The Roof Luxor

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The Roof’ offers spectacular views of Luxor Temple and across the Nile over
to the West Bank (not the easiest of places to find) located on the top floor
above Snacktime. We enjoyed a relaxing hour sipping chilled fruit juices but
sadly we didn’t partake of the food on offer due to a prior engagement, however,
with the mouth-watering aromas drifting over from the grill it was certainly
very tempting.

An ideal place for a chilled drink and photo opportunities.  We didn’t
eat on this occasion so are unable to give a review other than to say many
customers seemed to be enjoying the food and it smelt divine.


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“This place is well worth a visit, it’s like a traditional Egyptian grill shop – but with a higher standard acceptable to tourists. The Chicken was superb and comparable to my favourite local place in Alex, moist – tasty and delicious, the meat dishes looked just as delicious and the price was excellent and all that with a fantastic view…. more “

“7th October 2017. We visited the Roof at Snacktime, for the third time in the last month, at 8.30pm. We were attended by a waiter within a few minutes, he just gave us enough time to get settled in. As we both had an idea of what we fancied, the order was placed in a minute or so. I asked… more “

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Tutti Frutti Tearoom Luxor


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Although not officially a restaurant, I felt we could not
leave out this lovely little tea room when doing our reviews.  Just along
the road from the St Joseph, the tea room open from first thing in the morning
until early evening is spotlessly clean and well decorated.  Delicious
paninis and homemade coleslaw, cheesecake, the best apple pie in Luxor and a
cracking cup of tea, served in a homely relaxed atmosphere.  Thank you
Christine and staff, thoroughly enjoyed our take-away lunch at the airport. See you
again later in the year.

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“Yummy .. I’ve travelled to many different countries & frequented many coffee shops/tea rooms, but this ranks the top of them all. It was that good. Newly furbished and immaturely clean, with delicious goodies on offer. From the moment we walked in the door, the service was exceptional. My husband & I just loved the friendly atmosphere and mouth watering… more “

“we went to Luxor for 2 weeks, and was unfortunate to only visit the tea rooms in our second week, although we did visit everyday after we found it to make up for it. The staff are very welcoming and the food is very well made, the best scones with cream, amazing apple pies, gorgeous paninis, and of course my… more “

“I went here a couple of times during my stay in Luxor and loved the food and the service. The staff are great: very friendly and knowledgable about Luxor. Both me and my mum and her friend and son loved the food. I would definitely reccomend this place to anyone with a sweet tooth, in fact anyone just wanting a… more “

“i found out about the tea room on ta just before headin out to luxor , so i was looking forward to sampling what was on offer in the tea room , and i was NEVER dissapointed not once , the staff in this place are second to none , full credit to each and every one of them ,… more “

“the apple pie is to die for great people very friendly more “

“Called into this tea room for a bit relief from the sun. Ended up going back 3 times. Very friendly, chatty staff and the snacks and toasties are taste from home. You must try the apple pie and cream and the fruit scone, jam and cream. If it wasn’t for the sun and the heat, you would swear you are… more “

“I visit Luxor at and if least 10 times each year and this is one the best things that have happened there, the staff are fantasic, its a great social event and you can feel so at home. the food is wonderful and the staff make you feel so at home. Even if all you want is a Latte or… more “

“We recently visited Luxor on our honeymoon, and were advised by our cosmos travel rep of a small English tea room situated on the same street as our hotel. We took note and decided to pop our heads in for a spot of tea one afternoon. We were welcomed by three friendly faces and a pleasant, cool atmosphere in which… more “

“This is a place not to be missed! Me and my Husband were on our honeymoon. We were told about tutti frutti’s by our rep and decided to check it out as we love our cups of tea. We were not dissapointed. We were over the moon when we found that it came in a good old english tea pot!… more “

“We frequented Tutti Frutti a few times during our recent trip to Luxor. The staff are lovely, the Latte’s are great and our daughter loved the Movenpick Icecream there. There is a good choice on the menu and apparently the cakes are lovely, my partner tells me! English run, the staff are very friendly and helpful and will sit down… more “


