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Destination(s): Cairo

Indigo

Indigo

  • 35 Giza Street, First Mall, 2nd Floor
  • First Mall
  • tel:+20 (0)2 3570 0121
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  • Cairo

Indigo restaurant in Giza First Mall (next to the 4 Seasons Giza Hotel) offers Spanish, Indonesian and Vietnamese cuisine in a sophisticated, ultra-modern setting that combines Asian Zen-chic with Spanish warmth. Designed by Didier Gomez, Indigo oozes class from top to bottom, and feels like a cross between cocktail bar and modern art gallery.

Specialising in tapas and seafood, but with meat and veggie dishes also available, there's something for everyone. The herb mussels and the Indonesian beef rendang are absolutely to die for. Indigo also has innovative desserts such as passion fruit spaghetti and chocolate spring rolls, and a dizzying selection of imported wines and spirits. For such a posh establishment, the serving staff are incredibly friendly and down to earth.

After dinner, grab a seat at the super-swish bar and enjoy a cocktail or two. Indigo is going to blow a hole in your wallet, but it's well worth it.
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Tamarai

Tamarai

  • 2005 C Cornish El Nil, Cairo Towers, North Building
  • tel:+20 (0)2 2461 9910, +20 (0)12 456 6666
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  • Al Qahirah

Tamarai is where the most beautiful of the beautiful people go to see and be seen, and it's not unusual to see Egyptian pop stars, actors and other celebs in there.

The setting is gorgeous, if somewhat baffling. Everything is modern, stylish and softly lit in yellows and purples and there are lounging, drinking and eating areas. But the bar has a wooden slatted roof that gives it a pagoda-like feel, there's a veiny purple streamer installation that's reminiscent of something from The Abyss, and weird industrial style piping with embedded orange lights criss-cross the ceiling.

Tamarai is the sort of place you go to have an extremely expensive meal whilst listening to upbeat mood music, and then - especially on Thursdays and Fridays - dance the rest of the night away to more energetic dance music from around midnight. Except, most people who go to Tamarai are too cool to dance, though they can tap, nod, and observe.

The food at Tamarai is, admittedly, excellent, prepared by a Michelin starred French chef. It's a varied mixture of international cuisine (with lots of seafood) including such dishes as red tuna sashimi, herring salad, pigeon pie, goats cheese skewers, lasagna, and of course steaks. Dishes such as the beef carpaccio are to die for. You pay for it though: many dishes are around the 200 LE mark, and lots of the starters are 100 LE.

Tamarai also has a great range of imported wines and spirits, and their cocktails are excellent. Drinks prices are pretty good, with cocktails running at around 70 LE and bottles of decent wine in the low hundreds. If you fancy a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label, though, you'd better have over 1000 LE spare!

The service at Tamarai depends entirely on who you are. If you're a known celeb, or the staff suspect you might be someone, they'll hover around all night and do everything short of actually eating your food for you. If you're a normal person, getting the attention of the serving staff can be as difficult as distracting a yogi in deep meditation.

Money to burn and interested in how the top echelons of Egyptian society live? Head to Tamarai. Otherwise, don't bother. read more about Tamarai

Codfather

Codfather

House of Meat

House of Meat

  • 144 Long Street
  • tel:+27 21 8128888
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  • Cape Town, 8001
Narwama

Narwama

  • 30, rue koutoubia
  • tel:+212 5 24 44 08 44 / +212 6 72 50 87 00
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  • Marrakech
Dar Moha

Dar Moha

  • 81 Rue Dar el Bacha
  • Medina
  • tel:+212 5 2438 6400
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  • Marrakech
The Boma

The Boma

  • Lokuthula Lodge (part of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge)
  • tel:263/13/43238
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