123 Water Street West
Brockville, ON K6V 3M2
phone 613 345 7098
The Robert Shepherd Grist Mill site constitutes one of the oldest areas in Brockville. While other 19th century buildings remain in the area, Shepherds is the last building left in use of the nine that once utilized the waterpower of Buell’s Creek. It is now known as the The Grist Mill.
Good food makes us happy. One of our favorite things to do is to squeeze around the table and enjoy a great meal with our friends and family. This restaurant either upstairs in our Dining room or downstairs in our Tapas Lounge have been designed so people who love good food can get together and enjoy delicious food and celebrate the pleasures of friendship.
We invite you experience food with an Italian and Mediterranean flare.
Monday – Saturday 11:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Monday – Saturday open 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$8 small$12 large
Wednesday – Saturday open at 4:00 pm
Our daily soup $6
Spinach, Spring greens with green onion, basil, toasted almonds, apple and a honey yogurt dressing $8 GF
Fresh tomatoes, sliced bocconcini cheese, fresh basil, topped with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar $8
Mediterranean Panzanella Salad with ciabatta, roasted red peppers, black olives, tomatoes, red onions and feta with house made Italian dressing $8
fresh tomatoes, sliced bocconcini cheese and fresh basil topped with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Caesar Salad romaine lettuce with house dressing, croutons, bacon and parmesan $8
Selection of Breads, herb infused olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar $4
add our house blended cheese $5
Bruschetta with vine tomatoes, onions and fresh herbs, finished with parmesan and a balsamic glaze $9
Margherita Pizza with heirloom tomatoes, basil, and bocconcini cheese $11
Gorgonzola Pizza with roast beef, mushrooms, onions, and gorgonzola cheese $13
Chorizo and dates wrapped in bacon with a balsamic glaze $9
Spanakopita spinach and feta with a tzatziki dip $8
Traditional chilled jumbo shrimps with a cocktail sauce (5) $12 GF
Most often referred to the colorfully decorated and barbed sticks used in bullfighting!
In our tapas lounge we are using our sticks to skew olives, heirloom tomatoes, cheese and a cured salamis and hams $12
Roasted potatoes with aioli $6
Chilled Jumbo Shrimps with a vodka tomato sauce (4) $12 GF
Prawns sautéed in chili infused olive oil with roasted lime and a crostinis (3) $12
One Pound PEI Mussels with white wine garlic butter or a rich tomato sauce and crostinis$11
Zucchini Fritters, with a an lemon aioli $9 GF
Calamari, lightly seasoned served with a paprika aioli $11 GF
Chorizo Bites seared in a red wine reduction with crostinis $8
Beef Button Ribs, our dry roasted ribs tossed in a cilantro lime butter $12 GF
Beef Sliders house ground striploin with caramelized onions and heirloom tomatoes $10
Chicken Satay marinated with a pesto aioli $10 GF
Cheese Tortellini with a vodka tomato sauce and garlic bread
Tapas size $8 Dinner size $13
GF – Gluten friendly!
PRIVATE FUNCTIONS & CATERING
At the Mill we pride ourselves on planning, executing and serving private functions that meet with our clients high expectations. It may be a simple breakfast buffet, a business luncheon, a dinner or a cocktail party, we do our utmost to ensure that quality and service is our goal. We adopt a flexible attitude in delivering each event; we understand that every client’s needs are different all require individual care and attention. We have a selection of menus listed on our website however; our Catering Manager would be more than happy to meet with you to customize your event.
Cozy, intimate neighborhood watering hole, featuring live music every Friday night. The menu is Tapas inspired with small plates featuring different selections created by our Chefs every night. Open Wednesday through Saturday at 4pm.
In 1784 the first settlers began to occupy this area. Two of the first were William Buell and Daniel Jones. Daniel Jones acquired the property at the mouth of Buell’s Creek. Sometime before 1800 he and Buell formed a partnership to dam the stream and build a sawmill. The sawmill was situated a short distance away, across the existing creek bed. In 1836 Robert Shepherd and his partner acquired the sawmill and the surrounding property.
In 1852 he decided to add a Grist Mill. He might have been the builder, as he was a stonemason by trade. His brothers and father were well known masons and builders. By 1883 the Grist Mill building was left vacant, the saw mill torn down and the millpond drained.
In 1893 the Samuels Rogers Oil Company purchased the property for a coal depot. In 1911 the Imperial Oil Company acquired the property. They maintained a storage depot here until 1978 when the City of Brockville purchased the property.
In 1980 the Robert Shepherd Grist Mill was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, as a heritage building by the City of Brockville for both historical and architectural reasons. In 1982 it was gutted to the four outside walls and rebuilt as it is today using a much of the existing materials as possible. The majority of the beams downstairs and in the main floor dining room are original, and British Columbian Fir was brought in for the upstairs room known as Rafters.
In 1985 the building received an award for new projects and signage from the City of Brockville. In 1986 the Mill received an award for architectural preservation from the City of Brockville’s local Architectural Advisory Commission.