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1886 Restaurant

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

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  • 57
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 4
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  • 5
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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
Lovely evening

Good food, good selection of wines. However, very few people there, which was a shame. Good service (not great pudding but that may have just been bad luck!). Thoroughly enjoyable evening in lovely surrounds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jessica S
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good selection of wines. However, very few people there, which was a shame. Good service (not great pudding but that may have just been bad luck!). Thoroughly enjoyable evening in lovely surrounds.

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Thank Jessica S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We were staying in the Sofitel adjacent to the Winter Palace and thought it would be fun to try their best restaurant. We were the only two dining in 1886 that night but there were a few tables of patrons in the adjoining dining room, which had a different menu. The food in 1886 was fussy and not fantastic. I... More 

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Thank Jasmine A
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145 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

As becoming a former Palace belonging to King Farouk, the dining is formal needing at least a jacket for men. The menu is good and the food we ordered was excellent. Service is appropriately good and overall a very satisfying experience.

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Thank Pabnet
North Wales
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Fabulous restaurant with first class food and service, equally as good as any European fine dining restaurant

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Thank ChrisHillier
Northumberland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

A real step back in time and a classic dining experience in the most fabulous of surroundings. The Winter Palace is always worth a visit and the best way to visit (if you're not staying) is to visit in style. There is a dress-code, deservedly so, so make sure you pack a suit and tie (female equivalent). The 1886 is... More 

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Thank Algeordius
Bedford, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This restaurant is expensive by Luxor standards, but not for similar food in the UK. I had a lovely prawn starter, beautifully presented on the plate, followed by excellent steak in a morelle jus. It was fabulous and an experience well worth having. It was a wonderful step back into the past - some may find it stuffy, but that's... More 

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Thank Boniface8th
aswan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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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Thank egypt080
falkirk
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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Scotland, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 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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2 Thank eLaReF
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?