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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (53)
Special Occasion (51)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
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Great for Brunch (40)
Worth the Drive (37)
Romantic (37)
Good for a Date (36)
Local Ingredients (33)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Cozy (26)
Good for Groups (24)
Business Meals (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Seasonal (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Authentic (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Healthy (12)
Fun (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Waterfront (9)
Organic (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Casual (3)
Great Beer (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

The service was impeccable, however the food was barely warm. I felt the price was a bit much for what we received.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service and the view were very good and extremely well done. The food on the other hand was just terrible. Me and my girlfriend got salmon for the start and it was so poorly done and tasted so bad we both couldn't finish for the meals I got a 14 Oz steak and it was good but not for the price I'd expect a steak like that to be 35 at the most it was not that well done for the price. My girlfriend got a mushroom pasta and it was so bad she couldn't finish it. I tried it and couldn't stomach it. I can't recommend this to anyone and me and my girlfriend are both very disappointed with the ancaster mill

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic place. Such great atmosphere and ambiance. Server was fantastic and knowledgeable about all the food which was also incredible. Can't wait to go back for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

food was exceptional and the service was beyond what one would expect.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Cozy, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Sorry..wrote that it was my husbands retirement but no acknowledgment on that..didn't really enjoy the food :(

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was well presented, served nice and hot and the waiters were very polite and attentive to our needs.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful as always, both food and service.
Always a joy!

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

What a beautiful spot! The service and general experience were just outstanding. We've been here a number of times, and always love the place. Food this time was a little less abundant and tasty than usual, but maybe it was the chef's night off.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

My husband and I have made it a habit of enjoying a meal out to celebrate the Christmas season. This year and last year we have chosen the Ancaster Mill and have not been disappointed. I am on a gluten free diet and I was pleasantly surprised when I was served a gluten free bread with olive oil and balsamic - the waiter even remembered that I wasn't able to
have dairy (casein specifically). We enjoyed the wonderful vegetables - didn't know that Brussels Sprouts could be shredded. We loved our dinner and the attention to detail we received from our server. Nothing was a bother to him. Of course we will be back. I also noted the friendliness of all the staff.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our meal was pleasant but I found the luncheon menu to be a little condensed with not much variety. For instance I wouldn't be coming to the Ancaster for a ham sandwich!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Service was excellent, left us alone as we caught up with old friends. Soup as amazing and everyone loved the entrees. The ambiance is fabulous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

A great site with a terrific team and excellent food. The changing menus is a big plus as we eat there frequently.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our important business lunch went very well thanks in part to the venue. Thank you for your attentiveness, kindness and for such an amazing atmosphere. I would recommend choosing this restaurant for any business luncheon or dinner.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Once again we had a very enjoyable brunch with friends for our annual Christmas get together. Michael has been our waiter for the third year in a row and his service is very professional and hospitable. We hope we're seated at one of his tables next year. The food, as always, was delicious and there was a wide variety.
We were at the very back of the restaurant with a great view of the waterfall. A little chilly though as we were right beside the exit door which was opened about a half dozen times during our stay. All in all a very positive experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The staff and scenery plus ambiance make this place special. We go for Sunday Brunch at special times of the year and really enjoy ourselves. The food is good and very fresh!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our waitress Stephanie was wonderful! The restaurant looks so pretty decorated for the holidays.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

My girlfriend and I had an excellent time here, we had the tasting menu with wine pairing and we could barely finish our desserts! Our server was knowledgeable and attentive, but allowed for us to enjoy our time together without being persistent in seeing how we were enjoying ourselves (wasn't coming by every few minutes to check in on us)

overall it was an excellent experience !

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have decided to forego Christmas presents with friends this year and instead enjoy an amazing brunch at the Ancaster Old Mill. It’s a lovely place to enjoy good food...amazing buffet...and to reconnect in a quiet setting. Wait staff are so friendly and attentive. We had a window table with a view of the stream running by. Great place for special occasions!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The Ancaster Old Mill is one of my favourite restaurants. It is nestled in a quiet, secluded part of Ancaster surrounded by trees and immaculate grounds. What is most striking as you approach the restaurant, is the most beautiful man made waterfall you will ever see. If you get seated in the Falls room you can watch the waterfall up close through huge windows as you eat your meal. As you enter the facility you are greeted by a friendly hostess who takes you to your seat. The waiter then promptly takes your order and presents you with an excellent choice of wines. I like the way the meal is presented and there is enough so that you are not left feeling hungry. I usually go here for special occasions as I like the quiet, romantic ambiance. I would definitely give this restaurant five stars plus.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I proposed to my gf . Everything was perfect. Their staff are super friendly and super professional. 💍👫🥂💕 thank you so much.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a special place to have a fantastic meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Live Music, Cozy, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was good however overpriced. Menu small. Not enough choices.
Wine was outrageously overpriced.
Service was really good. Was a good meal. Would not return. There are far too many other venues to go to....very nice atmosphere however. The deciding factor for not returning was the price of a 9 oz glass of wine!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent location, easy access from the highway and spectacular setting. Was like been in an old English countryside pub only with excellent food and service.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We went to celebrate my birthday, staff were extremely friendly and made the occasion memorable, food was excellent and ambience was very romantic

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food of course was outstanding, but our waiter was attentive and professional

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Increasing popularity of this place made the Sunday brunch situation more crowded and noisy, still a good choice tho

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went for brunch on Sunday. A lot of variety, Good cuts of meat, charcuterie, eggs, crepes, sushi and other seafood. Very pricy. The food was no warm enough and most of it was cold even the 'hot' items. Decent experience but wouldn't go back because of the price, not really worth it. The waiter was polite but kept forgetting things.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

A wonderful birthday meal!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My experience at Ancaster mills was excellent. I went with my husband and our baby for his birthday. The staff was very friendly, the food was plated nicely and tasty and the view was amazing. It was like a winter wonderland.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I love the tasting menu, it's a nice way to try several items on the menu. Our server(s) were excellent, friendly and attentive. Excellent food, service and ambience as always!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I had been toAncaster Mill for a friend’s before, but never for a meal. I decided to get a group of 7 friends together for my birthday brunch and everything was flawless. We had a great table with waterfall/outdoor views - which surround both rooms, there were so many food options and all fresh and delicious. The crepes & waffles station as well as the omelette station were my favourite. So delicious! Our coats were checked upon arrival, I received a personal birthday cheesecake with a candle in it, our server was absolutely amazing (blonde, we were at one of the tables across from the juices/breads - you’re amazing!) and you guys.... BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS! Unreal. I’ll be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Healthy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We loved everything about our visit to Ancaster Mill for Brunch. I'm already planning a return visit. The best prime rib I've ever had and the food selection was incredible! I used Open Table to make my reservation and my special request was fulfilled. A great experience all round!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food as usual was excellent!! Service was fantastic; plates and empty glasses taken away quickly always topped up coffee and water. Brought a cupcake to my sister for her birthday.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We are never disappointed. We do the multi-course with wine pairings whenever we come to The Mill. This time was spectacular. The halibut was perfection and how they made a short rib taste better than filet mignon, I will never know. The vegetarian course made our whole family happy and desserts were amazing.

We dined for 3 hours with a 2 year old and a 12 year old.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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