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#161 of 1,826 Restaurants in Cairo


Cafe, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Egyptian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed January 7, 2022 via mobile

This sitting was horrible, we were surrounded by cats (whilst not harmful but it was uncomfortable with kids). Also, the service was not as expected at all. Not Recommended !

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 1, 2020

I enjoyed my meal I LOVE the view of the Nile , and the Egyptian food was great the service was very good , specially Shaiama at Baladine restaurant very friendly .. thank you

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed August 31, 2020 via mobile

There are a few nice restaurants, but in general I just loved the spot and chilling there with friends while having a drink.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed March 5, 2020

View was very nice on the bank of River Nile but food on Baladin Restaurant in the platform was totally opposite of the view. Half cooked chicken 🍗 and food was of lowest quality ever. Wasted our time there. But, the platform is worth visiting...place.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020

There is a collection of restaurants, and we tried two restaurants and the food was good with a good view of the Nile.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 10, 2019

different restaurant with different varieties where you enjoy the Nile and fresh nice weather during winter it is better to go in the morning to enjoy the sun and the amazing view

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed December 1, 2019

We had a very good lunch sitting right on the Nile. We chose one of their fixed menu offerings which included everything but drinks, which were on average about 50 LE. This was our last day in Egypt and it was a nice relaxed setting...to wrap up our trip.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 18, 2019

Great little restaurant at The Platform right on the Nile. Karim and the staff made us welcome right away, served a tasty lime and mint drink, and took our orders. Very enjoyable lunch on the Nile, and a place I will return.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

many restaurants, kids area and kayaking club nearby. we enjoyed sunset beautiful seenery. we had a nice lunch at "Serena" - a Lebanese restaurant, food and drinks were tasty. service was good. I recommend that place in Cairo

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 5, 2019

I go there many times, last time on July 2019, and as always the place is very clean and view is amazing. Also the staff there is very cheerful and helpful. Simply an amazing experience.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

On the weekend I met my friends for a lunch to watch the sunset time on the great Nile Enjoyed the food and the panoramic view especially the small boats with the music I recommend it for all the people The only issue is the...parking area on the weekend is not enoughMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 2, 2019

I visited this place in May 2019 with a group of friends and was surprised, The location is great, directly on the Nile and the weather was fine. Yet, the food-in Baladina- was really disappointing, even the bread. They serve traditional Egyptian food, but they...got it all wrong. The service also was well below average.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

Nice place with a nice view on the Nile but a little expensive and the quality of food and drinks are not bad but could do better. However i recommend this place.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch in the coffeeshop, view amazing, service good and friendly staff. Would eat here again

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

I was in shakespear and Co yesterday Saturday 23/2/2019 the place has a very good view but i had a very poor customer experience with the manager called Mr Moustafa ( this what he told me about his name with glasses ) He refused in...a stubborn way just to move a chair from one table to another in a strange rude way which i can't understand . Also he refused to give me contacts to give my feedback . I see that shakespear and Co has to put more customer oriented people in the front to understand what is customer service . I left the place and went to another restaurant with welcoming stuff and all i remember about shakespear and Co is the bad customer experience . If u want to go there go but u have to obey what is Mr Moustafa saying . I don't recommend this place .More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Mohmad M
January 18, 2018|
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Response from stavros_mlls | Reviewed this property |
No. I don't think so. I was there during daylight and I paid only for my coffee. I entered the place for free.
April 27, 2017|
Response from Semsema | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the place But in weekends preferably to give the place a call to check
June 7, 2016|
Response from frankv742 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend Shakespeare and Co or Balladina, but there are a lot of other options. If the group is big better make a reservation at least a day in advance. There should not be a minimum charge.
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Yes, The Platform offers takeout services.

The Platform is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5