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Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa
Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa

Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vintage-hotels.com/millcroft
  • Phone: (519) 941-8111
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Afternoon Tea - All Week - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International
  • Executive Chef: James Buder
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact our special event manager Paula Groenendyk for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Paula Groenendyk (519) 941-8111 x5360
  • Entertainment: Every Saturday night Gary Beck plays live acoustic guitar in Headwaters Restaurant & Lounge form 630pm to 930pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen Street W.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking is available in the inn's parking lot.
A word from Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa
A passion for pleasing the senses is apparent in the four diamond award winning Restaurant at the Millcroft. Executive Chef James Buder's exquisitely conceived menus, skilful preparation and creative presentation guarantee an experience which will satisfy and inspire even the most discerning palate. With an award winning wine list to compliment a savory lunch or sumptuous dinner, along with a dining experience in "the pod" overlooking the rushing falls of Shaw’s Creek, Headwaters Restaurant and Lounge is not to be missed. Join us every Saturday night for the exquisite sounds of local artist Gary Beck. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Absolutely divine! Our server, Tyler, was especially gifted."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food - amazing view/atmosphere and some of the best service I have ever received. Headwater's is a gem."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The setting was perfect. Everything was perfect BUT the food. Ordered beef striploin was horrible and tasteless. Served over a soupy disaster of liquid and peas. They really need to take a good look at there menu. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Headwaters is proof again of great restaurants are not limited to Toronto. We came for a long weekend getaway. Both the Millcroft Inn and the Headwaters restaurant lived up to expectation. For hard core foodies, the menu is limited but don't let that put you off, to be fair this is the country and you have yo know your audience - the restaurant was almost full for the Saturday evening. Details like the amuse-bouche, the palate cleanser, the food itself and knowledge of the staff and setting itself all contributed to a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The Millcroft Inn's is a charming setting for the Headwaters restaurant. This was our first time there as a family for Mother's Day 2014. Perhaps we chose the wrong day to be there. From the time I booked the reservation to arriving, the menu was changed which was not good. My wife is very particular about items so we always want to understand the menu first. From the fix price menu, I picked the risotto and steak and eggs. The risotto was not risotto but more like lightly flavoured rice, not creamy or rich at all. For the steak and eggs, I was not asked how I wanted my steak prepared. It came very less than medium. The cut of meat was also surprisingly poor; I would have expected better at a place like this."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great service, good food, and a wonderful setting for lunch ro dinner. Explore local trails or stores. Worth the visit. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband & I were looked after from the moment we sat down to the time we left & treated like royalty. Chef James is extraordinary in his culinary creations. The flavours, textures, variety & presentation were superb & we would go a long way to find a match for this fabulous lunch. We know you are very lucky to have him& he will definitely draw in a lot of customers hungry for exceptional food experiences. We will recommend The Millcroft Inn to anyone who would like to enjoy an escape from the everyday world."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We love visiting the Millcroft Inn and always book a table in the Pod, overlooking the millpond and falls. The food is always wonderful and superbly presented. The menu is limited, but covers all food groups! We both had the filet, which was cooked to perfection, and nicely matched with a bottle of Angel's Gate Merlot. The dessert was a chocoholic delight, and one portion was more than enough for two. The ambience was great, and the serving staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Being there on a Monday night, it was not busy, so the atmosphere was very relaxed. It was another memorable meal."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We return at least once a year for special occasions like Birthdays or Wedding Anniversaries. The restaurant has never failed to impress and we usually get a chance to sit in the pod with its excellent view. The wait staff took the time to explain each selection and what it included. We never felt rushed and look forward to returning at an early date."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We always enjoy lunch, dinner or brunch at the Millcroft Inn. The service & the food have always been really good and in such a great location."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "My husband and I spent our 40th anniversay at the Millcroft this weekend and were more than happy we chose this venue. The food, service and ambience were all exceptional. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious, and the service was outstanding. It's a bit pricey but well worth it. Be sure to request a table in the pod for a beautiful view of the waterfall. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed the atmosphere in the restaurant. The view of the pond was excellent and food was quality. Only issue was the time in between courses (We waited 15 -20 minutes for our dessert to arrive)"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We went to celebrate a birthday and a new baby, a small group of women from 25 a 64. The room was lovely, our table overlooking the beautiful waterfall and the rushing river. The food was delicious, plentiful and reasonable. What made the experience outstanding was the attentive service. From the moment we arrived, all personnel made this a special occasion. Any off the menu requests were graciously accomodated . We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Have previously had wonderful evening dinners at the Millcroft but never before Sunday brunch. It was disappointing. Service was barely functional but not particularly friendly. Menu selection limited. Bread was stale. Starters very nice. Entrees so so - variable quality and lacking in content. Desserts just OK. Coffee good. Wine not great and massively overpriced. Would recommend for dinner but certainly not Sunday brunch."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Chef inspired cuisine. My wife had the beef tenderloin with pomme purée and mixed vegetable and I head the coq au vin stuffed with frois gras, baby turnip, fingerling potatoes. For dessert, my wife had the assorted sorbet and had the apple beignet caramel and cider (a nice lite après vie... If you're ordering this don't expect a big dessert). Very enjoyable. Friendly staff. Very attentive and accommodating. And of course, the view. Our own private falls by the mill. Wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Foods was fantastic however I was disappointed having gone out and made reservation . My wife and I were greeted and asked about our reservation taken and seated in the worse table in the place my views straight downstairs into the galley of the kitchen. Seriously I make reservations only to be given a walk up table. Not what I expected for the high price I paid for dinner ."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Situated on a magnificent location, we went in expecting excellent food and service. Overall it was a great night."