Elora Mill Restaurant

4.7
241 reviews
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
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DV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent place, could have used a few more vegetarian options on the menu.

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PB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It is our 3 years anniversary and Valentine’s Day, very nice and cozy restaurant, wish we come earlier during the day so we can view the waterfall

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The experience was amazing overall. Great service from start to end. Everyone was professional and did their job to the best of their ability. Food was delicious and serving size was generous.

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KG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Portions are quite small for the value. Overall though an amazing night and great place for date night

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch menu was limited and had weird selections.

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MS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was an amazing experience with exceptional service, a stunning view and excellent (although limited) menu.

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s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This new restaurant was worth the long trip on a poor winter driving day.
The view from the dining room extending over the rushing water of the Grand River was an experience. The friendly staff and the excellent food prepared by the chef was excellent. Good flavours, nicely arranged and surprisingly good portions too! The ambiance and decor were lovely. The natural lime stone walls complemented by steel and glass to maximize the view was well done.
We surely will be back...

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. A great place to take my family to celebrate a birthday. Thank you!

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SA
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service for celebrating a friend’s birthday; food was outstanding !

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IA
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely meal. Friendly staff. They did a good job on the refurb. Will highly recommend.

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RS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Handled my delay in arriving with ease, but could not find me on the system when I eventually arrived. No problem as it was not busy. Beautiful view of the mini falls courtesy of the Grand River. Drinks/menu explained in detail. Honest opinion of the food served and the intricacies of the preparation. Fine presentation of the food served and tasty to boot.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They undertook a major renovation and it has turned out absolutely fantastic. Food was great with excellent service. Planning our next visit with possibly a girls day out using the spa and lunch. When the weather improves, will plan a visit for dinner.

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MO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The atmosphere in the mill was fantastic! I cannot say enough about the food, service and overall experience. It was expensive but we will be back. The quality outweighs the price.

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FT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This venue is an absolute gem tucked away in Elora. I love everything about it. The decor, the atmosphere, the food, the service. It's just top notch. Been 2X now no regrets. I am planning my next visit in March or April already. Add the Spa next door to your plans and make a day or afternoon of it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We were disappointed with the new menu.

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MI
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance . Excellent service. Friendly staff. Beautiful restoration. I definitely will return.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Are waitress was very good and attend for all are needs. We would come back because of her service.

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RM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for our anniversary. Thoroughly enjoyed the 2hrs plus hour visit. It was also our first visit and it certainly lived up to the hype and exceeded our expectations. Our server was very attentive, non intrusive with the timing of each course and inquiry as to the usual "how is everything" we've come to expect when fine dining out. The foods we chose from the 4 course "deal" (which I recommend) was rich, creative and flavorful. Also portioned perfect. Taste was exceptional and we left feeling quite full but not painfully. We found for the variety, quality and quantity of foods the mill a very fair cost. We will definitely return to try the other choices from the menu. The mill certainly did not disappoint. A new favorite for us.

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h
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My wife and I both had salmon for lunch. It was very nicely cooked with crispy skin and very nice lemon sauce on the plate - and so not overwhelming. Having a window seat is a real treat with a lovely view of the river. It is, however, rather expensive for lunch ($32 for the salmon) and dinner even more so. A few potatoes and a bit of veg on the side would make it seem a better value. Nevertheless, we will visit again.

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e
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We came to the Elora Mill for lunch after spending the weekend in Elora. The venue is very beautiful and well decorated. The atmosphere and ambiance is stunning. The good is extremely over priced and the service was snobby. Our waitress said. That’s all your ordering? I will not be coming back.

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The problem was with open table. It would not give me the date I wanted and the reminder from them was for 4p.m. ( my reservation was for 1p.m.) As far as the Elora Mill, excellent food and above excellent service. Thanks for the local resident discount in January. It is rather high end price wise, an elaborate beef open sandwich for $21 but it was delicious...one slice of bread topped with sliced beef with a topping of greens in garlic...yum but like I said, pricey. The female server was attentive and told us how great it is to work for Pearl company..good. She took time to explain future plans and help us with what we ordered to eat. The maitre d was awesome. A beautiful venue with fabulous ambience. VERY noisy when full. Try to go at opening for lunch 11.30 and sit by the window with a great view of the "tooth of time"Will definitely go again for a VERY special occasion.

