Ancaster Mill
Ancaster Mill

Ancaster Mill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ancastermill.com/restaurant/index.html
  • Phone: 9056481828x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 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 9056481828x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ancaster Mill reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (105)scenic view (102)romantic (79)great for brunch (70)good for groups (53)fit for foodies (46)great for lunch (33)neighborhood gem (32)notable wine list (30)kid-friendly (16)great for outdoor dining (11)hot spot (8)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Excellent as always
    Mattman
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I live this spot. Whether for business or pleasure the view is wonderful and the food is delicious. Try the truffle fries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated Family
    FancyDinner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Promised by young teenage daughters a "fancy" dinner to celebrate Grad and other accomplishments. My Parents came along and we had a lovely "family-style" meal with a view of the water fall. Our server Stephanie was delightful --- she knew just how to make my kids feel special with the Mocktails and then we were served a special bubbly drink to help celebrate all of the family events. The food was just fancy enough -- but not toooo fussy for my kids to try some new items (Lamb). Thanks Ancaster Mill for helping to make this "Fancy Dinner" memorable.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy repeat visitors.
    EliLilly1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My parents started bringing me to Sunday brunch when we were in Canada on our annual vacation (we're from the States). This was probably almost my 30th time at the Mill and I think it was the best brunch,yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 32 wedding Anniversary Dinner
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Dinner for anniversary. ,told we could not have the table we asked for as we came in, only after we went in did we see that the table was available it only needed to be cleaned. asked to wait at the bar. bar tender looked annoyed,no smiles . ordered our drinks , let to our table.Our waiter had no charm or personality seemed rude and arrogant. we had our drinks ,he took the wine menu ,not asking if we wanted something else. Ordering our meal;he did not offer if their were any specials,I had to ask.My wife ordered a small sirlion ;he tried to sarcasticly to have her change her order for a ribeye saying why would you order a small one if you could have a big one.Our food arrived cold and had to sent back.It was not a good evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Dinner
    Dinner
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food was very good and enjoyed. The server, very upbeat, would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    Anniversaryouting
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We really enjoyed the champagne brunch. We were there to celebrate our very good friends anniversary. The table that looked out on the water falls was so nice. The food was delicious and very fancy. And the waitress was very pleasant
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brian
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The Milll was equivalent to a landmark with great views of the "rapids".We did not expect such a spectacular setting. The brunch was excellent. We would highly recommend the Mill to any looking for something special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Yumm
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our waitress was wonderful! Very attentive but didn't make us feel rushed. The food was very fresh and full of flavour. I would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three Sisters lunch
    kt13
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our sister was visiting us from New Zealand so my other sister who lives on the Hamilton Mountain suggested we meet at the Old Mill. We requested the back corner of the restaurant where the waterfall is. When we arrived at 12:55 we were seated immediately at a perfect table as requested. We ordered a lovely bottle of New Zealand white wine. The waitress took our order when she poured our wine. Then she took the white wine bottle with her. We didn't see wine or food until 1:45. When the lunches came out, 2 of them were 10 minutes ahead of the third. We had to ask for our wine. We were not in a rush but certainly would have appreciated more attention. We all decided that it would be a while before we visited again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place and very romantic
    robmv
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I highly recommend this place for a romantic date and special occassion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely place
    omtapaul81
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was our first time in the restaurant and e really enjoyed it. We got married in the outside chapel there last year and we wanted to celebrate our first year anniversary there and it was the best place we could have ever chosen. It was also great that we got a table on the side that I asked for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of my favourites
    favourite
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food, service, ambiance, setting - all fantastic. A great place to celebrate a special occasion. Can't wait to come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Great
    ScottinStGeorge
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The brunch here is a great experience from top to bottom. We had our wedding reception here almost 20 years ago, which was amazing, and we were hooked for all kinds of dining. Top-quality food, great service, and especially a delight for kids: mine cheer when they hear we are going. Can't say enough good things about this place, it has always been a delight. Family photos by the waterfall are a bonus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • special
    sandy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    never disappoints. Best location, atmosphere. Food very good. Very professional service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    Brunching
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have been to the Old Mill numerous times for Brunch. It was my husbands birthday so our 2 teenagers came with us for the first time. There is a wide variety of food choices which we appreciate as we all have such different food preferences. The view from the restaurant is breath taking. The servers are all very professional and attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Be prepared it is more expensive, not golden griddle prices, but it won't disappoint. Thank you for another wonderful Sunday Brunch 😊
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic and Original
    party42
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food, beautiful night, my wife and I enjoyed a personal and romantic dinner for our 9th anniversary with a view of a waterfall and gorgeous garden. I would be happy to go back to dine for our next event.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Fabulous Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and personable. She made the experience truly worthwhile, and as an employee of Landmark Group, I am honoured to work among such talented staff during my shifts. The food was delicious, and portion sizes were spot on. The view and setting is as iconic as ever, and as a whole, I would recommend a visit to the Mill to any of my friends and relatives planning on having a fantastic meal in future. Cheers, Mill Staff! ~Steve from Bread Bar
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous dinner
    cmcdougall
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We came to the mill for our wedding anniversary on Sunday. It was overall a great experience. We love coming to the Mill and we will be back soon. Our server, Jon, is excellent and we hope to have him again. He has been our server twice now. Thank you for another great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very slow service
    weeklydinner
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our reservation was for 5:30, party of 9. We were seated right away and our water glasses filled. 20 minutes went by before we were offered drinks to start. After a long wait one of the members in our party went to request someone take our order, which they did immediately. Our food was very slow in coming. Once we had finished eating, our plates remained on our table for about 30 minutes before they were removed. At 8:15 the waiter asked if we would like our dessert but we informed him we were going to be too late and we requested our bill. He was kind enough to package the dessert which was included with our meals, for take home. We were there for an 80th birthday and 3 hours is way too long to sit for dinner for the elderly.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • At long last...
