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 plate selections, gourmet salads, artisan sandwiches and handcrafted treats and sweets. Fully licensed with the addition of local Craft Beer and VQA Wines.
Please Note: The Retreat and its Café is an adult only environment for guests 18 years of age and older.
Vaccination Passport Update: Effective September 22, 2021, all individuals visiting The Retreat will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (2 doses + 14 days) and photo ID.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch. Strathmere will continue to ensure the safety of all guests visiting, and we will update this information as changes occur.
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!
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.
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
Pelee Island Winery VQA Wines
Pinot Grigio (White) 8/35
Lola (Blush Sparkling) 8/35
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot (Red) 8/35
½ Bottle Chardonnay – (White) 15
Sandbanks Estate Winery VQA Wines
Entre Nous Chardonnay Reserve (White) 8/35
Dunes (White) 8/35
Baco Noir (Red) 8/35
Cab Franc (Red) 10/40
Huff Estates VQA Wines
Riesling Off Dry (White) 8/35
Pinot Gris (White) 8/35
South Bay Vineyard Merlot (Red) 10/40
Minimalist Merlot 8/35
Specialty Wine & Beer
Louis Bernard – Cotes du Rhone 10/40
Oyster Bay – Hawkes Bay – Pinot Grigio (White) 8/35
Oyster Bay – Marlborough – Pinot Noir (Red) 8/35
Folonari Soave (White) 8/35
Valpolicella Classico Bolla (Red) 10/40
Valpolicella Ripasso (Red) 8/35
Pelee Secco 8/35
Segura Viudas Reserva Cava Brut 10/40
Ask us for today’s selection 8
Glenfiddich 12yr Old Single Malt 8
Chef’s Daily Inspired Home Brewed Iced Tea 7
Chef’s Choice Smoothie 8
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