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.

We also offer a menu for children up to age 12.

Head Chef, Mark Livingstone, has had considerable restaurant experience in Sydney, England and France. He owned and managed his own award-winning restaurant in Mt Isa.  We are extremely fortunate to have him at Jenolan.


Our Wines & Drinks

See our Wine & Drinks menu.

Choose a wine from 34 carefully selected labels. Included are many delicious regional wines, such as Casey’s Pinot Noir, crafted from grapes grown in the mountains nearby.  If you want to celebrate life’s most important occasions, you can choose from Europe’s most famous wines, including Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV.

We stock a massive 59 spirit labels, from Stone Pine Native Citrus vodka, locally crafted in Bathurst, featuring Australian native botanicals, to Lagavulin16, 16-year-old single-malt, distilled on Scotland’s far-flung Isle of Islay. 

This amazing array forms the ingredients of new handmade cocktails, such as the Cave Tini (gin, vermouth and olives soaked in Jenolan brine) or the irresistible Gold@Jenolan (Dead Man Gold rum, Kahlua and Frangelico).  Try one.

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. 

Indulge in one of our wines or fun cocktails with your delicious dinner. Then, experience a haunting 'Legends, Mysteries & Ghosts' tour in the caves (Saturdays). After that, you will need a relaxing nightcap at Jeremiah’s Bar!

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

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