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 – Friday 11:30 pm – 2:00 pm


Soup of the day

Prepared daily $6


Field tomatoes, red onion, garlic, parmesan, feta and a balsamic drizzle $9


1lb fresh steamed mussels served in a white wine sauce or marinara sauce $11 GF


Rice floured dusted calamari rings, deep fried until golden, served with spicy chipotle mayo $10 GF


Most often referred to as the colourfully decorated and barbed sticks used in bullfighting!

In our dining room we are using our sticks to skewer olives,

heirloom tomatoes, cheese, cured ham and salami



Spinach, spring greens and apple salad with green onion, basil, toasted almonds in a honey yogurt dressing

$8 small $12 large GF

Mediterranean Panzanella mixed greens with lightly with ciabatta, roasted red peppers, black olives, tomatoes, red onions and feta with house made Italian dressing

$8 small $12 large

Caesar salad, romaine lettuce with house dressing, croutons, bacon and parmesan $8 small $12 large

Add for grilled chicken or 3 garlic-grilled shrimp $6


Spaghetti Bolognese

Served in a traditional homemade sauce over spaghetti noodles with garlic bread $13

Traditional Margherita Pizza

Heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella,  bocconcini cheese and basil $11

Fettuccine Caruso

Artichoke hearts, baby spinach, and fettuccine noodles tossed in a fresh light lemon and garlic sauce $12

Pasta Primavera

Fettuccine tossed with herbs and a blend of sautéed vegetables $12 VEG

Beer Battered Fish

Beer battered haddock, made in house and served with fresh cut fries and tartar sauce 1 piece $13

Fillet of Sole

Dusted in rice flour and pan fried served with a chef salad $13 GF

Chicken Parmigiana

Hand breaded veal cutlet, baked with tomato sauce and topped with mozzarella until golden brown, served with a side of spaghetti $16

Pastas can be made with gluten free noodles.  Please ask your server

Add $6 for 6 oz grilled or chicken or $6 for 3 garlic-grilled shrimp


All sandwiches come with your choice of soup, Chef Salad or fries. If you would like to upgrade to the

Mediterranean Panzanella or Spinach Salad or Caesar salad please add $1.75

Chicken Brushetta Panino

Pressed Panini chicken breast with house made bruschetta, provolone cheese and sliced tomato on Italian bread $13.

Chicken Caesar Wrap

Our homemade Caesar dressing, romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, bacon and chicken, all wrapped up in a fresh flour tortilla wrap $13.

Roast Beef Melt

Shaved roast beef with sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and mozzarella cheese, served on warm ciabatta bread,

with a side of au jus for dipping $13.50

Chicken or Beef Quesadilla:

Cremini mushrooms, red peppers, caramelized onions, and melted mozzarella cheese $13.

Half Sandwich of the Day

Half of our daily made sandwich served soup or chef salad $11

BIBITA (Beverages)

Soft drink $2.75

Iced Tea 2.75

Milk $2.95

Juice: small $1.50 large $2.95

Coffee Regular or Decaf $2.50

Tea, Regular or Herbal $2.50

Espresso $3.25 Cappuccino $4.75

Ask your server about our dessert selection

We acknowledge dietary restrictions and do our best to accommodate

please inform your server

GF- Gluten Friendly

Some items marked gluten friendly do come with a side order of bread, please tell server that you do not want the bread

VEG- Vegetarian

Taxes extra

Live entertainment in The Grindstone Tapas Lounge

Friday evenings starting at 6:30 pm

Book your private function in our upstairs banquet room

Ask server for details

Monday – Saturday open 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm



Most often referred to the colorfully decorated and barbed sticks used in bullfighting! In our Dining Room we are using our sticks to skew olives, heirloom tomatoes, cheese, cured salami and hams with grilled crostini $12


Field tomatoes, red onion, garlic, herbs, parmesan, feta and balsamic drizzle $9

P.E.I. Mussels

1lb of mussels served with white wine and garlic butter or house made tomato sauce, both served with garlic bread $11


Lightly dusted and served with smoked paprika aioli $10

Gamberi Sambuca

Jumbo shrimp with a Sambuca cream sauce $12

Zucchini Cuzze

Zucchini fritters with lemon aioli $9

Escargot with a Pesto Cream Sauce

Escargot sautéed in our house made pesto cream sauce served with garlic bread $10



House made daily soup $6

Mediterranean Panzanella Salad

Lightly toasted ciabatta bread, mixed greens, roasted red peppers, black olives, tomatoes, red onions and feta, with house made Italian dressing

