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“Needs must when the weary traveller wants food”
Review of El Tarboush

El Tarboush
Ranked #74 of 154 Restaurants in Luxor
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 22, 2013

As we were staying in the lovely Nile Palace Hotel we chose to eat here on our first evening because we were tired. The service is pretty good, albeit a little claustrophobic. The food is acceptable but nothing special. I have certainly had better for the same price in local Lebanese diners back home. It's really nothing special but it fulfils a need. Luxor doesn't seem to me to offer much in the way of genuine Arab-based food (even the local venues are quite westernised) and this food does taste quite like it should but it's somewhat limited. You can get the same for a similar price in your local Moroccan, Lebanese or Turkish eatery.

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Reviewed May 3, 2012

lovely setting in the Sofitel nile palace. We love to have a selection of starters for our main meal. Slightly higher prices than local restaurants but great service and well worth the extra cost. Price about £12-15 a head when the exchange rate is 9le to £1.

Thank pinky049
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

El Tarboush, is the oriental restaurants of the historical 5 stars Sofitel Winter Palace, it serves authentic Egyptian and Middle Eastern cuisine wit excellent quality and great service. It is located in the lush garden of the hotel which is so beautiful; you will feel as if you are leaving in the 19 century aristocrat colonial era. But be carful is under renovation now so it is closed (end of March- April

Thank Hatemzaki
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

We had a great meal here, my partner is fussy but they were fab and adapted the menu to suit us. Would definately eat here again. Ask for a seat at the front so you can watch the belly dancing while you eat!

Thank warrenlaura
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

The restaurant is inside the Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor hotel, where we spent a few days in December 2011.

We were very pleased with the staff and service. However, we were not impressed with the food. Menu is not extensive or varied. Portions were on the smaller side. We ordered some kinds of kebabs and while my partner's was ok, mine was a bit chewy. In addition, the menu said that they were served with salad, which was translated into one small piece of red pepper, a piece of yellow pepper, a slice of carrot, a slice of zucchini and half a tomato for BOTH kebabs (not even for each one). At least there was a small portion of rice with each.

Another night we decided to just have a selection of starters. These were edible but nothing spectacular. My partner was really looking forward to the selection of traditional pastries as a dessert but her enthusiasm deflated faster than puff pastry at the sight of some tiny cookies that had nothing to do with arabic desserts (such as "harissa" for example).

Not a place I'd visit again.

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Thank Wire_n_Wood
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