The Mill was built in 1859 by a Scottish immigrant named George McLean. The village of Aberfoyle was named after a small village below the Trossachs mountains, about 40 km north of Glasgow, by another Scottsman named George MacFarlane. The Mill Originally functioned as a grist mill, powered by the pond situated at the back of the building. In 1867, the Mill won a gold medal, for its oatmeal at the World's Fair in Paris. More...

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excellent as usual

My wife and I often go to the Mill for dinner. We always have a very good meal and excellent service. Management really seems to take notice and greet you when you arrive as well as leaving. I highly recommend this restaraunt.

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Felt Special

It was a great experience having a nice dinner at historical building once used to be a mill. Our appetizer 'garlic shrimp' was flavorful and was cooked to perfection; main course was very good except my Angus sirloin which was chewy (med rare), the duck confit and pasta were perfectly done. One thing I did like the most about this restaurant was the service which was very prompt and professional. I will definitely go back and try other items.

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I would definitely return to this restaurant. The meal was fantastic. Everyone at our table had Prime Rib and we were all in heaven. I think our server was a little bit strange but nothing too memorable since I can't remember the details.

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Aberfolyle Mill

Was at their Sunday Brunch today. They have the appetizers, desserts in another room and they serve the main course. Their are 4 choices, my girlfriend and I had the eggs, pea meal bacon and potatoes. Everything was great, the chocolate mouse was fantastic.

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Upon entering the Aberfoyle Mill, I felt a little trepidation. The Mill is a very unique building but the decor is very dated and some of it verges on tacky. The host was friendly, if a bit unprofessional in his boisterous greeting. The food, however, made up for it all. The caesar salad my husband had as a starter was lovely and the vodka smoked salmon appetizer I had was delicious and generous in portion size. I followed it with the rack of lamb which was cooked perfectly and generous in portion size compared to other lamb entrees I've had. The accompanying vegetables were also delicious!!! My husband had the duck confit which he thoroughly enjoyed. We finished with creme brulee, another hit. It was an all-around good dining experience, if you can overlook the few flaws the place has which have nothing to do with the food.

Price Range: $60per person

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Very cool building and lovely location for a restaurant. However...I was really looking forward to it, having heard about the Mill's reputation for fine cuisine. It was more like your average steakhouse. I can't complain too much, most of my party seemed to enjoy their food. I ordered the porkchop, and it was really very dry, and not all that appetizing. I guess that's why they serve it swimming in a pool of red wine sauce. The pate, however, was delicious. Our server was unfriendly and not all that proffessional. She didn't offer us coffee or tea anything with our dessert. I just expect more when someone is dropping $300 plus on a dinner. Not really worth the money for me, somewhat of a disappointment.

Price Range: $60per person

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I felt like I was in a family style restaurant...

I felt like I was in a family style restaurant not a fine dining restaurant. We went for a special anniversary and were seated in a hot room with what seemed to be a birthday party. Very noisy and bright. Atmosphere zero. The prime rib (which you could only get as med. or med. rare) was tasteless and put on plain mashed potatoes. Very disappointing. I did express my displeasure to the man at the desk and got nowhere. Would never go back and wouldnt recommend this restaurant at all! This may have been the place to go in years gone by but not now.

Price Range: $60per person

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This was our 2nd visit and we were impressed once...

This was our 2nd visit and we were impressed once again. Excellent attentive prompt friendly service and our food did not disappoint. Will definitely go back again soon. The only reason we gave the atmosphere a 4-star rating instead of 5 is that we were seated in the "New Room" this time which seemed noisier than the other dining areas.

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Excellent meal, the service was very professional...

Excellent meal, the service was very professional and accomodating, it made for a wonderful evening. Cozy country atmosphere and nice ambiance.

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cosy,warm and great atmosphere....soup was...

cosy,warm and great atmosphere....soup was amazing,roasted tomato!!feta cheese had a good contrast of flavours,well presented...beef tenderloin was out of this world ,complimented by a rich stilton and garlic butter....best food in guelph...by miles!!!!!!!

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Very good meal & atmosphere

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner. The waitress was well informed, prompt, and very friendly. The old mill is - as expected - old, and therefore we knew what to expect in terms of decor - very interesting. The pate had an excellent presentation and flavour with three different chutneys. All the dishes were delicious. We will definitely be returning for future meals.

Price Range: $60per person

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Great service and food but a little cluttered

For a Sunday night this place was quite busy but our waiter,I believe his name was Ron or Rob was very personable and attentive. The food was amazing and they allowed us to split our salad at no extra charge and brought it out on two different plates and everything tasted fantastic. Afew too many antiques however they should rent a tent across the road one Sunday.Definately will return.

