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About Ancaster Mill

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.

548 Old Dundas Road
Ancaster, ON L9G 3J4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Wilson Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 648-1828

Website:
http://www.ancastermill.ca/

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.

Parking Details:
The Ancaster Mill offers complimentary onsite and Valet parking.

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ancaster Mill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (58)
Special Occasion (57)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
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Good for a Date (44)
Great for Brunch (42)
Worth the Drive (39)
Romantic (38)
Local Ingredients (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Business Meals (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Cozy (19)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Seasonal (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Fun (12)
Healthy (12)
Waterfront (11)
Authentic (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Organic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Casual (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Music (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

I specifically picked this spot to propose to my financé. Though relatively expensive (roughly $150 for two people), the food was amazing (as usual), the restaurant was quiet (even when nearly filled), and the ambiance was surreal.

They catered to us beautifully. They helped us take photos, set up my table early with flowers (I provided - but they did give us a vase), complimentary hot chocolate outside and champaign inside. It really felt like they were celebrating with us.

Would highly recommend for any special date, or even a regular date if you want to really impress.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined 7 days ago

My daughter & I went for Sunday Brunch & in celebration of my 29th b'day (she is 47 lol) - believe me the food was more than a 10 .. staff were great .. just a little 'blip' at the beginning but thats ok - I only wish we could have got a table near the water falls, absolutely out of this world ambience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Business Meals, Cozy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

We couldn't ask for a better experience. Great table, excellent and charming personnel, spectacular views, and great food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful service and fantastic brunch! We were there for a more somber event but the service and the attention was fantastic...would highly recommend for any occasion!!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Sorry but I haven't been here in many years and was looking forward to going back. I remembered it be be a quiet restaurant with a great location and venue. I was disappointed to see that it has grown immensely and lost is quiet serenity. No main courses for a vegetarian or vegan - should have checked the menu before booking. I ordered the soup which was served luke warm and wasn't told that I would be served a small serving of the same soup first. I did not complain as I was with my vegan daughter and wanted the night to be special for her. She compromised and ordered the fish.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent restaurant, lovely large windows, excellent live music. Most of the food was perfect, but their ravioli was a bit undercooked.
Overall a great experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

we had the porterhouse for two and it was spectacular.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch with some girlfirends for a catch up. After we had been at our table for one hour while chatting and having coffee a waiter told us we should start eating because we only had our table for two hours! We had no idea about this when we made our reservation or from check in or our server when we sat down. We thought it was rude and a shock when the buffet is 51.00 per person. We stayed a little past our time and there were several empty tables in our area that never refilled. I likely wouldnt recommend them or return due to our experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have never been disappointed with the food. Beautiful presentation.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best place, remains great year after year.

Needs to be 50 characters. Okay, amazing place.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love the place so much. Want to go back as soon as I can!!!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We really were not sure what to expect. Came to celebrate our son's 25th birthday and it happened to be a Sunday evening Family Dinner event. We shared most courses with the exception of our entre which we could choose 1 of 5. Great choices!

Great food, excellent service, and beautiful setting.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

A beautiful venue with the incredible waterfall visible from many spots inside the restaurant. The staff was lovely and the service wonderful. We chose the set menu for dinner which featured a terrine starter, a spaghetti squash dish first followed by both fish and beef, and a selection of desserts. I could not finish all of the courses although my husband enjoyed every bite of anything I left. The food was wonderful. A little pricey as we were $550.00 for dinner for 4 with only one bottle of wine. My only complaint was that we were the last table there by 10:00 pm which I don't consider late on a Saturday but they clearly wanted us to leave so they could prep for their brunch the next morning. They started playing Janis Joplin music and rearranging furniture around us. It worked. Still in all a lovely night.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The cauliflower soup was outstanding. The Halibut entre was lukewarm at best, and the only vegetable served with it was a lot of acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash, which was not peeled, and also lukewarm. I got tired of eating all that squash, frankly. The mussels as an accompaniment to the lukewarm halibut were also lukewarm. An expensive dish—and the restaurant wasn’t busy. No excuse for this, as I can see.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The server was great and the food was amazing. The view is gorgeous, the restaurant and the whole building is beautiful.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

It was my husband's birthday and this was the first time we had both been to the Ancaster Inn. What a beautiful venue! The grounds and the view of the waterfalls from our table were spectacular. We also loved the old world charm of the buildings with its modern updates. It was truly a memorable day and we would highly recommend going here.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Fun, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Was expecting an luxuriant dining experience. Instead I would rate it a casual brunch experience in a venue which had a beautiful outdoor view.

