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Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
10:00 PM

Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa

4.8
194 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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International
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  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romance
A passion for pleasing the senses is apparent in the four diamond award winning Restaurant at the Millcroft. Executive Chef James Buder's exquisitely conceived menus, skilful preparation and creative presentation guarantee an experience which will satisfy and inspire even the most discerning palate. With an award winning wine list to compliment a savory lunch or sumptuous dinner, along with a dining experience in "the pod" overlooking the rushing falls of Shaw’s Creek, Headwaters Restaurant and Lounge is not to be missed. Join us every Saturday night for the exquisite sounds of local artist.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
International
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm;
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 10:30am; Brunch: Sunday: 12 Noon - 2:00pm
Afternoon Tea - All Week - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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Phone number
(519) 941-8111
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
James Buder
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Queen Street W.
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Parking Details
Plenty of parking is available in the inn's parking lot.
Special Handicapped parking available also.
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Entertainment
Every Saturday night a musician with an acoustic instrument will be playing in Headwaters Restaurant & Lounge form 630pm to 930pm.
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Special Events & Promotions
Tent Weddings
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 194 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Quiet
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We all had something different and it was all so delicious. We were there for lunch and the restaurant was quiet, therefore we were able to get our favourite table with the view of the waterfalls.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

It was celebration of 30 th anniversary of our first meetin with my wife

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I knew going in it would not be cheap (it never has been). Although the service was excellent, the food fell short of the price. The best parts of the meal were the appetizers (the oxtail risotto and the duck terrine was fabulous) and the desserts which were yummy. My wife's venison was very tasty but a bit chewier than we expected. My rib steak was quite good but was a bit salty and a bit chewy, also I got an impression that the top tasted a bit charred altho it did not look it.

It was a nice meal but overpriced. The live music was a nice undertone for the room.(until the music downstairs/next door pumped the bass into the restaurant)

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food and service are amazing. From the appetizers to the main meal everything was just delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were lucky enough to enjoy dinner in the "pod" overlooking the waterfalls. Great meal and service was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a great lunch. Service was fantastic. I’ve been here several times. Very upscale. See if you can see it on the out door pod, because it’s so much more elegant overlooking the waterfalls. Food was fantastic

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

FANTASTIC DINNER! One of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. Expensive but worth the price.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

From meeting the hostess to the end of our meal. It was amazing! The food is outstanding! Definitely be coming back here for more.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was amazing !!! Great place. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The muted decor of the room made it very comfortable. A view of the falls was an additional perk.
The restaurant was perfect. Food presentation and unending, various tastes in each dish made the dinner a complete joy. Add the next perfect ingredient which was our server. She was wonderfully friendly and had a great sense of humour. This, with unerring efficiency.
We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Loved the dining experience! Had the beef tenderloin, ordered medium rare and it was perfect. The mushrooms were the best I’ve ever had. My companions all had the vegetarian meal and all loved it. The staff are wonderful at the restaurant and the whole resort.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Ask for a table in the pod over the waterfall. Lovely view. Quieter. Service is incredibly attentive.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Beautiful view, wonderful service, and amazing food. I was stuffed when I left the restaurant! The portions were perfect.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I think a little more variety dishes would be helpful

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is my 8th visit and never been disappointed. The food served here is truly for foodies and created by chefs with talent. If you are a picky eater don't bother coming because this is not the place for you. Service is incredible. Atmosphere is perfect for romantic dining with that special person.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The exceptional menu was only overshadowed by the superb service. I have seldom had such a perfect evening.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service and ambiance. Food was ok but extremely expensive for what it was. Great wine list.

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1.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything was very salty. The portions were small and way overpriced.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food, even in offseason. Small serving of veggies, they are well prepared and delicious. I could have eaten a bucket of veg.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Lovely little spot. Food was creative a delicious, service was attentive. However, the portions for most of GE meals were a little small and generally over priced. Overall a good night out with friends.

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent quality food intelligently prepared. We have always found well-thought-out vegetarian options here and the environment is very pleasant. For some, it may be out of the way, but we find it well worth the country drive to eat here.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was incredible and the staff very knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere is great and if you are celebrating a special occasion, the staff will be helpful and provide a great experience.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

A special thank you Fred who made our dining very enjoyable. Fred was energetic and very helpful as well as Amy who was assistant I believe. Very charming young lady and well informed of our meal.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Wonderful staff, excellent food, amazing location and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The environment was very quiet and nice. The rib steak was a bit pricey, but it was very large as well as tender and juicy. The kangaroo was also good, if a bit dry. Would recommend for anyone staying in the area.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Service is outdtanding. The food is very tasty but exceptionally expensive