    Kimmy1secrets
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I attended a wedding many years ago at the Ancaster Old Mill and thought it was a lovely venue. Many friends and family had shared over the years how great the Sunday Brunch is and how it is a great spot to celebrate a special occasion. I would like to plan an upcoming family occasion and wanted to attend brunch before hosting a special occasion brunch. I attended brunch on Sunday with a good friend and was seated by the waterfall and the view was stunning!! The food exceeded all my expectations and I really can not comment on 1 food item as I was so impressed by many. I am a food lover ...the salmon, pork tenderloin and chocolate fondue and whole dessert table was scrumptious. Thank you for a lovely food experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Mill
    Dineasyfor4
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We have now had two lunches at the Mill, they were excellent, and the service outstanding. Our friends loved it and the dining room. The food was wonderful and so tasty. The staff were so friendly and seemed to bend over backward to assist you in all things.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eric
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was my first visit, to meet a friend for lunch. Generally speaking the experience was good but somewhat expensive. The food was good and so was the service. However the noise level was quite high making a quiet conversation more than a little difficult. I drove 55Km to get to the restaurant and when I ask myself if I would do it again the answer would have to be "No." It was good but somewhat "run of the Mill." (pun intended)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    When we arrived at Ancaster Mill for our 5p.m. Reservation we were told to wait until dining room opened. They took us to our table. It was a bench table stuck in the corner and my Husband and I refused. The staff took us to another table set for 2 people.Our food was good but my steak was not done to perfection! When we got our bill I seen they had not given any reduction considering my steak wasn't done to my liking! I feel Ancaster Mill is overrated! We had a gift certificate! Still had to pay $75.00 and the gift certificate was for $75.00!!!! That was for 2 people and a glass of wine . I honestly don't think I would go back as it is very expensive and for what!!!! The dining room could do with a facelift!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience & Choice of Food
    ajohns
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was my first time at the Ancaster Mill - service was fantastic; thank you Darlene. The choice of food was out of this world, all of it was super fresh with lots of selection. We went for my nana's birthday and she had a fantastic time. Will definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst restaurant I have r been too
    sugarbeachVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We came on Saturday. August 9th, 2014 to celebrate my husband "s 57 th birthday. I should have waited and celebrated it in Las Vegas, where the service is always excellent and they go out of your way to make you feel special! Arrived at 7pm, hostess asked if we were celebrating anything special, I said yes my husband's 57th birthday. Never receiver birthday acknowledgement, also scallop appetizer way too salty and mojito undrinkable. My husband sent it back. Probably will not diner here again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty flawless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    From the ultra fresh oysters, beautifully prepared charcuterie, perfectly cooked rib steaks and amazingly seared foie gras, the food is hard to fault. The service lives up to the food as well, we had great recommendations and perfect wine pairing from our server Steph and the manager Jon. We couldn't actually have been served any better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice setting..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Overall, we had a good time, but , for over $125.00 for brunch, I think the cost is a little steep. (Nb. Includes tax and tip). I don't know if I would go again anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reunion lunch at the Old Mill
    splunch
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Lovely venue. Excellent food and presentation. Outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Family Brunch
    luv2brunch
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Have enjoyed the Mill and Spencer's for many a great brunch. Service is always great and the food delicious. Worth the money.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    vramakrishnan
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Ancaster Mill was definitely a great choice for my birthday! Excellent service, excellent food and a great view! Very enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Limited menu on Sundaym Evening
    Sunday
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We went a Sunday Evening but unfortunately the Menu was very Limited we were told this i normal for Sundays please mentioned this on you web side so people do not get disappointed, we will not be in on a Sunday again, but maybe give it a weekday.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous for special occasions
    DaniDinesVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our family and group of friends are regulars at the Ancaster Mill. It has become a Hamilton establishment. If you have anything you want to celebrate with a special touch or just go out for brunch with friends or family you will never be disappointed. Our group last Sunday was just delighted. The only thing that would make it more fabulous is ROUND TABLES. We often as a group of 8-10 and it would be just so much nicer if we could talk across the table rather than 'down' the table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprisingly disappointing brunch
    drjg
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We are big fans of Earth to Table Bread Bar, so felt certain our experience at The Ancaster Mill would be equally satisfying. The restaurant is in a beautiful setting and decorated in the best of modern country style. The staff is welcoming; our server was engaging and attentive. Surprisingly, our visit was very disappointing because of the food. Some of the food was good, but some was poor quality. The oysters were not fresh. Two members of our party had omelettes, which were made by a cook who appeared to not know what he was doing. A third member of our party changed her mind about ordering an omelette after she observed him wiping out the pan with a filthy towel he had hanging from his belt. Very unappetizing, not to mention unhygienic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pricey,
    altom
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I nearly had a heart attack when I saw the bill. Five people for Sunday Brunch. 300 dollars. There was no price listed for this brunch. I had one plate of food. No one explained that there was no option to order from a menu. We were put in a room with no views. I have enjoyed lunch on other days at the Mill with a friend which was not priced as high. I'll know in the future to stay away from the Old Mill on Sundays.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    Brunching
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We have had brunch here before and is our favorite place to come. You couldn't ask for more. The service is fantastic, not to mention all the variety of foods to choose from. My husband and I have very different tastes and there is always something to choose from. Excellent Brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing atmosphere
    CarlaRS
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Beautiful and excellent place! Strongly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and refined ambience, food OK.
    HungryJuan
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great visit
    foodmary
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    PracticallyPerfect
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.