Celebrating the cuisine of Jerusalem

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About Jerusalem OpenRestaurants™

Jerusalem’s cuisine reflects the city’s nature as a melting pot for many communities at the meeting point of east and west – the old and the new, inspirational and innovative. A fusion of traditional Middle Eastern, North African and South American to exotic Asian flavours and continental European cuisine; from street food to fine dining, there aren’t many culinary channels that Jerusalem hasn’t explored and mastered. To celebrate Jerusalem’s dynamic and pioneering food movement, the city’s restaurants open their doors and welcome food lovers and visitors to come to explore their restaurants in November in the Jerusalem OpenRestaurants. The festival offers a huge variety of gastronomic experiences, from the markets to the most elegant of restaurants, as well as  special workshops, events and talks.


Book OpenRestaurants™ in Jerusalem from 19-23 November

With over 100 unique culinary experiences combining food with art, culture, and innovation, the urban culinary festival OpenRestaurants™ will return to Jerusalem for the fourth year running from 19-23 November 2019. The many open kitchens, private tours, food talks, art and culture bring together the rich fusion of ethnicity that multicultural Jerusalem offers, showcased at some of the city’s most exciting and celebrated restaurants and landmarks  


Choose from a variety of culinary tours:

– A gastronomic food tour of the old city
– The golden Falafel tour
– Traditional deli food tour across the city
+ A voucher for a yummy challa bread for Shabbat



This package includes:

– Local Bites at Dwiny Pita Bar
– Beer Tasting Workshop at Beer Bazar
– A ticket for the Taste Train
– A food talk to feed your curiosity
+ A voucher for a yummy challa bread for Shabbat



 This package includes:

– Local Bites at Dwiny Pita Bar
– An evening of Israeli wine and tapas at Mamila hotel
– Ticket to the Taste Train
– A food talk to feed your curiosity
+ A voucher for a yummy challa bread for Shabbat



Your ultimate foodie experience includes:

– Local Bites at Dwiny Pita Bar
– An evening of Israeli wine and tapas at Mamila hotel
– Cooking class hosted by chef Moshe Basson
– Ticket to the taste train
– A food talk to feed your curiosity
+ A voucher for a yummy challa bread for Shabbat


Book Your Accommodation in Jerusalem

Jerusalem offers many fantastic hotel to stay, from city centre stylish hotels to small boutique luxury accommodation there is something on offer for everyone’s needs. For visitors travelling for OpenRestaurants, the following hotels are offering a special 15% discount

The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel

Experience the cultural and spiritual warmth of Jerusalem at the modern, 5 Star Luxury Hotel in Jerusalem. The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel offers fantastic views of Jerusalem Old City.

Ibis Jerusalem city centre

Located on Zion Square, in the heart of Jerusalem’s city centre, the ibis Jerusalem City Centre Hotel enjoys vast proximity to many religious and historic sites.ews of Jerusalem Old City.

Ibis styles Jerusalem city centre

Located on Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall, in the heart of Jerusalem’s city center, the ibis Styles Jerusalem City Center Hotel enjoys a vast proximity to many religious and historic sites.

A flavour of Jerusalem in London

Visit one of our London Restaurant Festival events this October featuring the best of Jerusalem’s cuisine available in London

Lello Favuzzi: £79

October 22nd 2019

Mortimer House and executive chef Lello Favuzzi will host visiting Chef Moshiko Gamlieli from Israel for one night only. This five-course tasing menu will showcase Jerusalem Gastronomy at it’s best.

The Palomar: £65

Monday 21st October

A treat of modern Jerusalem. Influenced by the cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa & the Levant

Scully: £85

Sunday 16th October

An explosion of Isreali flavours using sustainable and locally sourced ingredients

WIN a gastronomic trip for two to Jerusalem

In celebration of our partnership with Jerusalem Open Restaurants, we’re giving you the chance to win the culinary trip of a lifetime to Jerusalem, in association with Jerusalem OpenRestaurants and Virgin Atlantic.

First prize itinerary includes:

2x Virgin Atlantic flights, return

3-night stay at Inbal Jerusalem

Tickets to two Jerusalem Open Restaurant events

Tour of Mahane Yehuda Market


Why visit Jerusalem?

Jerusalem is rapidly establishing itself as a must-see modern tourist destination. the city is undergoing immense cultural rejuvenation, offering ancient traditions and modern culture in one unique trip. It has one of the oldest histories in the world, special to countless cultures and religions, resulting in incredible architecture and fascinating stories.

Jerusalem makes the perfect city break get away exploring the old city, enjoying a meal in the Mahane Yehuda Market to discovering the incredible mix of museums – there really is something for everyone.

The seat cushions are plumped. The pilots are set. Virgin Atlantic’s brand new route to Tel Aviv is on its way! With the first daily flight on 25th September 2019.

A thriving tech scene, the hottest startups, a vibrant nightlife—Tel Aviv is the place to do business or pleasure. Boasting beautiful beaches, a buzzing nightlife and art scene, incredible food, rich cultural and historical sites, Tel Aviv is the perfect destination for those looking for something different. And best of all, it’s less than 6 hours from London Heathrow.

  • Virgin Atlantic launches new route from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv
  • Daily flights from 25th September 2019
  • Five hour flight aboard A330-300 aircraft with a choice of cabins: Upper Class, Premium and Economy Light, Classic and Delight

City pass

City Pass is the best and most effective way to navigate through Jerusalem. Priced from only £30 and valid for 7 days. Including unlimited public transport, three free attractions and discounts to other attractions. It is your pass to discover Jerusalem.


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