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.
Ancaster, ON L9G 3J4
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.
The Ancaster Mill offers complimentary onsite and Valet parking.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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