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Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa

4.7
4.7
381 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
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Please note that the Main Dining Room will be opening on July 16 as we enter into Stage 3.

A passion for pleasing the senses is apparent in the four diamond award winning Restaurant at the Millcroft. Executive Chef James Buders exquisitely conceived menus, skillful 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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Booked 12 times today
  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Contemporary French / American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 8:00 am–10:30 am
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (519) 941-8111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    James Buder

  • Neighborhood

    Caledon

  • Cross street

    Queen Street W.

  • Parking details

    Plenty of parking is available in the inn's parking lot.<br />Special Handicapped parking available also.

  • Entertainment

    Every Saturday night a musician with an acoustic instrument will be playing in Headwaters Restaurant & Lounge form 630pm to 930pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Appetizer

  • Roasted Parsnip PuréeCA$17.00

    Vanilla and spiced apple presse, smoked maple bacon, mustard shoots

    • Millcroft GreensCA$17.00

      Dehydrated blueberries, pomegranate, fig chips, crumbled blue cheese, toasted almond, blood orange vinaigrette

      • Mason Jar SalmonCA$22.00

        Olive oil poached, brandade cucumber cigar, kohlrabi purée, valentine radish, living shoots and flowers

        • Duck Confit TortelliniCA$23.00

          Burnt orange gastrique, ruby beet gel, roasted garlic and aged balsamic purée, toasted hazelnut crumble, sous vide egg emulsion

          • Lamb TartareCA$24.00

            Smoked endive radicchio and truffle slaw, cured duck yolk, Black pepper transparency tuile, roasted garlic purée

            Main Course

            • Beef TenderloinCA$55.00

              White truffle and cauliflower purée, braised artichoke, roasted sunchoke, charred heirloom carrot, stone mustard jus

              • Venison StriploinCA$52.00

                Pistachio crusted, ginger braised red cabbage, smoked stout oat tuiles double smoked bacon and granny smith slaw, star anise jus

                • Vintage Hotels Signature Rib SteakCA$80.00

                  Grilled 20oz prime, signature country dry rub, duck fat roasted potatoes, local seasonal jardinière, whiskey butter. Dinner Packages Subject to a $25 Surcharge + Shared Plate also Subject to a $10 Surcharge

                  • Black CodCA$50.00

                    Smoked bone marrow risotto, gin-soaked pearl onion, foraged mushrooms, pan greens, tomato fondue, celeriac foam, smoked pepper jus

                    • Roasted PheasantCA$52.00

                      Minced meat tart, blood orange emulsion, fine herb salad, chervil tarragon purée

                      • Butternut Squash RavioliCA$40.00

                        Smoked maple and mascarpone, soused pearl onions, roasted garlic and sorrel purée, living shoot salad, vegetable demi

                        Sides

                        • 3 Shrimp SkewerCA$14.00

                          • Roasted MushroomsCA$10.00

                            • Petit Market VegetablesCA$10.00

                              Last updated: November 25, 2021

                              What 381 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                              4.7
                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.7Food
                              • 4.7Service
                              • 4.6Ambience
                              • 4.2Value

                              NoiseModerate

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                              • Peel Region

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                                Best Service

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                              • Peel Region

                                Fit for Foodies

                              • Peel Region

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                              1. BD

                                BethD

                                Toronto

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 2 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Love this restaurant. Quiet and the ambiance is beautiful. Service and food fantastic

                              2. SM

                                StevenM

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 4 days ago

                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                Excellent. Every dish served was beyond amazing. Will definitely come back to try their other dishes.

                              3. LH

                                LeanneH

                                Toronto

                                5 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined 5 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Food was fabulous! My rib steak was to die for!!

                              4. KN

                                KelvsNg

                                Leicestershire

                                6 reviews

                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on November 22, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Best meal out in a very long time. Definitely made it a very special occasion. Amazing food in a great setting within a historical mill with great service. Perfect!

                              5. s

                                stephenf

                                Toronto

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on November 22, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Fantastic food and fantastic service!

                              6. SD

                                SusyD

                                Toronto

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on November 22, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Lovely Dinner and our waiter Fred was amazing and so much fun!

                              7. AA

                                AnaAllan

                                Toronto

                                40 reviews

                                4.0

                                40 reviews

                                Dined on November 17, 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                The salad with dehydrated figs mixed with pomegranate was a real good size and the duck confit tortellini was very tasty.

                              8. Z

                                Zcat

                                Toronto

                                8 reviews

                                4.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on November 13, 2021

                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                Our server Fred was amazing. He made our evening special. The food was delicious however the portions were tiny. Lol. We were lucky to get seating right by the falls which was perfect. All in all an amazing experience and we will be back for sure! Thank you.

