The Retreat Café
Reopening Spring 2021

As we continue to navigate through COVID-19, including the current modified Stage 2 restrictions, without knowing when they will be lifted, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close The Retreat, once again.

WE KNOW…It breaks our hearts to close, and it was not an easy decision but in the end, the writing was on the wall. Our goal is always to delight our guests at every turn, and as spa services were once again limited, indoor dining and yoga closed, and cold weather here, the packages that offered “The Strathmere Experience” were no longer possible. 

So we are going to take a Winter Break, knowing as we turn the corner into 2021, we will look forward to reopening as soon as possible next spring, and bringing The Retreat back to life BIGGER & BETTER than EVER! 

We will miss you all very much, and want to thank you for your business and continued support. The Retreat is successful because of you! You are not only amazing clients, you are so much more – friends & family!

Stay tuned for updates and we’ll see you back at the Retreat next Spring!

Wishing you and yours a lovely holiday season.  Be safe and be well!

The Retreat Café

More than just a menu, join us at the Retreat Café for a clean eating lifestyle. A new dining experience in the Ottawa and Manotick restaurant scene. Field to plate and locally grown menus, craft beer, VQA wines and seasonal beverages.

Featuring our own ecologically grown produce highlighted in our field to plated dinner selections, gourmet salads, artisan sandwiches and handcrafted treats and sweets.  Fully licensed with the addition of local Craft Beer and VQA Wines.  Fair Trade Organic Coffee and Loose Leaf Teas, super food smoothies and detoxifying juices.

Please Note: The Retreat and its Café is an adult only environment for guests 18 years of age and older.

HOURS
Wednesday: 11AM – 3:30PM
Thursday: 11AM – 3:30PM
Friday: 11AM – 3:30PM
Saturday: 11AM – 3:30PM

Reservations Required

18 years+
Phone: (613) 489-3321
Email: theretreat@strathmere.com

Field to Plate

The Retreat Café is proud to be a Scratch Kitchen, featuring Handcrafted Artisan Food. Our menus are seasonal and our Executive Chef, Angelo Camposarcone, and our Master Gardener, Colin Lundy, are committed to working hand-in-hand to grow and develop produce that makes its way “from our field to your plate” for guests to enjoy!

Craft Partners

We support our community by sourcing from small and local businesses like us! When you dine at Strathmere you are experiencing the best of what the local culinary community has to offer. From all natural, roasted coffee and homegrown honey, to the best of Ontario’s wine and beer, our chefs hand select every ingredient in order to curate a fusion of healthy and mouth watering dishes that are sure to awaken your palate.

Homegrown

Working under the direction of Colin Lundy, Strathmere’s accredited Organic Master Gardener we grow “ecologically” following organic growing principles. We do not use pesticides or chemicals in our fields and gardens. Crops and fields are rotated so some fields lay fallow. We use mulches and living pathways to conserve soil and water, and cover crops and green manures to build and protect the nutrients in the soil. We apply composts and aged manure to recycle nutrients and activate the soil, and maintain wild grassy areas and diverse flower gardens.

All Day Menu

Wednesday to Saturday

 Reservations Required

RETREAT CAFÉ SANDWICH   18
2 organic poached eggs, heirloom tomato arugula, grilled avocado, goat cheese, red pepper eggplant purée, strathmere tomato butter, served open faced on grilled roasted garlic artisan bread

FALAFEL BOWL   18
Zaatar grilled cauliflower, crispy falafels, harissa halloumi, Retreat greens, lentil tabbouleh, heirloom tomatoes, pickled onion, sumac grilled pita, tahini drizzle, chopped dates

MANGO SHRIMP SALAD   20
red chili & lime shrimp, mango, pickled carrot & red onion, cucumber, mint, thai basil, toasted cashews, crispy taro root, vietnamese vinaigrette

RETREAT BURGER   22
angus beef burger, aged cheddar, double smoked bacon, crispy onion ring, bourbon bbq sauce, arugula, garlic aioli, served with Retreat garden slaw

FLATBREAD   19
grilled peach, balsamic grilled chicken, brie, garden pesto, balsamic syrup, basil

Harvest Boards

(feeds 2)

LOCAL  $45
select quebec artisan cheese/seed to sausage charcuterie/candied nuts/olives/fruit/café preserves/crostini

CHEF  $50
burger + slaw/soup of the day/mango shrimp salad/grilled peach & balsamic chicken flatbread

Local VQA Wines

Craft Beer

Autumn Seasonal Cocktail – Orchard Café 75 – Top Shelf Gin, Mousseux De Pomme, Strathmere Wildflower Honey & Thyme Syrup, garnished with Harvest Apple & Pear

Specialty Coffees + Sloane Teas

Wine List

Pelee Island Winery VQA Wines
Pinot Grigio (White) 7/30
Lola (Blush Sparkling) 7/30
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot (Red) 8/35
½ Bottle Chardonnay – (White) 15 

Sandbanks Estate Winery VQA Wines
Sauvignon Blanc (White) 7/30
Chardonnay Reserve (White) 8/35
Baco Noir (Red) 8/35
Cab Franc (Red) 10/40 

Huff Estates VQA Wines
Riesling Off Dry (White) 7/30
Pinot Gris (White) 8/35
Unoaked Chardonnay (White) 8/35
South Bay Vineyard Merlot (Red) 10/40
Pinot Noir Reserve (Red) 10/40

 

Bubbly & Beer

Bubbly
Pelee Secco 8/35
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore 10/40 

On Tap – Craft Beer
Ask us what is on tap today 7 

Scotch
Glenfiddich 12yr Old Single Malt 7
McClelland’s Islay Single Malt 8

Quench

Chef’s Daily Inspired Home Brewed Iced Tea   5

Café Smoothie   7
#1 – Apple, Cinnamon, Banana, Arugula, Greek Yogurt, Almond Milk, Wildflower Honey & Chia Seeds
#2 – Banana, Strawberry, Almond Milk, Greek Yogurt, Wildflower Honey, Chia Seeds

Café Juices   7
#1 – Greens 101 – Spinach, Apple, Ginger, Cucumber & Parsley
#2 – Radiate – Carrot, Turmeric, Apple, Lemon, Ginger & Pineapple
#3 – Morning Glory – Orange Juice

Perrier   3

ESKA Water   3

Sloane Teas   5
Earl Grey Classic (Indian & Ceylon Black)
Heavenly Cream (Indian & Ceylon Black)
Classic Green (China Green)
Jasmine Pink Lemonade (China Green & White)
Tropical Green (Japanese Green)
Blood Orange Oolong (China Oolong)
Peaches & Cream (China White)
Citron Calm (Whole Chamomile Flowers)
Coconut Almond Rooibos (South African Red Rooibos)
Mint Verbena (Peppermint & Verbena Leaves)
Ginger Turmeric (Turmeric & Lemongrass)
Mint Chocolate (Indian & Ceylon Black)
Rouge Provence (Rooibos & French Florals)
Signature Black (Darjeeling & Assam Black)

No Go Coffee Co.
Espresso – 2.5
Americano – 4
Cappucino – 5
Latte – 5