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m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The seafood chowder was excellent. The burgers were solid enjoyable burgers and the venison pie was good. It could have had some green veg with it though. The ambience is great and the mill renovations are awsome.

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O
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New Year’s Eve. Exquisite 5 course dinner.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings, great friendly staff and service was exceptional. Memorable

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TP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food presentation and taste was exquisite. Great atmosphere seated right beside the window overlooking the water falls. The service was superb. We had the cod, porchetta and cauliflower and chick pea dishes, they were all excellent. The desserts were a work of art and the coffee amazing.

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location, exceptional views and character. Tasteful merger of old and new architecture. Lunch and service were excellent.

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LA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Service was very slow and we heard a manager telling a server to push the 4 course menu - this was after we had taken our servers suggestion to try it.

The cocktails in the lounge downstairs were nicely made, but the service there was terribly inattentive. We were never given menus and had to take from the table next to us after the guests finished.

Beverage service upstairs was slow too; we waited for our wine for 10-15 minutes after ordering. We were seated at 6:15 and left at close to 9pm.

We were not disappointed by the quality of the four courses, only that it was a lot of food. Sure, great value, but it was disappointing because our server had said the portion sizes reflect the four courses, but in the end they seemed like regularly sized courses. We would not have tried the 4 courses if we knew they would be so regularly sized. We could have spent $45 each instead of $85. In that way, we felt deceived, especially hearing that managers comments.

The spaces are beautiful, the finishes suit the building well, and overall ambiance is warm, authentic, and vintage. The level of service (and honesty) just didn’t seem to match.

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SC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food was good and the service was excellent. However, we were extremely disappointed that there wasn’t a table in the room with the large window view. We had requested a window table when booking 3 weeks earlier. Parking was also very difficult to find.

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NY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning view of river and rapids. Warm, friendly wait staff. Excellent service. The appetizers and mains were delicious, served hot and beautifully plated. It was worth the 8 year wait. We loved it.

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RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Beautiful restaurant and the Tenderloin was phenomenal. Romantic and scenic view.
Only downside was loud children behind us that took away from some of the experience.
We have a child. We left him at home hoping for a romantic date night.
I would request next time to not be seated near kids.
(Yes, I realize some people have no choice and/or want to experience everything with their kids, but this definitely wasn’t a restaurant to bring anyone under 8.)

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MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Will definitely return. The food was amazing and service was excellent. Thank you!

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The atmosphere was nice but very stuffy. It definitely is not for your average person as you feel very looked down upon.
The portions were small and lacking taste for a huge price.
Was definitely not what I expected.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Foods amazing!! Always love it here for our special occasions!

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Elegant atmosphere! Outstanding food! At our Lunch on December 26 service was not up to the usual standards!

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DL
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful spot close the home for special occasions

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PM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Fireplace seating was a bit intense, overall experience was good, definitely presentation over portion. Very upscale.

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RK
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We decided to go "out " for Christmas dinner. We wanted a place with nice ambiance and the Elora Mill did not disappoint! Staff were wonderful and accommodating. The menu selection had enough variation for all palettes including a glutten free option. We were not rushed and there were many intimate seating venues with fire places lit bringing warmth and charm to the venue. Music quietly played in the background which allowed for meaningful conversation. The decorations were seasonal and tasteful. We were given a lovely table with lots of seating room to accommodate a party of eight. This may be a new tradition in our family. I actually sat down this Christmas dinner as opposed to running around as is the case when one prepares the meal! Wonderful experience - will do it again!

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HS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our daughter and grandchildren were away for the holidays and my wife was not able to host our usual family holiday dinner. I needed to substitute something special. Forty years ago I went on the Great Canadian Bicycle Rally at the Elora Conservation area. I discovered Elora is one of the most beautiful scenic spots in Canada. Some investors had the perception and imagination to see the Elora Mill's potential and have invested in creating an exceptional restaurant with an exceptional view. Christmas brunch was amazing. It was expensive, $200, but if you are looking for an exceptional, memorable experience, this restaurant should be considered.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

exceptionally good food , service and ambiance.
wine selection very good








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KP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat, but very noisy when a full dining room by the water view section

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