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Blackfriars

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46 Blackfriars St., London, Ontario N6H 1K7, Canada
15196674930
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, Canada
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First time visiting. Enjoying everything about this restaurant. It's not a large place, but I think that makes it all the better. The food was delicious. The staff very attentive. Would definitely return.

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Thank rlccc
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this review

Now that you have found us we will work hard to keep you coming back! Lunch & brunch are a great time for an express food fan. More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the atmosphere, as well as the food! The dishes are very original and not the usual mains offered in all restaurants. Service was good and overall a very pleasant dinner. Will be going back!

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Thank Anastasia C
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this review

. With Blackfriars talented chef's creating daily blackboard specials using all of the beautiful local product that surrounds the London area how can we go wrong! Thanks for taking the time to let others in on a well hidden food lovers secret. More 

Stratford, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blackfriars is the usual haunt for me and three of my dearest colleagues for lunch, for years now. The dishes are always inventive and delicious, very fresh, just the right portion size. The servers seem to know everything that's going on, and are friendly and helpful. It feels like coming home when we are together there. And the rum/raisin bread... More 

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Thank SteveFromLondon77
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this review

Did you know that not only is the bread pudding delicious but in the world of desserts it is as heart smart as you can get! It is made with homemade whole grain breads, 2% milk, lots of bananas for the creaminess & rum just because. Healthy never tasted so good! Thank you for your continued support. More 

SWOntario
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a quality, quiet place with quality local food, a relaxing atmosphere and attentive service. The bar menu is also extensive. What we particularly enjoyed was the lack of background music, which allowed everyone to carry on conversations in convivial tones. Reservations are a must due to the size of the establishment. Not inexpensive, yet not overpriced either.

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Thank countryval
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. However we often do have music playing in the bistro.We also have the ability to turn off speakers in different areas! If you prefer a quiet table always feel free to phone ahead and your server will be happy to make sure the music is not playing where your party is seated. The great... More 

London, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My husband said the beef tenderloin was the best he has ever had!! I tried it and completely agreed that it was absolutely delicious! We loved the cozy, unique and vibrant atmosphere. Our server was also incredible! From the moment we walked in and were seated at our table to our delicious soup, entrees and wine, to our post dinner... More 

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Thank Shauna S
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this review

I see from the photos that you paired the meal up with one of our consignment wines & Londons own Forked River Mojo beer. Great choices all around. Glad we could be a part of your perfect night out....try us on a Sunday for brunch before the beach! More 

London ontario
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Why did it take me so long to find this place? Blackfriars Bistro amazes me with their medley of seasonal flavours. Knowledgable staff accommodate all of my food allergies. We started out with the fun summer cocktails and loved the specials, shared a decadent banana bread pudding with caramel sauce and whipped cream. Yummy!

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Thank Pat C
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this review

A totally healthy addiction it is! More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Betty made 2 cakes for my birthday party recently and they were hands down the best cake I have had in all my business world travels. Everyone at the party agreed. This is a must visit restaurant and save room for the desserts. The love and attention she puts into her food is above average! Thank you Blackfriars.

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Thank Audimcbailey
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this review

I LOVE CAKES! They just make everyone happy. Thank you for enjoying ours. More 

London, Ontario
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I refrained from reviewing Blackfriars a few weeks ago on the evening of my partner's and my anniversary. We have been here perhaps six times in the past few years and I thought that evening's experience was an anomaly. Today's experience, however, mimicked that of a few weeks ago. We were a group of 20 today. We had a reservation.... More 

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Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to offer your feedback on your recent experience at Blackfriars. While I am the owner and operator of Blackfriars I was also one of the service people that afternoon and remember your party quite well. I am very sorry & quite surprised to hear that you did not enjoy your experience... More 

London Ontario
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Went for dinner the other night and they never disappoint. Great food,service and wonderful wine selection. Went with our servers recommendation of a Spanish wine(Forget the name) Great wine.I had the breaded tenderloin cults and my wife had the fish special. Beautifully done. Thanks again. p.s..... Make a reservation as it is not very big and they tend to fill... More 

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Thank Steven B
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this review

Thank you Steven for your continued support. Blackfriars does encourage reservations so as not to disappoint potential guests. We are however only one block from the Thames & often suggest a walk along the River while waiting for a table. Looking forward to your next visit! More 

London, Canada
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We visited for Taste for Life. I had the base (a light fish) in Thai red chile and my wife had the chicken stuffed with cheese, leeks and apples. both entrees were delicious. the ambience is friendly and welcoming - a great place for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Blackfriars St., London, Ontario N6H 1K7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London
  • Phone Number: 15196674930
Description
Blackfriars is that unique little bistro that food lovers are elated to find. Daily chefs specials & food prepared to order allow each guest to feast unique! Consignment wine, craft brewery beer & seasonal cocktails pare well with our local driven food. Nestled in a tiny neighborhood within walking distance of the London core Blackfriars offers ample free parking. Note: Please enter from Wilson or Wharencliff as the Blackfriars Bridge is open to pedestrian traffic only. Closed Saturday Lunch & Sunday evening.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?