Pasta cooked with marinara sauce served with garlic bread

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Royalcliffe in London

At Chartwell Royalcliffe, our dining experience goes beyond savouring a carefully prepared, homestyle breakfast, lunch, or dinner, while appreciating the lively conversation of your tablemates. First, it’s about the quality of the food: we feature, wherever possible, seasonal and locally sourced produce, eggs, grains, cheese, fish, poultry and meats through our supplier. It’s also the way we prepare our dishes to achieve maximum taste and nutrition, offering residents’ favourites, as well as new choices to tempt your tastebuds.

On our diversified daily feature menus that change seasonally, so you might start dinner one night with lobster bisque or a spinach salad, followed by roast veal with mushroom and rosemary sauce, mini red potatoes, carrots, and grilled asparagus, topped off by sumptuous orange cream cake.

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.

Or for lunch, try chicken with roasted vegetable soup, followed by a Niçoise salad plate with an olive baguette. You are welcome to enjoy wine with your meal too. You may also be tempted by our extensive à la carte menu, with its wide selection of popular dishes.

Your dining experience at Chartwell Royalcliffe is also about our dining room, both grand and warmly welcoming, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden. There is open seating, and you are welcome to bring guests—or to use our catering service to host family dinners in our elegantly furnished private dining room.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

One of the most enjoyable aspects of your dining experience at Chartwell Royalcliffe is being served by our staff, part of our food services team who are committed to making every meal both satisfying and memorable. Our friendly servers look forward to getting to know you and your preferences!

  • 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