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 the some of the country’s most acclaimed restaurants.
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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:
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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 All that’s on offer at our decadent Israeli-style breakfast buffet in our classic and authentically restored dining room. Enjoy a generous selection of healthful cuisines, including freshly prepared vegetables and salads, yogurts and fresh fruit selections, meats, cured fish, fragrant cheeses, alongside cereals, irresistible sweet and savory pastries, breads of varieties and eggs the way you like them, washed down with a choice of juices, gourmet teas and coffees. In addition, we offer a menu of delicious main courses available for order.

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.