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The Black Trumpet

Certificate of Excellence
Central London
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523 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3E8, Canada
(519) 850-1500
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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London, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Black Trumpet is one of London's best kept secrets! The atmosphere is casual but upscale with comfortable tables and chairs and a lovely fireplace in the middle of the restaurant. Their patio is a wonderful place to spend a lazy afternoon! The food is consistently excellent and the service is outstanding. Great place for a cozy dinner or a... More 

Thank DBratton
London, Ontario
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anniversary dinner. We were seated in the main room in front of the fireplace. The atmosphere was beautiful. The food was absolutely amazing, and the crème Brule is simply to die for. Thank you to Dave – most excellent service received at this restaurant so far! A very enjoyable and romantic evening.

Thank izarah2015
Sarnia, Ontario
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 of us went for lunch and were seated outside on a very, very hot day. The patio is very nice. We all had a different entree and we all enjoyed our food. The size of both the appetizer and the entree was ample. I found the menu very seafood oriented but there were other choices as well. It is... More 

Thank Mary R
London, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I had lunch here today and from the very start a very positive experience. The food was topnotch and the "Two Daves" made the day. Everyone in our party loved their selections off the menu. If you want great food and great waitstaff, this is the place for you!!! Cheers.

Thank janey159
London, Ontario
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really tremendous lunch, made even better by "the 2 Dave's." Superb food, lovely surroundings and great entertainment/service.

Thank QuinnAubrey
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are foodies & appreciate high quality food along with excellent service and ambiance. We were dissapointed when we arrived and seated at an aisle table that was high volume of people constantly walking by our table and we were seated next another couple very close to us. I don't understand why restaurants cram 2 seater tables... More 

Thank St L
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been looking forward to this restaurant for quite some time. Tables are very close to each other, could hear the next tables conversation nonstop. My husband felt claustrophobic. We decided to order a few appetizers to share. We ordered, ceasar salad (too much dressing), baked brie (was not quite baked, cold after first layer), beef carpaccio (hubby said... More 

Thank czechmate1ca
London, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I went for a business dinner to this restaurant on a week night. After being told they could "squeeze" us in, we found only two other tables full inside the restaurant. The food was just okay, but the service was terrible. At an upscale restaurant like this, where I had taken a client for some special treatment, we were sadly... More 

Thank elbie123
London, Canada
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

When reservation was made told them it was for our anniversary no recognition regarding our special day. We paid $36.00 for beef tenderloin which was dry and chewy for medium. The service was lacking, long waits, blaw personalities for servers we were not impressed. We have been there many times previously and it has been enjoyable. This made our celebration... More 

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London, Ontario
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The prevailing impression is that the Black Trumpet is expensive, surprising I found it different. The restaurant does offer a lunchtime special, appetizer and entree for $20. There are choices, I ordered a greens salad topped with sliced strawberries then a Italino pizza. All very tasty. The ambiance of the interior courtyard sets the meal experience apart from other venues,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3E8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighborhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: (519) 850-1500

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