Aberfoyle Mill
Aberfoyle Mill

Aberfoyle Mill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.aberfoylemill.com/
  • Phone: 5197631070
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: From 5:00pm, Sunday: From 4.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Mark Thornber
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Several rooms available from 10 - 90 indoors and up to 200 outdoors in a tent.
  • Private Party Contact: John Manolis 5197631070
  • Entertainment: Mystery dinner theatre (twice a month)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 401 & Highway 6
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking at the front, side and at the back of the restaurant.
A word from Aberfoyle Mill
Inovative continental cuisine in the rustic atmosphere of an old mill
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Aberfoyle Mill reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)romantic (30)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (20)great for lunch (14)scenic view (9)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (7)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and everything was great. We will defiantly be back and recommend it highly
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Year after year, the Aberfoyle Mill continues to provide excellent food and great service. It's our favourite place in the area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Manu
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I really enjoyed my time at the Mill. I will definitely be back and would recommend the Aberfoyle Mill to anyone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The staff did a fantastic job of accommodating a last minute reservation on a busy night. The food and the service were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One for your "preferred" list.
    AkelaDon
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was not our first visit to Aberfoyle Mill, we had been there a couple of times previously. As usual the food and service was excellent. I'm a senior and starting to have difficulties with navigation ... I now use a walker and find stairs, no matter how few to be a major challenge. I was surprised to discover the absence of a ramp at the entrance and had difficulty navigating over the doorstep at the entrance. Fortunately It was not necessary for me to use the restrooms, but I do wonder what challenges that might have presented. Customers in wheel chairs and using scooters would experience major obstacles for their attendance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old restaurant food is so so
    VivianVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The resturant seems to have long history and most of the people there are group or old couples Service is kind of slow and all the food is not meet the expectations..Dessert set is just the can of fruits and something I can buy from the supermarket
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We'll be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have passed the Inn many times driving to Guelph and always wanted to stop in. When we received a coupon last week in mail, and were deciding where to celebrate a birthday, it was 'This is it!' We enjoyed it all. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    yummy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went here for Sunday night dinner. The Prime Rib was fantastic, and the service was great. Would have preferred to be seated in a different roomn with a little more ambiance. Overall this was a good evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely historical setting
    Ella
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our food, the service and environment all added up to a very enjoyable Sunday dining experience with our good friends. There's lots of easy parking. The restaurant is almost across the road from the Aberfoyle Antique Market and it was a great way to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the warm autumn sun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sheryl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have dined at the Aberfoyle 2 or 3 times now, and we are treated like regulars. Excellent food, atmosphere, and service, all for a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unstoppable Service!
    SnowWhite
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    They do a wonderful job in service, section food and customer service. #1 in the area for years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jrglvr
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    always surpasses expectations xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were bowled over by our delicious meals. We were also very impressed by the fact that we were easily accommodated when we asked that our appetizer be prepared differently than it stated on the menu. Overall, the staff were very pleasant and the service was timely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dining
    slumchild
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have been here many times for dinner and lunch. There are good tables for two, or for a small group. Excellent ambience. For a romantic meal or for discreet business meetings. It is an excellent little find. I recommend it highly. It is worth a 40-minute journey.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real hit.
    yummytummy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were a party of 2 couples each coming from a different direction; we all agreed that it was terrific halfway point, loved the historic aspect of the Mill, the yummy food, our attentive and friendly server and want to visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glenncorbett
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Outstanding quality of food and service. My wife had an amazing Arctic Char and I had a mouthwatering pork chop
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissappointed
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    had high expectations, unfortunately very disappointed..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always the Best experience!
    foodiegalore
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Even a last minute change to our reservation and it was accommodated. Very friendly and pleasant staff make the experiences here one of the best in Ontario. Food is above par and flavourful each time. We really should not wait as long between visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumper
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was wonderful, our very funny waiter was terrific. He really knows his stuff. Love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The server makes all the differenc
    Cambridgeguy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dave our server ruined my wife's birthday celebration. He was unfriendly and inattentive. The sarcastic comment he mAde when my wife declined alcohol set the tone. He couldn't remember to bring me water, he never did bring a bread basket refill and didn't bother to check to see if our meals were to our liking even once. He have nothing to say to us and didn't bother to wish my wife a happy birthday even though the host assured me that he had been told. We enjoyed our food and the host was very nice to us. What a shame that we cannot recommend. .
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  • Great Celebration
    BirthDayCelebration
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had an entirely wonderful meal, one worthy of celebrating my wife's birthday. Our waiter was exceptional and the visit from the owner was very refreshing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back soon!
