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Ancaster Mill

4.5
1399 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Continental
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(905) 648-1828
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wilson Street
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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
What 1399 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We've been coming for years. It's always been exceptional and we'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

What an amazing brunch! So much variety and everything was absolutely delicious. The ambience of both the inside and outside was spectacular. Can hardly wait to come and enjoy brunch once more!

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

I came for a lovely evening several years back and it was the perfect evening setting. This time we booked the brunch on a Sunday. It was very loud, rather chaotic, long line ups and the food was compromised we felt by the time we were seated.

I would not recommend the brunch for anyone looking for a restful environment.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

prime time sunday brunch, food was dried out and flavourless. this place used to be so good

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was a wonderful experience. The atmosphere and the food where amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

wonderful atmosphere!Great place and delicious brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Delicious food

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent diner for celebrating a significant birthday!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was as great as usual. Would recommend to anyone within their budget. Great selection of food as well.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

great spot, wonderful Sunday Brunch but $53, some may find expensive. a good selection of well prepared items. mimosa, sparkling wine, juice bar, egg station breakfast meats, carvery area, seafood station, cold meats, cheeses salad section, crepe/waffle station, dessert area, bread station. ask for far cornet overlooking waterfall best table.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellant, would go back, we enjoyed the time spent

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful ambiance to have a fantastic meal. Would definitely go back. Would give 5 stars if they could turn up the heat for woman in dresses.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very nice, was very busy, quite noisy, but we enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Ancaster Mill's Sunday brunch never disappoints with its wide variety of delicious food. It's a great place for family get-togethers for special occasions and holidays but be sure to reserve early!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We recently went to Ancaster Mill for Easter brunch. We have been a few times, and as a group of 8, we were all looking forward to the many options (and food quality) we've enjoyed previously.
Unfortunately, it was hugely disappointing.
Food quality was just ok. Lines were LONG and, turnover of food was slow. Having been for dinner and brunch in previous years, one of the reasons we chose Ancaster Mill for Easter Brunch (despite the $53pp cost), was food quality and options.
If you go for an occasion that is buffet, ask to not be in the main hall. It's very loud and open, with the atmosphere of a cafeteria.
All 8 of us agreed that it was a total bust, and we won't be back.
Sorry guys. Beautiful spot, but the value wasn't there.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Profoundly disappointed. Food was cold and lacklustre. Our waitress was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Dinner was lovely! We were sat at an intimate table for two in the corner near the bridge. Craig and his team were attentive without being intrusive or annoying. The food was delicious. We had the beef tasting for two and the ribs are phenomenal. The musician was excellent. The perfect backdrop for the evening with the perfect selection of music and volume to allow you to enjoy a conversation as well. I hadn't been there in 20 years with having moved away. Can't wait to go back!!!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The staff was friendly, char was amazing. Will return in the future

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great service, beautiful room and food was excellent!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

An excellent experience for Sunday dinner (family style)...wonderful ambiance, brilliant architecture, excellent staff, creative and generous portions. Reasonable priced...a great restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love the food - so good! It’s a bit busy / noisy & I wish there was an adults only time because when it’s busy & there’s kids running around it can be frustrating to have to dodge them while getting food, but I appreciate that it’s nice for family’s. As for value - the food seriously, is so good. My only complaint is that as non alcohol drinkers, it would be nice to be offered a savings.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Amazing food and service!
Would strongly recommend

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Had a wonderful time at the Sunday brunch! Food and service was excellent. We had the pleasure of having a lovely server named Micheal! His humour and friendliness was a great touch to the meal. Will be back!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had brunch here for our anniversary. The food was fine, but not special, just a mediocre buffet. We could see the waterfall from our table, which was nice, but it was really crowded and noisy when we were there. It was really expensive. Overall, not worth the money.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Lovely surroundings but a zoo for Sunday brunch. Too busy and too noisy and too crowded. Resembles a cafeteria at noon. Sorry

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a great experience and they accomodated a vegan and a vegetarian nicely. Would return for sure!

