Chartwell Dining experience Beef Bourguignon

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Duke of Devonshire in Ottawa

The dining experience is one of the highlights at Chartwell Duke of Devonshire. Not only can you expect your nutritious meals to taste delicious, you’ll also appreciate having a variety of places to dine. You might take a break with a friend to have a snack in the bistro, socialize over lunch or dinner in our bright, spacious, and elegant dining room, or invite your loved ones for a catered family dinner in our private dining room. No matter where you decide to enjoy a meal, you can count on the Chartwell team to satisfy your appetite.

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.

What kind of food is on the menu? You can choose from a variety of options ranging from daily featured dishes highlighting seasonal fresh ingredients, many sourced close to home. If you feel like something different, you’ll have a selection of popular resident favourite dishes on our à la carte menu. Entrees are wholesome and tasty, soups and salads are made in house, and end your meal with a choice of fruit and homemade desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Between our attentive servers and Food Service Manager, our team is here to ensure every meal offers you a pleasant experience. We’ll learn everything from your dietary preferences to how you enjoy your tea so you can feel nourished in every way.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • grand dining room at chartwell duke of devonshire 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