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1886 Restaurant

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Old Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful restaurant in the lovely Winter Palace hotel. The management are superb and nothing is too much trouble. It has wonderful and gracious staff and the food is wonderful too. Well done everyone

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Bucharest, Romania
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Historical restaurant, you feel as you are in an old movie, having dinner with celebrities and movie stars.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu offers interesting combinations of ingredients in most of the dishes but unfortunately they don't work. The lobster soup with asparagus, mushroom ravioli and dainty pieces of sole had a rich , creamy bisque flavour but was let down by tasteless mushroom ravioli and no sign of asparagus, not that a bisque should require it. My pressed duck main... More 

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Thank Lexicycle
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed in during my visit to the place itself, the music, the service and menu items all ..............................are excellent. For sure I will visit it again any time I go back to Luxoral .

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Thank Heba I
Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Our first trip to this restaurant was in 2011, and we made sure to stop at this restaurant on our 2nd visit to Luxor. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, and the service is outstanding. Due to the low volume of tourists, we had the restaurant nearly to ourselves both times which added to a magical experience. The menu seems to... More 

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Thank romevisitor09
Hurghada, Egypt
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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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Thank zooly
Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Windham, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Luxor

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