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
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
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.
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.
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 !
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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