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1886 Restaurant

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Old Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Mike S
Bangkok, Thailand
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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The menu sounded promising but resulted on a succession of bland dishes cooked in an outdated way...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 

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Thank KMIED
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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Thank Jane D
Cairo, Egypt
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192 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank avalon2020
Trentham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Simon E
Hyderabad, India
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155 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Miami Beach, Florida
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158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a beautiful restaurant in the lovely Winter Palace hotel. The management are superb and nothing is too much trouble. It has wonderful and gracious staff and the food is wonderful too. Well done everyone

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Bucharest, Romania
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Historical restaurant, you feel as you are in an old movie, having dinner with celebrities and movie stars.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
European, French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?