    Penjolly
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food, ambience and service was exemplary! Not surprising because the excellence is always consistent between visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion dinner
    2ndchance
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I came out Friday night with a friend knowing the food would be good. I did like everything except for my cut of prime rib. It was 50% fat and rind and extremely chewy. I was very disappointed with this but didn't want to say anything at the time and disappoint my friend. The special coffees at the end of the meal were warm not hot. Service was slow for it not being busy as well. Will come back but not for the prime rib.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HardtoPlease
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Very attentive, delicious food and a charming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING
    DiningExpertVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We have had the occasion to dine here THREE times in the last week, which is a story in itself. The food here is excellent, with nothing left out. A great selection of appetizers, terrific entre choices and a nice dessert list. We had three different waiters, all of whom knew what they were doing. We were welcomed by John, Ron and Peter, and Ron, whom we knew at his old restaurant even remembered the salad I liked and had it specially prepared for me. I can't say enough about this restaurant which was busy on all the nights we were there. I highly recommend it for special occasions of any kind as the staff is well prepared to deal with every kind of event. Make sure to go!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always 5*
    ByardFamily
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Been coming here for well 14 years. Food is always impeccable. Service always nothing short of the best. Highly recommended for foodies and special occasions. Cannot go wrong choosing anything off the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25thanniversary
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great food, excellent service, this was our first time at the Mill and we are already planning our next visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my favourite restaurant
    Becca
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    the service and food are just perfect, I can't say enough about the hospitality and the food is beyond delicious! a perfect place for a romantic evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Occassionally,the food is Secondary
    four4dinner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    A special group of 4 of us, take time to go out together, usually 3-4 times a year with money we've saved on a weekly basis, from NOT wasting it on lottery tickets. We collectively agreed, that we hit THE JACKPOT by coming to Aberfoyle Mill. Reservations were quick, and right from the moment we were greeted, and quickly seated in a wonderful anti-room table, we almost immediately began to "visualize" the kind of experience we were about to have, and though we've been to MANY different fine dining locations (new one each time), THIS, by FAR, was the nicest evening we've had out so far. The owner came around several times, the waitress was the kind that EVERYONE wishes for...she was VERY efficient, the FOOD was amazing! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 14 reviews are from the Aberfoyle Mill reviews archive.
  • Mystery Night Dinner
    Mystery
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The Aberfoyle Mill is the perfect place to hold a 'Mystery Night' dinner- Will definitely be back ...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We always enjoy our visits to Aberfoyle. The food is always exquisite and the caesar salad is the best . It is a special occasion that we are celebrating when we come to Aberfoyle and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We attended the Aberfoyle Mill to celebrate our wedding anniversary, just as celebrated our wedding dinner there. As always, the Mill was most enjoyable; the food was excellent, the ambience perfect and the service was better than any restaurant in recent memory. We even were fortunate to have my special request of a table near the fireplace accomodated. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighbourhood Gem -- indeed!
    NewGuelphites
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Reservations? I'm glad we made them ... ahead of time. And that's the only type of reservation I would have for this place and dining experience. Service was prompt and courteous. Two of us selected the Prix Fix menu (lamb chops), our guest chose the farfalle. Tastefully presented and tasteful too. Waiter (Pierre) suggested a French merlot, which complemented the entrees well. That evening there was a fund raiser for AIDS support, which was invitational but not "pushed" -- again, nicely handled!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Harrison
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    A special place for special occasions. The food is outstanding be it at lunch, dinner or brunch. The ambience enhances the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the Duck Confit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The owner was friendly and greeted us at the door. I am from Montreal and I find the duck confit among the best that I have tasted. For dessert, I ordered the pecan tart which was absolutely delicious.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Setting
    Barney
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The Aberfoyle Mill provides the perfect setting for a great meal. The Ambience and special service by friendly and genuine staff make dining a great, enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memories are made here...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Very pleased with the first time experience... will definitely return and recommend to others. BEST - LAMB - EVER!!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm, Rustic and Reliable Venue
    Gordie
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I don't have the opportunity to go to the Mill often but when I do you can expect a warm welcoming, fine food and consistently good service. The mushroom soup and deerfield greens salad were an excellent beginning, followed by an extremely tender and tasty new york striploin steak. The service was superb, the ambience was warm, intimate and romantic. The wine list was not extensive but included a good selection. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, excellent food!
    lulucybell
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Great service, excellent food! Noise level was loud because of function going on upstairs, lots of kids running across the floor, made it difficult to hear each other while trying to talk; once function ended noise level was good for talking, nice music in the background.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent reliable quality
    Canuck
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Twice a year I visit and the consistency is amazing. Even the waiter has been there for years. The restaurant is in a old mill that still has working parts. Very nice atmosphere. But the food is the main event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.