Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa

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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.
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4.7
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4.6
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience1

My wife’s dish contained mushrooms that were improperly washed. The service was great.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food. Fantastic service!! Highly recommend.

E
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it here! The atmosphere was great and the view was beautiful. Also really enjoyed the high tea service.

KA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

We were left standing at the coat check for ten minutes without being greeted or even noticed and when we rang the bell we were told to hold on a minute. Not a great start. Since we were twenty minutes early we thought we could sit at the bar but although handed a menu we were again left sitting there for ten minutes with no one even asking us if we wanted a drink.

We were shown to our table. Nice enough (the bones of the mill are amazing) but the decor is tired and oddly fussy. Terrible carpet, weird chairs, bad art on the walls.

Our wait staff was attentive and polite but humourless and anxious.

The complimentary amuse-bouche was a riot of competing flavours and textures that cut the roof of my mouth and finally amounted to just a strong flavour of parsnip. A failed and over-fussed experiment. The scallop appetizer was excellent. The other appetizer was all wrong and again, way over-thought. A weird glue-y foam base was perhaps cream cheese with the flavour removed? Too many things going on.

For the main we both had the beef, which was good but not medium rare. Over-cooked. The price was $200 for two with NO WINE OR ALCOHOL. For that price the food, ambience and service ought to be exceptional. It was not. The woman at the front of house was extremely anxious and stressed and totally distracted. The first person one encounters at a place like this sets the tone for the evening. I will absolutely not recommend this restaurant, even though I have been going to the Millcroft for thirty years.

D
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an extremely enjoyable dinner here Saturday night. Our waitress was fantastic and the food was phenomenal. Would highly recommend!

HB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Melody's service was outstanding - we can't wait to return!

AD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing as our waitress went above and beyond to ensure we were taken care of. The food was beyond delicious and we had wonderful live music while enjoying our feast. Very romantic

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We were staying at millcroft for my husbands birthday as well as a date night away from the kids. We had a table in the pod. This was one of the best meals we have had in a long time. The whole experience was fantastic.

SD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always high quality, taste always great, presentation amazing.
The wait staff is top, they are very considerate to your needs. The wait staff is very knowledgeable of the food that they are serving, that is very good for people with food allergies. Ambience is always 100 percent. My husband and I will be returning to Headwaters and highly recommend if you like good food.

C
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Long dark hair in Risotto, tried to pull it out but it was so imbedded in the rice, it wouldn't budge. Showed waitress, they brought a new one, I barely ate any as was so turned off. Didn't take it home either. Expected it to be taken off bill, but they just discounted the dish by a few dollars. Guess the going rate in finding long hair in your food in an expensive restaurant is about $12.00 off the $150 cheque. Disappointed ☹️.

KP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delightful Afternoon Tea with all of the details that make a tea special. Most appreciated was the spectacular way the pastry chef could accommodate 2 gluten free guests. The warm, fresh scones were amazing! Thank you!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was polite and kind. The server was very knowledgeable and great! Food are good portions, we have 2 apps and 2 mains. We could’ve shared one main and been satisfied.

G
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This meal was absolutely first rate. The Spinach Gnudi were soft and flavourful and served in a delicious confit of cherry tomatoes. The Cornish Hen was exquisite - stuffed with pureed meat from the legs of the hen and served with baby root vegetables and a potato puree. The Farro and Barley Risotto was served with tomato fondue and smoked and oven dried tomatoes. The farro added an interesting texture to the barley and the sauce was delicious. A very fine meal all around.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic.

ZP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place. But phone to check your food choices if booked online especially at holidays. We thought we were booked for a dinner menu on Open Table. The computer popped up the dinner menu at 4 pm. Instead it was High Tea. Still good food and service, but unexpected surprise as my husband does not drink tea.

JB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We were told to leave early to set up for dinner. We were not finished.

VH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Millcroft Inn's atmosphere is always enjoyable, particularly at Christmastime when everything is beautifully decorated for the season. It's wonderful when Winter accommodates the day with a generous dusting of glistening snow.

The food is beautifully plated and tastes heavenly. The servers are pleasant and friendly, also professional and attentive at the same time. I recommend the Australian shiraz wine with dinner! :)

Despite the busyness of the season, there always seems to be enough parking to accommodate us 'revellers'. You've got a winning formula, Millcroft. DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING!

