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Ancaster Mill
Ancaster Mill

Ancaster Mill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ancastermill.com/restaurant/index.html
  • Phone: (905) 648-1828
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Crump
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: A wide variety of catering options are available for 10-1000 guests. Whatever your theme or style, our talented team of hospitality professionals create memorable events.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Ancaster Mill also offers private rooms from 10-to 225 guests for Weddings, Special Occasions and Corporate Events. Our special event consultants will co-ordinate and personalize your entire event. Our modern amenities, friendly and attentive staff and fantastic cuisine will ensure to exceed your expectations.
  • Private Party Contact: Kathy Alderson/Vicki DeNardis (905) 648-1828
  • Entertainment: Contemporary and Jazz piano offered most weekends.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilson Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Ancaster Mill offers complimentary onsite and Valet parking.
A word from Ancaster Mill
The beautifully restored Ancaster Mill boasts a picturesque and Historic setting. The Dining Room features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of waterfalls and naturally landscaped gardens. The interior decor accents the authentic look with warm earth tones and large stone fireplaces, creating a relaxing atmosphere. Ancaster is home to one of Canada"s most diverse and productive agricultural regions. With seasonal offerings inspired by Landmark Group's Earth to Table philosophy, Ancaster Mill's menus offer impeccable local ingredients from neadby farms and food artisans. The Ancaster Mill beverage selection compliments this with featured signature drinks and an expansive Wine List, including several by-the-glass selections.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Service and location make this place. Our server was really attentive to our requirements (although our glasses of water went empty a couple of times). The food is adequate, although prices are very steep for what you get. Portions are generous, flavours delicious, but somewhat on the safe side. I compare it to other eateries in Downtown Hamilton, for instance Rapscallion or Culantro, where flavours are a bit more adventurous. Can't be the Mill on scenery and atmosphere though. A nice stroll after a romantic dinner made our night. We will be coming back, after we save some money, for another milestone."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "All three of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and the atmosphere at the famous Ancaster Old Mill. We've been there numerous times in the past and will continue to patronize this fine Ancaster restaurant."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "we had a great view of the waterfalls while we enjoyed our prix fixe lunch. we had plenty to eat with our delicious three course meal. The food was very artistically presented. a very lovely time."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Amazing...Our waiter was Adam M, Adam was knowlegeable, fun, efficient, and very friendly. The food was probably amongst the best I have ever had. It was my Husbands birthday and I requested a table with view of the waterfall and it was practically perfect. Thank You!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great Sunday brunch. Really nice setting. Not inexpensive (47$/person 23$/child) if you don't want to eat too much. Better than very good, outstanding in the context of Hamilton."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great place for special occasions. It has a view to enjoy, food was great and service was outstandng. Highly recomended"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Beautiful property, delicious food, and superb service. Server was very attentive and kind. The only downfall was the loud music (didnt seem fitting for the ambiance). We will be back!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Many times for brunch first time dinner eaters. Loved it. Beautiful table by the waterfall very pleasant server. Very nice atmosphere. Even got a free glass of bubbly ;-)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We returned for a special occasion after a few years away and were not disappointed. You can't beat the view of the waterfall. The food is excellent--locally sourced and imaginatively created (check out the Beet/Lentil/Chevre salad). Great service. A very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our family of 8+ booked brunch for my daughter's graduation/birthday and we got a terrible table! There were no table clothes and it was too tight and too loud right near the buffet tables. You could move your chair to get in and out. The waiter took forever to bring us coffee. The eggs benedict were terrible with the english muffin under the egg soaked with vinegar, so i only ate the egg on top, and there was no extra hollandaise sauce on the side. BUT the rest of the food was good and everyone could find something they liked. The best part food wise is their selection of baked breads and kids love the chocolate fountain. This place is great for people with small kids, who want to blend into the noise."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We recently visited the Ancaster Mill to celebrate a retirement. Took advantage of the opportunity through OpenTable to purchase flowers that were delivered ahead of time and sitting on the table when we arrived. Location is spectacular, service was wonderful, food was delicious. Overall, a perfect evening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was our first timing coming in 17 years since our wedding day. The service was excellent as was the food. Our waiting Jon was incredible and made the dining experience. We will definitely be back. Excited to tried the brunch. Our children who are foodies themselves enjoy every bite."