George & John Restaurant

George & John Restaurant

The George & John pairs inspiration from modern Israeli cuisine with broader Mediterranean influences. Diners can expect a finely crafted repertoire of distinctively creative dishes, served within historical grandeur at the first restaurant opened outside the walls of Jaffa in 1866. Executive chef Tomer Tal has resurrected the restaurant’s authenticity through his unique cooking techniques, including smoking, grilling, pickling and use of local, indigenous herbs and quality-sourced products. Chef Tomer is a leading young Israeli chef with experience spanning some of the country’s most acclaimed restaurants.
George & John resonates on the story of the Drisco brothers, who acquired a three-story stone house 150 years ago, in a bid to fulfill their dream of opening Le Grand Hotel. In 1870, the first hotel outside the walls of Jerusalem opened to the public, hosting North America’s, England’s and Germany’s most wealthy.

Opening hours:

Hotel guests only. All week.
All week.
13:00- 16:00
Friday and Saturday (Regular menu).
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Fresh, ultra-fine, colorful, creative, original, prestigious. 
Rich buffet with a variety of seasonal fruits, muesli - yogurt, granola, hard cheeses, olives, a variety of breads, cakes, cookies and sweet and savory pastries
Morning first and main courses are selected and made to order for each guest.
A selection of juices, coffee and tea are offered.
Seating available in the main GEORGE & JOHN RESTAURANT space or at the patio

In-Room Dining

Chef Tomer Tal has designed a delectable menu for when those hunger cravings strike.
Dishes range from classic ‘must haves,’ to fine food and light bites.