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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious fine dining in the beautiful courtyard patio

Black Trumpet has the most beautiful courtyard patio in the city, in my opinion. It's a great place to have a leisurely summer dinner with friends (or a romantic couples dinner too). My group of six had a great time with our appetizers, entrees, desserts & a couple bottles of wine. Service is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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London, Canada
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
London, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The patio is really lovely, no question about it. This was a landmark birthday and I ordered my trusty BT Bow Ties. The meat was grisly, not pleasant. Extremely disappointed. Will NOT be going back. Think they must have changed the beef to a much lesser cut, such a shame.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Black Trumpet has the most beautiful courtyard patio in the city, in my opinion. It's a great place to have a leisurely summer dinner with friends (or a romantic couples dinner too). My group of six had a great time with our appetizers, entrees, desserts & a couple bottles of wine. Service is pleasant & attentive as always. The food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been here several times on our way through London. We arrived in London late afternoon and were able to make a reservation easily for 7:30 after the crowd had left for a show at the theatre. Four of us shared two caesar salads and the portions were large enough that we each had sufficient. We love the touch... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I visited the Black Trumpet on the weekend for a belated anniversary dinner. We have been before and always have enjoyed the beautiful decor - it is relaxing and warm and inviting. The food was amazing (the chicken petardo - WOW!), our waiter, Jamie, was great and oh-so-cute.:) Best service we have had a restaurant in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

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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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

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: Doing business, Special occasions

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