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Restaurant Maxime Luxor

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Maxime’s has to be one of the best loved Luxor restaurants. I first found Maxime’s
over 10 years ago and I go back each year to find its as popular as ever. 
This friendly little restaurant offers a good selection of Egyptian and
International cuisine at extremely reasonable prices.  No fancy decor but
it’s spotlessly clean, the food is consistently good, unbeatable prices and friendly service. 
I can without doubt recommend this


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“We have stayed in Luxor many times and each time we have our evening meals in Maximes. We have tried other places but have always come back to Maximes as we have found it the best. The lentil soup is the best! Wehave ordered most of the meals and they have all been good, the place is very clean and… more “

“Super value, good steaks, friendly service, very clean, polite waiters, we enjoyed it. My partner had several veggie dishes and felt they were bland – although she liked the place. I thought the meat dishes were great. It’s a little ‘basic’ but you get what you pay for. Recommended, and I think it’s the best one in this part of… more “

“we came across this restaurant has we have heard from people this restaurant is very nice , So me and my husband decide to try this, we had a walk around tv street and then walk down to maximes, the waiter was a nice man and gave us a window seat so we could see the real life of the… more “

“This place is handy if you are staying at the Sheraton, it’s just round the corner and better than the hotel restaurants, a lot cheaper too. The place is not that big though so can get a bit crowded. The food is good and the service attentive and unobtrusive. They do a mean karkady and as they do not serve… more “

“Me and my daughter ate once at this restaurant, it was ok. The food was very nice but the waiters were terrible, we sat in the non smoking floor. Once we ordered we waited 15 mins and still hadnt had our drinks, and had to ask for them, the starters where served and when we finished the bowls were not… more “

“maximes……..after a few shaky starts we discivered Maximes…great menu,great prices great food,great service….our second favourite in Luxor…give it a try!!! more “

“We had a great meal (2 adults & 2 children) at Maxime, with a good choice from the menu. The food was good and the restaurant was very clean and reasonably priced. The staff were very attentive and helpful, and very good at keeping the kids happy and laughing. My only reservation is that the menu is best described as… more “

“average sort of restaurant not somthing to right home about no drinks on the menu more “

“Hi we were in luxor in december and went to maximes several evenings and really enjoyed the meals very nice food at very reasonable prices very clean place never seen windows so clean the restraunt is on the first and second floors the first floor is for no smokeing and second floors for smokers the staff are very friendly and… more “

“Partout, je lisais que ce restaurant à Louxor était “extraordinaire”. La première fois, je me suis dit que c’était un… more “

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Salahadeen Restaurant Luxor

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I’ve heard wonderful things about this Irish owned family run hotel and
restaurant.   Sadly we didn’t get chance to see for ourselves this
time but I’m looking forward to meeting the lovely Mara and sampling her
authentic Egyptian dining experience on our return trip to Luxor next month.


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“Firstly I was staying at the attached hotel (Mara House – utterly superb), and ate here 3 nights. The organisation of the serving is slightly odd: there is one sitting starting about 7 and there is no menu to choose from as the idea is a “mini-banquet” to introduce you to common Egyptian dishes. The menu “rotates” every 3 days…. more “

“This is a great business concept. Serve everyone the same food, most of it from the cheapest possible ingredients (vegetables), on silver platters in a wonderful environment. and charge a high price – but one that is just a little cheaper than the big western hotels. Kerrching !! The building and furnishings are a delight and lots of effort has… more “

“What a huge let down! Following all the good reviews we were expecting something really special. The warm welcome that was so often mentioned was non-existent. We didn’t even know who Mara was, as the woman who opened the door to us didn’t introduce herself. The food comprised several courses of similar, mediocre food (especially the dish that looked and… more “

“After all the T/A reviews, we had to visit. The “complimentary” taxi, it’s included in the price of course, was a necessity as otherwise no one could find it in the back streets. Inside the atmosphere is like an old Egyptian’s grandees house, drapes, internal fountain, wonderful. The food consists of five courses with diners sitting at the same time…. more “

