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595 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada (Sheldon Drive)
+1 519-621-4180
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We tried: Bacon and Scallops and Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon from their regular menu; and Pan Seared Munro Farms Rainbow Trout from their fresh fish and seafood festival menu (available until April 30). Bacon and Scallops: This was an amazing dish: fat, jumbo scallops and thick, juicy bacon bits. Scallops were buttery, salty and soft as expected. Not sure if... More 

Thank Chris J
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our clients to the Blackshop and it was excellent. We asked specifically for their table for 8 and it was a great location with plenty of room for everyone. A large square table that allowed good conversation. We started with appetizers, calamar and steak tartar. Both were great. Sweet potato and french onion soups were enjoyed. Entrees were... More 

Thank Bill G
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four visited Blackshop for a birthday meal. We visited on a Tuesday with no reservations but didn't need them. We were sat down for over half hour before getting any drinks. This didn't initially bother us as we were in no rush. After being there for an hour and a half we realized we hadn't even seen... More 

Thank tripsrusKitchener
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179 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Blackshop with a friend. Ordered the Samon/Jasmine Rice. The tobiko and butter sauce and avocado salsa worked. Light on salt. Good portion sizes left enough room for dessert (This is not the restaurant for you, if you want large portions of crap food with lots of left-overs). I had the milk chocolate cake, which was like a mousse... More 

Thank AverageLooksGood
Cambridge, Canada
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the questions they ask you when you fill out these reviews is "does this restaurant offer free wifi?" My initial reaction to this question was, "God, I hope not!!" I can't imagine being distracted from such a wonderful culinary experience by something as inane as wifi. This is not a restaurant you patronize to surf the net. If... More 

Thank the_boot_lady
Cambridge, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had a nice quiet lunch here on March 18th. The restaurant was getting busier when we left but we were never rushed or felt hurried to make meal choices. Food was great as always.

Thank Kkrusky
Level Contributor
134 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We visited there 2 weeks ago and it has been a favorite restaurant of ours for a couple of years now so we have certain expectations for the place. I had a steak feature and my wife and friend had the gnocchi and beef main entry and his wife had Salmon. My steak had lots of gristle in it, however... More 

Thank Ratty1741
Columbia, Maryland
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166 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Excellent service. We had the choice of two entrees and I can report the Salmon was wonderful. Fresh and well prepared. Others had beef reported similar results.

Thank Steve E
Cambridge, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Always enjoy eating at the Blackshop. Seasonal features are always great and the regular menu uses nothing but quality ingredients that are well prepared. A definite spot to visit for lunch, dinner or amazing brunch.

Thank Lee C
Guelph, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Once you get over the shock of the extremely high prices in the menu, youll find the food selection is different from any other restaurant you'd visit in Cambridge. From appetizer to main course, the food was delicious. Sadly, the dessert menu did not excite me. The Palacinky (crepes with frozen fruit heated) lacked flavour. I found the fruit to... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for the kind review! I am very happy to hear that you felt you received great value for your dollar, that's exactly what we strive for in everything that we do. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the Palachinky. I hope you'll come back and try another of our house-made desserts. My favourite is the milk chocolate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 26
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?