Elora Mill Restaurant

4.6
277 reviews
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Delight in a menu that changes in tandem with the seasons to offer dishes ever inspired by freshness and locality. Drawing inspiration from the indigenous bounty of local fare, the essence of Elora Mill Hotel & Spa's food philosophy is heightened by an uncompromising aesthetic and exceptional service. Our Chef's Table is an experience deserving of anticipation, one that breaks down barriers and puts the creative process on full display. Dining at Elora Mill Hotel & Spa is anything but ordinary.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The chicken pot pie I ate was like an ordinary chicken fricassee spooned onto a plate with a puff pastry round on top. The portion was rather small. It tasted fine, but certainly not anything I could not get in many less expensive venues. The bread was excellent but I prefer sweet butter rather than whipped butter which contains shortening. My husband had the burger which was made of good quality meat but the toppings were not very creative - he wished it was more flavourful. The restaurant itself has a good ambiance but since we were not seated near any window we did not get enough out of it. If I were seated at a window the extra cost may have be worth it.

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HG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Great and welcoming service. Food was very fresh and tasty. Good presentation. Waitress was very attentive.
A very enjoyable experience.

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FE
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We enjoyed the afternoon and lunch, definitely we will return. The service was very good, however I asked a couple of times for a refill of coffee, it was a long wait, as well as our guest asked for tea at the end of the meal and waited as well, we were about to ask for the bill when it arrived. I know it was busy but that is not a small thing.

Faye Ekstrom

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

The setting is so beautiful, but the food was really disappointing. Most of our party of 5 had the skirt steak with the artichokes. It is served looking like a brown mess on the plate. The menu is not very extensive. Everything offered seemed to be charred, smoked, overcooked or burnt. One of our party asked if he could sample one of the beers offered to be told that "it is just a standard beer". No sample was forthcoming. The dessert was served so quickly that the server slammed into one of our chairs and two of our guests had to duck or be hit in the head by plates. Why? I was looking forward to the Blackberry and cream dessert. What arrived was not tasty and unrecognizable from the original ingredients. The Burrata was delicious but why was the bread it was served with burnt? There were no good vegetarian options on the menu and nothing special was offered. The peach cocktails were all water and ice on the top. We were celebrating and hoped to have a nice experience. We don't mind paying for a nice dinner, but the food should be tasty and the service reasonable.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

This place is beautiful. The food is terrible. Over priced. Everything we ate was greasy and cold. Wouldn’t wish this meal on anyone

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was small portioned. We expected afternoon tea as it was on website. Staff were reasonable but not exceptional. Site is beautiful.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible in their attention to detail in both service and food. Not pompous but somehow extremely fine dining with a comfortable and aesthetic atmosphere. The perfect restaurant experience, will be coming back. Celebrated our anniversary here.

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

Good food, great venue. You have to go at least once.

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

The food, service and ambience was excellent.
A bit pricey for the lunch menu.

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TC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint (and I've said this before) is that the pot pies should come with something else --- a handful of salad, a couple of nicely ripened tomato slices, a few sprigs of herbs -- they are "lonely" all by themselves on the plates and need a touch of something to make them a complete meal instead of a snack. The food is beautifully presented except for the pot pies which look like grandma's kitchen table lunches.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely enjoyed our first visit and hope to make this a regular place for date night.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Terrific! The food was as amazing as the view!

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had dinner at the Elora Mill on Friday night. The ambience was so lovely. The staff was amazing and so focused on pleasing the clientele. We felt so comfortable and the view of the river with the falls was beautiful! We would definitely return as we had a wonderful time.

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience against a stunning natural landscape. Great service as well as an interesting menu to peruse.

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SW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, close to perfect. Outstanding expertise in wine. If only the waitress had left a bit covering the bottom of the bottle instead of pouring the last drop. Very expensive but understandably so.

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening - our waiter was fantastic - friendly - made some great wine suggestions (which we absolutely appreciated). Love what you have done with the renovations. Will definitely be back.

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Loved the view and the ambience. I really liked my pasta dish. My guest ‘a frittata was dry and not up to par for the 19$ price tag.
Service person was very sweet, however , maybe not as attentive as they could or should have been. Training insufficient?we had to ask for sugar for the coffee ( did not bring with the cream) and had to ask for refill of coffee. Did not come around as much as could have. All in all would recommend.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined in the solarium. There was a particularly boisterous crown, which made it difficult to carry on a conversation with my dinner guest. Kinda spoiled what would otherwise have been a really nice dining experience.

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BH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very good dining experience ,we are planing to attend a dinner as we have had 2 lunch experiences .This was my daughters first time at the restaurant and she was very impressed .

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The view, ambiance, and overall style of the mill is breath taking. We had dinner on a Saturday night and the flowing water with its light show captured the beauty of this hidden gem. Our drinks were on point, the sangria had a delightful bite and the beers on tap were fresh. The reason for my low review is a direct reflection of the food. The steak was soaked in oil, which my spouse later had an upset stomach from we believe and my pork was perfectly cooked but it’s compliments were lacking.
We likely will not return for dinner, but may stop by for drinks again. Our waiter enjoyed poking fun in a great way at our questions regarding the menu.

