Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa

4.6
203 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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International
Top tags:
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
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 203 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Quiet
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely evening at the Millcroft with great food, service and a warm ambience. Highly recommend this dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This is my second time here and I've not been disappointed. Great food, great ambiance.

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1.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Was very disappointed with the quality of the meal considering the high cost. With a moderately priced bottle of wine, the bill was $302 (including gratuity) for two, which we wouldn't have minded paying if my husband hadn't felt Ill during the night. He had the " beef duo" and we're not certain if that was the source of the problem, or something else he ate there. I was fine. I had the lamb dish which was to be cooked medium but came in medium rare. The desserts were memorable but the rest of the meal was adequate at best. We've had better tasting food at several places since at 1/4 of the cost. The servers were pretentious and lacked warmth. Three in a row parroted " and how are the first few bites tasting?" within a 2 minute timeframe and any attempt by us to engage them in a normal conversation was awkward. Save your money and go to several good places for a special occasion for tge same cost rather than here.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2018

I had the steak...ordered medium rare. It was perfect. Kudos to the chef!

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Very friendly and pleasant service, but menu is overpriced.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We love the restaurant and the Inn in general. We try to go every year on our anniversary, since we were married there 15 years ago. We have never been disappointed. Fabulous food, wonderful service, and complete attention to details. Love, Love, Love!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Excellent all around

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Well worth the traffic/drive from Toronto. Lovely setting amidst the forest overlooking the spillway, add delicious food and superb service and it’s a fond memory

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

One of the most beautiful restaurants that I have ever been to in my life. The service was Impeccable and the food was excellent. I can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

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 on June 17, 2018

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

Wonderful staff, excellent food, amazing location and ambiance.

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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 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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