1902 Restaurant

French in Aswan

The revamped Old Cataract Hotel has several top-end outlets, none grander than the 1902. Under its Moorish-inspired dome, the chefs – trained here and in France – serve sophisticated, expensive and mostly nouvelle cuisine. There is usually duck and cheese from France, fish from the Red Sea and a serious wine list from around the world, with bottles costing up to $1000.

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.