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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank JandLcanada
London, Ontario
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank warren3520
Windsor, Canada
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and new wife decided to marry and host a dinner party at the restaurant this month for about 30 family and close friends. He advised he met with staff a week prior and reviewed menu possibilities. Selected about 3 items in each category, such as appetizer, entree, and dessert. I had calamari for my app and my wife... More 

Thank Traveller155021
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to love the Black Trumpet! The idea of it is excellent. A fine dining restaurant. Their portions are excellent, especially their deserts. However, the food while clearly well sourced and thought through lacks that the finish that I associate with the level they are seeking. The other day I had a wild boar chop. I love wild boar,but... More 

Thank drsjadfoodie
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Impeccable! This was my second walk-in, mid-week, solo, no-reservation to this restaurant. Everyone is absolutely lovely, charming- and truly wants you to enjoy your dining experience here ... Tonight, Thank you Kim! There were no available tables tonight - but - I was offered the bar... I gladly took it because of my last yummy experience here- Kim made me... More 

Thank Eileen C
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Went for my bday with my husband and decided to try some interesting dishes. The marrow boat was very nice and a nice combination with the mushrooms and the elk was tender and juicy with complimentary sides. I don't think the Oreo cheesecake was homemade and was not the highlight of the meal but everything else was very nice. Service... More 

Thank AMP_Toronto
London, Canada
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Went here a while ago and to be honest, i was very surprised. Normally when you eat at these kinds of places, you have to make a stop at a fast food joint afterwards to satiate the appetite. Not the case here. The food was great, the portions filling and the service perfect. The restaurant has a nice ambiance to... More 

Thank markcarla
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We were there a little early as we wanted to enjoy a nice meal before a 7pm Knights Game, so the kitchen was just starting up and it wasn't busy. The waiter was excellent, allowed us the perfect time to decide, kept us up to date on when to expect our food, gave great recommendations. The drinks were excellent, we... 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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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?