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The Black Trumpet

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Central London
International
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523 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada
(519) 850-1500
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gotta sit in the patio!

Simply the best butternut squash soup I have ever had! The rear patio is the most intimate space in the city! Staff are attentive and prices are reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Lloyd S
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Simply the best butternut squash soup I have ever had! The rear patio is the most intimate space in the city! Staff are attentive and prices are reasonable.

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Grand Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What a lovely restaurant! After walking up and down Richmond st. and reading all the menus we chose to dine at The Black Trumpet. We consider ourselves "foodies" and fine dining is our thing. We loved this restaurant! The food was excellent the service was great and we sat in the patio area which was absolutely beautiful." Londonlicious" (our version... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Along Richmond Row in London you'll find The Black Trumpet. It is a lovely restaurant where the food is delicious and the service impeccable. Right now they have a special fixed price menu which features selections from their regular offerings. I started with an apple and fennel salad and my sister tried the pan fried calamari. This was served with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Chose to eat here to celebrate a birthday recently with another couple since we had never been here before and wanted to try it. We were very delighted with the unique selections on all the menus ( wine list, cocktails and food )I had duck confit wontons as an appetizer and I chose a pork tenderloin done in a tequila... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were recently treated to lunch at this restaurant by friends. Our host had requested a table in the patio area. It was a beautiful day and this was an excellent choice. The patio is lovely and private. Although we were able to hear a train passing by on the nearby railroad track, the sound was not obtrusive. All four... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We dined at the Black Trumpet twice in three days. The new menu is a very welcome change. It seems to be a little more inspired this time around, with a few more options to choose from. They also have a good wine and beverage selection. The courtyard is one of the nicest al fresco dining spots in London and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This restaurant is located in downtown London,ON. The main dishes my party ordered were cooked to perfection (lamb, beef, boar). I think that whenever I've to meet again any client I would think of this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I went here for lunch with my mom and my sister. The atmosphere is excellent and perfect for dining. We ordered the kim chi ribs as an appetizer. The meat was so tender and flavourful! I had the falafel wrap and it was one of the best things I have ever had. I'm not a big fan of falafel, but... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were given a private space upstairs for our group of 11. Our server Dave P was professional, fun & mirrored our group well. He was terrific at upselling - because of his descriptions we all added lobster tails where available & many took him up on dessert because of his commentary! The restaurant & bathrooms were clean & updated.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Black Trumpet was recommended to us and didn't disappoint. We sat in the beautiful patio. steak frites for lunch featuring a generous size steak. Condiments were in porcelain cups and not their plastic bottles. Steak cooked perfectly. Waiter was great and very friendly. Fantastic.

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Address: 523 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (519) 850-1500
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 523 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighborhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: (519) 850-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business

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