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595 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J3, Canada (Sheldon Drive)
+1 519-621-4180
11:00 - 22:00
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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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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often meet our friends at the Cambridge Mill Inn (see my review--very nice) however, to our great luck it was closed on Boxing Day leading us to discover the Blackshop. I believe it is our stand out new favorite. Now if your only criteria is the view outside--go to the Old Mill--beyond that Blackshop wins--hands down. From the moment... More 

Thank Michael G
Toronto, Canada
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248 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for lunch on New Year's Eve to catch up with some friends. Although the restaurant was quiet (due to the impending evening festivities I guess) and lacked the atmosphere of a busy restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised with the interior which was clean and modern. The menu is reasonably varied and there were a number of specials... More 

Thank DesertDrifters
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for that very special elegant evening out that not everyone has heard of then this is your place. Very nice restaurant with super attentive staff ensuring your night is perfect. The food is on par with the best top notch 5 star restaurants out there in Toronto and so is the service.

Thank Peter K
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family's choices tonight included grilled smoked pork chop, pan seared Atlantic salmon, beef tenderloin & seafood paella. Every dish was perfectly delicious, beautifully presented & expertly served. We'll be back!

Thank Linda B
brantford, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

An upscale restaurant with updated decor. We ordered a full menu from several appetizers, mains and desserts. When my main came the duck was over cooked. It took awhile to have our wait staff come back to ask how everything was, by that time my guest have been half way through there meal so I did the same. Everything else... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Didn't expect to find this chic little place right where it is, but I'm glad I did. It is very warm and cozy inside, staff is awesome and attentive. Menu is amazing. Food even more amazing. Portions aren't large, but they don't need to be. A must if in the area.

Thank Justin G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here for years. Professional staff, tasty meals for the distinguished sense of taste, great for taking family and friends. Classy, European flair mixed with regional flavour... Nothing like Blackshop in the region

Thank Paul R
Stephen P, Manager at Blackshop, responded to this review

Hello Paul, Thank you for both your loyal patronage and your kind words. We put forth a great deal of effort to meet and exceed our guests expectations. I'm very glad to hear we're still able to do that for you! All the best in 2017! Stephen Pierce Blackshop Management More 

Guelph, Ontario
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice place. Had stake and fitted and it was excellent. Will definitely go back. Little pricey but worth it.

Thank lisacQ3792JW
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have been going to the Blackshop for many years. The food and service are consistently above par. I highly recommend the steak and frites, they serve it for lunch and dinner. You can't get a better bang for the buck anywhere in Waterloo region!

Thank Jesse H
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102 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Atmosphere is great, service is great, food is inconsistent. 8pm on a Friday should not be...let's get rid off this. 'Thai chicken "ordered...over cooked, chicken killed, rice over cooked and veggies mush. The plate was not heated, there was nothing fresh about this dish, . Should have gone down to the local Thai for a 10.00 dollars and had fabulous... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?