George & John

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About George & John Restaurant

The George & John restaurant serves dishes inspired by modern Israel, paired with broader Mediterranean influences, served in the unique atmosphere of the grand, historical site of the first restaurant opened outside the walls of Jaffa in 1866.
Executive chef Tomer Tal has resurrected this historical restaurant using unique cooking techniques, including smoking, grilling, pickling and use of local, indigenous herbs and quality products. Chef Tomer is one of our leading young Israeli chefs with experience from top Israeli restaurants. George & John gleans on the rich historical story of the Drisco brothers, who acquired a three-story stone house 150 years ago, to fulfil their dream of opening “Le Grand Hotel”. In 1870 the first hotel outside the walls of Jerusalem opened to the public and hosted the rich of America, England and Germany.

Executive Chef Tomer Tal

Executive chef Tomer Tal pairs modern Israeli dishes with broader Mediterranean influences. Tal's’ culinary language fusing antique and modern cooking techniques, such as smoking, grilling, pickling, as well as use local, indigenous herbs and high-quality products. The result is an elevated dining experience featuring a menu that is a personal interpretation of the contemporary Israel cultural and gastronomic melting pot.

Award Winning Experience

The restaurant and Chef Tomer Tal, have received numerous awards since its opening, amongst them The Best New Restaurant in Israel (2019,, The Promising Chef of the Year (Gault & Millau guide 2020), One of the 1,000 Best Restaurants in the World and the 2nd best restaurant in Israel (2019, La Liste, France).
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Opening hours:
Sunday-Thursday -  08:00-11:00, 12:30-15:00 & 18:00-23:00
Friday - 08:00-12:00 & 18:00 - 23:00
Saturday - 08:00-12:00, 12:30 & 18:00 - 23:00

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