“Very disappointed with this establishment, Having visited it on the strength of Trip advisors reviews we were expecting a real treat, What we experienced was anything but. Firstly we had great difficulty actually finding the place. On arrival in a local taxi who had no knowledge of the Salahadeen we were told rather rudely “Well you should have booked and… more “

“Wonderful food and amazing atmosphere Thanks Mara more “

“We spent an enjoyable evening with two friends at Salahadeen.Everyone eats a set five course meal at 8pm, although I believe they are now sometimes serving only three courses. The service was excellent and the food very good. A lot of food is served but they make it clear that you don’t have to eat it all! We thought the… more “

“we had such an amazing dinner at salahadeen restaurant at mara house in luxor. this lace really is a jewel in a place where good authentic quality egyptian food is hard to come by. the host, mara is a delight and a wealth of information. the bar is warm and welcoming and the dining room is casually elegant and attractive…. more “

“I saw the reviews before travelling to Luxor and had high expectations. You can only eat at 8pm, everyone eats together, there is virtually no choice of what you eat, the food is mediocre and the cost is double what we paid at really good restaurants serving Egyptian food elsewhere in Luxor. I can only suppose that some of the… more “

“We visited the Salahadeen Restarant on 1st February 2019 to celebrate a “Special” birthday. It had been recommended by an American mother and daughter who had visited the Salahadeen earlier in the week. All of the arrangements, from the booking made with the owner, Mara, to the pick-up and delivery to the restaurant by mini-bus were without any hitch, and… more “

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Snobs Luxor

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Snobs is located right at the end of a long line of restaurants just off the
main road opposite the Nile Palace, so apart from Jewel of the Nile about 30
yards further on, this was last on the map. Bright neon signs with a huge menu
board outside made us a little apprehensive at first, however, once inside we found
the restaurant spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and the waiters attentive,
if not the most friendly.  Complimentary bread and dips were served while we waited
for our starters.  The food was great, in particular my partner’s starter
of filo wrapped cheese parcels (which I couldn’t resist) and my seafood platter.
Together with a reasonable bottle of wine wine the total bill came to just over
£20.00 for two. Highly recommended.


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“We went here once during our stay. We both ate sea bass and had a suprise when the melas had a candle in a ring of onion! This was a nice touch if not a little bizare though I think some people may think this very odd. We had another suprise when the waiter brought over some extra pieces of… more “

“All resturant are good.But enjoyed The Lantern best more “

“My daughter and I visited Snobs on the last evening of our holiday in Luxor. First impressions of the place itself were favourable, it’s nicely decorated and appears clean. The waiters although smartly dressed seemed miserable and were slow to greet us even though it was very quiet when we arrived. Only 3 tables were occupied but the waiter directed… more “

“We visited this restaurant twice during our fortnight’s stay in Luxor. Amongst the ones we’d tried,10 in all, we only had time to return to our four favoutites, this being one of them (Jewel of the Nile being top of our list with Gems a close second). I loved the decor in this restaurant it was totally different to any… more “

“Snobs was quite empty when we visited. The decor is a little dated and strange. I ordered grilled prawns with rice which were well-cooked but very dry with no sauce to accompany them although I was quite amused when the plates arrived complete with candles set in onion(!) more “

“My wife and I liked Snobs enough to go back a second time during our week in Luxor. The decor’s a little odd (given this is Luxor not London!) but the food and service more than make up for it. The Snob salad is particularly good. more “

“Our 2 teenage girls wanted “anglo” cuisine so we went to Snobs. Our waiter was lovely: helpful and charming. We were made to feel v. welcome. We had the meze for 2 which was a huge feast. Girls has pizza…. They enjoyed the aircon and relaxed atmoshere. Not a true taste of Egypt, but far better than some reviews have… more “

“Have been eating in snobs nightly since 2019, everytime we visit luxor. Never had a bad meal yet, and don’t expect we ever will, as the CHEF is the best. The staff are excellent. We usually spend most of the night there having a laugh with all the staff. Each January, we celebrate our wedding anniversary there, and they always… more “

