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Ancaster Mill

4.6
2097 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Continental
One of the most sought after restaurants for a Sunday brunch or a dinner celebration, Ancaster Mill epitomizes the spirit of great hospitality. By looking to the harvest for inspiration, our chefs are able to provide guests with a culinary experience that highlights the spectacular local, seasonal ingredients from our Earth to Table farm and Craft Cut butcher.
Situated beside a creek, with a large dining room built out overlooking the falls, Ancaster Mill is in demand year-round for weddings, family or corporate events and celebrations. Restored to keep its authentic character intact, this is a place where ambience fuses with fine food and great service.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2097 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VinceK
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

AMAZING food, great service as always!

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AlbGirl
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very beautiful outdoor surroundings. Very good food but the margaritas cocktail was awful. Very good service.

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AnnetteC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got married at the Ancaster Mill two years ago so we go back on our anniversary never disappointing. Staff and food always exceeds expectations.

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Mara
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

The place is beautiful. Their menu is very basic, disappointing actually. I'd go back for the ambiance only. Service was great very friendly and professional staff.

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sentellos
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The waitress was very professional, friendly, and accommodating. The restaurant is beautiful and the falls view from the dining area is priceless. The burger I ordered was way too salty. I only ate one half of it. I drank three glasses of water afterwards. They only had four main entrees. They should offer a selection of entrees for people who are experiencing food allergies.

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DaveB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Great to be back. Highly recommend the restaurant

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Lotus
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. There should be more selection on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First visit to Ancaster Mill, just the weekend of RE-opening from the Pandemic. Good service, special ambiance, for a Family Birthday. Menu was still limited to the Patio 2021 offerings. Burger offering was OK, not special. Steak Filet was excellent. Pasta offering was very good. Tuna was good, but rare on the inside, which I didn’t mind, but some would. Service was friendly and attentive. Room for improvement as they re-emerge to indoor dining service.

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kainejon1234567891011121
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We loved the view of the waterfall. Disappointed in the menu (less than 10 options) including one vegan option.

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JoyA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Despite booking a reservation (with a credit card) we were disappointed to be placed in a spill over room away from the main dining area (with the falls). Patrons with a reservation should NEVER be placed in a room that could be a storage room. I asked for the manager and we were moved to the main dining room. We were thankful for the open table that became available however would have appreciated if our reservation was honoured.

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. They were attentive, gave good recommendations when asked, and explained the meals well. I was impressed with their cocktail selection as well, they had lots of variety and interesting flavour combinations. And of course, the food was incredible. Amazing flavours and good portions. We ended up ordering an appetizer and a dessert because we couldn't resist, they all sounded so good.

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DOGGY
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, service and ambience !! To bad it was raining can’t sit on the patio!!

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AdamS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, historic architecture, and excellent food and service.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Very disappointed with the quality of the food. No taste to the romaine salad and same for the pasta.
Disappointed to say the least.

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DaveK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Long time patron of the Ancaster Mill, unfortunately the quality has suffered in the last year (2020/21). The value is just not there right now, hopefully things will improve as the pandemic subsides.

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Lovesteak
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Small portions. Had the steak….tiny and chewy. Minimal sides included with the meal. Go to the keg. Better food. Better calue

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a beautiful patio lunch. Amazing location and ambiance.

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JohnP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The outdoor service was OK - but no where near as nice as the service indoor. Some people, that were just driving and cycling by, went past our table to take pictures of the waterfall - so not a very intimate setting. Beautiful location, good service and good food. Once in-door dining is allowed we will be back.

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AncastermillreviewbyAro
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best experience i have had with fine dining on that side. Ambience, food, hospitality everything is beyond a spot

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, food and service. If you have not been it is an experience worth having!

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SuzyR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to dine, food is delicious and service is very good

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SaraB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall outstanding service and food. Thank you to our server Andrew who was kind and considerate. They were very accommodating to provide us a table that was accessibly friendly for my senior grandparent. We will come back again soon!

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Jerome
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic experience, from the food, to scenery to service all excellent.

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SamA
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise was the water fall natural noise which we did not mind at all

FK
FoodieK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great service and an amazing ambience.

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TylerJ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fantastic patio space with tables right by the waterfall and amazing food. Highly recommended.

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RitaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a great evening. I know most restaurants are featuring smaller menus right now, but it was our anniversary dinner and I was hoping for a nicer dish. What I had was tasty however.

JD
JoseD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Ancaster Mill is ALWAYS excellent. It is fresh, and of very high quality. Great ambience. The sound, and cool breeze, from the waterfall is special and very unique. Great service as well.

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OlgaM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy patio with amazing waterfall view! Great service!

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Leah
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people there is quite helpful. We took a nice waterfall view table. It's quite nice to have lunch there.

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marjannel
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have become a fan of Chef Taka and his team - the risotto is to die for and the green salad is a symphony of flavors. Each time you get a bit of caramelized onion in the risotto, it is a like little taste gift and then there are the little pieces of tomato. I urge you to try the dish before it disappears off the menu.
My friend had the seared tuna and declared it delicious. The staff are welcoming and do their best to make sure you have a good time. Thank you Chef Taka.

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EricZ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services
Considering our request on strawberry cake

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MamaSoprano
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant choice for our 10th anniversary!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it were treated amazing by the staff all the food for our lunch was delicious!!

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BobP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

55th wedding anniversary lunch. Everything was perfect.

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Dirk
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server Kyle was super with Thundershowers pouring down & Lightning Flashes close by he was just super. Not to mention he got pretty wet because in Hamilton no indoor dining is allowed and we had patio seating with large umbrella's. Thanks a million Ancaster Mill as you made our 6th Wedding Anniversary a reality under these very unprecedented times we currently live in these days!

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LeeG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a fantastic experience at Ancaster Mill. Their service was excellent and they happily accommodated us and our 7 month old baby.

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AKay
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

We have been to Ancaster Mill for brunch, wedding showers and to dine at the main restaurant. The food and ambience had been routinely top-notch but this last outing was particularly disappointing.

My wife and I attended for our anniversary and were given a nice outdoor table near the waterfall that was cozy and comfortable. Unfortunately there were two events that stained the experience.

Firstly, a dinner guest appeared to be sick at a nearby table and ultimately had to be taken away by paramedics on a stretcher. While this was occurring nearby, Ancaster Mill staff paid no attention and made no mention to the incident, and served us our entrees literally amidst the poor dinner guest being wheeled out.

Then when we attended to the entrees, my wife found that her tuna was completely overcooked (it was well-done instead of 'just-seared'). We waited ten minutes for the server (who was busy dealing with other guests, certainly not her fault) and we apologized for the inconvenience but returned the overcooked tuna.

I thought we were being quite polite and reasonable considering the circumstances but the server proceeded to ignore us the rest of the evening, left my dirty, finished plate for the entirety of the meal for my wife to stare at as she ate her proper entree alone.

And after the server returned to take all of the empty plates away, 15 minutes later she came back with the bill. There was no mention of coffee, dessert (both of which we had originally been planning to partake in) or anything else.

All in all a very expensive meal that left a very sour taste in our mouths. Most likely not coming back.

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ELIOTTO
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great time, very relaxing, nice staff and food was excellent.

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ToshniP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had such a lovely lunch date. Ambience was great and food was fantastic!

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Ancaster Mill is rated 4.6 stars by 2097 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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