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Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in Egypt

Destination(s): Cairo

High class dining in Egypt is about impeccable service and exquisite food, so prepare to retreat from the chaotic urban environment and relax in one of the top restaurants this country has to offer. The managers of these places struggle to provide the perfect blend between the aristocratic culture of Egypt's past and modern dining facilities, so you can have a classy, sophisticated night out in the company of the best food Egypt has to offer. The amazing settings and the eclectic upper class crowds that frequent these places will also keep you satisfied, while the very attentive service makes all the difference from any other alternative places to eat. Mediterranean, French and local traditional influences will delight you through only the best organic ingredients, while the refined, airy decor will provide the perfect opportunity to unwind after a long day of exploration and enjoy some high class Egyptian cuisine. read more about Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in Egypt

La Bodega

La Bodega

  • 157, 26th of July Street
  • Balmoral Hotel
  • tel:+20 (0)2 27362188 - +20(0)2 27350543 - +20 (0)2 27356761 - +20 (0)2 273
  • Cairo

La Bodega restaurant is on 26th July street, Zamalek. With its quality Mediterranean food, expensive drinks and classy surrounds, it's long been a mainstay of the dining and nightlife scene. Enter through the street level doorway that still has a sign for the Balmoral, and either climb the stairs or take the old-school ornate iron lift to the first floor.

La Bodega bistro has a restrained atmosphere of efficiency and sophistication, with dark wood furniture, subdued lighting, and classical paintings adorning the walls. The menu is Mediterranean with a French bias, and La Bodega is renowned for its steaks. Although the food is expensive, it is good quality, and the service is excellent. The restaurant also offers a wide range of set menus that are great value, though you have to arrive early in the evening to qualify.

You don't have to eat in the La Bodega bistro. Many people choose to head around the corner and prop up the huge, copper plated bar. You'll often find groups of professional expats and Egyptians here, catching up over a cocktail or a glass of wine. The serving staff are very knowledgeable, and can make a good range of cocktails. You can even find Caipirinha, though don't expect it to taste like it does in Brazil!

La Bodega is a classy place, so it's best to dress up before you go. A word of warning, the "welcoming" staff in the marble lobby who check your reservation can be incredibly rude, and will often refuse entry to groups of single men.

If you fancy something a little less pretentious, Deals and L'Aubergine are just around the corner, as is Aboul Sid if you are looking for classy Egyptian cuisine. read more about La Bodega

Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia

  • 40 Safiya Zagloul St
  • tel:03/4801706
  • Alexandria