Simon served with roasted vegetables and rice

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Guildwood in Scarborough 

Like the residence itself, the dining experience at Chartwell Guildwood is inviting, where everything feels like it was chosen just for you. The dining room feels like a chic restaurant, with sleek and comfortable banquettes and tables, mid-century modern wood dividers and columns, and open seating. Your Maître D’ will greet you warmly and guide you to your table, where you’ll be invited into the conversation. Explore the menu, and you will discover a wealth of freshly prepared meal options that will instantly tempt your palate.

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.

If today is one of our special themed nights, you could be tempted by a unique holiday menu, or one celebrating an international cuisine, complete with related residence activities and events. If you need a pick-me-up between meals, don’t hesitate to grab one of our freshly prepared snacks from our bistro. You are also welcome to invite guests into our main dining room, or host a family dinner in our gorgeous private dining room, where catering services are available too.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Your bespoke dining experience continues with our Maître D’, serving staff, and food services team. All are dedicated to making every meal feel even more special with their friendly, attentive manner, and ability to make everyone feel at ease. Our serving staff will get to know you and your likes and dislikes. How do you prefer your coffee? Multigrain, sour dough, or rye toast? An important component of our dining experience is your feedback, and we will happily discuss how we can make every meal the best it can possibly be. 

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • inviting dining room at chartwell guildwood 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