CS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

The traditional afternoon tea at Headwaters Restaurant is the finest experience and the best late lunch you can enjoy in Caledon and Orangeville! Such an amazing royal experience! Dress up and have fun! Great value, fine foods, amazing desserts. Drink tea like a royal!

KA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have dined at the Milcroft restaurant many times over the last three decades. The first time was so brilliant. Subsequent visits always paled in comparison. Not this time! We were so impressed by the spectacular flavours and textures, lovely local ingredients, excellent (not over the top or trying too hard) presentation. We had three starters and split a main. Everything was delightful, flavourful, and perfectly executed. I can't say enough about the chefs. Who knew collard greens could be so delicious? The scallops were the best I've had. And I've had some good scallops. Just wonderful. Will go back soon - each season, I think.

KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service. Food was great.

CA
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had the short ribs and my friend had the Cornish Hen. Both had good flavour and presentation. The ambiance was very nice in a rustic way. Lisa, our server was great - very friendly, helpful with suggestions and attentive, which we appreciated. The dessert was okay - I had 3 little tarts and she had chocolate. I felt both could have had better flavour. I found the pricing in this restaurant a little high for the product, but overall had a good experience.

EP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The presentation of the food was incredible! We had to take photos of every dish. The wait staff knew every ingredient of every dish and exactly how it was prepared which I found very impressive. The flavours and tastes were amazing. I believe this was the best meal I have ever had!

A
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant altogether. The desert was not very exciting though. Not very flavorful. However, the rest was great.

MR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff, food, and dining area were wonderful. The only downside was the very large, very loud table next to us. The noise level was overwhelming at times but the waitress was lovely, the food was delicious, and the dining area was charming.

W
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant,great food and service ,it is a great experience of amazing food !

e
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we had a most enjoyable visit in all aspects and look forward to a return visit.

CB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the online booking to the greeting and the door as we arrived started our wonderful experience. Angela and Melissa gave tremendous service and the chef accommodated a vegetarian request and each appetizer, entre and desserts were delicious. As we left we were offered assistance to the car as it was raining. The coat check attendant assisted my mother in law with the coats and the front desk was warm friendly and invited us back It was a delicious warm and memorable experience. Thank you for the table by the water fall. We will highly recommend the Millcroft Inn!!!!!

GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really wonderful experience! A beautiful place with amazing service! We will be back!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view was amazing and the food was delicious. Melody was a professional, helpful and very personable server! The experience all around was a memorable one, we will make that an annual event now. Thank you!

BM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Waitress was fabulous. The food was good and nice atmosphere. The only thing that needs improvement is their bread, it was like glue.

B
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent anniversary dinner. Meals had exceptional flavor and presentation. My goose ravioli was a bit cold, as was my husband's pork, but it wasn't a big deal and we chose not to say anything as we were really enjoying it. View in the pod was great, only 3 other couples in there with us. Service was memorable and outstanding. Went early for live music, who was phenomenal.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing. If you’re vegetarian or vegan though it’s very limited. The staff were excellent at trying to accommodate this but the menu is very limited. Meat eaters understandably I’m sure would give a much higher food rating.

SG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved our time at this beautiful restaurant! The staff were friendly, the service exceptional, and the food delicious! What a beautiful ambiance and view!

EB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Better than expected since it is out in the country. Excellent view of waterfall from glassed in balcony dining area . Indoor dinning area a little gloomy

JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of two for tea. There was an abundance of food and everything tasted wonderful. The view from The Pod was beautiful. I would highly recommend.

JR
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A manageable selection of delicious meals that are varied and original in a setting that compliments the dining. Couple this with top class service and you have one of the best selections in the GTA for that special occasion.

MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was wonderful. Angela was extremely accommodating and moved us to beautiful table 40. She was friendly and encouraged us to see the town. Melody our server was excellent. Helped us make the best decisions for our delicious dinner. She was extremely friendly and never let our glasses empty! Chris explained our food very well as he presented it too us. The rum pot dessert was the perfect way to end a fantastic meal.

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Fabulous location. Great service. Food was good but by no means exceptional. We know of many restaurants with better food and considerably cheaper. I doubt if we'll be back.

SR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Excellent service from the staff. Food was a little bland but was creatively and beautifully plated. Food and beverages are overpriced.

JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience4

Melody’s service was superb on all respects
Lamb tenderloin was terrible
Way to salty and didn’t taste like lamb
All I’m in all the experience was great but the main course was very disappointing
I’ll be be back but won’t be ordering the lamb
Cheers

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