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595 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada
+1 519-621-4180
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (7 reviews)
“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
595 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine dining atmosphere but apparently casual, beautiful place, great food. Roasted pepper soup as a soup of the day was absolutely delicious. Makes me to come back just for it alone. House smoked beef brisket was juicy and flavourful and favourite of my family. Creme...More

Thank msedona
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a "fine dining" restaurant to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday last weekend and decided to try Blackshop. Now Blackshop is not a "fine dining" restaurant by definition as they have no dress code but the food would certainly qualify. There are many...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It use to be my favourite restaurant. I loved going there for the steak tartare, the pastas, basically everything was nice. I am so disappointed in the quality of food, the presentation. It's September and produce is at its best. Not here. The limp Caesar...More

Thank GoOutInstead
Candice K, Owner at Blackshop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. I am sorry to hear that you have given up on us, as we do care about our guests and strive to have all of our guests leave happy even if things...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us went for a relaxing dinner this evening . Andrea our waitress did an excellent job taking care of our group. The evening was very enjoyable, with everyone praising their meals . No one was disappointed from the steaks to the salmon. All...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We were a group of six and we were seated in a private area. The wait staff were prompt and friendly. There was a nice variety on the menu and their summer special was great value at $33.00 for a 3 course meal. Food was...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had a lovely dinner at the Blackshop. Service was excellent and for the most part the food was very good. I don't believe the steaks were as good as last time. Definitely a nice place for an evening out.

Thank 439cherylm
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with 34 guests at the Blackshop. From the planning stage to the end of the party evening, the staff, service and food were amazing. Tatiana was our main contact and she made helpful suggestions but made sure our ideas...More

Thank Patty E
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The only area open for dinner on a Sunday night was the Bar/lounge area. The menu was very limited. There was a very loud party going on in a private room. The service was not good. My steak was cold and I had to go...More

Thank BernieK55
Reviewed 11 July 2017

the food is great. but one thing i noticed is that this restaurant has paintings all over. you both have feast for the stomach and at the same time feast for your eyes.

Thank Rey R
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Pretty place, nice cocktails, food was fine, not over the top. Service was excellent and we also to get our own room for 14 people which made it nice for visiting and talking.

Thank Islandprincess28
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Questions & Answers
5 March 2017|
Response from Candice K | Property representative |
Hi there! We have a number of semi-private and private rooms available, including two that are perfect for a group of that size, and there are no rental fees for the rooms. If you would like to make a reservation, or if... More
17 September 2016|
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Response from Beach4Lifeforever | Reviewed this property |
Who doesn't like garlic in there mashed potatoes?!!! hahah that's a first
Maria B
19 August 2016|
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Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have a children's menu and are always willing to accommodate especially with special occasions. Ask you server for children options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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