George Jardine

George Jardine

Samantha Clifton

Current Owner and executive chef, Jordan restaurant; Jardine Restaurant
Born 3 April 1972, Edinburgh
Training All over the United Kingdom
Work history London under Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli; opened Novelli at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in 1997; opened and ran restaurants in Jakarta (Indonesia), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Sydney; opened the original Jardine Restaurant on Bree Street in 2006; opened Jordan Restaurant in 2009; executive chef at Jordan Restaurant (alongside chef Kyle Burns); opened Jardine Restaurant in 2016; launched Seven (with head chef Brendan Thorncroft) in 2018.
Inspiration “I am inspired by the changing of the seasons, by the ferocity of Mother Nature and her cries for help.”
Restaurants Jordan Restaurant and Jardine Restaurant

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best casual eatery Joostenberg Bistro 
Best fine-dining restaurant Rust en Vrede
Best new restaurant Arkeste
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time Aubergine Restaurant
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Legado Coffee
Best hole-in-the-wall  Schoon, Stellenbosch
Best overall restaurant experience Rust en Vrede

Restaurants he rated in 2018

For a casual meal Obi Restaurant
For a quick bite Jason Bakery
For a Winelands experience Overture; Camphors at Vergelegen
For authentic cuisine Pane e Vino Food & Wine Bar in Stellenbosch
The best restaurant overall The Test Kitchen