Ancaster Mill

4.6
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Continental
One of the most sought after restaurants for a Sunday brunch or a dinner celebration, Ancaster Mill epitomizes the spirit of great hospitality. By looking to the harvest for inspiration, our chefs are able to provide guests with a culinary experience that highlights the spectacular local, seasonal ingredients from our Earth to Table farm and Craft Cut butcher.
Situated beside a creek, with a large dining room built out overlooking the falls, Ancaster Mill is in demand year-round for weddings, family or corporate events and celebrations. Restored to keep its authentic character intact, this is a place where ambience fuses with fine food and great service.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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vipRobb
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall, food was great, I was really hoping to try the Cornish Hen but due to COVID-19 they were working on a limited menu.

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KimJ
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. We enjoyed our meal, the beautiful environment and our server, Craig was excellent. We had the spelt pasta which was very tasty! The blueberry panna cotta was devine also.

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BillF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are always pleased when we eat at the Old Mill.
All was good, no complaints.
It was nice to have it open after all these months.

JK
JacedK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prettiest place in all of ancaster to eat. a must see for everyone. Food and drinks were also excellent!

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RezaD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch with my family

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ViraktiA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Exquisite place. You just don't have your food, you have an experience..

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent ....we have missed dining at the Mill

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Artie5
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great outdoor dining experience. We we treated very well

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location for dinner/brunch. The service and food was excellent! As pictured, the salmon dish and the potato croquettes were AMAZING. My only cons are: there was NO VEGETARIAN/VEGAN OPTIONS for dinner on the menu and the pasta du jur was very bland. With that being said, I had the meat taken out of the pasta du jur as this was the only dish they could make vegetarian so this may have been the reason it was bland.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were married at Ancaster Old Mill 20 years ago. We loved it then and it was nice to see that it still holds it’ charm . Thank You .

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JudyL
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to have a special event or intimate dinner. There is a good variety of food items to choose from. The staff is very professional. Also the waterfall makes for a memorable photo opportunity.

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SandyH
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ancaster Mill is a real treat! We visit for special occasions and are never disappointed.

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BriL
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ancaster Mill is a gem! Beautiful property and gorgeous restaurant. They have a very dedicated team to make the food and dining experience top notch. Perfect for big events such as weddings and also great for dinners any night of the week or weekend brunch

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MarleneR
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and ambience were the highlights of our visit. The food was good and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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LilianaS
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We liked the food and service was outstanding
Thank you

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BartWang
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food as expected. Great variety. It was very loud as there were so many people. High price.

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WayneG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Their Brunch is well-known and with good reason - great selection, everything thing is fresh, well-prepared and presented. Service is excellent.
Beautiful venue, albeit quite loud with the large brunch crowd.

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Beryl
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch, particularly for a special occasion.

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karenw
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 2 birthdays. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. Thank you for taking care of my dietary restrictions (celiac disease), the service team was very knowledgeable and took extra care, very appreciated. I’ve had the pleasure of dining at the Mill on many occasions and never disappointed. Lunch, Dinner and Brunch all wonderful.

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SueR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the brunch every time. Have been coming for years and it doesn’t disappoint. Yes, it’s pricey but you get what you pay for. From the doorman to the wait staff all very attentive. Would highly recommend.

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PaulH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very well presentation for all variety's of food.Main course kind of limited.

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AlexC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it great brunch spot! Only suggestion is having a slightly different price point for guests who don’t want to order alcohol rather than combining the price. Other then that amazing brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Busy location. Spectacular ambiance. Good food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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PeterA
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It's become a tradition for us to have Valentine's dinner at Ancaster Mill. The food is always good, and the facilities are beautiful, especially with the waterfall. It tends to be crowded, probably since it's Valentine's, and we often get bumped in our seats during dinner. The music seemed quite loud last night as well, which is one of the reasons for my lower score.

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DrBraceface
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Belated Valentines Day Dinner. Amazing high end setting with great food and ambiance. This is a must do experience!!

