Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa

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294 reviews
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A passion for pleasing the senses is apparent in the four diamond award winning Restaurant at the Millcroft. Executive Chef James Buder's exquisitely conceived menus, skilful preparation and creative presentation guarantee an experience which will satisfy and inspire even the most discerning palate. With an award winning wine list to compliment a savory lunch or sumptuous dinner, along with a dining experience in "the pod" overlooking the rushing falls of Shaw’s Creek, Headwaters Restaurant and Lounge is not to be missed. Join us every Saturday night for the exquisite sounds of local artist.
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K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous location. Great service. Food was good but by no means exceptional. We know of many restaurants with better food and considerably cheaper. I doubt if we'll be back.

SR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Excellent service from the staff. Food was a little bland but was creatively and beautifully plated. Food and beverages are overpriced.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

Melody’s service was superb on all respects
Lamb tenderloin was terrible
Way to salty and didn’t taste like lamb
All I’m in all the experience was great but the main course was very disappointing
I’ll be be back but won’t be ordering the lamb
Cheers

s
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are very welcoming and friendly. Great ambience and views if seated by the windows. Food was fantastic. Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The patio was lovely with comp drink. We also ordered a charcuterie tray was fabulous. However later our 4 dinners were not good at all. Prices high $54 for steak and a little lower for everything else. Salmon dried out, my lamb tenderloin was tasteless and hash inedible. Fir the price it should have been amazing. It was a Wednesday night not sure if that should make a difference. Of course, being Canadian we never said anything.

DP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Met some friends for a joint birthday dinner, service was excellent, but I felt the food was overpriced. I ordered a medium rare steak and it came overcooked, I asked if it was medium rare when it was served, and the waiter confirmed yes it was, I didn't want to make a fuss, but was disappointed.

GM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The value proposition for Headwaters has diminished.
We have been coming to Millcroft for 10+ years. The location remains incredibly scenic however; it is plainly clear that two elements are in decline; 1) cutbacks to property maintenance - both landscaping and especially, physical property and, 2) cutbacks to staffing - no busboy/busgirl and two very stressed out waitresses. There was no linen on the patio tables and the attentive service was non-existent.

PA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and our waitress was great. She even brought our dessert back to our room.

C
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the brunch and atmosphere!! Can’t wait to come back and try the spa!! Bring our bikes for the trails.

PG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, atmosphere and service. In particular the hen broth was outstanding. Our only critique we could offer would be that the octopus portion in the Kraken dish be a bit more generous. 3 small pieces of octopus in the entire serving caused the dish to fall short of expectations, comparable to an appetizer portion. If portions were to be more generous in the future then the experience could be a full 10/10.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! We celebrated our first wedding anniversary here and absolutely loved everything. From the waterfall to the champagne, everything was perfect.

N
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, we absolutely loved it. Food was amazing. Hats off to the Chef ❤

LB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

They charge a premium price but deliver lack luster drinks and cuisine. $54 for a beef tenderloin dinner, asked for rare and it was medium at best, 3 shrivelled over cooked asparagus, and a small potato tube which was supposedly filled with bone marrow foam but it was invisible foam. Oh and some greens, mostly chives and 3 mall pieces of endive. The entire resort is ru down looking and tired needing a major Reno. I'm happy that I didn't stay overnight.
Very disappointed as we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and it was a real let down from previous visits.

J
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very lovely waitress. We were served the wrong wine .. the name Argentinian was the same but we were brought the red instead of the white.. it took a long time to get the white from the cellar. But it was corrected so that was good. Glasses not the cleanest..

O
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and creative food, beautifully presented. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful in making suggestions. Great wine list also.

LF
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

enjoyed the meal, however menu is very limited. After 2 times at Headwaters I feel that I have no reason to return

E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Fred was our waiter and he was lovely with a good sense of humour. The quality of the food was great and the view of the waterfall was perfect. The vegetarian option was okay, the cauliflower a bit tough and flavourless, however the spinach lentils were good. My husband loved his duck meal, the drinks were delicious and the lemon mousse dessert was to die for!! Thanks again for a lovely time.

LC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This time Headwaters did not live up to my expectations. The food presentation is excellent but the taste left something to be desired. Ambience was excellent. Service was ok but not experienced. All things considered for the quality of food it was overpriced. I’m not sure we’ll go back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were delightfully given a corner table overlooking the falls for our anniversary! Service was outstanding, meal was superb and great wine selection. Highly recommend for a special occasion!

