The Dining Experience at Chartwell Rockcliffe in Ottawa 

Residents at Chartwell Rockcliffe look forward to their dining experience. Our daily menus offer a variety of beautifully presented, delicious and healthy dishes, crafted to satisfy your taste and dietary needs. What’s on the menu? Choose from diverse featured dishes and à la carte menu items that highlight fresh ingredients. Entrées are well prepared and include traditional favourites like heart-healthy seafood or a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and international fare like flavourful stir fries. Savoury and fresh, our soups and salads are made from scratch. Our extensive dessert menu changes seasonally and includes everything from fruit dishes to luscious baked goods. You’re welcome to enjoy wine with your meal too!

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 may appreciate having a variety of places to dine. At Chartwell Rockcliffe, you can meet a friend in our contemporary bar for a drink and a snack, sip your coffee under a sun umbrella on the patio surrounded by mature trees, or host your friends and family at a catered dinner in our private dining room.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

You can count on our dining services team to make you feel welcome with a lovely atmosphere and deliciously memorable meal. Expect pressed linens and fresh flowers in our dining room to complement the attentive, welcoming service from our servers and maître d’.  Our culinary team is here to make every mealtime a pleasant experience, including accommodating your dietary preferences and needs so you can enjoy your meal, worry-free.  

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • grand dining room at chartwell rockcliffe 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