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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

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (55)
Special Occasion (55)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Romantic (43)
Worth the Drive (43)
Great for Brunch (42)
Good for a Date (41)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Local Ingredients (33)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Business Meals (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Cozy (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
Seasonal (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Authentic (14)
Fun (14)
Healthy (14)
Comfort Food (10)
Waterfront (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Organic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Casual (4)
Live Music (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

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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food3
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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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 (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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·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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·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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