$8 small$12 large

Caprese Salad

Fresh tomatoes, sliced bocconcini cheese and fresh basil, topped with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar

$8 small$12 large

Spinach and Apple Salad

Spinach, spring greens and apple salad with green onion, toasted almonds and honey yogurt dressing

$8 small $12 large

Caesar Salad

Romaine lettuce tossed with house made dressing, croutons, bacon and parmesan cheese

$8 small$12 large

Contorni/ Sides

(Additions to your order)

3 Jumbo tiger shrimp $7

Grilled chicken breast $7


Fettuccine Pavarotti

Fettuccine pasta with jumbo sea scallops, baby spinach and artichokes, in an olive oil, garlic and white wine lemon sauce $26

Gorgonzola Fettuccine

Chicken with cremini mushrooms, spinach, sundried tomatoes and squash, tossed in gorgonzola cream sauce $21

Linguine le Verdere

Bocconcini, red onions, sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes and spinach tossed in a pesto sauce topped with almonds $22

Contorni/ Sides

(Additions to your order)

3 Jumbo tiger shrimp $7

Grilled chicken breast $7


(All dinner selections come with roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables)

Sogliola Al limone

Pacific sole, lightly dusted with rice flour, pan seared served with a lemon buerre blanc $20

Salmon a Griglia

Pan seared Atlantic salmon with Gibbons maple syrup and pistachio glaze $22

Pollo di Trento

Breaded chicken breast stuffed with artichoke, mushroom, provolone with a roasted red pepper cream sauce $22

Carre di Agnello

1/2 rack of New Zealand spring lamb, spiced Dijon rub and house made mint sauce $27

Striploin Bistecca

10 oz striploin steak $28


Vitello Scaloppini al Marsala

Tender milk fed veal topped with field mushrooms and a Marsala sauce $21



Vitello Parmigiana

Tender milk fed veal dusted with bread crumbs, topped with house made tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese $21

Pollo Parmigiana

Chicken breast dusted with bread crumbs, topped with house made tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese $20



Banquet Menus


A selection of muffins and croissants served with coffee and tea $6.50 per person

Add fresh fruit and yogurt for $3.75 per person



#1 Working Lunch

Soup – mushroom or tomato bisque

Sandwich Platters1 ½  sandwiches per person.  Traditional tea triangles served on a selection of whole wheat and white bread Egg salad, Albacore tuna, cream cheese and cucumber, ham and cheese

Homemade Brownies and Cookiesa selection of homemade brownies and oatmeal cookies



#2 Buffet

Ceasar Saladromaine lettuce with house dressing, bacon, croutons and parmesan cheese.

Meat Lasagna – classic meat lasagna filled with layers of homemade tomato meat sauce, creamy ricotta, al dente noodles, and topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese

Vegetarian Lasagna – classic vegetarian lasagna filled with layers of vegetables homemade tomato sauce, creamy ricotta, al dente noodles, and topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese

 Sticky Toffee Pudding – our homemade pudding served with fresh cream



#3 Buffet

(choose 2 salads)

Spinach salad, Caesar salad, Garden salad, Asian noodle salad, tomato and feta salad, Greek salad

(Choose 2 items)

Pork tenderloin with grilled fruit
Spinach and ricotta cannelloni with a béchamel sauce
Grilled Atlantic salmon with a lemon cream sauce
Breast of chicken in a light Dijon cream sauce
Chef’s vegetables and roasted potatoes

Fresh seasonal sliced fruits
Assortment of mini tarts (Butter, Chocolate Pecan, Lemon Meringue)




(a choice of)

Roasted red pepper bisque
 mushroom soup
Caesar salad, romaine lettuce with house dressing, bacon, croutons and parmesan cheese.
Spinach and mixed green salad with almonds, basil, green onions and a yogurt and honey dressing

Chicken Supreme served with  a wild mushroom ragout
Pork Tenderloin with a fruit compote
Salmon a la griglere with a Gibbons maple syrup and a pistachio crust
(the above are served with the Chef’s seasonal vegetables)
Linguine a la Verde with bocconcini, red onions, sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes and spinach tossed in a pesto sauce topped with almonds




(a choice of)

