Restaurants

Top Choice Ice Cream in Luxor

Wenkie's German Ice Cream & Iced Coffee Parlour

For people who only opened up shop in February 2014, Ernst and Babette Wenk have quickly become legends, serving the finest, freshest most delicious ice cream in Luxor – some are saying even in the world. Using orga…
Top Choice Egyptian in Luxor

Sofra Restaurant & Café

Sofra remains our favourite restaurant in Luxor. Both the intimate salons and the spacious rooftop terrace of this 1930s house are stylishly decorated, sprinkled with antique furniture, chandeliers and original tile…
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

Mohammed Ahmed

Looking for us at lunchtime in Alex? We're usually scoffing fuul and falafel here. Mohammed Ahmed is the undisputed king of spectacularly good and cheap Egyptian standards. Select your fuul (we recommend iskandarani…
Top Choice Seafood in Alexandria

Kadoura

Pronounced ‘Adora’, this is one of Alexandria’s most authentic fish restaurants, where food is served at tables in the narrow street. Pick your fish from a huge ice-packed selection, usually including sea bass, red …
Top Choice International in Aswan

Panorama Restaurant & Bar

The Panorama is the best thing to open in Aswan, and in the Mövenpick's eyesore tower, in a long time. The food is good, service friendly and efficient, and the room elegant; but the real draw is the 360-degree view…
Top Choice Seafood in Sharm el-Sheikh

Fares Seafood

Always crowded with locals, Fares is a Sharm el-Sheikh institution for good-value seafood. Order fish priced by weight or choose from one of the pasta or tagen (stew cooked in a deep clay pot) options on the menu. W…
Top Choice Egyptian in Cairo

Zööba

This small restaurant serves up Egyptian street food with gourmet twists; fresh juices, whole-wheat kushari and fabulous salads. The delicious dishes can be taken away – ideal for a picnic. Keep space for the mouth-…
Top Choice Italian in Dahab

Lakhbatita

We adore Lakhbatita's eccentric decoration, friendly service and serene ambience, all of which bring a touch of Italian flair to Dahab. The small menu of homemade pasta dishes, many featuring seafood, is a cut above…
Top Choice Seafood in Port Said

El Borg

This massive Port Said institution is always buzzing with families on a night out. There’s a small menu of grills for when you don’t feel like fish, but the good-value fresh seafood is really what the crowds flock h…