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“Excellent meal at hip restaurant”

The Culinary Workshop
Ranked #32 of 800 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here on a recent trip to Israel while in Jerusalem. It's also known by its Hebrew name which is Hasadna. It was located across the street from our hotel (Dan Boutique) but you have to go down a path off the street and it's at the bottom of it. It had been recommended to us. I had our soon to be guide in Jerusalem make a reservation for us. It's nice to be able to go out on Friday night in Jerusalem and not have to have the traditional Shabbat meal. It turns out that it's owned by the same restaurant group as Machaneyuda that we ate at the previous night. Some people have complained about the noise and the music but it was quiet compared to Machaneyuda. There are a few dishes on both menus like the polenta in a mason jar and the mushroom risotto. We split a large salad for our first course. I had the mushroom risotto because I didn't have it the night before and it looked very good. It was wonderful. It didn't seem like a lot at first glance but I kept eating and eating. My husband had fish but not the whole fish since I wouldn't share it with him. He said it was delicious. We shared an apple cake for dessert which was very good. The service was good without being rushed. We were even able to strike up a conversation with the couple at the table next to us. Someone said that Tel Aviv has many fine restaurants but Jerusalem has about ten. This and its sister restaurant Machaneyuda are definitely two of them.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Great place for families.
The food was delicious and the service was great.
The pork belly was delicious.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

outstanding food at this non-Kosher restaurant. Creative dishes with wonderful service in a funky setting. This was definitely a place to return to on our next trip.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is tucked away slightly close to the old railway development. It is all firing here; the food, service and general ambience are all outstanding. The service is professional and attentive but without being cloying. My octopus starter with pickled fennel and salad was an outstanding dish. It was zesty, fresh and complex with some outrageously good flavours. There is a light touch at play here. The main was a very pleasing fish fillets with a mixture of garden veggies. The desserts provided a suitable finale. My “almond and apples” was a solid classic.

This is intelligent cooking with classic roots, but with a lightness of touch providing a healthy component. Very, very good.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Having been several times to the Flagship restaurant - Machneyuda - our expectations were high for this meal. We love the food from Machneyuda, but have been off-put the last several visits by the overly loud music. The Culinary Workshop delivers all of the positives, amazing food and wine, with a much nicer ambience and more enjoyable atmosphere. The menu is eclectic, but well choreographed. The service was unbelievably good, attentive and quick, while allowing us ample time to sit and enjoy. He even brought us an extra dessert that he liked just so we could try it. This restaurant truly sets the bar for dining in Jerusalem.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Cary F
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