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Khaled Ben El Walid Street | Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor, Luxor 85111, Egypt
20 95 2366999
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not the restaurant that I dined in

This restaurant was in the pavilion in the winter palace,used it a few times,so was confused that it is now in the Nile palace both hotels are in the same hotel group, so I can only imagine that they have moved the brand name El Tarbouse as it was very good when it was in the winter palace.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2013
thewelshone_12
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neath wales uk
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NJ
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310 reviews 310 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
498 helpful votes 498 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Staying at the hotel, the main restaurant was unexpectedly closed, and out of laziness I decided to eat here despite the reviews. It served me right. Although I was the sole guest, service was nonchalant and the food was bad. I had the mixed grill, and the only thing I thought was good in it were the vegetables. I.e., the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In the steigenberger and was one of the very few downsides of the hotel eat there once and never aagin Not the service which was v good just the food and the menu in general

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Edinburgh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We came here to relive our experience here 4 years ago. Food very good and staff very friendly. We had the mixed grill which came to us very well presented on a table top like barbecue device

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Luxor, Egypt
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The food was overpriced, dry and tasteless. The service was slow even though the restaurant was practically empty. On top of that…the bill was LE300 but when we checked the credit card slip they charged USD300. If my friend’s wife didn’t notice that it was in dollars we would have walked out being charged LE1500 more that the meal actually... More 

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neath wales uk
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was in the pavilion in the winter palace,used it a few times,so was confused that it is now in the Nile palace both hotels are in the same hotel group, so I can only imagine that they have moved the brand name El Tarbouse as it was very good when it was in the winter palace.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

As we were staying in the lovely Nile Palace Hotel we chose to eat here on our first evening because we were tired. The service is pretty good, albeit a little claustrophobic. The food is acceptable but nothing special. I have certainly had better for the same price in local Lebanese diners back home. It's really nothing special but it... More 

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oxford
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

lovely setting in the Sofitel nile palace. We love to have a selection of starters for our main meal. Slightly higher prices than local restaurants but great service and well worth the extra cost. Price about £12-15 a head when the exchange rate is 9le to £1.

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Cairo, Egypt
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

El Tarboush, is the oriental restaurants of the historical 5 stars Sofitel Winter Palace, it serves authentic Egyptian and Middle Eastern cuisine wit excellent quality and great service. It is located in the lush garden of the hotel which is so beautiful; you will feel as if you are leaving in the 19 century aristocrat colonial era. But be carful... More 

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newcastle upon tyne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We had a great meal here, my partner is fussy but they were fab and adapted the menu to suit us. Would definately eat here again. Ask for a seat at the front so you can watch the belly dancing while you eat!

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Munich, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

The restaurant is inside the Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor hotel, where we spent a few days in December 2011. We were very pleased with the staff and service. However, we were not impressed with the food. Menu is not extensive or varied. Portions were on the smaller side. We ordered some kinds of kebabs and while my partner's was ok,... More 

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  • Address: Khaled Ben El Walid Street | Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor, Luxor 85111, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Luxor
  • Phone Number: 20 95 2366999

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