One of the most sought after restaurants for a Sunday brunch or a dinner celebration, Ancaster Mill epitomizes the spirit of great hospitality. 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. Our harvest focused cuisine allows guests to experience the spectacular local, seasonal ingredients from our Earth to Table farm and Craft Cut butcher.
The history of Ancaster Mill and the origins of the Town of Ancaster are inseparable. Being the third oldest community in Ontario (after Kingston and Niagara-on-the-Lake), the settlement of Ancaster naturally evolved from the establishment of the flour mill. Ever since, the Ancaster Mill has been at the centre of more than 200 years of local history.
In its own history, four mills have graced the site – each upon the foundation of the last. The first three were destroyed by fire and the existing stone flour mill was built in 1863. The building was constructed with limestone blocks taken from the actual site. Its walls are four feet thick at the base. The flour mill is one of the most substantial stone structures in the province. Built before the advent of steam or electric power, it is a testament to mid-19th-century ingenuity, architecture and sheer willpower.
In 1972 the Ciancone family purchased the Mill property and began the building and restoration process. This culminated in the grand opening of the Ancaster Mill as a restaurant in February 1979, shortly after they began operating as a special events venue. Ancaster Mill has been in continuous operation ever since, maintaining its role as a key element in the community.
We are forever striving to be knowledgeable about where our food comes from, and to be at the head of the industry when it comes to linking farm to table. Our chef’s at Ancaster Mill are passionate about this movement and it is essentially at the core of our kitchen. Fresh, local and seasonal, we take pride in our handcrafted food, which is made with the finest ingredients. We know where our food comes from and prepare it skillfully.
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Thank you to our guests, team members and communities for your continued support. While our dining room will be closed during this time, we will be offering takeout to continue providing our guests with their Mill favourites.
Give the gift of joy & cheer! Ancaster Mill Gift Cards can be purchased (and redeemed) at any Pearle Hospitality location.
905 648 1828
Open Wednesday to Sunday
Reservations recommended. Our restaurant hours may change, or we may be closed due to weddings/events.
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