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AI
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The newly renovated Elora Mill is gorgeous. It is beautifully decorated and views of the river are stunning. The staff was extremely friendly. Unfortunately I have one big BUT...the food wasn't up to par! I had the snapper and asked that it be done dairy free and it came swimming in olive oil. The portion size wasn't enough either, some rice or more veggies would have been nice. My husband had steak and it came with three tiny potatoes and NO veggies. I would go back to enjoy the food and I would order from the pub menu.

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D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful but the frittata was terrible. The ambience was beautiful.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent, waiter was very helpful. Enjoyable experience all around.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and little town. Food was amazing and decent size portions for the price. I would definitely recommend going here. My only suggestion is to maybe add a daily special additional to their regular menu. Everyday they have 1 new item that's different than what's on the menu to try to get people coming back multiple times.

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PM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience at the Elora Mill was excellent overall. The team accommodated our special request for seating, the food was terrific and they were knowledgeable and considerate of allergies identified. Highly recommend and will certainly return.

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JA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a Sunday luncheon, beautiful views, food and excellent service.

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MY
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

All four of us had the frittata for lunch which was very disappointing and ho-hum.
The service was great, the French fries delicious and the celebratory sweets lovely

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HL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautifully restored and wonderful atmosphere. You pay for the experience of the whole place. Dinner was beyond amazing and our server was fantastic. So attentive to detail.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is wonderful however the food is lacking in flavour and the solarium is very noisy. The experience doesn’t live up to the bill yet.

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L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for a special treat. Expensive.. $60 for 2 of us and my friend just had a plate of grilled veggies. Food is top notch and service excellent. Will go again for the view and the food, but only for a special treat.

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JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy, yet casual! Spacious dining area! Setting is one of kind!

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ST
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dining room was perfect. My wife and I sat in a cozy booth in front of a wood burning fireplace. We loved the experience.

Menu was OK. It seemed to lack originality, and prices seemed ambitious. $40 for a skirt steak was disappointing, and the pork loin was slightly over cooked and under seasoned. Presentation was 5 stars.

Service was good. Our server was attentive to our needs, but lacked knowledge of the menu and did not provide any insight when we asked questions.

Overall is was a good experience. Will return for a special night out as the dining room can’t be beat. But it won’t become a regular destination as there are other restaurants that provide better food for similar prices.

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V
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were really excited to dine at the Mill so maybe we were a little let down. Not to say this restaurant isn't wonderful. We were able to sit next to the window and watch the falls, which was a treat, but they keep it quite dark by the windows (obviously) and it was a little too dark for me. Our food was great, but not exceptional. The chef seemed to have a theme of lemon for the menu, and while I love lemon, the ravioli was a little overwhelming, and the salmon did not follow as well with the lemon. I'd recommend not getting both of these items. The terrine was a little bland. The salad was delicious. And I cannot recommend the Passionfruit cheesecake enough. I am mostly disappointed in cheesecakes, and this one makes me want to go back to town immediately. The waitstaff was pretty jovial and attentive. I was a little shocked by our waiter's rather zealous smack on my shoulder after telling a joke, but it was ok. Our wine selection, after requesting a full-bodied Italian, was not full-bodied. But it was ok. All in all, it was a nice experience, but they do have a couple areas to tighten up to make the experience match the price point.

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BH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first time and my wife's second in the restaurant . I enjoyed the view and the service and food was very good . We will be back for the dinner .

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DV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch overlooking the gorge. Cocktails and food were delicious. Service was excellent.

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TB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

We went to enjoy a beautiful Valentines dinner. We had made reservations a week in advance but on arrival, we were told the dinning room was full and they put us in the cocktail lounge downstairs. A beautiful view but the tables are cocktail tables, small and lower so not comfortable for eating. Our waiter came and we ordered cocktails, then our appetizer came and the food was very delicious...until the main course! I ordered the Chasseange Poussin which was on the menu, my husband the lamb chops. His meal was very good, mine came with liver pate in the dish, although the menu never mentioned liver, I would never have ordered this dish if I had known it had liver, as I dislike that taste. The chicken was extremely salty, my husband agreed that it was very over salted, I could taste nothing but the salt. When the waiter came to the table to see how we enjoyed our meal, I asked him if my dish stated on the menu that it had liver in it. He assured me it did mention liver pate. We did not have a menu at this point to check. He told us he would let the kitchen know that I disliked my dish. Then our waiter left and never returned, we had another waitress for the remainder of the evening, who brought us the menu again to see if we wanted dessert. I checked the description of my dish and there was no mention of liver or liver pate. I think our waiter was switched because he was embarrassed to return and apologize for his error in telling me that the menu had stated liver on my dish. His not returning to finish serving us left a uneasy feeling on our part, and ruined an otherwise pleasant evening. I have never complained about a dish at a restaurant.. EVER!!! This is not something I do for enjoyment to see if I can get a free meal. Had our waiter returned and apologized and finished serving us our dessert course, maybe this review would not have been so harsh. For my first experience of the Elora Mill, I left disappointed in the service and the food.

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DV
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Excellent place, could have used a few more vegetarian options on the menu.

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PB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is our 3 years anniversary and Valentine’s Day, very nice and cozy restaurant, wish we come earlier during the day so we can view the waterfall

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing overall. Great service from start to end. Everyone was professional and did their job to the best of their ability. Food was delicious and serving size was generous.

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KG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Portions are quite small for the value. Overall though an amazing night and great place for date night

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