Elora Mill Restaurant

4.4
168 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Delight in a menu that changes in tandem with the seasons to offer dishes ever inspired by freshness and locality. Drawing inspiration from the indigenous bounty of local fare, the essence of Elora Mill Hotel & Spa's food philosophy is heightened by an uncompromising aesthetic and exceptional service. Our Chef's Table is an experience deserving of anticipation, one that breaks down barriers and puts the creative process on full display. Dining at Elora Mill Hotel & Spa is anything but ordinary.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast 8am-10:30am *for hotel guests only
Lunch 11:30am-3pm
Dinner 5:30pm-9:30pm
Penstock Lounge 11am-10pm
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Phone number
(519) 846-8464
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Resort Casual
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Executive Chef
John Bakker
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Parking Details
Parking for Elora Mill Restaurant is located at 24 Carlton Place on the South side of the river.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 168 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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3.9
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LR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The three of us enjoyed a delicious lunch and we were all impressed with the spectacular view and the beauty of the renovated inn. Our greeter and server both gave excellent, cheerful service to our small party; they were extremely attentive! We will be coming back.

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AI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Certainly a stunning place to eat view spectacular. A bit high priced for the amount of food although the food was delicious.

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BL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very impressed with the whole experience. Great place to go for a special occasion.

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A
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A delicious meal! We had the fixed price menu and it was amazing. The pumpkin soup was amazing. We did have to get dessert to go because we were so full but it was delicious after!

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BE
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Provided a wonderful setting for a special date, excellent and friendly staff, though they are still working out the kinks in their system.

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j
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

As is typical for such fine dining establishments the tastes ,presentation and overall quality of the food is beyond reproach but one shouldn't expect absolute value for the price with portions seemingly meant to tease rather than fulfill the appetite.The restoration of the premises has been pulled off beautifully and really is a gem for Elora!

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R
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was great. Only is they need to better organize the shuttle to and from the parking lot on other side of river.

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DG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and it was Great. They surprised us with a couple special treats and made the evening memorable.

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N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food. Friendly service. But didn’t get our servers name at the beginning. I had to ask. Great table (31). Was very pleased to have Chef John and GM Geoffrey stop to say hello I feel like a part of the family 😊

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AD
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience. Food was amazing. Service was prompt and very friendly.

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BB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sy, our waiter, was very knowledgeable. All suggestions great and chefs prepared picture worthy dishes.
Thank you.

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PS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was tasty but not guite as good as expected. Noise level was high in terrarium so wouldnt recommend for a romantic night out.

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PC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The refurbished Elora Mill added a much needed remake of an out favourite. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great meal in a relaxed countryside setting.

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a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the variety of mouth watering food was great, it was very hard to make a decision. The service was exceptional and the food was amazing. Plus the view during the meal was spectacular. I would highly recommend for any occasion.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary dinner for us, pre-baby dinner for our family. Service was amazing. Food was amazinger.
The decor, scenery, and ambience all complemented the decadent menu perfectly
We will be back!

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RA
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A Sunday early evening dinner. Lovely view from our table by the windows; great service with many staff seeing that we had everything that we required. One of our party of three chose the four-course dinner option, one of us the four-course with wine-paring, and one a la carte. Everyone was satiated, and left smiling. The food was very good; the menu choices were not extensive, but enough for our tastes. The wine parings, reportedly, were excellent. The desserts are well-worth the indulgence.

Our last meal at this location was 11 years ago, but this is completely new, and extensively refurbished. A lady at a grand piano played just inside the entranceway, lending to the ambiance. It is obvious that a great deal of thought went into the top-down renovations. A short walk to the back of the restaurant will allow you to see the kitchen in action through large windows.

Downtown Elora still has some construction going on, with new sidewalks being installed to compliment the Mill. A pedestrian bridge is being constructed across the river beside the Mill. It will connect to the parking lot on the other side. There were two shuttle busses operating from the parking lot to the restaurant, and back. It saves a five-minute walk around the construction, but then you might miss the outdoor works of art that dot the downtown area.

All three of us enjoyed the experience and will return in the future. With the re-opening of the Mill, in future expect that the town will provide an option to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great night, service was fantastic. Will be back again for the next special occasion

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SR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food if limited in choices. We had an excellent server ( sorry but I recall her name).

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JD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This new incarnation of the Old Mill is fabulous. The views, ambiance, food and service were all first rate. completely worth the trip from Toronto. Next time i'm going to stay the weekend and use both the spa and the hotel pool area. Well done on the makeover!

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K
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service! Great food presentation. The vanilla cannelloni dessert was really good.