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Went two weeks ago for Sunday brunch and followed it up again this past weekend. Both times, superb! My wife even ordered the same dish on the Prix Fixe - Salmon - and said that both times it was excellent. Thus great consistency as well. Other dishes ordered over the two weekends include Prime Rib and the Flat Iron Steak. All great. Service was excellent from the top down and everyone was very helpful and went above and beyond with our 17-month-old which was appreciated and definitely not expected. We'll be back and looking to Headwaters as a go-to resto in Caledon/Alton. Looking forward to seeing the waterfall in full motion (frozen over now) and exploring the grounds in Spring and Summer."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food was delicious, creative and great to look at as well as eat. There was no background music which I loved so you could actually have a conversation with your date without having to strain your voice. The services was impeccable and although the prices were expensive, the food was well worth it."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We went to The Millcroft to celebrate our anniversary. It was the perfect atmosphere but the meal disappointed us."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A beautiful snowy setting outdoors and a warm welcome inside by several staff. The dining room is artistically decorated, evidently changed for each season. The service was friendly, though on one day not as attentive as it could have been (refilling water and bread). The chef was very accommodating as well as expert in producing delicious flavours. Would hope that more vegetarian options will be added to the menu, but parsnip-apple soup rocked. Because the room was not busy, we can't comment on noise level except that this survey required it be filled in, but did notice pleasant low music. Highly recommend for those who can afford it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We are very grateful to the Millcroft Inn staff for making our Christmas dinner such a lovely experience. This year we had the ice storm and the hotel was running on the generator. However we had no idea! When we arrived the staff was relaxed and welcoming as always.The service was perfect and the food was outstanding - every bite. Presentation artistic. Flavours and portions completely satisfying. Deepest thanks to all the the effort behind the scenes to make Christmas wonderful for us."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This year my letter to Santa included just one request: for an overnight stay at the Millcroft Inn in Caledon, a chance for my busy husband, a professional musician and university lecturer, to take a little time with me, and our seventeen year old son who's due to graduate and go off to university in 2014. The Inn is located in a serene and beautiful spot, and the time itself was a gift., but from the moment we arrived (a little tired, rather late for lunch, and very hungry after an hour's drive in difficult traffic) and were welcomed into the lovely Headwaters Restaurant, exquisitely decorated for Christmas, the stay became a special occasion."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Food was very tasty, well presented. Beautiful setting, especially at this time of year. Loved the "pod" Had a feeling like you were outside, but were warm and cozy. Service was excellent"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "My wife and I stayed two nights at Millcroft Inn and dined at the Headwaters Restaurant on both nights. The food is exceptional, and I cannot say enough about the wait staff in the dining room. The overall feeling is comfortable and accommodating. My wife had called and made a special menu request before our arrival and this restaurant did NOT disappoint. Very well done to all the staff!!!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Charming spot. Menu and pricing very reasonable. Brunch was excellent. Canadian Christmas decor was vivacious and imaginative. Personable staff are a real asset to the Inn."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We had lamb rack and it was wonderful. Good wine selection also. And, service was superb! Breakfast as also a great experience with staff willing to move us out to the scenic area when it became available. Really wonderful. We would like to return in the spring summer of 2014. When is the best time to get a very good deal. Thanks."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Staff were wonderful both in the restaurant and Inn. Was a great Anniversary for us and the food was the icing on the cake. What a great time we had. We were not rushed during our meal. Great timing between courses. Would definitely come back again. Thanks for a wonderful time."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Very good food and service with a great atmosphere"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Being the only restaurant in the vicinity of the inn where I was staying there was really no other option for supper. The fact that I felt that way during the meal and after says it all. If I had left the restaurant with a different point of view, then I would have given them credit for 'wowing' me with something different. They were just okay. They didn't do anything wrong, but they didn't do anything sensational either."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "I wanted a quiet night to myself with a little extra spa pampering and delicious food. Millcroft met all of these requirements with a beautiful setting as an added bonus. Being alone can sometimes be awkward but I felt very comfortable and safe."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "The atmosphere was great, the food fantastic but had to ask for coffee twice, weren't asked for a wine order and there was no bread ready for our 1 p.m. lunch. This unacceptable for a $160.00 lunch for 3!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Beautiful venue, courtious friendly staff, sensational meal"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "After last year, where were thrilled with our Thanksgiving lunch at Millcroft, we were looking forward to a repeat this year. We were dis appointed. Our food was cold insipid fare."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "great spot for special occasions, the food was incredible!"
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "We were happily surprised with how outstanding the food and service were. The view from the pod was amazing."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "I decided that a 42 nd Anniversary was time to celebrate. From the moment we entered the restaurant until we left 2 hours later we were treated to friendly smiles, attention that was timely but not over the top and great food. Our head waiter (Fred) was friendly, inquisitive and very helpful when we were making our dining selections. The flowers I'd ordered delivered to our table were tastefully set out and my wife was thrilled and delighted. Our table overlooked the mill pond and the stunning sunset was a perfect end to a truly wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "service was excellent, atmosphere friendly and respectful, food was good but found the price to be too much for me to make the inn a regular choice. Wine selection is admirable. i was allowed a wonderful visit in a quiet location to celebrate a birthday with a sister that i see only twice a year due to distance. i noticed that a friend artist had a show on display. as an artist i did not know that this is an option and i am interested to follow through. thank you for a lovely experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "My husband and I spent the weekend at the Millcroft Inn for our 15 year Anniversary and decided to have dinner at the Headwaters Restaurant. The service was exceptional by our two waiters - Mike and Mathew. The food was interesting because they weren't things we would normally eat but we were surprised at how wonderful it tasted and how beautifully arranged the dishes looked. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic but not too stuffy so we felt comfortable and relaxed. We would definitely return for another dinner."
    Dined on 7/19/2013