our story - מסעדת מונטיפיורי

Who Was Montefiore

Sir Moses Montefiore was a British Jewish philanthropist and lobbyist, who devoted his life to helping Jews around the world. In the course of his long life – he lived to the age of 100 years – he received tributes and many honorary decorations, one of them the title of knight for his activities for the oppressed Jewish people around the world

How the Neighborhood was first built

Mishkenot Sha'ananim was established in 1860. Its establishment, with the initiative and support of Moses Montefiore, marked the beginning of an era outside of the walls in Jerusalem. The houses of Mishkenot Sha'ananim today, after renovation and preservation, serve as conference and music centers, as well as guest houses

Past, Present and Future

So, we’ve told you about our past and our heritage. Our present is this restaurant in a perfect location with excellent food. Our future is you, our lovely guests who come to visit us and return time after time, from Israel and abroad, who come for the first time for a conference, and come back to celebrate birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Summer events on the open terrace

"Mountain air as clear as wine” is not merely a line from a song, but an exact description of the ambiance on our summer terrace. The walls and Montefiore’s windmill are within reach, the Jerusalem air, magical and pleasant, and the food is light and refreshing in accordance with the season.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah at the Kotel

The proximity to the Kotel, the authenticity of Jerusalem that is integrated with the Jerusalem scenery, creates a perfect experience for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration. You will be able to enjoy your Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration that will include an indulgent meal and a unique atmosphere in the heart of Mishkenot Sha'ananim.

About the Neighborhood

Our unique location will allow you to enjoy the event experience even before entering the restaurant, if the photos don't speak for themselves, it will be enough for you to arrive at Yemin Moshe and fall in love

The Restaurant's Ambience

At Montefiore restaurant, we do everything we can in order to host you generously and to create a warm atmosphere, by giving you the service and generosity, befitting Montefiore’s name.

You have gotten to know Montefiore's story, but not our story, Montefiore restaurant in the heart of Mishkenot Sha'ananim

Montefiore restaurant was established in the year 2000. The restaurant was established so that  people from all over Israel and the world would be able to come to the heart of the first neighborhood in the city and enjoy high quality food made from local ingredients, while enjoying the unique view. Montefiore restaurant is a combination of old and new, modern and ancient, history and future. The design merges the atmosphere and the history of the neighborhood, together with Contemporary Modernism. The food at the restaurant combines Italian heritage with innovative combinations of flavours and cooking methods.