Chicken Potpie with mash potatoes, carrots and peas

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Riverside in London

At Chartwell Riverside, we recognize that sitting down to a wonderful meal surrounded by friends in a pleasant setting is one of life’s great pleasures. It not only nourishes the body, but the mind and spirit too, as research shows that eating with others can have a positive effect on both physical and mental health. That’s why we focus a great deal of attention on the dining experience at our residence, offering a light-filled dining room with comfortable, traditional décor where you can enjoy a delicious meal and the company and lively conversation around the table.

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.

We use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create our menus and prepare dishes from scratch so every entrée, soup, salad, and dessert is delicious and nutritious. We are also focused on our residents’ tastes and preferences, offering both familiar fare along with new flavour combinations that invite you to try something different. For dinner, how about bean soup or spinach salad to start, followed by lasagna, finishing up with a mixed-berry crumble for dessert? Or for lunch you might enjoy red cabbage slaw or tomato Florentine soup, with a shrimp and vegetable stir-fry for an entrée. Beyond our varied and diversified daily menus, residents and guests can also choose from our inviting à la carte menu that features crowd-pleasing dishes.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

It’s not just our delicious, wholesome dishes that makes every meal special at Chartwell Riverside. It’s sitting down and knowing that your server is interested in getting to know you and your likes and dislikes. Many of our staff are tenured, and have been a part of the Chartwell Riverside family for years. Your entire food services team, led by our Food Service Manager, is dedicated to making every meal a satisfying experience.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Common area of Chartwell Riverside 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