Miso Salmon entree

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Bankside in Kitchener

Expect an enticing array of menu items, such as daily featured dishes highlighting seasonal fresh ingredients. Care for something different? Residents also love to choose from popular favourite dishes on our à la carte menu. Entrées are appetizing and wholesome, including traditional favourites like roast beef dinner or chicken parmesan, and international fare like sesame ginger noodles. Our soups and crisp salads are made from scratch. If a meal isn’t complete without dessert, you can look forward to everything from ice cream sundaes and baked goods to fruit dishes.

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.

Our residents look forward to their dining experience at Chartwell Bankside. Both nutritious and delicious, our daily menus offer a variety of well presented dishes to suit your preferences and dietary requirements. Themed dinners to mark a holiday or special occasion are also popular with our residents. Having a choice of places to dine is important too: you can meet a friend in the bistro for coffee and a snack, take your tea under a colourful sun umbrella on the patio, or linger over lunch or dinner in our spacious and newly renovated dining room. Or, invite your loved ones for a family dinner. You can always depend on the Chartwell dining services team to make you feel welcome with a warm atmosphere and memorable meal.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Bankside.

Our friendly and welcoming team is here to make every mealtime an enjoyable experience. Attentive servers and our Food Service Manager make a point of learning your dietary preferences and requirements so you can sit down to healthy, tasty meals in an inviting setting.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Spacious and bright dining room at Chartwell Bankside Retirement Residence
  • 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