AE
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Two years ago I had a dinner in Headwaters and was impressed by outstanding delicious food. Booked a table for my birthday dinner this week. This time I was surprised by outstanding waiting time... 20 min to place an order, 20 min to get a drink, 1 hour to get a main. And they had only 4 -5 tables occupied! Food is still good, but not excellent anymore, but presentation of the food is really amazing. Veggies that I had on site, were totally under cooked. My habby had a duck for the main and could barely find 3 tiny pieces of duck. Desserts - that what I really liked. Overall it looks like the restaurant is slowly going down.

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little noisy on this visit but then the Raptors were winning!
Apart from that excellent as usual.

BR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very high level fine dining with small portions and exquisite plating. The service was very good and the setting is very comfortable and pleasing. The costs are high and I would say deservingly so.

SS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

To start, the service was very good. Fred is a real pro but he deserves better food to serve.

I was very disappointed with the food. I was expecting a top flight meal yet each course was mediocre at best. The serving of risotto with peas for $22 was miserly and bland. I had the lamb tenderloin. It truly lacked flavour. My girlfriend felt the same way about her duck. The leg (confit) and the sausage were pretty good but the breast was also bland. The blueberry pavlova for dessert was hard as a rock, almost like it was from the day before. With each course, we felt increasingly let down as the beautiful surroundings suggest a wonderful experience is at hand.

For $220 (excluding wine), I won't be going back.

TL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Good service
Food fair
Food too expensive for what we received

AK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly what I had expected on a luxurious retreat out to the Millcroft Inn & Spa. The food was delicious with friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. My only constructive feedback would be to watch the frequency of the check in to our table. There were two newer servers being trained by more experience server and while we appreciated the attention, it almost got disruptive to our evening when we were asked how everything was going almost every five minutes by different members, three waitstaff plus the table hostess. Thank you but sometimes less is more!

T
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall experience was fantastic! Staff is extremely attentive and food was excellent. Menus is a little limited with prices at the top end. River views are amazing but could be enhanced if exterior of windows could have been more clean (as difficult as I’m sure that would be!)

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The vegetarian option was very bland. But the service was amazing!

n
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Caledon recommanded for a special occasion, romantic dinner or just for an occasional walk by great culinary experience in a perfect ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was really good! We ordered the High Tea and it was good. Sandwiches could be a bit more delicate like the traditional british tea sandwiches and more flavorful.
Their scones were good specially with their homemade honey and cream. Sweets could be better too!
Overall, we liked it! Way better than high tea places in Toronto. Our server was super nice and made the experience amazing.
The place needs a bit of renovation I believe. It would be great to make it more fresh and bright.

We will recommend it to our friends for sure!

K
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful High Tea.
Beautifully presented and prepared. Met our food allergies request and had wonderful service.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely time! It was the perfect place for us to enjoy some fantastic food and wine.

SL
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was Impeccable and the food was excellent. Really enjoyed ourselves.
Thank you!

AC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on Mother’s Day. We were the last seating so it was fairly quiet. We were not rushed by staff and enjoyed our experience. The staff replenished our tea and it was very enjoyable.

SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb menu, superb meal and excellent service once again

TD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been in over 20 years... The most memorable item from that night was dessert and this year’s dessert was equally memorable! So worth it ;)

NB
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience at the Headwaters Restaurant was amazing! From the caring and incredible staff to the delicious food. I would just like to thank every one of the staff from the bottom of my heart for making my proposal to my fiance a night we will never forget.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive non rushed service.
Beautiful presentation and taste.

BZ
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given given gift certificates to Vintage Hotels & picked this location for convenience and the hot spa to enjoy our wedding anniversary.
It was the perfect choice!! The management and staff were wonderful! On arrival there was a bottle of wine waiting in our room, at diner we were given the finest seats, the meal was perfect, the atmosphere was the best!!
The only blemish on the night was when we were leaving in the morning we noticed that the Hydro One truck that was parked beside us the night before had left and struck our car, leaving damage. When we checked with the front desk it had not been reported!!
This was very disappointing however this was no fault of the Management or staff of the establishment & the person on the front desk was very apologetic.
Thank you for a wonderful night & we will return again!!

MO
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and food nicely cooked and well presented. Everyone in our party of 6 thoroughly enjoyed their choices.
The prices are a bit shocking-double what we usually pay at a good restaurant in Toronto.
Nice environment - woodsy with a waterfall lit up at night.

PA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fred and Melanie, while we’re sure they’re others, are wait superstars!! Engaging, knowledgeable and quick to pick up on just the right amount of humour and professionalism necessary. Give the gentleman the small dessert spoon Fred, and make sure madame orders the, ahem...9oz Melanie! Overall, once again, a lovely experience.

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