With no expense spared, the site formerly known as the Balmoral has been transformed into Cairo's hottest bistro and lounge. Prepare to be dazzled. ... More
With no expense spared, the site formerly known as the Balmoral has been transformed into Cairo's hottest bistro and lounge. Prepare to be dazzled. Recreating Belle Epoque design, each room is elegantly done out to recapture the grandeur of the roaring 20s. Visitors enter via a beautiful marble foyer. Most head straight for the bistro, where paintings hang on richly painted walls. Others make a bee-line for the u-shaped copper bar, while cigar afficionados have a room of their own. Exquisite oriental antiques and dark oak furniture await those venturing into the elegant lounge. Dress up and book ahead. The management has hired skilled chefs to prepare choice Mediterranean dishes. Starters hover around the EGP 20 mark and are served on fine china. Entrees, such as the tender chicken brochette marinated in herbs (EGP 28), are well prepared and presented. Alcohol is served (but at exorbitant prices) and the bartenders are renowned for making heavenly cocktails.
Loved this place and spent many happy evenings there , both
just for a drink or for a meal .Now they are re opened the Aperitivo Bar ,
where you can go for a warm up drink and a light Italian meal .Cant wait to try it .
This is a restaurant where i had one good experience and 5 subsequent disappointments, with the last disappointment resulting in a vow never to return. Awful and faux snobby service. Incompetent server. The food represents absolute mediocrity. I had a fish apetizer that tasted rotten and i literally discretly spit it into the napkin. I advised the waiter of this and he didn't even have a response.
Have been there couple of times now, excellent food, service, ambiance in the restaurant as well as the bars. You would be able to see the upper class youth of Cairo talking, smoking and drinking... realising that there Cairo has uncountable faces.
Food is nicely presented but only average to above average in quality. Veal chops were disappointing, whereas fish was better received.
Prix fixe is the best bet to sample the menu, and they are flexible about substitutions as you would expect in Cairo.
Wines--only imported--are extremely expensive. Be prepared to spend $120 for a mediocre French wine, and there is nothing on the red line list for less than $90. Whites are a little more reasonable but also very mediocre for the price. Only way to end up with a tolerable bill is avoid wine. Four of us dined together, and with two bottles of wine the dinner bill was $400, with service charge and tax, but without any gratuity. This is extremely expensive for Cairo. Although anytime you order imported wine you can expect to feel the pain, this case was more painful than I have experienced before.
Service is attentive and a definite plus.
Atmosphere is sensuous and silky. Lighting is perfect for making your companion feel special.
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