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Love the food and ambience so much that we got married here 2 months ago AND came back the next morning for brunch. we also went for brunch this past Sunday, and it was as good as ever! We will back for our anniversaries, and any time we can in between!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Absolutely everything was delicious! And such a beautiful location! I took my two children ages 8 and 13 and they both enjoyed it. We will be going back for sure!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Consistently great food and terrific view of the waterfall and stream. We had the added delight of watching a mother duck with five little ducklings."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Excellent attentive service and good food overall. The pasta special was a bit on the bland side but other than that, eveything else was delicious!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food is quite good and it is a nice setting. Special occasion destination. Valet parking is a nice touch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was a gem of a find. It is located just past Hamlton in small town called Ancaster. The restaurant has an amazing ambience with view to waterfalls. The food was fabulous and the quantity is substantial we definitely had doggy bags going home. Also service was great. We had two of us who took their special which included a delicious toffee cake with ice cream and our son the 3rd person had ordered from the menu. They brought him an extra piece of cake which was quite thoughtful."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "They have a Sunday Supper share meal for $49, which seemed quite steep but then we saw how much food we got. For three people we received a large Cesar salad, meat and cheese board, two salmon steaks, 3 pieces of chicken, truffle mayo with asparagus, risotto, 9 slices of roast beef, fingerling potatoes and carrots, three sticky toffee cake with vanilla ice cream. All the food was outstanding and our waiter was very attentive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful family-style supper. Charcuterie, Caesar salad, chicken, beef, salmon and dessert. Generous portions of each course and everything was just delicious. They even gave my lactose-intolerant son a separate dish for every course at no extra cost. When it came to dessert, we asked if we could change their selection from Sticky Toffee Pudding to Profiteroles. They said they would do better than that and gave us both - again at no extra cost. First class food, service and setting. This is our favourite spot for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience and well worth our drive from downtown Toronto. The waterfall and atmosphere cannot be found in the city and the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Very special place for a lovely evening. Beautiful setting, excellent service and fabulous meal. Everyone was very happy with their meals, and enjoyed a unhurried, enjoyable time with the family. The setting is beautiful and tables well-spaced so you are not on top of other guests. Highly recommend The Ancaster Mill."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "From the time I drove into their valet parking and was greeted by the attendant to the walk around the grounds after a wonderful dining experience detail was important. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The dining room had an amazing view of the water falls and creek. The staff were caring and the roses ordered for the occasion were placed at our seating location. The food was a highlight and staff took time to answer any questions you might have. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dining experience and a large part of that was due to the fabulous team work from the dining staff. There were two weddings happening on this Friday evening and yet we had a very attentive team that ensured that we were never in need of anything, yet at the same time were not obtrusive to our conversation or meal. All courses were excellent. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The lunch prie fixe menu is to die for! You get a choice of a starter, main and dessert for only $30.00. The food is prepared well and the taste is amazing! The service was also great and you simply cannot beat the view! Its very romantic!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "A beautiful place to visit, the food was very tasty and plentiful. Unfortunately, my husband and I felt it was far too pricey. This will probably prevent us from visiting again for a meal."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "It had been several months since our last visit for brunch and there were several changes. I assume so they can seat more people. I must admit I preferred the original setup as there were less lineups and congestion. They have also stopped providing fresh fruit spreads with their delicious breads and substituted jars of prepared jams-not a great idea. Other than the Italian pork the food was delicious as usual and we came away filled to the brim. The location is excellent and the service is superior. Would still recommend to others even though I was disappointed with the fore mentioned changes."