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

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Chartwell Royal on Gordon in Guelph

From the moment you first enter our bright and lively dining room, you’ll understand what makes Chartwell Royal on Gordon special. Our roster of hundreds of recipes are delicious and nutritionally balanced, too. Opt for our always-delicious daily special, or select from our popular à la carte menu. Our dishes change with the seasons, ensuring that you’re presented with the very best flavours and produce the season has to offer.

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.

You’ll find everything from homemade, comforting classics like chicken pot pie to flavourful picks to keep mealtimes varied and interesting. Join us for diverse themed dinners too, where we explore cuisines from around the world. It’s a great way to try something new!

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Royal on Gordon.

Our stellar reputation is thanks in a large part to the ongoing conversations we have with our residents. From letting your server know your favourites and sharing any dietary needs we should be mindful of, hearing from you lets us be our very best.

Our residents love that they can share a meal with family and friends, too. And they also appreciate our flexible dining times because we know not everyone is on the same schedule when it comes to dining.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Chartwell Royal on Gordon's main dining room
  • 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