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1886 Restaurant

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Old Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
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Hurghada, Egypt
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stay in the winter palace about every two months. We like fine wine & food & whilst there are some good restaurants in the side streets of Luxor this is the only place to my knowledge that you can get lobster & foie gras. As usual we were the only people eating in the restaurant at 20:00. The service... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Faultless. The menu is varied and will suit all tastes. The management of the hotel are great. They are so attentive. I love everything about this magical place

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1 Thank mark B
Windham, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Beautiful ambience with great service and a good menu. The food and variety are well above average but go there for the atmosphere and service.

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1 Thank Hussam_Eassa
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The menu was trying to be interesting but was only banal. Meat was hard as stone and the service was terrible.

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Thank Clarice P
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and service. The food was solid and the wine very good. Pricey but a great change of pace from food elsewhere in Luxor. Worthwhile.

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1 Thank Richard K
France
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

The decor is splendiferously decadent, the service worthy of a Michelin ** restaurant with a charming Egyptian twist (the waiters are adorable) but do not expect ** food. The presentation is Michelin * but everything is bland, overcooked, and probably straight out of the freezer (the kind of food you'd find in a Novotel driving down to the Riviera). The... More 

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2 Thank FrederickWentworth
Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Perfect food in a wonderful surrounding. If you are Visiting the Old Winter Palace Hotel, you must try the 1886 Restaurant.

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Thank Nataliekhairallah
Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Exceptional service,delicious food in an elegant room. Try the pressed duck. Not cheap, nor should it be.

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Thank Monkeyjump
Cairo, Egypt
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
European, French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Luxor

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?