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likescrab Nov 15, 2008 08:34 AM

Anybody been recently, I know the chef so I'm not worried about the food, but am interested to know if there are any nice restos in the area for lunch. Also, any good shopping tips? I'm taking my husband away for the weekend to celebrate 10 year of (mostly) wedded bliss with NO KIDS for two nights! Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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    froglegs Nov 16, 2008 04:39 AM

    I've been there many times but actually never ventured out to eat anywhere . I don't know the area that well. Food at Langdon is fantastic.
    I'd say enjoy the spa, afternoon tea ( or warm ciders by the fire) hike on the trails, or if you like antiques, there are few interesting shops nearby ( staff there are helpful). Bring a good book......play scrabble or some other fun game, ssince it is your anniversary ( wink wink, nudge, nudge).
    Have a happy one!

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      Jab05 Nov 16, 2008 05:57 AM

      www.versesrestaurant.ca Always had amazing dinner's there and they are open for lunch.

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        likescrab Nov 16, 2008 08:00 AM

        Thanks all! Will report back. nudge nudge say no more..

    2. JamieK Nov 15, 2008 08:59 AM

      The two restos worth checking out that I've heard about in Cambridge are 2o Hobson and Blackshop. I've filed these away for future reference, haven't been myself, so hopefully someone else can tell you more.
      http://www.20hobsonst.com/
      http://www.blackshop.ca/main.htm
      http://news.therecord.com/article/310982

      Hope you enjoy your anniversary weekend!
      Let us know where you end up and how it goes.

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        likescrab Nov 15, 2008 10:32 AM

        Thanks! Will report back...

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          likescrab Nov 15, 2008 10:36 AM

          OK, I'm sensing a theme here...blackshop also has goulash and schnitzel...

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            Blueicus Nov 15, 2008 11:18 AM

            Having lived there for around 8 years, I can say that despite the universities nearby K/W/C is home to some of the most conversative eats in a major city area. In addition, most restaurants will add some German and Central European items on their menu due to local expectations.

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            embee Nov 15, 2008 11:55 AM

            We had one meal at 20 Hobson St last summer. Since it was a private event, it may not be fair to generalize the experience to the main restaurant. However, the food was from the regular menu. In short, everything was edible, though nothing was especially great or memorable.

            While the food was adequate, the service was abominable beyond description, in every possible respect, from beginning to end. The problems, which were many, varied, and all encompassing, were caused by mismanagement.

            We could not blame the litany of things that variously happened, or didn't, on the service staff. Indeed, we felt sorry for them - especially for the waiter who had been hired, with no previous restaurant experience, that very day, and who turned out to be underage for serving liquor (the meal included wine in addition to guests' individual bar orders). They provided one experienced server and that poor waiter for a pre-booked event with about 60 guests. It was a distressing mess. We would never return.

            BTW, this place, while large and centrally located, is almost impossible to find without explicit directions.

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              likescrab Nov 15, 2008 01:33 PM

              Thanks to all for your tips. Keep 'em coming!

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                Jab05 Nov 15, 2008 02:41 PM

                I have had about 5 meals 20 hobsin both food and service are fantastic next to Langdon Hall and Verses it's one of the best restaurant and in the K-W cambridge area.

                "OK, I'm sensing a theme here...blackshop also has goulash and schnitzel..."

                Well obviously it's located near Kitchener home of Oktoberfest. Large German population in the area.

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                  likescrab Nov 16, 2008 02:30 AM

                  See, I'm German, so I'm digging it. Not clued in to the area at all, kind of a Toronto downtown chick, although I did go to school in Stratford, but our main focus was French cuisine....although I must say I am making a pretty mean sauerkraut these days.

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