Written by The Editors

Nestled within the Retro Suites Hotel’s century-old building, located in Downtown Chatham’s charming “retro block,” the Chilled Cork offers an inspiring culinary experience for locals and travellers alike. An eclectic ambience and a contemporary “from scratch” approach to classic favourites — combined with unparalleled service — truly make this a food lover’s haven.

The Scene

Guests are captivated by the welcoming atmosphere. Exposed brick walls enhance the heritage feel of the space, while iconic pop-culture pieces, original modern art and stunning neon offer a contemporary vibe. The balance is perfect for a special meal, a casual business lunch, or just a quiet respite with a glass of wine and a nibble of something delicious. Bar specialties include local craft beer, frozen cocktails, loaded Caesars and a strong list of scotch, spirits, and local and international wines. Professional consistent service is delivered with a dash of small-town hospitality.

Menu Highlights

The Chilled Cork culinary team offer a modern take on classic cuisine. They source the freshest ingredients Southwest Ontario has to offer and pair them with exceptional quality steak and seafood from around the globe. Exquisite desserts are made in-house, such as Vanilla Bean Cheesecake or gluten-free Chocolate à la Mode. Other recommendations include:

Crème Brûlée French Toast composed of vanilla, cream, brown sugar, whipping cream and fresh fruit;
Hand-cut Calamari with house seasoning and spicy aioli dip;
Perch and Fries served with coleslaw and house tartar sauce;

Modern Bistro, Caterer & Event Centre

22 William Street South
(at King Street West)


HOURS: MON–FRI 7 am–9 pm
: SAT 8 am–9 pm
: SUN 8 am–2 pm

BREAKFAST: $6.95 – $17.95
LUNCH: $7.95 – $18.95
DINNER: $13.95 – $49.95

Creative Casual Fine Dining

4 Event/ Meeting Spaces Available
Located In Historic Retro Block
Attached to Retro Suites Hotel
Close to Theatres and Brewery


Crème Brûlée


Prime & Pork Belly Burger


Smoked Mozzarella Ravioli