A Garden Salad with a mixture of greens, cucumber, tomatoes and red onions with grilled tiger shrimps
Caprese Salad vine ripe tomatoes, bocconcini cheese, fresh basil, topped with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
8 oz AAA Prime Rib of Beef served with Yorkshire pudding au jus, oven roasted potatoes and Chefs choice of seasonal vegetables
Pan seared Artic Char with a fruit Salsa
½ Rack of New Zealand Lamb herb crusted served with demi glaze
(the above are served with the Chef’s seasonal vegetables)
Fettuccine Pavarotti, fettuccine pasta with jumbo sea scallops, baby spinach and artichokes, in an olive oil, garlic and white wine lemon sauce
Chocolate and raspberry tartufo or Crème Brule
Coffee and Tea



Fresh fruit seasonal kebobs – $22 per dozen

Bocconcini and tomato skewers – $24 per dozen

Shrimp, chiles, snap peas with tarragon on a crustini – $26.00 per dozen 

Smoked salmon on toasted pumpernickel with capers and lemon – $24 per dozen

Prosciutto crostini: prosciutto on a toasted crostini with fruit

Charred Chicken with a tomato basil couli


Mini brushetta  field tomatoes, red onion, garlic and parmesan, feta and a balsamic glaze  – $22 per dozen

Mini quiches Artisan cheese and mushroom $24 per dozen

Satays and kebobs:
$26.00 per dozen
Beef – hoisin, ginger, garlic and sherry marinated sirloin grilled to perfection and served with a wasabi dipping sauce
Chicken – marinated and served with a peanut sauce
Shrimp – tiger shrimp marinated with garlic and lime and cilantro dipping sauce
Spanokopita – filo pasty with spinach and feta cheese $20 per dozen

Mini Pizzas served on naan bread
Your choice of
Roast beef and gorgonzola with caramelized onions
Chicken with sundried tomatoes and boccocini cheese and pesto
Grilled vegetables with a zesty tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese
$24 per dozen

Date and chorizo bites:
Dates stuffed with chorizo and wrapped with bacon $22 per doze


Cocktail Stations offer an alternative to the formality of a sit down meal while being more substantial than a passed hors d’oeuvre reception. Food stations give your guests a chance to mingle. There are many possible ways to layout this style of event making it ideal for a number of different setups, Cocktail Station menus can be playful or formal, follow a theme or comfort food, passed or interactive.

(food stations run for one and half hours and are for a minimum of 30 people)
Build your own menu from the following list of suggestions.

Carving Station
Chef carved to order herb and Dijon crusted AAA Top sirloin of beef, prime rib, pork loin, assorted sliced dinner rolls and  toppings to include béarnaise,  mayonnaise, caramelized onions, horseradish cream, and roasted red pepper aioli  served on a mini artisan roll $15.00 pp
(please chose one)

Pasta Station
Made-to-order pasta with our homemade sauces. Toppings to include assorted roasted vegetables, In house Italian sausages, grilled chicken breast and shrimp, fresh parmesan and chili flakes $15.00 pp

Antipasto Station/Harvest Station
A selection of Italian meats and house made sausages, marinated salad, spiced olives, roasted peppers, grilled zucchini and eggplant, assorted cheeses accompanied by a selection of crudites, Tuscan bean spread, lemon and red pepper hummus  and spinach dip and crisp pita triangles $12.00 pp

Cold Station
Caesar and house salad with our homemade dressings
$8.00 pp

Dessert Station
A selection dessert
Pavolva, Sticky toffee pudding, Cheese Cake, Fresh Berries with Cream, Tiramisu $9.00 pp


The Mill is a full-service gourmet catering company that specializes in creating a wide range of foods, services and dining experiences for a variety of occasions.
Whether it’s for your next office event or a gathering at your home, or an event at the Mill our staff will ease all the stress that comes with hosting a party. We’re there from start to finish — to pass hors d’oeuvres, plate the meal, refill wine glasses and clear the table.  We can also to deliver freshly prepared meals for a business lunch.
A selection of menus can be accessed on this page.  Dinners can be totally customized to be unique and suit your needs and budget. We’re happy to provide delicious options for guests with dietary restrictions.
Why choose us?  Finding the right caterer to help you achieve your vision can be difficult. We want you to feel like a guest at your own event. We can create an experience that will be distinctive and memorable. Let us give you the opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy your party.
Please feel free to contact us and we would be more than happy to meet with you to begin the planning.


