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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here everyday during our stay at the Sofitel Legend hotel. Staff treated us with such care and food was so fresh and delicious!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 24 March 2021

Awesome food, service and of course the historic atmosphere. Many thanks to Ms. Samah, and chef Shamsh for their great hospitality and service. If you are staying at the old cataract , or even elsewhere in Aswan you shouldn’t miss it.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 18 March 2021 via mobile

We went as a group. The food itself is good. However, the decor and the place is historically known. It is worthy to visit.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 13 February 2021

Restaurant is highly rated and deserves those acclimations. Covid seems to have really detracted from this place as it needs life and energy to inspire. It was empty so ambiance is lacking. Food is very good; staff was excellent.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 27 January 2021

The room is a bit too much--a cross between a place of worship, a bath house, and what one imagines an oriental house of ill repute looked like in the XIXth Century. The waiters are always attentive particularly the older man who is adorable. The...menu is the same as on the Terrace and the food is consistently average if not awful as in the case of the rubbery, tasteless lobster and inedible veal we had at the NYE dinner--and I won't even go into the small cube of chocolate cake we had for amuse-bouche (YES! actual cho-co-la-te cake). Something must be done A.S.A.P.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

Nice setting and history, good food and service. Nothing outstanding - just good. Also overpriced. Good for 'been there - done that !'

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 26 December 2020 via mobile

Restaurant in the old Cataract hotel. Reservations are required. Formal/semi-formal attire, so if men do not have jackets, restaurant will provide one. Limited menu, but on some days have a fixed menu as well. The mushroom soup as well as the sea bass were excellent....Surprisingly, when we got a bottle of wine, they poured one glass and then I had to call the waiter to pour again! The salmon and the scallops were meh. The ambience is incredible, reminiscent of the British Raj. Memorable because of the ambienceMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 16 April 2020

This is a gorgeous room, in what was once one of King Farouk's palaces, in the same place where Agatha Christie stayed when she wrote Death on the Nile, so very experiential. The only drawback is that the restaurant is not "overlooking" the cataracts and...the river. We were here with our group of 8 who had hoped to stay in the hotel for the night during our trip but the riverboat schedule changed and didn't allow for that. Instead, we broke boat schedule and went there for a private prix fixe dinner in this main dining room. If you are not staying there, you will be dropped out front and have to walk across the beautifully lit, garden courtyard between the two main wings, to the main entrance. Once in, you will have the long walk down the length of one wing to the dining room. We did have someone with us who had food allergies and that was handled very well. Service was paced so as to not rush. The slowest and worse part was getting drinks. As there were only 3 other tables in the dining room we were surprised, but told that they had to go back to the main bar at tahe entrance for the drinks. Maybe.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 1 April 2020

We had bad service. I am allergic to many things in sauces and I plainly ordered without sauce. The server was rude and made a point to make me wait to fix the problems, sauce all over everything. The restaurant was nearly empty since we...were the first couple to arrive. My wife’s meal was wonderful. Maybe just a bad day. The restaurant is beautiful and is located in a beautiful historic hotel.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Beautiful interior and location in Aswan, Egypt. Food and service was very good. Staff quite friendly.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Berita harian keluaran bulan julai menceritakan seorang anak muda yang membawa seluruh kaum kerabatnya dari kedah, terengganu dan johor menunaikan haji di mekah pada tahun 1441 hijrah
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When we were there it wasn't busy but it wouldn't hurt to book ahead. Staff at restaurant and hotel are the best and always ready to help.
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  • 1902 Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5