                              9. JM

                                JosephM

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on November 4, 2021

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                I had a fantastic stay, the staff and food was wonderful. We enjoyed the hot springs, sauna and steam room. It was a bit to loud and I didn’t like that I was trying to sleep and flys were in the room which was annoying. The bathroom shower and faucet needed to be repaired other then that it was nice.

                              10. SK

                                SueK

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on November 1, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Beautiful food every bite was a different and delightful taste sensation.

                              11. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Toronto

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on November 1, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent service, food was delicious. Would return and recommend. We sat in the pods for both dinner and breakfast, breath taking view. Thank you.

                              12. JS

                                JohnS

                                Toronto

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on October 28, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                The food and service were truly outstanding. We would recommend the restaurant heartily! The only negative thing was midway through our dinner a table of 8 business people were seated near us. Their conversation was loud and often inappropriate. Other than that it was a delightful evening.

                              13. AJ

                                AngelikaJ

                                Toronto

                                10 reviews

                                5.0

                                10 reviews

                                Dined on October 26, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                It was wonderful! Jackie, our server, is a top notch courteous and professional server. Her sense of humour also made the experience special. Food is meticously and creatively prepared with an excellent presentation!! An excellent choice of appetizers and mains and a dessert menu to die for!!! We will be back!

                              14. NH

                                NoreenH

                                New York Area

                                2 reviews

                                4.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on October 24, 2021

                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                Very slow service. Felt ignored. People that came in after us served first. Limited menu & they were out of the appetizer I ordered!

                              15. CF

                                ClaudiaF

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 24, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had an excellent meal in a beautiful setting. The server was also excellent and made us feel right at home. We had a lovely time!

                              16. L

                                Lisa

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 18, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Excellent food and service. Our waitress, Lisa was so friendly and helpful.

                              17. m

                                mammamia

                                Toronto

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on October 18, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Mother and daughter weekend - enjoyed an amazing evening at Headwaters Restaurant. Great staff, great food and ambiance.

                              18. SS

                                SheenaS

                                Toronto

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 17, 2021

                                overall3food3service5ambience5

                                This is my 3rd visit to Headwaters. A couple of issues with the food that brought down my rating this trip, my fish was slightly undercooked and included some bones which although always a risk with fish, was disappointing. The outer part was incredible and delicious. The signature desert, although beautiful in presentation, was difficult to eat and seemed over complicated. I normally appreciate headwaters for their ability to combine and create complex flavour combinations, I felt like this was a little too much. The duck tortellini was phenomenal, as was the venison and the purée. Service was impeccable, friendly and efficient. The ambiance was great until we were joined by some loud guests at a nearby table to no fault of the restaurant. I feel like they’re getting their feet back under them post covid so we will be back for sure. Overall a lovely evening.

                              19. C

                                Copper2

                                Toronto

                                6 reviews

                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on October 16, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent and amazing food! Check menu for prices as they are higher than expected.

                              20. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Toronto

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 14, 2021

                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                Highly recommend the squash stuffed ravioli.. delicious! Call and request the waterfall view for an extra special view. The outdoor patio is also a lovely setting.

                              21. MH

                                MelissaH

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 14, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Our first time visiting and the food and service was great!

                              22. H

                                Hamish

                                Toronto

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 12, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The menu was brief but with choices that satisfied everyone's taste; the food was delicious and very well presented; the servers were very polite, cheerful and helpful. All of this in a such a beautiful setting in Alton. Perfect!

                              23. A

                                Alex

                                1 review

                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 10, 2021

                                overall1food1service1ambience3

                                Had dinner here on Thanksgiving Sunday which had a Thanksgiving themed set menu. Service was extremely slow, the entire dinner took over 2 hours. I had PEI mussels, Turkey and Chocolate pecan cake. PEI mussels were lukewarm, served in a thin tasteless broth and were filled with grit. Turkey was tough and tasteless, side dishes had no seasoning and were not hot. Chocolate pecan cake was fairly one note, hard and dry. By the time I got it the ice cream served on the side had already melted. Overall, I can't recommend this restaurant as I'm not sure I've ever experienced the combination of poor food quality, incredibly slow service and high price.

                              24. JK

                                JKGre

                                Calgary

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 9, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wonderful ambiance, food, and service. We would recommend to anyone for a special occasion.

                              25. RL

                                RichardL

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 6, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This was definitely a gem, magical find in the picturesque town of Alton Ontario inside the Millcroft Inn and Spa. From start to finish even though covid is still in swing my wife and I were blessed with great service from start to finish. I know we will return to this escape from the go, go 24/7 society we live in. Thank you again Headwater Restaurant staff.

