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The Terrace

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
+20 97 2316000
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“cold cuts” (2 reviews)
“high tea” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had an excellent meal on The Terrace which is a beautiful restaurant in this lovely historic hotel. Excellent, friendly service made the evening so enjoyable and my husband's fillet steak was truly delicious.

Thank jackiew296
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are no words to say how good this place is. Food is yummy. Staff are lovely. The whole hotel is just super. It such an amazing place to visit and so comfortable and relaxing. The view is just mesmerising. You sit down to have...More

Thank Germaine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service and food! The view overlooking Elephantine island is spectacular! We had breakfast and lunch there every day!!

Thank Herve F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to relax and see a gorgeous view...even better knowing so many famous people have sat here, too. Princess Diana, Churchill, Queen Noor, etc...etc.....

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the terrace of the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan. It is a great place to have breakfast and/or afternoon coffee with a splendid Nile view. Enjoy the breakfast open buffet by the Nile!

Thank Flynangel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The splendid location with the special views make the Terrace at the Cataract a popular spot and it is usually crowded at almost any time of day or evening. I have been a regular guest at the Cataract over the years and I prefer to...More

Thank Rand C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Terrace is in The Old Cataract Hotel. It has a wonderful view over the hotel grounds and the Nile. The menu isn't extensive, but the food was delicious. They also do afternoon tea which was excellent.

Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The terrace is the causal dining area at the Old Cataract Hotel. The food is ok, although too expensive judging if you take into account its price. But it is worth it if you take into account the experience, the gorgeous views and the chance...More

Thank Willie F
Reviewed 13 April 2017

An example: we wanted to order the afternoon tea. Waiter explains that one afternoon tea serves two people. So we ordered one afternoon tea with earl grey but without the sweet pastries but with an extra red fruits tea. We became 9 mini-mini-sandwiches and some...More

Thank Rolf R
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The hotel overall is perfect & the terrace is the best scenic view in old cataract. I had multiple breakfasts at the terrace and it was very good The black tea pot is a must try it is nice and different

Thank Mohamed Y
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fady g
is there a special dress code for having lunch in the Terrace? . and do i need a previouse booking?. and do they accept guest from out side the hotel?
24 January 2017|
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Response from Osama N | Reviewed this property |
No special dress code
How do we make a reservation?
1 December 2016|
Response from nadimoo | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe you need to as it is v quite
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Aswan Governorate  >  Aswan
  • Phone Number: +20 97 2316000
  • E-mail