Dinner table laid out

Meals at Abbeyfield Winchester

Freshly cooked, home from home meals

Meal times are an important part of the day, which is why our on-site catering team are committed to creating menus that are both delicious and nutritious, to ensure residents are enjoying what they are eating, and benefitting from a varied and balanced diet.

We provide two meals a day consisting of two course lunch and a light tea in the evening. There is an emphasis on fresh food and home cooking. Meals are served in the Thornton House dining room, making them a social occasion.

Main kitchen
Dining Room
Vegtable Garden

Residents make their own breakfast at their leisure in one of the four pantries located in the two houses. Coffee and tea are served in the Thornton House Lounge twice a day, and in the afternoon we often have home-made cake.

Although main meals are normally served in the dining room, arrangements can be made for meals to be brought to a resident’s room if they are feeling unwell. Residents are consulted on their likes and dislikes and dietary requirements, and alternatives are always offered.

Typical Menu


Lunch – Roast chicken and roast potatoes with fresh vegetables, truffle torte
Tea – Bubble and squeak with cold meats, fruit mousse


Lunch – Beef stroganoff with rice or potatoes, lemon layer pudding
Tea – Chipolatas with potato wedges, stewed apples and custard


Lunch – Liver and bacon with boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, fruit crumble and custard
Tea – Prawn cocktail, Bakewell tart


Lunch – Lamb hotpot with runner beans and butternut squash, prune and almond tart
Tea – Jacket potato with tuna, cheese or beans, fruit strudel and cream


Lunch – Pork and parsnip cobbler with new potatoes, carrots and broccoli, fruit compote with cream
Tea - Boiled eggs, ginger sponge with custard


Lunch – Fresh cod and watercress sauce, chocolate brownie and ice cream
Tea – Pasta bake, jam tart and custard


Lunch – Beef stew with herby dumplings and new potatoes, chocolate and amaretto pudding with cream
Tea – Cauliflower cheese with bacon, fruit jelly and ice cream

“The food is delicious with a varied menu, and there is always something to do socially for those that want to get involved. I am so happy here and grateful for all the care and consideration of the dedicated team.” Elfrida Bamber

Elfrida Bamber

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