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Fabulous service and food. Our server Melody was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

It was a wonderful experience. The oxtail risotto was delicious! Our entrées were amazing and our server Melody was very personable

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Another great fine dining experience at the Millcroft. An interesting menu that tasted devine, full of wonderful flavours and techniques for all 3 courses, our choices were kangaroo, venison and sable fish for the main course.
The service was spot on, we had a very knowledgable waitress.
My only disappointment was not having Chablis available this visit (a wine that is hard to find in restaurants in Canada..I am English) but a good alternative was served instead.
Now that my husband and I have moved into the area the Millcroft will be our local fine dining restaurant and we will be bringing more friends. A restaurant worth a visit even if out of area.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Lovely experience. Would go again.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay. The only problem we encountered was the noise at 2 p.m. from the wedding guests outside our room (210). We also thought that the room could certainly use a much larger TV set. The service was excellent, the staff was very professional , friendly, and especially helpful. We shall return in the future. D.G. Maunder

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2017

Our friend was discovering the Millcroft Inn for her 78th birthday lunch celebration. Our group enjoyed the lovely fall‘s view in the POD!
Always a pleasure to come and spend time on this property !
We will be back and do will she !

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1.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Went on a Sunday. Took over 3 hours as they had 2 servers working and the restaurant was busy. The server tried her best but could not keep up with the demand.
The 40.00 fixed menu was ridiculous as only 1 option for vegetarian soba spoonful of soup and a tiny omelette was way overpriced.

Disappointing to see 3 people standing around the check in reception desk doing nothing and the restaurant so mismanaged with staffing for kitchen and the device personal.

3 hours I won't get back so will not make that mistake again.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We went to the Millcroft for a quiet dinner. We have been a few times before since we live in the next community. But I became disabled 2 years ago and hadn't been since. I must admit the accessibility of this facility is a complete failure. 4 accessible parking spots for the whole Inn which were taken. No reserved spots in the main parking area for us to park so the car could be closer. No seating area outside to wait while the car was parked. There is a golf cart that staff were using to get around and no offer of assistance was given; in fact, I was holding on to it while I waited for my husband to come back from parking the car and a male staff member came out and without a word to me he climbed in and moved the golf car to the other side of the drive which threw me off balance. As I struggled to regain my balance using my cane and nearly fell over he looked at me and said "is something wrong with you". I said what had happened and noted that there were no disabled parking spots and no benches for me to sit and he had moved the cart which I was holding onto for support. He told me there was a bench inside. I said that doesn't do me any good since I am not inside. As it turns out the bench is antique and looked like it is only about 15" from the floor. Much too low for me to use and it is up a ramp so not usable to me at all.

The food was wonderful. But know it is a busy restaurant so there is a lot of movement and noise. Since I was thrown off by my experience just trying to reach the restaurant I found this triggered my condition and the wait between courses too long so by the time dinner was served I only wanted to leave. This in no way was a reflection on the food or service which were both wonderful, as we remembered.

We chose to walk back to the car as there was no place I could comfortably sit and wait for my husband to get the car. This took a long time.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant with excellent service along with time spent in the lounge other days also great food and awesome service

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Went for the duck special and the Cornish hen. Both were outstanding. The service was excellent. An all round great experience, except for when we had to leave and our umbrella was missing from the umbrella stand :(

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2.0Dined on October 8, 2017

We ordered the striploin steak and we ended up getting a tiny 2oz piece of meat (mine had nerve thru out); the garnishe it came with did not go with the dish as the flavours were too intense from pickled mushrooms (menu said it came with both pickled and roasted mushrooms but, I only got the pickled) & some green spinach/brie sauce.

The appetizer was okay. For dessert we ordered the apple banock and was dissapointed as it looked amatteur plus, tasted hard and stale. The presentation was lacking as the banock was a few balls of overfried doug. Plus, it must have been fried a while ago as it was hard and did not taste fresh.

We were there last year for Easter and loved it as the quality of the food was much higher. As we had a good experience the first time we decided to book for Thanksgiving but, left dissapointed and felt the high prices were not justified for what we got.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

We re-visited Millcroft Inn for Sunday Brunch this past week-end after many years since our last visit due to living out of the country. We were delighted to find that the excellent service, wonderful food and spectacular views/ambience have not changed. We were particularly impressed with our server, Reanna. We will certainly be back as soon as we can. Definitely worth the drive from midtown Toronto!

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

An absolutely perfect night. Rhiannon was beyond amazing. The food was sensational. I can't even put it into words. We cannot wait until next time! Brunch was also incredible.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

A lovely inn with a great restaurant! and spa Lots to do in the nearby vicinity. Great hiking at the Forks of the Credit River!

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