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "we had our wedding there and we enjoy lunch and sunday brunches"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My husband and I came to celebrate the birth of our son. Our first date night out! It was wonderful. Our server, Sheean, was funny, accommodating and made our night special. We loved the Sumac Chicken and BC Halibut that we ordered as well as delicious desserts. Although Ancaster Mill is slightly more expensive then we would usually spend for a night out, it's perfect for special occasions. It's also fun to walk around the gardens after dinner! We love Ancaster Mill and have begun to make it a yearly tradition. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We visited the Ancaster Mill for Sunday brunch for the first time this past weekend, and it was absolutely stunning. From the scenic views, to the amazing selection of brunch items, there was something for everyone. The brunch seemed to have more selection than your standard brunch items, as well as complimentary mimosas. The staff was very attentive and friendly too. Although a little bit pricy, it's well worth it if you're celebrating a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Although the food is good that is to be expected because the price is a little high. I do not care for the new set up. Taking the crepes, desserts and juices out of the separate room to put in tables has caused there to be less room for food and the arrangement of the food seems to have caused more line ups to wait for food. With the new arrangement of food there seems to be a smaller variety of salads and a smaller selection of desserts. I enjoyed the views and ambiance, but would not want to be there when it was crowded."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "A wonderful place for weddings and anniversary celebrations. We have only good things to say about Ancaster Mill and it's staff and food :) Adam was a fantastic server."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our first visit to this restaurant. Surprised that for a Thursday, it was nearly full, including a bus trip, but the service level was as expected or better under those busy conditions, and the food was excellent. The beet root and lentil salad was outstanding, we would order that again for sure. The fish and chips (and mushy peas, etc), the fish properly cooked and very tasty, was quite a large plate, half came home with us. The best was the scallops appetizer. I try the scallops every time I get a chance wherever we dine. This plate was possibly the best I have come across in a year in Southern Ontario. We have already recommended this restaurant to others. We will be back for dinner next time. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The Mother's Day Brunch was fabulous! Our attendant (waitress) Darlene was attentive and friendly. She gave us just the right amount of attention without smothering us. All of your staff are exceptionally professional and the food was as always, so tasty, attractively displayed and perfectly served. The ambiance is very romantic and attractive (we sat at the waterfall where we took our wedding vow's a few years ago.) Well done to all concerned and thank you for such a great experience!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We picked Ancaster Mill to celebrate Mother's Day. We didn't get a reservation for brunch, so we opted for the dinner option. The food was plentiful. Great selection between seafood, roast beef... but the highlight for us was dessert. We had to be rolled out of there! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great spot for brunch and dinner. A bit on the pricy side but the food and service is really good. We had the perfect table for Mother's Day dinner. Ask for a table with a view of the water!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A beautiful brunch as far as the selections on the buffet. The difficulty was the increased price which was $61.00 per adult and only slightly less for a child. This unfortunate as my son are only a few pieces of bacon and olives. The food was delicious though, with lovely desserts. If you are seeking a quieter environment, this is not the place to go as it was so loud we were yelling at one another for most of the meal die to the number of people in the room. I love the Ancaster mill but I won't be returning for Mothers Day again. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Delightful ambiance; thoughtful service, although a bit slow in the last moments when we wanted to settle the account; food nicely presented and tasty. A great place to have a small family reunion. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was tastefully and artistically prepared. Local fruits and vegetables were served whenever possible. The waterfalls view was outstanding and the servers were friendly and efficient. We had a lovely birthday celebration in the fallsview room. thanks you staff at Old Mill for the lovely afternoon."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "There were 6 of us dining on a Saturday night celebrating an Anniversary. Service was excellent as our wait staff were very attentive and personable. I had the special which was T-bone steak aged for 60 days. Absolutely delicious!! The twice baked potato was the best I've ever tasted from a restaurant. Others had ribs which were great, fresh fish which was delicious although was initially sent back b/c it was barely warm. After many apologies and remaking of the meals, all were happy with the overall experience. The manager sent desserts for everyone at the table for the inconvenience. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting a fine dining experience that is top notch!!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014