Ancaster Mill

4.6
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1904 reviews
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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
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, great food and beautiful atmosphere.

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NatashaE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful dining experience. We got to sit outdoors right by the waterfall. The environment was perfect. We had to cancel our wedding this year because of covid but decided to go out for a nice dinner on our "would have been" wedding day. The staff were fantastic. We loved the potatoe croquettes. Portion sizes for food were good for the price. We will definitely come back again for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

No kids this weekend! Such a great night out - we love it here! Loyal customers.

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MonicaW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

The place is stunning and we were able to enjoy an outside table overlooking the water falls
We were quite disappointed with the menu
We know it’s Covid and menus are restricted but
Having a burger , plain green salad , salmon and a chicken dish in such an elegant place was disappointing
Also I’m vegetarian and the only vegetarian choice was a plain green salad
Server seemed stressed and not very attentive
Have been wanting to go there for a long time . Can’t say I will return sadly

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Tarek
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Homemade Pasta with brisket was incredible. My wife's salmon with green tahini was exquisite. I did notice that the steak and chicken were significantly bigger from a portion standpoint, almost 2x the portions of the pasta and salmon, but then again so was their price. I'm giving the food a 4* because the Terrine -which doesn't *always* have Pork or meat in it- didn't have the main ingredient (Pork) listed in the breakdown. Had we known it contained pork, we wouldn't have ordered it. I don't get why they'd list the unimportant ingredients (pickles etc) and leave out the pork.

I look forward to our next visit there.

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vipRobb
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
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 on July 31, 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 10th Anniversary here. It was our first ever visit, but most certainly not the last! The location is stunning, the overall ambience was perfect and the food topped it all off. Thanks to the wonderful staff for staying on top of our reservation and for the excellent service! Steak and frites were incredible!!!

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BillF
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
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.

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JacedK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 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 July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great lunch with my family

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ViraktiA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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Artie5
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great outdoor dining experience. We we treated very well

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 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 July 17, 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 March 15, 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 March 15, 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 March 8, 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 March 8, 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 March 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We liked the food and service was outstanding
Thank you

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BartWang
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 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 March 1, 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 March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for brunch, particularly for a special occasion.

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karenw
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating 2 birthdays. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 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 February 23, 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 February 23, 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 February 23, 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 February 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Busy location. Spectacular ambiance. Good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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PeterA
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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 February 15, 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
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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 February 14, 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 February 14, 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 February 14, 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 February 14, 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 February 14, 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 February 14, 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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