The Chilled Cork
For an unforgetable dining experience in Chatham-Kent, visit
The Chilled Cork Restaurant Lounge in downtown Chatham.
With an eclectic atmosphere, a modern take on culinary favourites and unparalleled service, the Chilled Cork offers an experience that inspires Chatham locals and travelers alike. Nestled in a historic century-old building, guests are taken in by the exposed brick walls, iconic pop-culture pieces and original moder art.
We create our classic cuisine with only the freshest ingredients Southwestern Ontario has to offer and pair them with the finest quality steak and seafood from around the globe. Considered regionally as a pioneer in the beef market, the Chilled Cork is a haven for food lovers everywhere.
Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner for two, a casual business lunch, or a glass of wine at the end of the day, be prepared to relax and allow us to take care of you. We are known for our professionally caring, consistent and comfortable service delivered with a dash of small-town hospitality.
Why Choose The Chilled Cork?
One of the things I love most about travelling is the discovery of new gems in the most unexpected places. This happened to me recently on a road trip across Ontario’s Southwest. En route to Windsor, we decided to spend a night in Chatham-Kent at the Retro Suites Hotel. A friend who is notorious for travelling with style insisted that a visit to this hotel was a must if ever in the area. So, we ventured off the highway and made our way to town’s historic downtown district. Let me just say it was worth the drive to Chatham!
Based on her recommendation, I knew something great was awaiting us but I was in no way prepared for what we found. From the moment we pulled up to the front door of this boutique hotel, it was apparent the building has been painstakingly and lovingly restored to its former grandeur. The pristine brick façade, solid wooden door and large glass windows suggested a curious tale from days past.
Situated at the corner of King and William Streets (known as the King William Block), the century-old building has undergone a series of renovations since it first became the George Stephens hardware store in 1888. Today, it houses the hospitality suites of the hotel, combining historic elements of the block with modern amenities. For example, the staircase in the hotel’s lobby dates back to 1895, when it was a part of the Merrill Hotel, while the terrazzo floors and tin ceilings, along with the contemporary art and furnishings, give the Retro Suites Hotel its unique, modern appeal.