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The Terrace

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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
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Montreal, QC
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I could not recommend more strongly having an afternoon tea, available after 4pm, on The Terrace - or the Promenade. It is composed of a cake dish of sweets, sandwhiches, a scone, and really amazingly tasting tea. Perhaps time it a little late, and take in the sunset as well.

Thank Bob R
Luxor, Egypt
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When the afternoon sun shines on the terrace, when the sun sets over the Nile and its islands, then this terrace is the most romantic and most amazing place to have a drink or late lunch or early dinner ... Just inhale the atmosphere ... You will love it ...

Thank Michael P
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

if you had the chance to stay at the Old Cataract Hotel , then the Terrace will be your daily favorite place to get your breakfast , Lunch and all day Drinks & snakes . the view is amazing , we took a lot of photos , simply we couldn't stop snapping shots at the spectacular view of the Nile... More 

Thank Osama N
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Beautiful scenery, a bit overpriced, but you can't beat the scenery here. Took loads of pictures and would go back for more.

Thank Timo10101
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The views are spectacular but the food is very mediocre. It took 15 min to flag someone down to provide a menu and another 15 minutes to get them to take our order. The pesto pasta was overlooked and tasted more like butter pasta. The salads while fresh lacked any flavor. The prices are very high because of the setting... More 

Thank Joshua B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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463 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The setting and view are quite simply superb. To eat breakfast, or any meal, on the Old Cataract's terrace is a unique and memorable experience. Its just a shame that the service and food don't match up. I took breakfast on 2 mornings. While the fresh fruits, juices and pastries were good, the quality of the hot dishes and cold... More 

Thank savvy_dave
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Old Cataract, so we have our daily breakfast here as well as high tea. The view is magnificent, especially at sunset. The dishes and high tea are delicious and staff very friendly and helpful. The portions are just perfect, though little overpriced for Egyptian standards but definitely worth coming.

Thank Farida I
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The view of the Nile from this terrace is lovely, the service very attentive, the food and the juices are good. The place itself is very nice and the atmosphere is peaceful. Don't miss it!

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Cairo, Egypt
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

take your breakfast and have your coffee or tea at this terrace they all in love to serve you indeed :)

Thank George W
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The Terrace has a splendid setting above the Nile, excellent place for a sun-set drink. The food - we ate Egyptian - is ok but certainly not the best Egyptian food I have tried. The Terrace is still worth the visit, it is a beautiful place.

Thank Catarina B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mediterranean, European, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Aswan Governorate  >  Aswan
  • Phone Number: 972316000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?