Old Mill Toronto
Entertainment is excellent, but you should increase the choice of the menu, we always found the same 4 kind of main dish for years. Hopefully someone will change on this, you should increase the portions, too.
Food and ambiance were excellent. A wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary having been married at the Old Mill forty years ago!
While the food tasted great, there were limited menu options and the price was too high. We reserved a table for two at 6 pm (as no earlier reservation times were allowed), and we were told that the patio was an option, however, when we arrived, we were told that the patio was closed - and we were the only ones in the entire dining room! Moreover, the A/C was blowing on us (but it later changed to heat).
Absolutely amazing. It is just well organized and the breakfast was delicious.
The food and the service was amazing. Keep the good work
Great venue, food was great; service was so-so.
I had the lunch buffet which was incredible. Great selection of meat, fish, entrees. Fish table Salad table and desserts. Very enjoyable. Service staff went out of their way.
The waiter was not in his best mood. We didn’t get napkins, nor water and we had to go to him instead of him coming to our table. Everything else including the food was wonderful
Sunday Dinner Buffet $40.(for food only) +tax +tip. Food was fresh & flavourful. Love the variety of food choices! Smoked mackerel, mussels, pickled herring, prime rib, lamb, butter chicken, beef stew, fish dish, cheeses, so many salads, flavourful rice, mashed potatoes, fruit, chocolate fountain served with marshmallows, pineapple, strawberries. Service unobtrusive but a bit slow. Some inconsistencies in the Aperol Spritz Italian aperitif method of serving between the bar & the restaurant (the latter came with no ice & was served in a small champagne flute from restaurant server). Asked Luigi for the ice that this aperitif is supposed to be served with & it took quite a while to be brought to us. Areas for improvement: The chocolate fountain was decadent but we would’ve liked a semi-sweet dark chocolate option instead of the very sweet milk chocolate used. Altho the roast lamb was good, they had no mint jelly or mint sauce or gravy to go with it. It’s good value if you can eat lots! We loved the old English antique feel of the Old Mill dining room!
Ambience is amazingly appealing. Great service and food selection is great.
This is a lovely place. The setting is in a very pretty part of town, and the dining room is very comfortable. Great service from the wait-staff, and we really enjoyed the buffet lunch. It featured a selection of delicious food. I look forward to our next visit. Thank you, Old Mill!
this is a fabulous sunday brunch, something for everyone. The best scones that i have had in years.
[SUNDAY BRUNCH] After hearing about the legendary Old Mill for many years, I was there for Sunday Brunch with a friend visiting from abroad. I regret it coz she deserves much better. Everything is less than I expected. Super crowded, food not up to par with price, and it's awfully dark inside.
Parking is available just across the street with reasonable fee $2/hr. A staff checked us in on a tablet, done in just seconds. Our table was wobbling, but our waiter came for rescue before we even noticed (Thanks Allan!) He's very helpful and attentive throughout our meal.
THE BIGGEST problem is the lighting. It's just DARK!! Buffet area was a bit better, still lacking, but dinning area was horribly lit. It's even worst coz my seat was facing windows from a far so my friend was back-lit. I couldn't even see her face clearly. The bright sunlight from outside and the darkness at table area created an extreme contrast of brightness. Every time I moved my head it took a while for the eyes to adapt. At times, I didn't know what's on my fork but just put it in my mouth anyway. Come to think of it, I finally understand why I can only find a few photos online when researching. It's strange coz most people likes taking pictures of food nowadays, but I couldn't find any at Sunday brunch (most from afternoon tea). It's too dark for taking pictures.
Food variety is alright, so as taste and quality. But it feels more like homemade style buffet than from restaurant (not to mention hotel). It's absolutely not up to par with $39 high price. I'd say $19.99 max. My whole dinning experience didn't even come close to causal family buffet places like Frankie's Tomato, Dragon Legend, or even Mandarin.
If you only heard of this place and have never actually eaten here, you can still try, but don't do Sunday Brunch. By the reviews and photos I saw, I imagine afternoon tea is more "reliable".
Good - Parking, exterior/outdoor, people
Fair - Food variety/quality, atmosphere
Bad - LIGHTING, PRICE
Very much enjoyed our experience. Service was a little slow. There seemed to be a delay in receiving our entree. Had to ask where the washrooms were. There was a larger party who were not mindful of sharing the dining room with other guests.
The food variety is less. Since the inn is quite dark, so for having buffet which is supposed family friendly，doesn't fit the ambiance. In overall, it's not kid friendly, cos giving us terror feeling in evening. However, I know Old Inn provide brunch and afternoon tea. So I think it would be better than having buffet dinner there, cos it's daytime and actually the Old Inn has beautiful nature view around.
