The Dining Experience at Chartwell Lord Lansdowne in Ottawa 

Fine dining is an essential part of the senior living experience at Chartwell Lord Lansdowne. Meals are well prepared to highlight fresh, quality, nutritious ingredients and beautiful presentation. Here, you can choose from a variety of menu items that include à la carte options, as well as daily featured dishes. Expect delicious entrées like heart-healthy baked fish, savoury pastas or barbecue beef brisket, soups that highlight seasonal produce, and crisp salads. Fruit or homemade desserts like peach cobbler or tiramisu are the perfect way to top off your meal. Our flexible dining times and open seating are designed to suit your schedule and preferences. We keep the dining program exciting with themed meals so you can celebrate holidays and seasonal events with your neighbours.

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 can take advantage of a range of dining venues as well. In addition to our well-appointed dining rooms, you can catch up with a visitor over a drink in our chic bistro, sip your coffee al fresco on our popular patio, or invite your friends and family to a catered dinner in our private dining room. As always, you can count on the Chartwell team to offer well-prepared meals and snacks in an inviting atmosphere.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

At Chartwell Lord Lansdowne, you can rest assured that we take your dietary preferences and needs into account so you can enjoy your meal worry-free. Our culinary team of cooks and attentive servers work hard to ensure every meal is a positive experience. In fact, our residents tell us how much they look forward to meals in our spacious, elegant dining room overlooking the courtyard, with natural light from the large windows. If you’re an assisted living resident, you’ll enjoy your meals in a convenient dedicated dining room that is just as lovely and social. 

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • dining room with natural light at chartwell lord lansdowne 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