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Blackshop

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Canadian, European, Gluten Free
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595 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada (Sheldon Drive)
+1 519-621-4180
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Blackshop is consistently good. The steak tartare is the gem of the menu. Daily specials offer great choices. Staff is well trained and service is excellent. Prefer the bar area . Has great energy and creative food choices.

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Thank GoOutInstead
Stephen P, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage and your kind words! More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for our anniversary and I was pleasantly surprised by the experience. Our server was Sarah and she was great! She was personable, polite and attentive. And the food was amazing - each dish was really well presented and truly tasty! We started with the bacon & scallop app, and though it was only 5 scallops, it was de-lish!... More 

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Thank Nicole T
Stephen P, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

We really appreciate you coming to spend your special evening with us at Blackshop. I'm so glad you had such a nice time! It's a reminder why we do what we do, so thank you. More 

Cambridge, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've beened eating at this restaurent for many years. And it was for me a 4 1/2 stars plus for a long time but the last couple of years I notice the change from having a good chef to prepack prepare food. I understand the reason why by trying to get more customer and cut the overhead and having less... More 

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Thank danloumelyan
Stephen P, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Firstly, I want you to know that our continuous focus on self improvement and exceeding our guests’ expectations relies on feedback from those very same guests. So thank you for taking the time to provide that to us. With that being said, I am sorry you didn’t have the same kind experience you’ve come to expect here, and I hope... More 

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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Came for a last minute group dinner and got the Chef's table! Great food and personalized service. Excellent wine suggestions and they catered to food allergies without an issue. Cost, quality and portions were perfect. Can't wait to come back in the summer for the patio!

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Thank ChloeBowie7
Stephen P, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear you had a great time here at Blackshop. We can't wait to have you back! More 

Cambridge
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at the blackshop for many years. I lately feel the quality of service and food have plummeted into the poor setting in recent months. I'm not sure if there's been a major overhaul in staff or just poor hiring but it's gone way down hill. The food quality is not what it use to be and service... More 

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Thank C V
Julie S, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your concerns. We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience on your last visit. We would really like to look into this further, would you mind contacting us at Blackshop so we can make it up to you and discuss these important issues. Also we would like to share that we... More 

Cambridge
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The Blackshop continues to do a good job of providing tasty food at reasonable prices. The seating areas at the Blackshop allow for business lunches or family/friend meals. The food is a mix of local items and generally is tasty with a broad range of options. I was there for a business lunch; however, was off for the rest of... More 

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Thank Pingadohtor
ontario
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Have been here may times and have never had any issues. This place is outstanding...service is great and the food even better!

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Thank sunny1010Ontario
Cambridge, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This fine Dinning Restaurant has been around for some time in Cambridge, previously in downtown Galt and then in it's present location. Anyone eating here knows why they have been around so long and have had to upsize!! The atmosphere is elegant but not stuffy and the the food is beautifully present and prepared with obvious care and attention to... More 

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Thank Chris K
Ottawa
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This was a higher end restaurant along Hespeler Road which is a lengthy stretch of strip malls and restaurants. This is certainly not the traditional eatery. The ambiance was elegant and the dishes had distinctive touches. The Blackshop schnitzel and the paella were both hits. They stocked a good selection of wines, a decent selection of spirits and a surprising... More 

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Thank bulroc
Cambridge, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Poor service. We watched as others were seated after us but received drinks and food before us. The appetizer was good but the main was mediocre.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $27
Cuisine
Canadian, European, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 595 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada
    (Sheldon Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Main Hespeler Road Line
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 519-621-4180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?