Chicken Potpie with mash potatoes, carrots and peas

The Dining Experience at Chateau Chartwell in Cornwall

Independent living is all about the freedom to make choices that work for you, including sitting down to a wonderful meal with friends and enjoying excellent food served by warm and professional staff who know you well. That’s the dining experience at Chartwell Chateau Cornwall, where every meal is prepared with care and consideration of residents’ palates and preferences. Our chef sources as many fresh, local ingredients as possible through our third-party suppliers, creating delicious and wholesome from-scratch recipes. You may be enjoying a garden salad, citrus-glazed pork tenderloin with apple chutney, and a homemade butter tart (and fresh fruit) one night, or tucking into a delectable marinara pasta on another specially themed Italian night. Beyond our featured daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, you can also indulge in our à la carte menu, offering residents’ favourites and much more.

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’ll love the warm atmosphere in our dining room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to a green vista, the perfect place to meet friends. If you’re feeling hungry during the day, stop by our bistro for a freshly prepared snack or coffee or tea—and be prepared to chat too! You’ll also be able to welcome family or friends into our private dining room for special dinners and celebrations.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our dining room is a place where everyone knows your name, and you look forward to chatting with fellow residents and our warm and friendly staff, many of whom have been serving Chartwell Chateau Cornwall residents for years. They’ll come to know you, your likes and dislikes, serving your meal with care—and flair! Don’t be surprised if our Food Services Manager stops by your table to get your feedback on making your dining experience the best it can be too.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
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  • 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