Open patio very pretty but the inside is looking tired. Salad bar and desserts good. Hot food terrible, very disappointed. Probably will not be back. We used to love it.
Everything about the experience was great, except for the lingering smell of gas which gave me discomfort at times.
In town visiting family and chose this place for the historic building and proximity to river paths for a walk after the ample lunch buffet. Service was top notch; not intrusive and not rushed even though we dined past 2PM. The banana foster tart was a highlight and I'm still dreaming of it several days later.
Excellent, dining experience experience. So many good, quality buffet dishes to choose from for a very fair $ price. The decor is superb and the service for friendly and considerate.
Possibly...Would like more choices on the buffet. Choices were a bit basic but desserts were good.
Perhaps more seafood
Food was not the best. Our table was slanted and not strong - one part kept breaking.
Shrimp should be peeled and larger waffles should be soft all the ones we had we could not even cut them with a knife never mind eat them you should have a station that makes omelettes you should bring back lobsters and crab legs
Always enjoyable...........a bit disappointed no to be able to sit in the sunroom, but not the end of the world.
I love the place for their lovely brunch. There are many delicious options.
Was there inquiring about banquet facilities. Decided to stay for lunch. Glad we did as we decided not to book a function there as the food was of poor quality.
Decided to try the summerlicious for my husbands birthday. Great options and food was delicious. Service was fantastic and was surprised with an on the house dessert for my husband. Will come back again
Service was good. Not outstanding but ok.
Food was not tasty at all- the summer salad lacked dressing I mean I don't want my salad swimming in dressing but the salad was just so bland. Then comes the buddha bowl which didn't have any taste at all!!! I am not even sure why it was included in the menu.
This is were we got married so I thought it would be nice to celebrate our anniversary but the food was terrible. I was very disappointed.
We had a Fabulous Family Fun Time. I will definitely bring my family again to the Old Mill.
The food was refilled promptly, but the overall food variety was not impressive. If they can add fresh made omelette, soup, it will add more value to the brunch.
Amazing buffet selection
Service was fantastic
Beautiful location and garden
Many of us who came for dinner have eaten at the Old Mill many times, some even got married there. SO we thought, why not visit here for Summerlicious. We were all very disappointed. The waiter was abrupt, did not say hello and welcome us to dinner. Water, drinks and bread was not offered while waiting for the rest of the party to arrive. We all had streak, except one and were not asked how we wanted it done, mine was "blue" and sent it back. Took a long time before he came to check on our meals. We were not asked if we wanted separate cheques and when one bill didn't not have a coffee on it, he came over and said rudely, "someones bill is missing a coffee, whose is it." There are better ways to approach it. We split the tip with the table and when we were done he complained out loud what a lousy tip it was, three times. Unprofessional, good waiters get good tips. Food- appetizers were bland, salads weren't finished. Main meal was okay but veggie medley was soggy. Desserts were very good-saving grace. Cocktail drinks were nothing special and very expensive, $15 for ketel vodka with pear juice and soda (or something) is definitely not worth it. The other drinks, the waiter had to go ask if they could even make it, if it's on their regular menu, you would hope they could. Also $14 for something that resembled a Mojito (which is wasn't supposed to be) is too expensive. Never mind $3.25 for a small cup of black coffee? Yikes, could have gone to Starbucks for less. Unfortunately, not our best Summerlicious experience and we've gone and tried many restaurants over the years.
The summerlicious menu sounded like it might be good but wasn’t. Food that should’ve been spiced was bland. I would not recommend it for summerlicious. The building itself is interesting, service was ok.
The reason for the celebration was an adult birthday which I specified when I initially made the reservation. There was no indication that this was acknowledged. Is there a proper procedure to follow for future reference?
Exceptional service and food here. Recommend everyone to try it if you never been here.
The place has become a bit "dated", a bit musty. I find it totally overpriced. And to be honest, the food isn't "all that". For those prices you should be able to come up with more interesting menu items. Just an example....a literal bunch of lettuce and 3 little mounds of prosciutto with ceasar dressing? That shouldn't cost any more than $5.00 at the most. If you're charging for the "ambiance" of the pretty gardens in an old tudor style inn, than just charge a cover fee.
It was a great way to start your day. Next time we’ll try the afternoon tea
Overall good, unfortunately warm foods were not that tasty. Service was good.
great place to celebrate birthday, anniversary etc... a bit pricy though