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Old Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 49
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  • 16
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  • 15
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An elegant restaurant in the Winter Palace Hotel.

Many guests like to dine casually, but I feel this restaurant warrants 'dressing up' and that's what I like to do! There is a French chef and I do like the variety of dishes. It may be a little 'nouvelle cuisine', but I enjoy those size portions - you are surprisingly full afterwards! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2014
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'honorary' Egyptian - Surrey
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Derbyshire
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a dining experience not to be missed. The restaurant is set within the Old Winter Palace and booking is essential. There is an excellent choice of food and all is beautifully presented as here food is an art. So glad to see the dress code is back and being enforced, so dress up people and respect this as... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is the best restaurant in Luxor. Pricey by Egyptian standards but a bargain compared with Europe. You must eat here at least once. A delight.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The 1886 feels like a restaurant whose best days are behind it. If I had to sum it up, I’d describe it as “fancy but unsophisticated.” The surroundings are formally lovely, but the food was bland and disappointing. It’s also not quite French food – several of the dishes we had were distinctly un-French. Nothing wrong with that in and... More 

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'honorary' Egyptian - Surrey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Many guests like to dine casually, but I feel this restaurant warrants 'dressing up' and that's what I like to do! There is a French chef and I do like the variety of dishes. It may be a little 'nouvelle cuisine', but I enjoy those size portions - you are surprisingly full afterwards! The presentation of the desserts is beautiful.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I thought we had already reviewed this but obviously not! This is one of our most favourite restaurants in the world so far, if you visit luxor please please go here you will leave feeling like royalty the food was superb, the ambience exemplary and the waiters were fabulous nothing was too much trouble for this restaurant .. they treated... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The 1886 Restaurant is one of the restaurants in the Old Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor. There was a group of 12 for dinner and we received excellent service. The food was quite good, although the menu seemed to be stuck somewhere around 1986! After dinner, there was a special cake for our group, which was delicious.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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73 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

The 1886 restaurant offers a gourmet experience that is difficult to find in Egypt. The hotel is an extraordinary building with a great history and it is still attempting with some success to carry on the tradition in grand style. The bar for pre-dinner drinks is wonderful and includes a fireplace, surely rarely used! We will forgive the serving of... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

1886 Restaurant is located in the Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor, Egypt and was opened in 1886. As you are seated large silver chargers are at your place and the flatware is fine sterling. The menu was inventive, the quality of the food, superb. Attention to detail was really evident by the service staff.. This is definitely a special occasion... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The menu is sumptious, but my pressed duck was surprisingly flavourless. The gorgeous cake served to our group was by contrast both beautiful and delicious.

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Hampshire
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If your in Luxor, like fine dining and superb surroundings then you simply must eat here. Spearheaded by famous French Chef Menad Berkani the food is wonderfully presented and is fresh and delicious. Love it there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Luxor

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?