Dining

Penrose Court is built on the philosophy that each individual should have a fulfilled life by enjoying a lifestyle that they deserve, enabled by our caring and supportive environment. That’s why we understand how important it is that our residents experience an enjoyable dining experience every single day.

As we get older, the food we put into our bodies has a considerably greater impact on our health, and we appreciate that having a good mealtime experience has a substantial impact on our overall health.

Maintaining a strong sense of independence and dignity is such an important thing to us at Penrose Court, and where it is that you enjoy your meals (whether that be in your room or in one of our dining areas) will always remain your choice and be with your best interests at heart, no matter what.

Dining at Penrose Court is Better Together

Mealtimes are very important to us at Penrose Court because they provide us with the perfect opportunity to gather with our residents, and help them really establish strong connections with their loved ones and their fellow residents. Sometimes, there really is nothing better than having a hearty lunch, and making wonderful memories. We provide plated meal alternatives, and if a resident requires special assistance, a member of our staff will happily sit with them and help them eat at their own pace.

We really aim to promote the social benefits of group eating at Penrose Court, and encourage all of our residents to eat together as much as possible. However, we also offer room service for those who prefer to eat in the tranquility of their own rooms, and are more than happy to assist our residents in any way we can. If our resident’s friends, family, or loved ones would like to join us for dinner, then they are more than welcome to do so. We are extremely fortunate at Penrose Court to have a number of areas where our residents can relax, eat and drink, whether that be in our very own in-house pub, or more casually in our cafe.

Our Facilities at Penrose Court

Penrose residents are welcome to participate in any of our activity sessions, and are encouraged to take full advantage of the programme and facilities we have on offer. We want to make sure that all of our amenities and entertainment programmes are as diverse and as accessible as possible, regardless of whether the residents at Penrose Court have been doing these things for a long time, or if they are just getting started.

Making Dining with Dementia Simple

Focussing on our residents with dementia is critical, and making sure to pay extra close attention to their eating experiences can really make all the difference.

Improving our dementia residents’ eating experiences is all about the little things, like ensuring our meals are served in a peaceful, clutter-free atmosphere, and making sure that all of our residents frustrations and tensions that are linked with dementia are relieved. We also have access to specialised tableware that has been designed to assist our residents with fine motor skills, so they can continue eating and enjoying their meals independently. 

Penrose Court’s Dining Amenities

Our dining facilities are something we are very proud of at Penrose Court, with an exceptional in-house cook and a wide choice of delectable cuisines for our residents to choose from. We consider mealtimes to serve as a chance to deliver delicious meals and unforgettable moments; just take a look at what else dining at Penrose Court might be like for you or your loved one:

Family & Friends Dining Options

At Penrose Court, we believe in celebrating the small things just as much as we celebrate the big; which is why our private dining areas are perfect for those special times you really want to enjoy with your nearest and dearest, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or a simple Sunday roast dinner.

Up-To-Date Menus

Our menus are updated on a regular basis to ensure that our residents and their loved ones are served meals made with high-quality ingredients. To guarantee our residents receive well-balanced and appetising meals to suit their busy daily schedules, our chefs use brand new concepts and only the freshest goods and products.

Dining Areas Galore

Residents of Penrose Court are free to have their meals anywhere they would like to; from our very own pub and cafe, to one of our communal dining rooms, or even in their own bedrooms. Whether they want to enjoy a glass of wine (or whatever they fancy) in our pub or take their lunch in our cafe, our residents can do so knowing that each area has been tastefully decorated to a very high standard, and that we are working hard to make their dining experiences as delightful as possible.

Dining FAQ’s

Potential residents and their loved ones often have lots of questions to ask our teams at Penrose Court, all about what life is exactly like living with us. This is completely understandable, and we at Penrose Court are more than happy to answer any questions you might have regarding our facility, the services we provide, or anything else that might come to mind.

You won’t have to worry about any extra costs; your payment plan will cover all of your meals meaning you won’t need to pay for any meals you eat on the day of eating them.

Our dedicated and innovative on-site chef and cookery staff receive ongoing training in order to serve nutritious and appetising meals to our residents. They work closely with our guests and our residents and pay great attention to their preferences in order to prepare delicious meals that everyone enjoys.

Every one of our residents has the opportunity to take their meals and eat them wherever they like. They can eat practically anywhere on the Penrose Court facility, including dining rooms, personal bedrooms, lounges, and, if the weather permits, even outside.

In addition to our breakfast, lunch, and dinner sessions, our lounges serve beverages and snacks throughout the day. Those who want to dine in the privacy of their own rooms can order room service when choosing what they want to eat for the day. If you contact our catering team ahead of time, we may be able to serve special celebratory meals.

Yes, you will have complete control over what you eat at each meal, when you make your selection from our extensive and varied menu. You can choose from the menus provided, or you can chat with our catering staff to see what alternatives they can offer in some cases. Our team will be pleased to discuss any special dietary requirements or menu changes with you.

Everyday life at Penrose Court

Our team recognises the importance of getting to know our residents and their passions, and do so often on a special one-to-one basis. We seek to provide an environment in which our residents feel content, well-cared for, and ready for the day’s events. A real home-from-home atmosphere, perfect for both our residents and their loved ones.

How We Care For You

Since the beginning of Penrose Court, our team has really put their all into caring for the individuals who call Penrose Court their home. We are overjoyed to be able to provide such high-quality medical care and support to our residents, and have been able to do so for years. We have a commitment, to both our residents and their nearest and dearest, to knowing exactly what makes each resident unique and special, and understanding their personal traits to ensure they receive the very best care for them.

Arrange a Callback

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or any potential issues that may need resolving, we can assure you that our professional and friendly team can help address any situation. You can request a callback by filling out our Enquiry Form, calling us at 01767 777000, or emailing us at info@penrosecourt.com.