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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    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
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This is a beautiful 3 roomed restaurant in a restored historic home,The Philip Shaver House, in Ancaster ON. The parking lot is behind the restaurant & it is very large & tree lined--a lovely beginning. The restaurant is open for lunch most days and for dinner late in the week. I absolutely would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
OntarioGinger186
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Hamilton, Canada
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Uxbridge, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My husband and I were truly saddened when we heard Bella of Ancaster was forced to close due to owner illness. Obviously, the restaurant reflected a labour of love from the intimate decor to the elegant presentation of exquisite epicure. We traveled from Uxbridge (2 hours) the night before they closed to enjoy an evening of dining in one of... More 

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Thank epicureanLeila
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We recently celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary here with our married kids and our mom, 13 in our party! It was absolutely everything we were hoping for - excellent menu selection, fine wines, attentive service in the ambience of a beautiful historic dining room. We had requested cocktails with "a few" nibbles to start and were presented with a jaw-dropping... More 

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2 Thank Josie_clan
Ontario
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132 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We have driven past this restaurant so many times that we figured it was time, we had my mother in law and her brother with us - both not from around here so we wanted to take them somewhere nice. So, what should have been disclosed when I made the reservation was that THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSING AFTER TONIGHT. Would... More 

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1 Thank Bonnietheb
Cambridge
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Many years ago I was a very frequent visitor to the Philip Shaver House when it was one of the better restaurants in Ontario. Intimate, small menu but excellent food. It has since changed hands and I was somewhat disappointed. In fact it appears now to be a restaurant tacked onto a boutique. We were here for lunch and whilst... More 

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Thank TonyRoberts
Ancaster, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I hadn't been here since the change of ownership and was amazed at the effort that has gone into renovations. This is a beautiful location and the meal and service were superb. We arrived very late due to the usual traffic problems on the QEW, but our reception was gracious and we were never hurried. They were ready and willing... More 

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Thank H R
Hamilton, Canada
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a beautiful 3 roomed restaurant in a restored historic home,The Philip Shaver House, in Ancaster ON. The parking lot is behind the restaurant & it is very large & tree lined--a lovely beginning. The restaurant is open for lunch most days and for dinner late in the week. I absolutely would phone or check their website before heading... More 

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1 Thank OntarioGinger186
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our thanks to Bella's for making our 55th Anniversary celebration a memorable occasion. We were in a beautifully decorated room and received excellent service for our delicious dinners. Our family and friends would definitely return. July 11,15

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1 Thank Carrie M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Good food, service staff are very attentive, maybe overly so. The restaurant is still evolving, but really worth a try. The place is beautifully renovated. Really deserves a visit

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Thank Mary Ann L
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A quiet fine dining just on the west edge of Ancaster. A little out of the way but the food and atmosphere is worth your visit. Slightly on the high end side re prices but the food is good. Not a family style place.

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Thank Cdntraveller1996
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We recently had our wedding reception at Bella. It was a second wedding with a group of 40. It was difficult for us to find a lovely restaurant that could accommodate this number and also be accessible for people with walkers. They let us have our ceremony outside of the restaurant, with canapes being served afterwards on their lovely patio.... 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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