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.
The celebrated George and John Restaurant by chef Tomer Tal, is located at the same glorious space the original hotel restaurant was situated 150 years ago.
The Drisco hotel narrative stays true to rejoicing and valuing its glamorous past enhanced by current contemporary comfort. The Drisco is a proud member of Leading Hotels of the World.
A true architectural gem with 42 beautifully designed rooms and suites, exceptional service, meeting rooms, a roof deck offering 360° views of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa, the American German colony, and the Mediterranean, an historic mural salon where used to reside the Ale Cellar, a sophisticated bar, and a picturesque patio garden.
Don’t miss out on the daily signature complimentary sunset drink. A visit to the gym or a indulging with a great treatment will rejuvenate and recharge. The property is nestled at The American-German Colony established in 1866, a walking distance from Neve Tzedek, Old Jaffa, the hip Noga neighborhood, the Jaffa flea market, the urban graffiti adorned Florentine, the board walk and Tel-Aviv Beaches.