that you have experienced a dining experience equal to the best in Toronto and Montreal. Bravo Blackfriars!

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London, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a very small establishment which is nice for a change and is best for only a group of 2 or 4 people. The food is all made to order and is fresh and tasty! They always have great specials. It is a small menu but everything is lovely and the presentation is very professional. They also have a... More 

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London, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Attended, with a party of five, the Blackfriars Bistro for lunch in mid-December, 2014. We were seated at a table, in the draft from a door, but were unsuccessful in obtaining another location. The restaurant is very small and was packed to the point of producing an overcrowded feeling. The two waitresses on duty could not handle the large number... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We came here for a friend's birthday with a party of 16. Let's just say, this is NOT a place for large parties. We were separated into two uneven tables. One table for 10, then another table fit for 6. This of course lead to the birthday girl having to walk around constantly trying to talk to everyone. I was... More 

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London, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Hate to give negative review, but food was dry, tasteless and over priced. Have not been there in awhile; won't be back soon.

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London, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Wonderful food ... obviously made with love and caring. Great catering menu. A fantastic place to eat ... just make sure that if you are driving from downtown that the bridge is open as it always seems to be under construction.

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London, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Well, I have read both good reviews and some bad but here's my take. I was shocked when I walked in to this restaurant as I did not expect it to be small but that didn't upset me until I sat by the air conditioner sticking out of the wall? ?It was so cold I had to move and I... More 

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London, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I visited Blackfriars for my birthday this year and I have to admit that, from the hype, my expectations were likely too high. It's easy to be critical when you're dropped from a great height. The vibe of this cute little bistro beside a laundromat felt just a little too "delicate" for my tastes; I felt like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Blackfriars St., London, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London
  • Phone Number: 519-667-4930

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