The little-visited Nubia Museum, opposite Basma Hotel, is a treat, a showcase of the history, art and culture of Nubia. Established in...
Nilometer of Khnum
The Nilometer of the Temple of Khnum (plaque number 7) is below the southern balustrade of the Khnum temple. Heavenly portents and...
Nilometer of Satet
Descending to the river’s edge from beneath a sycamore tree near the Aswan Museum is the Nilometer of the Satet Temple (plaque number...
This Nubian restaurant, set on an island just beyond Elephantine Island, continues to serve excellent Nubian food, served in large and...
Sharia Abtal at-Tahrir · interesting places nearby
1902 Restaurant information
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. The outcome is sophisticated, expensive and mostly nouvelle cuisine.
There is usually duck from France, fresh fish from the Red Sea, perhaps some foie gras, good Italian oils and cheese, a serious wine list from around the world…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 else like this south of Cairo.