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Bella of Ancaster - Philip Shaver House

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1034 Garner Rd W, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
+1 905-648-5225
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good but Not Spectacular

The server was excellent. Love the fact that the tables are placed far enough apart that you can have a private conversation. The food was very good but do not think it was spectacular. For their prices I think it should have been a bit better. The serviettes were rolled in a silver ring and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Suki G
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Ancaster, Canada
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English first
Ancaster, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The server was excellent. Love the fact that the tables are placed far enough apart that you can have a private conversation. The food was very good but do not think it was spectacular. For their prices I think it should have been a bit better. The serviettes were rolled in a silver ring and the rings were removed from... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Was the old Shaver house that has been extensively renovated. Three different rooms to choose from. Menu is good but a little limited. Have been there a few times and service has been good to great. Still needs to work out some of the kinks

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Thoughtful options like the duck confit with our table bread Made our dinner special and waiting to see what the next course would bring. I had the duck - one of my favourite meals. And the lobster risotto was delicious.

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Hamilton Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One a year, a group of ladies head down to Hwy 5 to take on this wonderful restaurant. We never come out hungry, disappointed or disillusioned. We feel well looked after, not ripped off and completely satisfied with this afternoon of food, and beautiful company. The staff looks after us very well, and only appear when we need them.....can't wait... More 

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Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My husband and I always enjoyed the Phillip Shaver House and we're disappointed when it closed. However, the opening of Bella has been an pleasant surprise. The menu is fresh, the food delicious and the service could not have been better. The new decor is chic, modern and romantic. We will definitely be going back.

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Well after two conversations and emails exchanged, I had an appointment to go over menu for an upcoming event. Loved the house. But after 15 minutes of conversation and budget discussions about my event, Sarah decided to tell me house booked for my date. As she flipped around in reservation book I noticed nothing was booked. I had talked to... More 

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Elaine S, General Manager at Bella of Ancaster - Philip Shaver House, responded to this review

This review was not 100% correct. On Friday February 20th a lady called the restaurant inquiring about having a event for a first communion. The server who spoke to her wrote her name and number as I was not there in the evening. The following day I left message on her answering machine to follow up and left my name,number... More 

Ancaster, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I had reservations for a business dinner. Food fantastic, staff wonderful, atmosphere cozy. We will be back. Great little shop in the restaurant too where you might find some hidden gems to buy for yourself or others!

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ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Food was extremely good, the rooms in this restaurant/old house are beautiful. Well decorated, and attentive service. Every one had something different in our party of four, and all was delicious. You do have to realise it is very pricey, but worth it.!

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Mount Hope
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

With 3 other couples that we have been sharing New Years Eve with for over 40 years, it was our turn to pick the location. We have been to The Philip Shaver House/Bella's over the years and when we discovered that they had planned a special menu and jazz duo for the occasion we asked if they could book us... More 

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Nanticoke
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wow we walked in well decorated for Christmas, tables set beautifully. We had a slight problem with our waiter maybe a new one he had to be called to wait on us for menu's drinks coffee. The meal and presentation was well done. We also visited the gift shop which is unbelievable some very unique gifts. Will definitely come back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1034 Garner Rd W, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton  >  Ancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 905-648-5225
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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