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Blackfriars

46 Blackfriars St., London, Ontario, Canada
519-667-4930
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Ranked #17 of 858 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Cobourg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Imaginative menu selections, with sparkle. Good-sized portions - and a delicious chocolate mousse to end.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place is fabulous. By far one of my favourites in the city. Especially for Sunday Brunch. Everything that is prepared on the plate is done with such love and passion. Presentation and taste of the always fresh food is state of the art. The best part of Blackfriar's is the service.Especially Hugh. He has been there part time I... More

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London, Ontario
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Looked forward to Blackfriars. Have been several times and while not the best restaurant I've visited, it is usually consistent and has a good variety of choices. But this time, something in the food and service were very lacking. Cocktail choices were good and the wine selection is not bad. No water was given to us when we arrived. Had... More

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Ann Arbor
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Friday lunch June 6th at Blackfrairs was a real treat. My husband had the Nicoise salad with shrimp, mini potatoes, green beans, egg slices, and black olives, very creative and tasty, served with crusty warm bread. I enjoyed the Artisan Leafy Green salad with the chicken breast (add-on). Both selections were innovative and nicely presented. We initially resisted dessert, but... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a small neat room with tiled tables. We began with Cesar salad plus the bacon (of course) and the prosciutto plate with figs. For mains we had the barramundi in a lovely vegetable broth and one of the chefs specials pork medallions exquisitely tender on a bed of caramelized onions mash. The finale was a warm banana bread... More

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London, Canada
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Blackfriars Bistro is not my favourite restaurant in London, Ontario. Now, isn't this a strange way of beginning a positive review? My favourite restaurant does not have parking facilities, so, when I was looking for a regular meeting venue for a group of friends and myself several months ago (a restaurant that served excellent food, had friendly service, trained it... More

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Toronto, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

A pretty room tucked in a residential neighbourhood near the University. The tabletops, each with a different ceramic design, are special. Service was very friendly and attentive. Busy on a rainy Monday evening. I chose the roasted tomato soup; a fresh and zesty base with many veggies and a feta finish. Pork loin with sweet potatoes, roast broccoli and almonds... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is how it's done. From the second you walk in the door to the moment you leave, you have experienced a dining cornucopia of service, style and salacious food. Absolutely brilliant! Kudos to owner and staff.

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London, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I went to Blackfriars for Lunch with some co-workers and we were absolutely in LOVE with the place. First, when you walk in the atmosphere is very down-to-earth but sophisticated at the same time. We were greeted immediately by one of the servers and taken to our table. She was very welcoming and just made us feel right at home!... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Blackfriars: small, down-to-earth vibe, but astoundingly grandiose taste! I was mesmerized by the medley of flavours in their TUSCAN PROSCIUTTO dish. The sweet, the sour, the fruity and the crisp fresh bread was all divine. The P.E.I. MUSSELS IN THAI CURRY SAUCE was remarkably fresh – one of the freshest mussels I have enjoyed! If you welcome the laid back... More

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