All menu items are for a minimum of six people or more

Sandwich Platters
(1 ½ Traditional tea triangles served on a selection of whole wheat and white bread)
Egg salad, tuna, cream cheese and cucumber, ham and cheese 7.95

Open Face
(2 per person)
Smoked salmon with capers and lemon, roast beef with crème fraiche horseradish, Hummus with tomato, spouts and lemon aioli, shrimp salad 8.95

Lentil, mushroom or tomato bisque 7

Smoked salmon and dill 9
Artisan cheese and mushroom 9

Meat Pie
Traditional beef and mushroom
Chicken with dill

Fruit Boards
A selection of season fruit $35 (small) $45 (medium)

Cheese and Fruit Boards
A selection of imported and domestic cheese
$35 (small) $55 (medium)


Wine List

House White Wine

Santa Carolina Chardonnay (D) Chile
Bright, intense golden colour, hint of vanilla and tropical fruits  
7 oz. Glass $7.25        ½ L $17.         1 L $32.

Folonari Soave (XD) Italy
Pale straw colour, light citrus aroma, dry finish
7 oz. Glass $7.25        ½ L $17.         1 L $32.

Barefoot Pinot Grigio (D) California
Tart green apple flavours get down with a white peach undertone. Floral blossoms and citrus aromas do the tango. Light-bodied with a bright finish
7 oz. Glass $7.75        ½ L $18.         1 L $34.

Dienhard Green Label Riesling (MS) Germany
Green apple, spicy fruit, mineral note, fresh and light
7 oz. Glass $7.75        ½ L $17.         1 L $32.

Ernest and Julio White Zinfandel (S) California
Light bodied, flavours of cherry, watermelon and raspberry
7 oz. Glass $7.75        ½ L $17.         1 L $32.

White Wine by the Bottle

Bolla Pinot Grigio (D) Italy $28.
Medium bodied, great structure with tart peach, lemon, pear, nectarine and lime

Folonari Pinot Grigio (XD) Italy $32.
Fresh and youthful apple and lemon rose

McWilliams Hanwood Estate Chardonnay (XD) Australia $32.
Medium straw, tropical fruit aromas, soft with a long oaky finish

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc (XD) New Zealand $39.
Zesty and aromatic with lively penetrating fruit characters

Barefoot Bubbly Sparkling Pinot Grigio (M) California $28.
Refreshing citrus flavours with aroma of sweet orange blossoms

Zonin Prosecco (200ml) (D) Italy $10
Rich aromas of ripe fruit and flavours

House Red Wine

Cono Sur Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz (D) Chile
Ruby red, blackcurrant, plum and cherry
7 oz. Glass $7.25        ½ L $17.         1 L $32.

Barefoot Merlot (D) California
The perfect combo of cherry, boysenberry, plum and chocolate flavours. Raised right, it’s well-rounded with mild tannins
7 oz. Glass $7.25        ½ L $17.         1 L $32.

Cantina di Negrar Valpolicella (XD) Italy
Aromas of ripe red berries and spice, medium bodied
7 oz. Glass $8.25        ½ L $19.         1 L $36.

Red Wine by the Bottle

Folonari Valpolicella  (XD)  Italy $32.
Fresh cherry, floral and spice, medium bodied

Ruffino Chianti  (XD)  Italy $33.
Ruby red color, a fresh fruity bouquet

Masi Campofiorin  (D)  Italy $39.
Rich full bodied, round and velvety

Amarone Cesare (XD) Italy $75.
Ethereal orange aura that highlights your glass with warm colour

Apothic Red (M)  California   $30.
Ruby color, aromas include plum, blackberry, spice notes, raspberry and vanilla medium body and layers of ripe fruit and vanilla with a long finish

McWilliams Handwood Estate Shiraz (D) Australia  $32.
Full of black cherry flavours that linger with a long finish

Mirassou Pinot Noir  (XD)  California $31.
Flavors of cherry, strawberry and red currant, which are supported by light vanilla and oak notes. This wine is well balanced with a round, full mouth feel

J. Lohr Seven Oakes Cabernet Sauvignon (XD) California $45.
Intense aromas of blackcurrant, cedar, vanilla and black cherry, full bodied

Ravens Wood Zinfandel ( D )  California $43.
Robust Red, flavours of raspberry, cherry and boysenberry


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.


The Grindstone Lounge is available for private events Monday through Saturday. The Room can hold forty five people for lunch or Dinner and sixty five for a Cocktail Party.


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.

Map & Contact Us

The Mill Restaurant

123 Water Street West Brockville, Ont K6V 3M2
Phone: 613-345-7098
Fax: 613-342-8374

Please no reservations by email.