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 Jaffa opened to the public and hosted the rich of America, England and Germany.