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LD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The view was spectacular. The food was delicious. We were a foursome of ladies, we all ordered the same lunch.
Shepherd Pie. Very good but portions were far too large. We wished we could have had a half
portion. Could not finish it. Perhaps that size portion is great for a man’s appetite but certainly was
too large for ours.
Sasha looked after our needs and was very nice. L.D.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were so welcoming and friendly. Justin greeted us, our table was not ready so we were redirected to the lower bar, where Damon was a great host. Once seated in the dining room, Liz was our server. We have nothing but wonderful things to comment about our experience. Justin even revisited us, and offered to take us on a tour of the facility, on a “slow day”, as we live locally. Our food was absolutely amazing and plentiful. Go for the four course meal plan...take your time... enjoy your company, the atmosphere, and the views. That is how this Gem is meant to be experienced. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner.

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L
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Sleek professional service. Entrees let down by lack of garnish and/or vegetables to brighten the plates and add variety for the palate. The dining room overlooking the gorge is stunning.

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D
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, great environment. Food was not up to the standard we would have expected for a higher end restaurant like this. The duck entreee I had was over cooked and despite it being listed as duck breast on the menu it was one small piece of breast meat and another that was a combined chunk of small pieces of duck that had been fried and so it was also overcooked. My wife’s salmon was over cooked as well. Also, it is expected that the portions will be of a moderate size, but unless one orders all four courses there are gaps in the offering. For example, the entrees has hardly any vegetables and no starch.

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N
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our first trip back to the Elora Mill since it reopened and it was simply fantastic. Great menu. Great staff. The service level from Liz was simply exceptional in every way. The staff appeared to work really well together. From arrival to departure we felt welcome. Thanks for a great night. We will likely become regulars 😀!

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RC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

We had impeccable service from our tour guide Murray, who greeted us when we arrived, visited with us after our meal, showed us the bathrooms and gave us a tour of the building and a suite. Murray went over and above for us and made the experience amazing even though the food was lousy and flavours were bland.

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e
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The ambiance is good as well as the service, however my daughter has a nut allergy and we did not expect rhe bread to have nuts in them and even more surprised that there are no orher alternative bread that does not contain nuts.

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DF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent gem! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and if you're able to get a view it's even that much more beautiful.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb service and food. Already planning our return with family!

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HA
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was absolutely first rate. Campbell, Sommelier and Conor MacGregor really made the night top five of my whole life (and I've had a lot of great days).

We'll be back, for sure

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MA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

They need to step up with food portion and variety . If we didn't ask three times for bread we would be hungry after spending $260 for 3 of us .Big disappointment. How could you serve Thanksgiving dinner offering chicken and no turkey ? We will never come back :-(

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AL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Honestly this place was amazing ! It was our first wedding anniversary and they really made it special. They gave us great seating and complimentary chamagne and sparkling lemonade because i dont drink. The waiter was amazing great at chit chat. My only complaint is my main (the steak and braised beef) came with barely any polenta maybe two table spoons. My husbands meal came with so much potato and i dont understand why i wouldn't get at least a half cup since polenta is so cheap and my meal was nearly 50 dollars. Anyways everything else was amazing the petit four finisher was adorable and tasty ! My husband says the cocktails were also very delish and they never let our water go down to half ! There was also a lovely amuse-bouche that really got us ready for the meal .

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a
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food was a disappointment. Duck was terrible and so was the Raviolo both lacked imagination.

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CF
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and wine pairings. Cute town and lovely venue.

Only complaint was that we were seated 15 minutes late after being on time for our reservation and food service was delayed by about 5 minutes in between wine pairings so often we were already half way through our wine by the time the food arrived.

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c
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I made reservations for lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday. The restaurant gladly complied with my request for a great table with a beautiful view of the falls (that was the main reason we drove from Toronto). The food was very good, and we particularly enjoyed the desserts. The overall experience was excellent.

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MB
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our entire experience at the Mill from beginning to end was so very delightful. The food, the setting, the people, made for a lovely anniversary dinner. We will be back💗

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H
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

BeautIful setting, wonderful food, attentive professional service. The edible art desserts were outstanding. Two minor areas improvement suggestions, the shepherds pie was delicious but large, and the salmon was delicious and a smaller than expected portion. Restaurant overlooking the water was wonderful but the stone walls means it was noisy. We will be back and recommend this restaurant to everyone. Thank you.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Were locals looking to connect somewhere to have a conversation. It was perfectly quiet in the Penstock lounge. We were the only people there on a Monday eve and our host was super! The prices were a bit too high but we ate and drank (we walked home) and it was certainly tasty. $21 for a burger (double) and fries! Good selection for drinks.

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LT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were visiting from Boston, had just stayed at an AirBnB in Mansfield ON and were then staying at the Elora Mill Hotel. In Mansfield, we went to two great restaurants but this one at the Elora hotel was THE BEST. We were with friends we haven't seen for awhile so it just added to the great night. The solarium room in the dining room, overlooked the rushing river below and everyone who waited on us that night was professional, pleasant and excellent at what they did. It's a little pricey but for an event or a celebration, you'd definitely want to be there. We will always remember that night and hopefully we will be back there in the future.

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The view was amazing, the service excellent. The food however is not up to par with the pricing and venue.

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