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MatthewP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I attended on Valentine’s Day, and while I understand there are a lot of bookings, I felt that crammed people together too closely. I was seated in the east-wing (left after the bridge) and I felt as if the ambiance did not meet my expectations. After dinner, we took a look at the other side of the restaurant (where the live band was playing), and it was MUCH nicer which made me feel as if we were given an inferior experience. As for the food, we had the land and sea dinner for two. For $60 per person, I felt that the lobster tail was very underwhelming and that the portions in general were below average.

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chiragt
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My first time at the Old mill. It was fantastic the food was great. And the service was phenomenal. We ordered the Land & Sea meal for two. One of the lobsters was slightly off and tasted odd. But the steak was cooked to perfection.

While I found the bread rolls to be great, my partner is not fond of olives, a variety of rolls to choose from would be better next time.

Other than these small issues. We had a great time.

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Birdy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I usually do recommend it for friends but it was not its normal experience this Valentine’s day. We had an 8pm reservation which we arrived for at 7:55 and we didn’t get sat until 8:30. Service was also slow and poor. It feels like they have tried to have as many tables as they can to drive profit but they lack the skills to do so. Servers were waking in circles with food trying to find the table it was for which happened several times. Room we were in also was cold and drafty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Had a hair or bristle (maybe from a brush?) in my salad. For Valentine’s Day, the music was 80’s pop. Only two basic vegetarian meals. Wife had the fish, was not so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What’s to say, the evening exceeded expectations. It was Valentine’s Day and the restaurant was definitely busy.
Dinner, music, company, service, scenery... I could go on. I have been many places in my time, this was certainly one of the best.

Thank you for everything, you have rekindled my faith in dining in Ontario.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent & our server was very amicable & funny.
He was very personable & attentive without being intrusive.
The Mill itself is a wonderful venue; set in a small valley amongst trees with a small river & falls running next to it. The view from the pedestrian bridge from the reception to the seating area is quite lovely.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Foodie
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at the Ancaster Mill, and my partner's first time in many years. Our experience was most enjoyable from start to finish, with impeccable service. We were seating in the atrium section of the restaurant, with a view to the rocks in the hillside, which was very pleasant. Kevin was our primary server, and he, along with others, was very attentive, and unobtrusive. The food was excellent from the starters of Cod Cake and Smoked Salmon, through mains of Striped Bass and Duck Breasts, followed by desserts of Guava Tart and Cheesecake. We determined that we will be adding the Ancaster Mill to our list of restaurants for special occasions. Thank you!

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VeraK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, I love to eat there. However, this time I noticed that my jacket smelled like cooking when I got it back from the coat check. That was a bit bothersome.

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CraigP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and environment were excellent!! Really enjoyed.

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ErinK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We attended on a Sunday night. We were not aware of the Sunday Night Family style set menu but were very pleased with our meal. Great value too!

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FallsFoodie25
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve H was a wonderful server! So friendly and warm and always on top of service.

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JanJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

My friend and I were pleasantly surprised that my request for a window seat using the Open Table website was recognized and we had a beautiful view in the Falls room. Our server was exceptional and quite attentive. I was disappointed in the food quality for the price of brunch. The turkey was dry, tough and lacked any flavour. There was no mushed potatoes or roasted vegetables to accompany it. I have a food intolerance to garlic and onions and my choices at this restaurant were limited. The made to order omelet was mediocre and I’ve had better. The bacon was over done and hard to eat. The dessert selection was good, but the brownies were bland and dry. I’ve had brunch at Cambridge Mill and Spencer’s and prefer both over the Old Mill.

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LaurieH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely brunch...we live in Niagara on the Lake & try to come for brunch at least every few months....10x better than anything around here....I do miss the pot de creme on the dessert table but there is lots to choose from, also miss the kir royale drink (wrong spelling, I know :) Just a beautiful afternoon........

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