Jenolan Caves

Chisolm's Restaurant - a Blue Mountains Favourite

Hotel, Restaurant & Cafe Open, but Caves Temporarily Closed

Our hotel and historic Chisolm's Restaurant are open for pre-booked guests. Our Caves Cafe and 3 of our beautiful bushwalks are open.  However, our cave tours are still closed, due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are continuing to monitor advice from the NSW Government Chief Medical Officer and NSW Health, with regard to safely reopening the cave tours.  We greatly appreciate your patience, while we continue to prioritise the health and safety of our staff and visitors.

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 - a-la-carte (bookings essential) daily 7:30am, 8:15am and 9am
Lunch (bookings essential) weekends and public holidays 12 noon, 12:45pm and 1:30pm
Dinner (bookings essential) daily 6pm, 7pm and 8pm
Jeremiah's Bar  daily 4pm until Chisolm's closes

Our Dinners

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

Enjoy delicious dishes such as Crisp skin Tasmanian salmon, sweet potato, riesling and almond sauce or Crisp soft shell crab, soba noodles, green pawpaw and sauce trio, followed by Chocolate and coffee opera torte, with macerated strawberries - 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 1958. Now, Miss Chisholm 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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