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Top ChoiceIndian in Sharm El Sheikh


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...

Top ChoiceItalian in Dahab


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...

Top ChoiceSeafood 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...

Top ChoiceCafe in Dahab

Ralph's German Bakery

Everybody in Dahab ends up at Ralph's at some point. This is Dahab's top stop for breakfast, brunch, and coffee and croissant breaks, and it does a fine line in quiche and apple strudel as well. People who have...

Thai in Dahab

Blue House

Long known as Dahab's top stop for an authentic taste of Thailand, this Thai-run restaurant has shifted homes a couple of times in the past few years and is now in a rather shabby waterfront position. If you're...

Middle Eastern in Sharm El Sheikh


This restaurant is a journey through the subtle flavours of the Middle East. Choose the chicken livers (cooked in a garlic and pomegranate molasses sauce) and makinek (spicy sausages), pair with loubieh...

International in Dahab

Hell's Kitchen

The inventive menu here veers away from Dahab's grilled meat/seafood combos and cherry-picks influences from North African, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines to offer a fusion of global flavours. Great vegetarian...

Italian in Sharm El Sheikh


Hands down the best pizza in Sinai. A great spot for casual dining, Pomodoro has a modern, buzzy, friendly vibe and a menu stuffed with pasta and a fair whack of seafood, but its thin-crust pizzas are the serious...

Egyptian in Sharm El Sheikh

El Masrien

This old-fashioned restaurant, sprawling over both sides of the road, is our top dining spot in Sharm Old Market. There's a huge range of kebabs but also plenty of gutsy flavoured tagens and vegetarian dishes...

Asian in Dahab


The pan-Asian menu here offers a choice of Chinese and Thai while the proper sofas at the tables have to be in the running for Dahab's comfiest seating. The Thai curry dishes and the spicy Chinese options are the...

Thai in Sharm El Sheikh

Sala Thai

Sala Thai is where we like to head for an extra-special treat in Sharm: sumptuous feasting on fiery curries and delicately spiced noodle dishes, personal service, and outstanding Red Sea views. Bookings are...

Indian in Dahab


A slice of the subcontinent complete with direct beach access and sun-loungers. All mains are served with rice, salad, raita, and pappadams, making for a bit of a feast. We highly recommend the not entirely...

International in Dahab

Ali Baba

This place adds flair to its seafood selection with some inspired menu choices. Great service, comfy sofas to lounge on, stylish lanterns and twinkly fairy lights add to the relaxed seaside ambience. All meals...

Italian in Sharm El Sheikh

Al Fanar

Thanks to a great slice of beach out front (home to one of Sharm's best snorkelling spots), lovely views from the terrace, and decent pasta and pizza on the menu, Al Fanar is a long-standing Sharm El Sheikh...

Supermarket in Sharm El Sheikh

Carrefour Supermarket

This supermarket has everything a self-catering traveller could need, and also stocks plenty of imported European brands.

Italian in Dahab


Dahab’s best thin-crust pizzas are served up here in the shady garden terrace.

International in Sharm El Sheikh

Moonlight Restaurant

With its cushioned nooks and slightly dishevelled appearance, Moonlight has a more Dahab-like vibe than its fancy-pants neighbours along the beachfront. The theme continues with dishes here (a simple menu of...

Seafood in Sharm El Sheikh

Fares Seafood

The Sharm Old Market branch of Fares is little sister to the original Fares in Hadaba. The menu is packed to the brim with seafood showcasing everything from grilled fish (priced by weight) to pastas and tagens...

Seafood in Nuweiba

Cleopatra Restaurant

One of the more popular tourist restaurants in Nuweiba City (not that there's much competition), Cleopatra offers up the bounty of the sea along with a few Western fast-food favourites.

Asian in Nuweiba

Han Kang

This surprisingly good Chinese restaurant hits the spot, especially if you’ve been on the road for a while and can’t bear to look at another falafel sandwich.