Top ChoiceIce Cream in Luxor

Wenkie's German Ice Cream & Iced Coffee Parlour

For people who only opened up shop in 2014, Ernst and Babette Wenk have quickly become legends, serving the finest, most delicious ice cream in Luxor. Using organic buffalo milk and fresh fruit, they make and...

Top ChoiceEgyptian in Luxor

Sofra Restaurant & Café

Sofra remains our favourite restaurant in downtown Luxor. Both the intimate salons and the spacious rooftop terrace are stylishly decorated, sprinkled with antique furniture, chandeliers and original tilework....

Top ChoiceEgyptian in Luxor

Koshari Alzaeem

Probably the best kushari (mix of noodles, rice, black lentils, fried onions and tomato sauce) in town. The few tables tend to fill up fast. There is a second branch near Midan Youssef Hassan.

Egyptian in Luxor

As Sahaby Lane

This easy-going restaurant takes over the alleyway running between the souq and the street to the Karnak temples, and adjoins the Nefertiti Hotel. Fresh, well-prepared Egyptian standards like fiteer (sweet or...

Mediterranean in Luxor

1886 Restaurant

The 1886 is the fanciest restaurant in the town centre, serving inventive Mediterranean-French food and a few Egyptian dishes with a twist, all in a grand old-style dining room. The waiters are in formal attire...

Egyptian in Luxor

Gerda’s Garden

Gerda is one half of a German-Egyptian couple whose restaurant has built a strong following with European residents and regular visitors to Luxor. The decor is homely, provincial European bistro, but the menu...

Italian in Luxor

Pizza Roma.It

The most popular Italian restaurant in Luxor. Run by an Italian woman and her Egyptian partner, this small ochre-painted restaurant serves a long list of pastas, pizzas, some classic Italian meat dishes and a...

Asian in Luxor

Silk Road

Silk Road is one of the most sophisticated dining experiences in Luxor, offering an exotic cuisine, rich in spices, sourced from India, Thailand, China and elsewhere in Asia, and prepared by the wonderful Indian...

International in Luxor

Nile Valley Hotel

A popular rooftop restaurant with a bird’s-eye view of the west bank’s waterfront, the river and Luxor Temple, the Nile Valley has a wide-ranging menu of Egyptian and international specialities. The falafel,...

Mediterranean in Luxor

Al Moudira

Al Moudira has the most flamboyant decor and most sophisticated (and expensive) food on the west bank. Come at lunch for great salads and grills, or at night for a more elaborate menu, which changes daily, of...

Egyptian in Luxor

Marsam Restaurant

A lovely place to stop for for dinner on a warm evening or for lunch while seeing the west bank sights – you can sit in the courtyard under the huge trees and look out at the backs of the Colossi of Memnon....

Thai in Luxor

Kam Thai

An excellent addition to the east bank dining scene is this authentic Thai. It's a tiny place tucked away east of Sharia Khalid Ibn Al Walid, but worth finding if you hanker after hot spicy soup, stir-fried...

Egyptian in Luxor

Restaurant Mohammed

Mohammed’s is an old-time Luxor throwback, a simple, family-run restaurant attached to the owner’s mud-brick house, where charming Mohammed Abdel Lahi serves with his son Azab, while his wife cooks. The small...

Indian in Luxor

A Taste of India

A small British-run Indian restaurant in neutral colours with plain wooden tables and chairs. On the menu are European versions of Indian dishes such as korma, spinach masala and jalfrezi (marinated meat curry...

British in Luxor

Jewel of the Nile

Laura and Mahmud have survived the tourist downturn by offering traditional Egyptian food using organic vegetables from their farm, as well as British food for homesick Brits: steaks, cottage pie and apple...

Egyptian in Luxor

Al Gezira Hotel

This comfortable rooftop restaurant serves a set menu with Egyptian specialities, such as molokhiyya (stewed leaf soup) and mahshi kurumb (stuffed cabbage leaves cooked with dill and spices) that must be ordered...

Cafe in Luxor

Oasis Palace Cafe

A rather charming and intimate cafe-restaurant set in a building dating back to the early 20th century, with high-ceilinged salons that still cling on to some of their original plaster lintel details. The menu is...

International in Luxor

Maxime Restaurant

Maxime's stands out on the tourist strip for serving good quality food at a reasonable price. The menu is large and includes plenty of chicken and vegetable dishes. The pepper steak is particularly good.

International in Luxor

Lantern Room Restaurant

Perennially popular with expats, this is the place to come for comfort food, serving up choices like duck in plum sauce, sea bass fillets and roast beef. Run by an British-Egyptian couple.

Egyptian in Luxor

Abu Ashraf

This large, popular restaurant and takeaway is just down from the train station. It serves roast chicken, pizzas, kebabs and good kushari.