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1.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The Ancaster Mill, a restaurant with a great view of the "mill creek", has an appealing appearance. Unfortunately, the pleasantness ended upon our being seated. The service was very slow, we needed to request that bread and proper steak knives be brought to our table, and the server failed to check in on us after the entrées were finally brought to us. The menu selections were excessively esoteric - as if the chef was more focused on impressing with his/her creativity rather than palatability. While I do not hesitate to occasionally splurge on a nice dinner, the Ancaster Mill did not provide the expected return on investment. We will not be returning to the Ancaster Mill.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Went here for anniversary date and the experience was like no other. Everything was absolutely perfect. Definitely recommend to everyone!!! If you can, order the Aged rib eye it’s absolutely delicious!!
The best part about this place is the water fall, it’s so beautiful.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had a wonderful time at the Old Mill celebrating a birthday. The atmosphere is always nice, and the setup for Sunday Brunch is very nice. The food selection is incredible diverse for all tastes. We can't wait to come back again.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Amazing! Great live music on a Saturday night. Very accommodating for families with children and babies.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Every thing was fine except it was a little chilly where we were sitting

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The atmosphere both inside and outside this establishment is incredible. A great place for photos and to celebrate a special occasion. The menu is one of quality and a special is offered every night. The staff are very helpful and provide great suggestions. Sounds like their Sunday buffets are what they are best known for! I would recommend and would return there again.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

2.5 hours and very slow service. Food was very good. However portions are very small.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food is locally grown and the presentation is very artistically done. We had a lunch special- ROASTED CHAR withchorizo, spaghetti squash kraut, caramelized onion, fingerling potatoes, chive crème fraîche . It was delicious and filling. The server was very friendly and attentive. My friend and I had a nice visit by the waterfalls. The server was kind enough to bring a special dessert to my friend for her birthday- complete with a lit candle- but we didn't sing!!!
a very enjoyable lunch! Thank you!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was well prepared, tasty and wholesome. Apps and mains were good, but not great. For a large party, such as wedding etc, it would be a lovely venue. Server was attentive without being intrusive. Dessert was mediocre. Fillings in the pies were mostly good, but crust was tough.
A final word- the cavernous dining room is wonderful for large parties, the view of the waterfall is breathtaking, but for a small intimate dinner, it is too large a space for my preferred dining experience. Others of course, may disagree. Overall, it was a pleasant experience.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It is very hard to find a place that has a Sunday Brunch Buffet - so when we heard about Ancaster Mill, we made sure to get a reservation. There was such a large variety of food, I don't think anyone would go away either hungry, or dissatisfied. I didn't discover until towards the end of the meal that some drinks (like mimosas) were included in the buffet price, would have been nice to understand that from the beginning. Between us we sampled cheeses, eggs benedict, bacon, country sausage, pierogies, oysters, snow crab, crepes, breads, and desserts (they have tiny portions for desserts, great to sample). Service was very attentive - coffee was frequently refreshed, empty plates removed promptly - and friendly and we did not feel at all rushed. Enjoyed it a lot.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My in-laws had taken my husband and I here for our 6 year wedding anniversary for Sunday brunch. It is located in Ancaster which was a drive from Brampton but worth it. The mill is situated by many trees and the most gorgeous streaming waterfall right next to it. If you have an opportunity to go here I would suggest asking for the waterfall view room when making reservations, because it was stunning. I myself am a huge brunch fan so the options available were amazing. The blueberry scones are a must try along with the macaroons. Our waiter was extremely friendly (unfortunately I have forgotten his name but should be recognized for his service) along with the hostess at the front to the staff making and serving the food. This is a lovely spot for family get together as it is not too noisy, perfect setting for people to talk to one another. I definitely recommend Ancaster Mill and can't wait for another occasion to present itself so that we could go here again. Overall 5 star experience.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I found that it wasn’t what I expected, ambience was nice but, much too noisy, especially for my wife and I that were on a date night. Having a musician wasn’t necessary, my compliments to the chef, food was artistically presented and tasty. The service was professional and polite. I may return , but not first on my mind.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The Ancaster Mill is a gem. Lovely waterfall, running stream, and "old stone village" ambiance. Great food, often locally sourced. Courteous staff. It's a winner, all around.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was absolutely fantastic. Loved every bite. Service was excellent and they looked after our gluten free really well. The gluten free marmalade cheesecake was to die for. The gluten free bread was also much better than at many other restaurants. Our table was in the corner by the falls so it was an extremely pleasant dinner. This is not a cheap restaurant but once in a while it is worth the money.

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