Egypt restaurants

Top Choice Greek in Alexandria

Greek Club

The Greek Club's wide terrace is just the ticket for catching the evening breeze and watching the lights along Alexandria's legendary bay. The moussaka and the souvlaki are both easy menu winners, and the seafood se…
Top Choice Ice 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 sell i…
Top Choice Seafood in Alexandria

Kadoura

Pronounced ‘Adora’, this is one of Alexandria’s most authentic fish restaurants, with food served at simple tables in a narrow street. Pick your fish (priced per kilo) from a huge ice-packed selection, usually inclu…
Top Choice Egyptian 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. The m…
Top Choice Indian in Sharm El Sheikh

Rangoli

If you're a fan of the flavours of the subcontinent, don't miss Rangoli: romantically perched within the cliffside tumble of the Mövenpick Resort with the sweep of Na'ama Bay laid out below. Thanks to the Mumbai-bor…
Top Choice Egyptian in Cairo

Abu Tarek

‘We have no other branches!’ proclaims this temple of kushari (mix of noodles, rice, black lentils, fried onions and tomato sauce). No, the place has just expanded, decade by decade, into the upper storeys of its bu…
Top Choice Egyptian in Alexandria

Abou El Sid

This swish Egyptian restaurant has kept much of the old setting of Pastroudis Cafe, the famous literary haunt, adding the wonderful art of Chant Avenissian and an excellent menu of Egyptian classics. It includes mez…
Top Choice Seafood in Aboukir

Zephyrion

This excellent fish taverna (the name is Greek for ‘sea breeze’) was founded in 1929 and serves first-class fish and seafood on a sweeping blue-and-white terrace overlooking the bay. There is no wine list, but you c…
Top Choice Egyptian in Alexandria

Teatro Eskandariya

Popular with local artists and creatives, the Teatro has it all: a cafe, restaurant, cultural centre, theatre, music venue and art gallery. Set in an alley back from the main street there is a large outdoor terrace …
Top Choice Italian in Cairo

O's Pasta

A few years ago, Cairo was a-tizz with new sushi joints; now all the newbie restaurants are Italian and O's Pasta is our pick of the bunch. Squeeze – and we mean squeeze, there are only five tables – into the blue-a…