Price Range: $60per person

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An Occasion I won't forget

The warm welcome we recieved at the door set us on our way. Margaret was our server and was professional while keeping a sense of humour. (Thanks Margaret) Our appetizers arrived promptly and the although the spicy shrimp was wonderful the clam chowder was the best I have ever tasted. A delicate smoky flavour made it top notch. My halibut was a special that was pesto crusted and melted in your mouth. (I should add the presentation made it a shame to eat it. I should have brought a camera) The linguine had ample portions of Tiger Shrimp and was very wonderfully balanced. I would recommend this resteraunt to anyone who will listen (in fact I have bent co-workers ears all day) Thank-you for making my 15th anniversary a very special one. Many thanks to Mararget for selcting the perfect wine to go with the meal.

Price Range: $60per person

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Top notch all the way

I had been here several years ago and had a wonderful experience,. so I was looking forward to returning. The atmosphere is very cosy and we were warmly welcomed at the door. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient. The order was promptly taken and food arrived in very good time. We all enjoyed our very generous sized appetizers, each of us trying a bit of everything. We agreed that the paté appetizer was the best of the 3 and that all of them were exceptional value for money. Honestly, after the complimentary yummy bread and butter, I could have had the paté appetizer as my meal! Anyway, all the main courses were again delicious, well presented and we again tasted each other's meals. I usually don't care much for beef, but I found that the prime rib was exceptional. My linguini was perfect and the haddock was just a combination of superb layers of flavours. Despite being very full, we ordered and shared 2 desserts... again, excellent! The cheesecake was a delight and my friend, who is a creme brulee aficionado, pronounced it excellent . Tip: I found out that the cheesecake and the creme brulee are the only 2 desserts made in-house. So, consider that when ordering dessert. I would return here in an instant, to have a wonderful casual evening out or to celebrate something very special. Highly recommended!

Price Range: $60per person

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This place use to be one of the best, however it...

This place use to be one of the best, however it appears that things have changed. The place was dirty and smelled of cigarette smoke there was cob webs hanging from the celing. It was pretty clear that they smoke in there, I guess my only question is what is going on in the kitchen where I could not see. If they allow the place to be so dirt in the dining room. The food was ok but the service was poor at best. Sad to see.

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Always a good place for a quiet, cozy meal by the...

Always a good place for a quiet, cozy meal by the fire. Ambience is good, food is simple and cooked well. Place is quite large with sitting for many but good room planning has kept it intimate. Family or couple groups should feel comfortable here.

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The entire meal was wonderful and our service was...

The entire meal was wonderful and our service was equally as wonderful. We have been there many times and will continue to go. I just love the tables in front of the fireplace.

Price Range: $99per person

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Since this is takeout, i am not reviewing their...

Since this is takeout, i am not reviewing their service, but for takeout food, their food is prepared well, tastes great, and all guests loved their salads and meals. The strip steak was done exactly as i ordered, and they include bread in the take out order which is a nice touch. Great food everytime i eat there.

Price Range: $60per person

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I must say, I cannot believe some of the reviews...

I must say, I cannot believe some of the reviews that people have submitted for this place. I have never encountered anyone who experienced anything but an superb meal with wonderful service. This establishment has been a benchmark of dining excellence for at least the four years I have lived in the area. I have attended the restaurant on many different occasions; once for a business lunch, once for a company Christmas party/murder mystery theatre (not my company, I was a date), once for an outdoor wedding, and a few (most recently) for a dinner dates. Primarily, I have never had a better caeser salad in my life. Every time I have been there I have ordered it. It is a exactly how a caeser salad should taste like. I have never had a less than excellent main course there. There was one time at Kevin and Jodi's wedding where a lady at our table didn't enjoy her meal, but the waitress and manager bent over backwards to fix her food and make sure she was happy. Another time I was went out to have a romantic meal with a date but a very young child at the next table started to get cranky. The baby started to cry and was causing a bit of a scene. Within seconds, it seemed, a young waiter rushed over and started playing "peeka-boo" with the crying boy until he was giggling hystarically. The parents of the child were very grateful of his entertainment, but more so for me, saved my date. I cannot imagine a situation where the people at this restaurant would not do anything and everything to ensure your total satisfaction.

Price Range: $99per person

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Food was excellent. Waiters could do with a...

Food was excellent. Waiters could do with a lesson in manners. Try to push you out as soon as you finish ordering.

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