Senior residents having a pleasant conversation at the dinning table while enjoying a cup of coffee with croissant

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Queen’s Square in Cambridge

At Chartwell Queen’s Square, we’re known for our delicious and healthy meal offerings. Our menus change with the seasons and feature classic homemade favourites like French onion soup and shepherd’s pie, as well as more adventurous offerings like sesame ginger chicken with Shanghai noodles. Have a sweet tooth? We’ve got you covered, with everything from summery strawberry shortcake to our moist spiced gingerbread cake—perfect for warming up winter!

3 Plates of food -one with a pie, one with fish and one with salad. 3 assiettes de nourriture - une avec une tarte, une avec du poisson et une avec de la salade.

Invite your loved ones for family dinners or connect with your neighbours at themed dinners, where you can explore exciting new cuisines from around the world.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Queen’s Square.

There’s so much more to our dining than what’s on the menu. We’re known for our helpful, friendly dining room staff, who will quickly learn your tastes, favourites, and dietary restrictions so they can work closely with you and our dedicated kitchen staff to make sure every meal is memorable.

Our residents love our flexible dining times, allowing you to eat on your schedule, not ours. We even have a private dining room you can rent if you’re looking to host a special, intimate meal for family. Perfect for birthdays and holidays!

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Bistro with seating at Chartwell Queen's Square Retirement Residence
  • Chartwell server serving omelette to the senior resident

Get a taste for Chartwell’s dining experience

What makes dining in a retirement residence special? It’s a combination of service from friendly staff who come to know your name, the delicious food on your plate, and the social connection that comes from gathering around a table to share stories over a good meal. Don’t forget fun themed meals, the chance to celebrate cherished traditions with family, and the opportunity to enjoy homestyle menu favourites as well as something new you mightn’t have tried if you were on your own. Watch our series of dining experience videos to understand what you can expect in a Chartwell retirement residence!

Explore our eye-catching seasonal menus

Did you know? Chartwell changes their menus to reflect all four seasons of the year! We have more than 750 tried-and-tested recipes that we reflect on our menus throughout the year, many of which incorporate seasonal ingredients that have you looking forward to your dining experience each day. Browse our sample seasonal menu to get a glimpse of what you can expect—including food photography of the meals you’ll see at our retirement residence!

Front page of Chartwell's seasonal menus document

Learn some fun facts about dining at Chartwell

There are so many assumptions out there about what retirement living food is—and most of the time, they couldn’t be more wrong! Explore our interesting infographic for true facts and figures about the dining experience at Chartwell—you may be surprised by what you learn.

Fact Image: We serve over 28, 000 cups of coffee per day - that's 10 million cups per year. We crack over 7, 500 eggs per day - that's 2.5 million eggs per year