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“A really fine night”
Review of La Fleur

La Fleur
Ranked #31 of 154 Restaurants in Luxor
Price range: $20 - $50
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A really fine night”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We were only staying at the Maritim Jolie Ville for three nights so the three night dinner package at LE375 to eat at three different restaurants was an obvious choice as it meant each was really well priced and especially the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, La Fleur. We were looking forward to it

We booked La Fleur for our second night so by the time we sat at our table we were getting used to how friendly and happy the entire hotel’s staff seemed and the staff at La Fleur were no exception. We felt very welcome. The atmosphere was welcoming too even though, as with everywhere in Egypt at the moment, it was not particularly full.

The menu is excellent, just enough and a nice variety of dishes for both starters and main and even if we had been paying full price not overly priced for fine dining. This was mirrored in the wine list too.

Margaret chose the Duck Liver Pate followed by Surf and Turf and for me, being a seafood enthusiast there was only one choice, Red Sea Crayfish Thermidor, irresistible, especially as you don’t see thermidor that often on menus in the UK, and setting the seafood tone a starter of Jumbo Prawn and Scallops. We chose a ‘Superior Premium’ Egyptian red, Jardin Du Nil, which was smooth, full-bodied and an excellent choice that more than fulfilled its promise. Egyptians have been making wine since time immemorial so it was no surprise it was so good. What a great shame we don’t find them in the UK.

The starters were served well within an acceptable time and were delicious. The pate was soft, creamy and extremely delicate, beautifully presented. The jumbo prawns and scallops just cooked to perfection, soft and juicy. Neither did we have to wait too long for mains.

Margaret is a steak connoisseur so to declare the steak part of the surf and turf as possibly the best she had ever eaten was praise indeed. It was soft and very tender with huge steak flavours. I tasted a little, it is top of the list of things worth going back to the Jolie Ville for and there is a lot on that list all challenging for top spot. The lobster tail ‘surf’ part was also deliciously soft and tender.

I had not had Red Sea Crayfish before and thermidor sauce is an art. I really need say no more than just perfect; soft succulent, a noticeably good portion and a thermidor with excellent depth and flavour. In both cases the chef’s choice of vegetables was absolutely right.

The Maître d and all the waiters have that special skill of being really friendly whilst giving perfect service.

We didn’t do dessert but retired for coffee and to listen to the delightful piano playing of John Tarkla in the Ascot Bar (YouTube: John Tarkla, Shadow of Your Dreams). And to round off a memorable night we went and lay by the banks of the Nile . . . . as you do.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank BillandMargaretT
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Jolie_Star, Manager at La Fleur, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear BillandMargaretT from United Kingdom,

Thank you very for having visited the Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor and for sharing your La Fleur visit experience within Trip Advisor community.

To be honest with you, I already got hungry from the winderful way you are describing how good the food was. Your constructive comment is a real credit to all of us.

I am very glad to read that you were satisfied with the food quality and service at the La Fleur our French a la carte restaurant. I would be be even more grateful to serve you again when you come back to our island and to the La Fleur in the near future.

The entire F&B team is dedicated and committed to make your dining experience the most fabulous and unforgettable one.

Meanwhile, we wish you a very nice day and we all look much forward to welcoming you back to your second home, away from home!

Best regards,
Mohareb Gad
Asst. F&B Manager
Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor
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Bern, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Superb fine dining”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Excellent service and food, we used a voucher that we bought at reception and worked out about £20 per head for a 3 course meal

Visited September 2012
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Thank MarkJones63
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Jolie_Star, General Manager at La Fleur, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear MarkJones63 from Switzerland,

Thank you very much for your recent holiday spent at the Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor and for having taken the time to write such a positive review about your experience in our “La Fleur” French à la carte Restaurant.

We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the service during your dinner and that you were pleased with the food quality, portion size and the overall services provided.

The entire Jolie Ville F&B Team is wishing you the very best and we look very much forward to welcome you back home in the near future; I remain with best regards,

Mohareb Gad
Asst. F&B Manager
Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor
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manchester,uk
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Check the price!”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

one one of our nights on Kngs Island we all wanted different things ( Buffet, Terrace Restaurant and La Fleur ) one of our party simply wanted a pate from La Fleurs menu - it was small and tasty so he ordered another one that was equally as tasty but when the bill arrived we were shocked to be signing for LE300 ( thats £30 ) ! Granted he had read the price incorrectly as displayed but had he realised the price he would have queried the portion size on arrival - bearing in mind the most expensive thing o the menu is normally around 170LE and thats bfor a steak main course!

Visited October 2012
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Thank linda&co
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Jolie_Star, General Manager at La Fleur, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Linda & co from United Kingdom,

Thank you very for havening visited the Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor and for sharing your experience within Trip Advisor community.

with regards to your comment about the price of the “pâte”, please note that the “pâte” is not just a pate but fresh homemade goose liver terrine which is actually offered with LE170.- a portion at rather low priced compared to prices asked in Europe! Furthermore we never received a similar comment from other clients before.

The F&B Team is wishing you all the very best and we look very much forward to welcome you back home in the near future; I remain with best regards
Best regards,

Mohareb Gad
Asst. F&B Manager
Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A highlight of the holiday”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

splendid food, I had fresh asparagus, which was 100% better than we get in the UK, followed by a perfectly prepared steak with duck pate. A memorable meal made better by attentive staff

Visited October 2012
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Thank MIkeW42
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Jolie_Star, Manager at La Fleur, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Dear MlkeW42 from United Kingdom
Thank you very for havening visited the Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor and for sharing your experience within TripAdvisor community.

I am very pleased to read that you were satisfied with the food quality and service at the La Fleur our French a la carte restaurant. The entire F&B team is dedicated and committed to make your dining experience the most fabulous and unforgettable one.

Meanwhile, we wish you a very nice day and we all look much forward to welcoming you back to your second home, away from home!

Best regards,

Mohareb Gad
Asst. F&B Manager
Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

The service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection and presentation was first class. It was one of the very best meals I have eaten, the lamb was succulent and melted in the mouth and the jumbo prawns and scallops were superb.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Hcurri
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Jolie_Star, Manager at La Fleur, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Dear Hcurri from United Kingdom

Thank you very much for your recent holiday spent at the Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor and for having taken the time to write such a positive review about your experience in La Fleur.

We are very delighted to learn that you enjoyed your dinner in the La Fleur, our French a la carte restaurant, and that you were generally happy with the food quality and the services provided.

The F&B Team is wishing you all the very best and we look very much forward to welcome you back home in the near future; I remain with best regards,

Mohareb Gad
Asst. F&B Manager
Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor
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