1902 Restaurant

restaurants / French

Lonely Planet review

The revamped Old Cataract Hotel has several top-end outlets, but none grander than the 1902. Under its Moorish-inspired dome, the chefs – trained here and in France – serve some of the finest food in the country. Duck from France, fish from the Red Sea, good oils and cheese from Italy, a serious wine list from around the world… The outcome is sophisticated, expensive and mostly nouvelle cuisine . Service is as attentive as the room is grand, and guests are invited to play their part by dressing for the occasion. As a dining experience, there is simply nothing like this south of Cairo.