Jenolan Caves

Chisolm's Restaurant - a Blue Mountains Favourite

Welcome to Chisolm’s Grand Dining Room and Jeremiah’s Bar and Lounge at the Historic Caves House.

Caves house was designed in 1897 by Walter Liberty Vernon as a retreat for the wealthy landowners of NSW. Mr. Vernon, a former soldier who was also the NSW Government Architect from 1890 to 1911, designed many landmark buildings throughout Australia, including the Art Gallery of NSW.  At Caves House, Vernon's design included an enormous grand dining room, completed in 1924, which is now our magnificent Chisholm's Grand Dining Room.

Chisolm’s is one of Australia's two remaining 'grand dining rooms', and dining in Chisolm’s is one of the many 'must do' experiences whilst staying here at Jenolan Caves.

The ambiance and historical significance of the room is an experience in itself, and when matched with our Executive Chef’s menu, is the perfect end to a long day of exploring the Caves precinct.

Chisolm’s is ideal for large groups and intimate family get-togethers. There is nothing quite as special as a romantic dinner for 2 by the open fire place. 

Please note that we do not accept American Express.

Opening hours

Breakfast - full buffet  daily 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Lunch - full buffet (Grand Dining Room Carvery) weekends noon to 2 pm
Dinner -  (bookings are essential) daily 6:00 pm to 9 pm (5:30 pm to 9 pm on Saturdays)
Jeremiah's Bar  daily whenever Chisolm's is open (see above)

Our Dinners

Chisolm's serves 'modern Australian' cuisine. Currently we offer a delicious a-la-carte menu.

Enjoy delicious dishes such as Crisp skin barramundi, quinoa rice, bok choy and Tioman curry sauce or Vegetarian baked stuffed eggplant, Spanish spiced chickpeas, kale and a sweetcorn puree, followed by Pecan pie with hot butterscotch and double cream - among other taste sensations.

Our Wines

See our Wine menu.

In cool climates, with a shorter growing season, grapes do not have time to develop high sugar content. Therefore, cool climate wines tend to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol. They often show more ‘green’, herbaceous flavors and more ‘earthy’ or mineral-like character mixed in with the fruitiness. The refreshing acidity helps to keep them ‘lively’ and allows their flavors to unfold over the years - to mature.

Most of our wines are produced in the Central West of NSW, where the soils tend to be volcanic - sloping, well drained, and featuring a high mineral content. Some vineyards are over 1000 metres above sea level, so the climate is cool and the growing season short. The region is home to many vineyards and wineries of all sizes. The main wine styles produced are Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot and Shiraz.   

Third from the left, Miss Chisolm is rumoured to haunt Caves House now.Miss Chisolm, our resident 'ghost'

Chisolm's Restaurant is named after Miss Chisolm who worked in Caves House hotel for many years, until 1965. Now, Miss Chisolm is thought to be one of Jenolan's ghosts.

For stories about her and many other tales of the unexplained, join our 'Legends, Mysteries & Ghosts' tour, which runs every second Saturday night. 

Jenolan Caves Apps
4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains NSW. Ph: 1300 76 33 11 or +61 2 6359 3911
Sydney Bucket List2011 Winner - Australian Tourism Awards

Please Contact Me