For $51/person was anticipating quality food and more elegance.

Service, was attentive and professional. However very noisy environment, tightly packed tables, and ambiance similar to Mandarin buffet does not entice me to return.

Tags: Scenic View
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food3
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was a lunch date with my wife and we enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overall great, but our server was a bit rude and that ruined our experience being there. But food and atmosphere wonderful.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was one of many times eating at the Ancaster Mill. The amazing food is only outdone by the great service. They were easily able to work around a food allergy. And our waiter made great wine pairing suggestions. Classy and consistent every time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

As usual, another excellent evening out. We enjoy this place every time we come.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was excellent. The food was great and the staff was wonderful. I was allowed to organize a flower delivery to the table and had the flowers set up at a table with a waterfall view.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sunday dinner was OK. Not worth the money, but tasty. The place is beautiful and service is great.

Salad came to us with a small greenish worm which was surprising. They gave us a new dish and a discount.

Dont think I will go back for dinner. Their brunch is amazing!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

My husband and I were going to be in the Hamilton area and were looking for a nice place to eat lunch. We had just celebrated our wedding anniversary and thought the splurge for brunch at the Lancaster mill was just the ticket. We were very impressed!! The venue is gorgeous and the brunch outstanding. Won't hesitate to go back ourselves and recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service, can't say enough. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Romantic
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was only slightly warm.
For the price there was not enough food on the plate
Duck leg dinner and the river trout dinner very sparse for the cost.
Duck leg stringy.
Best thing we ate was the homemade bread and herb butter.
The squash on the trout plate had no butter or seasoning just straight squash.
Mashed turnip with seasoning or butter.
Endive was blah with no seasoning or butter.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Thanksgiving

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Phenomenal meal and service! Kudos to Ancaster Mill.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Fabulous setting n tremendous pie n tremendous bread
The new fall menu sadly has many items most people won't enjoy or native to this part of the province I'm not into duck etc big miss in not offering an organic hearty dinner size salad with lots of fresh veggies and a light protein everything was very very heavy except for the trout
Because of that I won't return other than to have coffee and pie till the menu changes

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

A retirement celebration with four friends. Wonderful food, excellent service. The view from the Falls Room was spectacular. Would definitely recommend the Ancaster Mill for a private celebration or just a delicious lunch or dinner for two.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Healthy, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We checked out the food and the place as one of our prospective venue for our wedding. Ambiance was very nice they seated us right in front of the window near the waterfall view in the falls room and the walkout patio, but its also near a small washroom. Waiter was very friendly and warm, served us right away. Food was farm to table theme and what was seasonal. Herb butter served with bread was very tasty. Salad tasted good until my partner found a hair in it and was turned off. The waiter was alerted about it but only offered us more salad which we refused. We shared the following plates: Cornish hen, steak, and ratatouille (3 out 5 stars). For dessert we had a cherry pie and pecan pie (both very good 4 out of 5 stars). We went on a Sunday to take advantage of the discount offer of the $49 per person dinner but total of bill in end was $160 probably due to the 9 oz wine that cost $18, I had a juice, taxes & tip. Overall, we would rate the restaurant 3.5 out 5 stars.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Appointment system was very confused. I waited for 30 minutes before getting my 3 people table. My wife was at he other end seeing a lot of free table and yet I am still waiting for at least another 15 minutes.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great experience everytime.amzaing view,great food .excellent service ,clean

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I enjoyed the evening,but would like the service to be more relaxed,I felt rushed through my meal

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent dining experience! Great food! Great service! Great view!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Ancaster Mill has great view and is perfect to take your family to there. The service is great but personally I think they need to do better work on food. It's really beautiful to take around and easy to find parking lots.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent atmosphere and the meal was awesome. We will definitely visit again.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Organic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fantastic menu, service, ambiance. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Scenic View, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

My husband and I went to the Old Mill to celebrate our wedding anniversary (we also got married there and it was amazing!) The service was great, the food was amazing and it was a fantastic atmosphere to celebrate in. It was quiet and we were able to talk easily. They even gave us complementary champagne to celebrate. It is definitely worth the money.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Classy dinning, my absolute favourite for a day out.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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