“I hadn’t seen Snobs in the top ten list but overheard a family at our hotel saying they were going back that evening as it was such nice food. Me n my 2 kids took a taxi to Snobs and upon our arrival we were given a lovely cold flannel to cool down with. Service was excellent, choice of food… more “

“We had read some poor reviews on trip advisor, and an excellent review on We felt the very positive traveltip review was very accurate, and thought it was one of the best 3 restaurants we visited (out of 10). Wonderful service, high quality food, the best presented by far, low prices, authentic atmosphere, as opposed to a Benidorm /… more “

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Jewel Of The Nile Luxor

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Jewel of the Nile - Best Luxor Restaurant

The name of this Luxor restaurant describes it perfectly.  Of the many
and varied restaurants in Luxor this certainly is the JEWEL, with top marks for
food, service, cleanliness and price.  Being slightly off the beaten track
doesn’t deter people from finding what I can only describe as Luxor’s premier
restaurant.  With a good selection of both Egyptian and International
cuisine you can be sure that all the dishes are freshly prepared with local
produce.  What a refreshing change to find a restaurant where making money
is not their prime target.  A well run establishment with a warm family
atmosphere and a real understanding of the word service.  If you’re making
a list of ‘ones to try’ make sure you put this one at the top because I can
guarantee you’ll want to return before you go home.  Well done Jewel of the


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“Laura, if you are reading this, thanks again for the knives,(although I got an odd one in the mix, no probs, I only needed four!!). My other half and I ate four times at your restaurant because we wanted to try out other eateries recommended on tripAdvisor. Wish we had tried your place first, would not have gone anywhere else!!… more “

“We ate here twice and found this to be the best restaurant we went to. The host was a lovely lady. It is a little like eating in someones front room; the only problem we had really was the lack of air conditioning-there were fans and small air conditionng units by the tables but they tending to make the air… more “

“The menu is extensive, excellent value with good food and a great welcome. I Will have no hesitation to revisit on my next holiday. Many thanks laura and the team for lovely meals during our holiday. more “

“We first found this little jem last year by accident and am delighted to come back and still find the quality, service and friendliness that made it our best restaurant on our last visit. A little off the normal tourist trail so a slightly longer walk for some but well worth the effort. The decor is sedate and peaceful with… more “

“After trying 10 different restaurants in Luxor, this one has to be the best by far. I have never written a review for a restaurant before but felt this one worthy of praise. The food, service and atmosphere couldn’t be faulted. I tried several of their Egyptian dishes, my favourites being the beef shawarma and beef hala (not sure if… more “

“We tried 10 or so restaurants in Luxor and Jewel of the Nile and Sofra were easily our favourites. Expect excellent service from Laura the owner and the Egyptian staff and food that is very well cooked and excellent value. We tried their Egyptian and English dishes and enjoyed both. The Ohm Ali is an excellent pudding and well worth… more “

“Me and my 2 kids visited Jewel of the Nile as I scribbled a few names down from this site before we went. It is a bit of the beaten track and not with other restaurants and I was a bit put off when we were the only people there to begin with. It is also very small compared to… more “

“first impressions of the place are not very good, but dont be fooled by that. once inside you are greeted by the owner, its small but comfortable. four of us went we had 2course meal each, 5 bottles of wine, 6 cans of pop and 5 bottles of beer it came to under £60 for all of us, you would… more “

“A super restaurant – helpful service, very good food, deserves its reviews, tries to please, we ate Egyptian on both times and enjoyed it immensely. A very relaxed atmosphere. If we go again, we’d eat here, Snobs and Taste of India, as our best of the 10 we ate in. Very reasonable prices too, only a fraction above the cheapest… more “

“The most friendly welcome you could imagine. From previous reviews it was easy to recognise Laura; so friendly, welcoming and informative. Good Egyptian menu which Laura guided us through and advised us on impeccably. For the not-so-adventurous there is the international menu and for those who can stand the heat in the kitchen on Sunday a full roast dinner! Excellent… more “

