Miso Salmon entree

The Dining Experience at Chartwell New Edinburgh Square in Ottawa 

Offering you well-prepared, fresh, nutritious fare and plenty of selection are the cornerstones of our dining experience at Chartwell New Edinburgh Square. Our residents appreciate flexible dining times and open seating that works with their schedule and preferences. You can choose from a variety of diverse menu options that include daily featured dishes, as well as à la carte options. Expect delicious main courses like honey-glazed baked ham, Asian-inspired noodles or well cooked fish, fresh salads and tasty homemade soups made with seasonal ingredients. A fruit dish or homemade desserts are the perfect way to sweeten your meal. We are also happy to offer wine service, as well as meals for guests.

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.

Dining in a range of venues is another nice perk: in addition to our contemporary dining room, you can host your family at a catered dinner in our private dining room, connect with a friend over a drink in our lounge, drop in for a snack in the bistro while you read the newspaper, or have a cup of tea under a colourful umbrella on our sunny terrace.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell New Edinburgh Square.

Here at Chartwell New Edinburgh Square, our culinary team includes talented cooks, attentive servers, and a maître d’. Together, they create a lovely dining experience and atmosphere in our newly-renovated dining room. We make a point of noting your dietary preferences and needs, so you can always enjoy your carefully prepared meal.  

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • modern bistro at chartwell new edinburgh 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