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1886 Restaurant

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Old Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful room, wonderful service. The dress code is entirely in keeping with the atmosphere. While the food is not up to Parisian standards it is still very good and I doubt that there is a better restaurant in Luxor. Those who carp about the food should remember that it isn't possible to get Parisian quality ingredients in Upper Egypt. Those... More 

1 Thank Michael C
New Delhi, India
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167 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

you need to have formal clothes to eat here. not worth it but enjoy the city. its my favourite city in egypt

Thank soodprashant
Brecon, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The 1866 Restaurant is the best at the Winter Palace hotel. It offers a good menu based on classic French dishes. A jacket and/or tie are compulsory but the head waiter may lend you one!

1 Thank Mike S
Bangkok, Thailand
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The menu sounded promising but resulted on a succession of bland dishes cooked in an outdated way... It is a french restaurant that does not even have french wines on their list. On top of this, they have this ridicilous smart dress code policy forcing men to enter with a jacket on even if they can take it out once... More 

1 Thank KMIED
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The restaurant has a "dress code" requiring men to wear jackets. However, they supply a mediocre black jacket that you can place on the back of your chair. Pretentious? Yes. At 8:00pm, the place had only three tables with guests. The food was acceptable, but nothing to write home about. This restaurant is living in a long forgotten past and... More 

1 Thank dvandjay
Madison, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We made a reservation which is required and also has a dress code. The table setting was beautiful. The service was great. The food was delicious.

Thank Jane D
Cairo, Egypt
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197 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

It's not Paris, but it's the best you'll find in Luxor. Lovely atmosphere and charming service. Jacket and tie required for men and boys 12 and older.

1 Thank avalon2020
Trentham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Looks lovely, but for the price and reputation, the food was disappointing. Plus, it was just lukewarm when it arrived at the table.

1 Thank Simon E
Hyderabad, India
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161 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I found it a bit too stuffy, but the food and ambiance was wonderful. Its in the winter palace which is of course wonderful. The service is great - just make sure you want to have a formal dinner while on a holiday. You have to dress up etc

2 Thank abhi2001_10
Miami Beach, Florida
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158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My husband and I stayed at this lovely hotel and had dinner in this restaurant and were delighted with the quality and ambiance! My starter was Foie Gras and my husband had Lobster Bisque. Both excellent! The lamb cutlets were fabulous! A lovely elegant restaurant with an excellent staff!

2 Thank Helen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
European, French
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Luxor

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