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JJ’s Bar and Restaurant Luxor

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New since our visit last year is JJ’s a lively bar and restaurant.  It is easily found in a little side street about
20 yards from the Hilton hotel. We not only enjoyed great food (with generous
portions) from the wide range of international/egyptian dishes but were treated
to the best  live entertainment since arriving in Luxor
(there’s only so much you can take of the repetitive shows provided by some of
the hotels).  A good range of chilled beers and yummy cocktails.
Overall great music, good company and a extensive choice of food and drinks that
won’t break the bank.  Don’t leave it too late in the holiday to try this
one – I can guarantee you’ll want to return. We certainly can’t wait to come

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“Discovered this brilliant bar and restaurant on our holiday last week, by recommendation by our local taxi driver Hamdy Hasan, and we were not disappointed. Infact we loved the food and hospitality here so much we just kept going back. The english owners Axle and Julie made you feel so welcome and were able to accomodate our different diets through… more “

“JJs Bar is in Karnak just down the road from the Hilton Hotel. It is off in a sidestreet but a well illuminated sign on the main road makes it easy to find. The restaurant upstairs is tastefully decorated, be sure to look at the ceiling. Prices are very reasonable and the food is first class. Downstairs in the bar… more “

“I discovered this bar and restaurant during my week’s holiday in Luxor last week. Recently opened, the downstairs bar is well-designed and well-stocked, with an informal atmosphere – the English owners are very friendly. The restaurant restaurant is airy and modern, and the food was very good. Definitely worth a quick taxi into Karnak if you’re staying in Luxor for… more “

“Bonne ambiance, propreté, sourire, service très “British”, menus variés, prix “très raisonnables” . more “

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The Genesis Pub and Restaurant Luxor

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With all the new restaurants appearing on the scene the
Genesis Pub and Restaurant with Julia and Gamal at the helm is still going
strong. Freshly prepared food served in a friendly environment is why folk
return time and time again.  On offer is an extensive selection of Egyptian
specials, fresh seafood dishes, traditional English cuisine (mouth watering
steaks) together with pizzas, pasta and a wide selection of sandwiches if you
only fancy a snack.  A real family venue where you can enjoy a mixture of 
Egyptian and English evening entertainment.


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“Once we found the Genesis Bar we kept going back for more. More entertainment, more food and more fun. The whole experience was amazing. We felt so welcome and we were treated so well. The food was out of this world, well worth the wait for freshly prepared local and English dishes.The prices were great too, much more reasonable than… more “

“The Genesis is in the Karnak area and is easy to get to by taxi for about 20 to 30 LE form anywhere in Luxor. This pub must not be missed. The food is great whether you choose European or Egyptian and is very inexpensive as are the drinks.Fillet steak from 45 LE. Beer about 15 LE. The decor of… more “

“I cannot recommend the Genesis bar and restaurant highly enough. A friendly welcome and a great atmosphere. The food is wonderful Gamel is a superb chef. The steak was the best we have ever tasted. Thanks Gamel for getting my husband to sing I’m too sexy. I have never laughed so much. Thanks for making our stay in Luxor a… more “

“If there is only one place you visit when you go to Luxor then it must be The Genesis Bar near the Hilton Hotel at Karnak. Fantastic Food, Staff, Service, Atmosphere and very very very good fun! Quiz nights, Karaoke and good old english food like bangers and mash and the only place in Luxor you can get BACON!!!!! Dont… more “

“I stayed in Luxor with my girlfriend from 29th Jul -12th Aug 2019. During this time we ate at Genesis 4 or 5 times. The food was excellent in both quality, presentation and price and was the main reason we kept returning. The owners are very friendly and there is a warm personal atmoshere. The chicken special is highly recommended! more “

“Until you step into the Genesis in Karnak you will not realise what a great place this is. The atmosphere and entertainment is great and the food is of great quality and price. You can have a full night out without spending too much and there is something for the kids as well as adults. Must recommend to anyone!!! more “

