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Best places to eat in Luxor

You might not have booked an Egyptian Nile cruise especially for the food, but if you are lucky to incorporate the ancient city of Luxor into your itinerary, you won’t be short of places to eat. In this blog, we take a look at some top Luxor eateries to look out for on a Luxor excursion:


Sofra’s colonial decor gives you a taste of a bygone era, but the restaurant is not just famous for its characterful interior and rooftop dining space. You can enjoy real Egyptian cuisine such as hot and cold mezzes, fish and meat courses, tagine and a whole range of desserts. Diners should note that alcohol is not served, and there is no option to bring your own. If you are a fan of shisha, you will be welcome to puff away after your meal!


Another eatery which oozes a classical charm is 1886, situated in the Winter Palace Hotel. You may be in Egypt, but in 1886 you can enjoy French fine dining and an international wine list. A menu designed by Chef Ménad Berkani features excellently cooked dishes such as crayfish and risotto. You will dine in a decadently decorated room, the dress code asks that men wear a jacket and tie, and you might also enjoy the gentle strumming of a live acoustic guitarist.


The Brits have a habit of setting up shop all over the world, and this charming British-run bistro in Luxor specialises in brunch. In the evening, treat yourself to British classics – from fish and chips to steak with mushroom and pepper sauce.

Al Sahaby Lane

Want to try a camel meat burger? When cooked to perfection at Al Sahaby Lane, it is actually a lot tastier than it sounds. This is a rooftop restaurant which is also known for its pastry pie. And if you or a member of your group are vegan, you have a number of such options to choose from on the menu. The stuffed vine leaves, pigeon and naan bread are other hits.

Has that woken up your taste buds? You certainly won’t go hungry in Luxor on your Nile river cruise.

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