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46 Blackfriars St, London, Ontario N6H 1K7, Canada
+1 519-667-4930
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tartufo” (3 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
“catfish” (3 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
46 Blackfriars St, London, Ontario N6H 1K7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden in London off wharnclife avenue it has much to offer. Cozy atmosphere, friendly and attentive service but most of all great quality of food. The wine was kind of mediocre but my beef tenderloin steak and the Brie for starters were tasty and innovative....More

Thank gourmetathens
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. I was working on the evening you dined at Blackfriars. I recognise the special menu we served for the conference members! We do have a more extensive wine list at Blackfriars however the wine you were served was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very cozy and friendly. The food is amazing, we have eaten here a few times and never disappointed. The staff has always been very attentive and pleasant. Had the jerk pork and loved it, my partner had the gnocchi with shrimp and...More

Thank gingin1945
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We will be looking forward to your return visit! Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us reserved for a Sat night; 7pm. Unusual in that the place was not full. Service was prompt, and attentive, but entirely detached: our server read the specials directly from the blackboard without any additional comments. We too were all capable of reading....More

Thank carmenincanada
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Great place, I would highly recommend for anyone looking for some great food or a causal business meeting

Thank Robert C
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

FIVE STARS!!! Thank you Robert our team is honoured.

Reviewed September 5, 2018

What I liked: 1. There was a lot of variety for the daily specials - liked that there seemed to be some creativity on the menu 2. coconut soup - very tasty and good texture. very enjoyable 3. pork with maple glaze - generous portions...More

Thank MTLtravelfun
Reviewed September 2, 2018

When we walked in, we were taken aback initially by the kitschy, quasi-dineresque 80s feel (pastel painted walls), some bizarre artwork, and the septuagenarian crowd. This seems to be normal at a few of the long-standing restaurants in London, so after a minute or so,...More

Thank travelandshop2014
Reviewed March 19, 2018

My partner and I began our vacation by dining in London at the Blackfriars Bistro before flying out early the next morning. We ordered the avocado salsa calamari to share: what a unique combination that worked beautifully with a nuanced contrast of creamy avocado and...More

1  Thank carmenincanada
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Another LONDON gem hidden away in the blackfriars neighbourhood great food and eclectic ambience. A definite stop on your gastronomic tour.

Thank Al C
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Our new seasonal menu starts today. Come back to Blackfriars and let us know what you like best! After 21 years it is great that people are still " finding " us!

Reviewed January 14, 2018

We often go to Blackfriars for special occasions (birthdays, New Years, etc.) and we have never been disappointed. I have also enjoyed a couple of very pleasant, leisurely and tasty lunches there as well. We were in on Friday for a birthday dinner and our...More

Thank ldog2015
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thanks for the great support! We are a bit hard to find but so worth the hunt!

Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

This was our first time although 3 of our party had been before and raved about the food. I get why they were so keen to return. The service was amazing and the food delicious. My beef tenderloin may have been the best beef I...More

5  Thank Christine S
Betty H, Owner at Blackfriars, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Sorry Christine! Next time you come call ahead & ask for the comfy chairs with the padded bottom. We have 6 tucked away in the back for our more sensitive guests.

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April 21, 2016|
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Response from Betty H | Property representative |
Blackfriars does have a wheelchair ramp. It is portable. Call before you come & it will be put in place for you outside of the front door. That is the only step up to enter the bistro. Without the ramp it is a 6... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Blackfriars St, London, Ontario N6H 1K7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-667-4930
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Blackfriars is that unique little bistro that food lovers are elated to find. Daily chefs specials & food prepared to order allow each guest to feast unique! Consignment wine, craft brewery beer & seasonal cocktails pare well with our local driven food. Nestled in a tiny neighborhood within walking distance of the London core Blackfriars offers ample free parking. Note: Please enter from Wilson or Wharencliff as the Blackfriars Bridge is open to pedestrian traffic only. Open: Lunch Tuesday to Friday. Dinner Tuesday to Saturday. Blackfriars also offers a boutique catering service which allows the clients style & taste to help make the evening a perfect success!
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