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1886 Restaurant

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Old Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 54
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  • 16
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  • 16
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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:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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aswan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I do not been there but all of my friends been and so many people even from other hotels enjoy this sweetie lovely romantic Era,I do love it but I do not like to feel as a king

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falkirk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This restaurant offers silver service with superb food. The menu has a good choice of soups, starters, fish and meat plus desserts. You feel like you are very special when you dine in this restaurant. The staff are very efficient but friendly. It is a lovely atmosphere with subtle background music and elegant surroundings. All the wine is expensive bar... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The 1886 is divided into two restaurants these days, the 1886 & the Corniche (when the hotel isn’t full). You still book for either the Corniche or the 1886 though. They have a dress code for both parts anyway, the main difference for men being a Jacket & Tie in the 1886. As many have said, the food is French... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

totally overrrated. In need of some care and attention Has seen its better days and is relying on 'historical' reports Could be such a lot better. The food is ( for 2015) so so. Nothing exciting at all and a little overpriced. If you go you should dress accordingly because you will be charged for the privilege!!

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

the food and prices are very very good, we got engaged in this restaurant ,the whole thing was perfect from start to finish ,the food was top notch the staff were super and when they found out we were getting engaged we even got a free bottle of wine ,its a memory that we will never forget , thank you... More 

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a stylish restaurant in a fabulous hotel, with menus of great taste and service which is never too much trouble. Don't miss it.

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Derbyshire
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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 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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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: Romantic, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?