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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.
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.
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
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
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
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