“Our team has traveled extensively throughout Egypt. I can honestly say it is the best of the best. They go out of their way to make you feel at home, they sit, talk and get to know you and all the while the owners are your cooks, hostess, wait staff. You may sit a few extra minutes waiting on your… more “

“What ever you wanted to eat,if it was on the menu or not both owners(julia & gamal) would try and accomodate you.We were part of a large group of friends & we ate here most nights,the food was well presented and never had a reason to complain about anything we ate.I would recommend Gamal`s Sunday roast even down to the… more “

“Thanks to Julia and Gamal, we have being going to Luxor for the past 5 years, we love Luxor and especially going to Genesis Pub and Restaurant, it’s like going home , your made feel very welcome. The food is excellent because what ever you want they will cook it for you and there’s no problem.What i really love is,… more “

“I have been travelling to Luxor for the past 27 years, and can confidently say that this is by far the best restaurant whether its for the personal service rendered by the owners or the innovative gests and above all tasty food that is so well presented. more “

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John and John’s Luxor

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John and John’s is located at the Gaddis Hotel (just across the road from the
Pyramisa Isis Hotel) Whilst the restaurant
provides both English and Egyptian food the place has an English feel in every
sense. Here we found friendly staff serving tasty food (my partner had the steak
and pepper sauce and myself the shwarma) with good sized portions at prices for
both food and drink reasonable.  If you’re looking for home from home with
football, karaoke and a Sunday roast then this is the restaurant for you.
However, if you’ve come to Luxor to sample typical Egyptian then you might
prefer one of the many other Luxor restaurants.


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“Having read the previous reviews we decided it was worth a try but to be honest the food was awful and the restaurant is very shabby. more “

“Have been visiting Luxor for the last 7 years and have always found myself eating here at some stage of the holiday. Now established in the Gaddis Hotel.The menu is extensive and does beg the freshness question. Having said that I’ve enjoyed every meal I’ve had there. The bar area has all the Englsh football on and the beer is… more “

“This restaurant is run by an English guy who used to own 7 Days 7Ways restaurant in Luxor. We had eaten at 7 Days 7 Ways many time during our previous visits, so we were quite excited to learn that he was now running John & John’s at the Gaddis Hotel. In fact, this was a big factor in us… more “

“ive been to luxor 7 times now and always go to john and johns was there february 09 and will be back end july, cant wait to have roast beef and fried onion bagette, really tasty and worth every penny but so is the roast dinner. the bar is really friendly and such a good laugh having a sing song…. more “

“Menu is faaaaar too extensive. No-one could have all those dishes they’ve got on offer and claim truly that everything is made fresh/from scratch. Just revolting stuff – don’t know whether it was heated in the microwave straight from the freezer but that’s how it tasted. Weird place that looks like a working mans club in the North of England… more “

“We have been going to Luxor for 9 years, and have been 15 times now. Although we have tried all the other restaurants, we keep going back to John’s! Why do we keep going back to John’s? The food is excellent The atmosphere is great The service is second to none The prices are the best in Luxor Why go… more “

“good english fare,at a good price. plenty on the plate and usually a floorshow from john. he,s been in luxor for 12 years so he must be doing something right. more “

“I have been visiting Luxor since 1992,over 50 visits and the first time I have eaten in this restaraunt,I have eaten from street vendors to the Winter Palace but Jand Js must be the worst food I have ever had.The restaraunt itself is very clean and presentable I had roast chicken with onion sauce and my friend had chicken with… more “

“Johns restaurant at the Gaddis Hotel Luxor has everything you could wish for on holiday. He has an amazing selection of English food and Egyptian food. He even has real bacon! The prices are incredibly good value and you get huge portions,you`d never leave feeling hungry!(Even the holiday reps eat there)! There is also a proper sunday roast.I would highly… more “

“worse food i have ever eaten in luxor and i have been going since 2000 i was gaging for egg & chips by the second week of my holiday but wish i hadnt botherd realy. more “