                              26. LH

                                LisaH

                                Toronto

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on October 5, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                Our waitress Megan was so knowledgeable and friendly. The food was absolutely gorgeous to look at the the flavours and quality were outstanding. We will definitely be back!

                              27. EO

                                EkeneO

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 5, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had an amazing experience celebrating his birthday. The service was top notch

                              28. WW

                                WilhelminaW

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 5, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Our table sever was excellent. She went above an beyond throughout our entire meal.

                              29. SO

                                SherylO

                                Toronto

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 3, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent service. Fabulous venue, creative menu, great wine list, delightfully presented and scrumptious. So good you wanna lick the plate! Always a pleasure to eat here.

                              30. LD

                                LuigiD

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 23, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Food was excellent. Great place to relax for a few days.

                              31. F

                                Foodie

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 23, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                My husband and I don't typically write reviews, however, our recent experience at Headwaters exceeded our expectations so much so that I wanted to take a few moments to praise the restaurant. We visited Millcroft Inn many years ago and recall Headwater's food being 'ok', but nothing to write home about. We were expecting a similar experience, and upon arrival to check-in at the Inn, we decided to have lunch at the restaurant and were blown away by the high quality level of the food and the beautiful presentation. This visit was after a variety of meals earlier in the week while visiting the Niagara Region and eating at other great restaurants. Our meals at Headwater were the highlight of our entire week. Lunch was the Lamb and Fish & Chips (which was not what it sounds like...the chef's version is a beautiful spin). Dinner was mushroom soup, nicoise salad (tuna), scallops and tenderloin, peach cobbler and the most beautiful panna cotta display I've ever seen. The Chef obviously takes great pride in their art and it was appreciated by us both. We will be back!

                              32. JF

                                JillianF

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 22, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                The menu was small but the food was fantastic. I’m glad I was able to order something outside of my comfort zone.

                              33. CP

                                ChrisP

                                Toronto

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 19, 2021

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                Had the shared rib steak / it was delicious! Wine pick was good, and our server was amazing!

                              34. HF

                                HeatherF

                                Exclusive

                                1 review

                                2.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 15, 2021

                                overall2food2service5ambience3

                                Food was not great and expensive. The ambience was pleasant and the service was excellent.

                              35. j

                                jools

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 14, 2021

                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                Food was outstanding. Service was lacking. Place was empty but the hostess gave her attention to room service calls instead of seating the few parties in line for a table. Not acceptable. And what happened to their groundskeeper? Patio is need of landscaping badly.

                              36. JG

                                JamieG

                                Las Vegas

                                5 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on September 12, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Amazing food and amazing service

                              37. RS

                                RosemarieS

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 6, 2021

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                We decided to order appetizers so we could enjoy desserts! The presentation was fantastic....the desserts were amazing!

                              38. YF

                                YuliiasFavorites

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 5, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great food and great service! If you are looking for a wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion you can't go wrong with booking a table at Headwaters! Arrive early and you can walk around the lovely grounds takes the pictures in front of the waterfall.

                              39. AB

                                AndrewB

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 4, 2021

                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                Excellent food and our server (Frank I believe) was helpful. Found it a bit strange that a restaurant with a reputation like Headwaters didn't have bitters on hand at the bar as that is typically a staple in any bar. Wasn't asked if we wanted another drink during dinner, other than a refill on the water. Overall I would suggest this place to others for the entrees and desserts alone though.

                              40. VK

                                VladK

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 4, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great service, Fred was very helpful; delicious and well prepared food awesome view from the patio.

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                              Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn &amp; Spa is rated 4.7 stars by 381 OpenTable diners

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                              Booked 12 times today
                              Google Map for Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa

                              55 John Street Alton, ON L7K 0C4

                              • Cross street

                                Queen Street W.

                              • Neighborhood

                                Caledon

                              • Hours of operation

                                Breakfast
                                Daily 8:00 am–10:30 am
                                Lunch
                                Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
                                Dinner
                                Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                International, Contemporary French / American, Seafood

                              • Dining style

                                Fine Dining

                              • Dress code

                                Smart Casual

                              • Parking details

                                Plenty of parking is available in the inn's parking lot.<br />Special Handicapped parking available also.

                              • Payment options

                                AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Executive chef

                                James Buder

                              • Entertainment

                                Every Saturday night a musician with an acoustic instrument will be playing in Headwaters Restaurant & Lounge form 630pm to 930pm.

                              • Additional

                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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