Chartwell Dining experience Beef Bourguignon

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Allandale Station in Barrie 

As soon as you step inside our light-filled, modern dining room, you’ll know you’re in for something special, and that first bite will confirm it. Our food service team has perfected a roster of hundreds of recipes and we are proud to share these dishes with you. First, there are daily specials: these are not repeated in any four-week period, so you know you can count on variety every time you come to dine.   

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.

Then we have our à la carte menus, with an incredible array of diverse offerings that have been created to be both delicious and healthy. Our menus change with the seasons to allow our skilled dining staff to truly embrace new flavours and produce every month.

We’d love for you to have guests join you as well, either in our main dining room, or in our large private dining room, perfect for family celebrations.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our kitchen and dining room staff are friendly and attentive, helping to make our residents feel right at home. Our staff take pride in thoughtfully presenting your meal so it looks and tastes great. We are also happy to try to accommodate any special requests or diets to ensure your meals are prepared the way you like them.  

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Chartwell Allandale Station Retirement Residence dining room.
  • 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