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Your Dining Experience With Monte Vista

“Our dining services are designed to add excitement, variety and social opportunity to our resident’s lives”

prawn and chilli linguine for dinner at Monte Vista retirement village

Our Kitchens

Monte Vista’s kitchens are always bustling to serve our residents with tasty culinary delights.
Our meal services have ticks in all the boxes; from ensuring the meals themselves are of high quality, prepared by qualified and experienced kitchen teams using premium recipes, to creating a dining atmosphere that you won’t want to leave, we’ve got it all.

Choice makes life interesting, and varied, and gives us opportunities to look forward to each and every day. We enjoy making choices in almost all areas of our lives – so we thought “why should dining be any different?”, and set about doing something different in our restaurant which would set us apart from almost every other residential care provider.

Sample Menu

Take a look at the sample meals from one of our menus to satisfy your curiosity about what exactly is on offer.

Don’t compromise your love of food when moving into residential care. Choose one of our homes and re-discover what great food tastes like.


  • Roast beef served with a side of roast potatoes, pumpkin and roasted peas, rounded off with a Yorkshire pudding and rich brown gravy


  • Crumbed fish, with scalloped fries, garnished with steamed broccoli and corn kernels


  • Self-saucing macaroon pudding, topped with vanilla sauce


  • Hot poached pears and chocolate sauce

Our Meal Services are made for you

We are very proud we go the extra mile with our dining services where we offer an off-the-menu choice of daily main meals. Having this choice of meals adds tremendous value to the everyday lives of our residents, and we simply can’t resist the opportunity to delight their taste buds.

roast egggplant and capsicum meal for lunch at the retirement village
healthy breakfast at the rest home

Meal Service for no additional charge

Note that a choice of meals is not normally offered in residential care (or is a premium ‘added charge’ service if offered at all); however, we provide it as part of our standard service for no additional fee. In fact, we quietly hope that all aged care providers will catch on to this and do it for their clients one day.

  • Choice of main meals
  • Designed by professional chefs
  • Reviewed by expert dieticians
  • Seasonally appropriate
  • Social or private dining

Your personal food choices and tastes matter to us

Fancy some Italian pork chop with demi-glace sauce, topped off with peach, rhubarb and custard pudding? Or how about some roast beef, potatoes, pumpkin, and minted peas, accompanied by Yorkshire pudding and rich brown gravy? These are just some of the great meal choices you will enjoy in our homes.

Seafood bisque served for lunch at our rest home

Get in contact with our team at our Taupō retirement village for an obligation-free conversation about our care


“I liked the smiles and happy people I saw on my initial visits to Monte Vista Residential Care. I could see by the positive feedback from people who were already staying here and loving it that this was a place that people were happy to live in. Monte Vista has good food, a caring staff and an attractive garden. It is warm and friendly and gives peace of mind to the family who can take a break from worrying about me. I feel safe at night and don’t have to worry about falling, cooking, my health or bills.”


“I enjoy the fact that independence is encouraged. This means I can come and go as I please. I enjoy the staff, the meals and the extras that they do for us. I was pleased to be asked to be the Māori Advocate for Monte Vista and it’s good to see that the staff are learning about all cultures.”


“I was in hospital and was unable to cope at home, so my daughter and I decided I would come to Monte Vista. I wouldn’t go to any other place in Taupō!! I get on so well with all the staff, they are marvellous. We have lots of fun and laughter. I feel so secure here, and warm and happy. I think I have the best room at Monte Vista because of the view of the mountains and lake. My family visit often and they are happy that I feel so settled. I enjoy the entertainment, especially the line dancers and the lady who comes to play the piano accordion. Every Monday the Piano Ladies come and we all do lots of singing. Kath and I always sing the Monte Vista theme song, which is ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary"


“What I like most about Monte Vista Residential Care is the scenery. I have people to talk to so I am not left on my own feeling lonely. I also enjoy the peace and quiet. Monte Vista has a friendly and listening staff and a good standard of care. I recommend living here because of the atmosphere. I liked the positive feedback from all the people who were already staying here and loving it.”