If you are not staying at the Winter Palace you can still experience a little bit of it by taking high tea there between 4 and 6pm. We visited as a special treat on my birthday and enjoyed it immensely. The tea and coffee served was nice and hot. High tea consists of a pot of tea (or coffee) with small open sandwidges that had a variety of toppings, a selection of small cakes and a bun like scone with marmalade, chocolate mouse and custard pots, it tasted great. High tea is at a cost of 150 Egyptian pounds (about £15 Stirling), we ordered one high tea between us and a coffee and found it was sufficient quantity for the two of us. There is no real need to book in advance as unfortunately Luxor is not that busy with tourists right now. Overall I found it to be a nice experience that goes beyond the simple eating and drinking of high tea! Note- there is no specific dress code for high tea, numerous others in the Victorian lounge were wearing jeans and T shirts but we made the effort to dress a little smarter, I think it is fitting for the experience and the hotel do appreciate this.