Restaurants in Luxor - overview
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For a special occasion go to the 1886 restaurant in the
Old Winter Palace. Smart dress is essential, although they are not currently insisting on tie and jacket. Food and service are not faultless (to be frank they can be disappointing for the price) but go early, enjoy the
Victoria Lounge and Royal Bar as well as the silver service meal for an evening
Go to Sofra, near the station, for a good, cheap egyptian
meal in colonial surroundings or to Jewel of the Nile for an egyptian meal that is as good, using better quality ingredients, but without the Sofra's colonial character.
For 'western' quality with
economy, international choices from several food cultures, and excellent presentation, we suggest Aisha. It is relatively new (May 2013) and doesn't yet have the following of restaurants that have been around for years longer, but you will find good food and excellent value.
For a first class meal, without the opulence of the Old
Winter Palace but with top class food and service, we choose Snobs, in El Roda El Sharefa St, opposite the Lotus hotel
(just past the Sonesta) or for a good meal in an English owned and managed restaurant Lantern has a loyal following, although we find it cramped and service can be extremely slow.
Meals from other Cultures
In your home country you probably try meals from other cultures, so why not on holiday too? There is a Korean restaurant just past the Isis roundabout, towards the Sheraton. There are several restaurants serving Indian food, of which the Taste of India is the most popular. The same restaurant also now provides an excellent Thai menu. Miyako is a Japanese restaurant in the Sonesta and there are several Italian restaurants, of which two worth trying are Zigolini in the Jolie Ville hotel and Pizza Roma.it in St. Joseph Street. Of several restaurants offering Chinese cuisine, we used to like the original Dragon, but nothing has really come up to the same standard since it closed. You could choose a Chinese meal from the menu of an international restaurant.
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