Cocktail served in martini glasses

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Meadowbrook in Lively 

Well-crafted, fresh, and healthy meals are always on the menu at Chartwell Meadowbrook. You can make your selections from a wide array of delicious and diverse menu items that include daily featured dishes, as well as à la carte options, so there’s always something to suit your taste and appetite. You can look forward to homestyle entrées such as chicken pot pie with leeks and mushrooms or turkey chili, as well as crisp salads that highlight seasonal ingredients and flavourful homemade soups.

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.

Desserts like lemon shortcake or fruit salad are a lovely way to complete your meal. Meals for guests, family dinners, and themed meals to celebrate the seasons are popular with our residents as well.

In addition to our contemporary dining room, you can pick up a convenient snack or beverage in our bistro, meet a friend for a drink in our lounge, or reserve our private dining room with catering to entertain your guests.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Meadowbrook. 

With a soaring ceiling, fireplace, plant wall and an open-concept floor plan, the dining room at Chartwell Meadowbrook is a favourite destination for our residents. You’ll enjoy warm and attentive service from our friendly servers and staff, who always take your specific dietary needs and wishes into account. Our Food Services Manager invites feedback to ensure you enjoy all aspects of your dining experience.  

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
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  • 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