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“Diving back in history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Corniche Restaurant

Corniche Restaurant
Cornish el Nile st, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #76 of 140 Restaurants in Luxor
Cuisines: French
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Cairo, Egypt
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Diving back in history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Corniche Restaurant; is the main restaurant of the historical 5 stars Sofitel Winter Palace hotel, it is currently serves an open buffet for yummy breakfast and dinners and it is an elegant restaurants but you do not have to wear jacket, but I guess casual wear is not welcomed . The food variety is good and the taste is excellent. And they serve, oriental, French and international dishes

Visited March 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
“My wife goes for the desserts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2009

The Corniche is the restaurant that the residents of The Old Winter Palace use for breakfast or dinner if they are not eating in the other restaurants in the Hotel
It is a large room & the tables are not on top of each other.
This restaurant is a silver service. The food is generally á lá Carte, with a separate, smaller, menu for those on ½ board. The desserts are a work of art and taste great. After your meal you can have your coffee on the terrace.
My wife sometimes has two starters to so she does not miss out on the dessert.
It may not be to everyone tastes – service is not of the ‘slam-bam-thank you mam’ variety.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Just the restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2008

Firstly we didnt stay at this hotel but were staying at the Jolie Ville and thought it would be nice to go to the Winter Palace for dinner one night.
We stopped off at about 4pm for a coffee and were very impressed by the grand colonial style of the reception areas and the helpfulness of the staff we spoke to. We were surprised therefore to be served our coffee with the milk in a little jug that was not only chipped but hadnt been properly washed for some time - there was milk residue all under the rim and lip.
However decided it was a probably a one off and still made a dinner reservation for La Corniche restaurant for the same evening. The restaurant was very lacking in atmosphere - it's like a few tables have placed in a ball room, the paintwork was extremely tatty and the decor dismal. Disappointingly the food was also dismal, watery tasteless soup followed by two main courses that were overcooked and also tasteless as well as being overpriced. We hastened back to the Jolie Vile for dessert and coffee, very much feeling that the Winter Palace is living on its laurels .

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