The Lantern Luxor

Sharm El Sheikh Holidays

Restaurant Reviews


Having tried the Lantern on previous trips to Luxor I was surprised this year to
find it not up to the usual standard, all of which was rather embarrassing
having invited along 4 new friends from our hotel.  After singing the
praises of the Lantern the meal overall somewhat of a mixed bag.  The lentil soup
delicious, sea bass and greek salad acceptable, however, the combo platters
(soaked in too much oil) were hardly touched.  The lamb hot pots were
lovely, but it was almost impossible to get a knife
through both the fillet steaks and the steak on the surf and turf, even though
steaks knives had been provided. The wine and deserts were good. Although
too polite to criticise, it was obvious from the amount of food returned to the
kitchen that our guests were not very impressed with the Lantern. Cost
wise, apart from the 1886 restaurant at the Sofitel Old Winter Palace, the bill
was the most expensive of the holiday at just over 950LE.

Due to the inconsistent quality of the food I am no longer comfortable
recommending the Lantern to friends and colleagues.



Sharm El Sheikh Holidays     

“Very good welcome, excellent menu including egyptian dishes. Ate there twice and both nights were really good. more “

“Run by an English lady & her Egyptian hubby. Very friendly, always busy but well organised so if Debbie can’t seat you immediately there’s a comfy sofa to sit on & that’s how I got chatting to some other people & made friends. The food is excellent, with a choice of Egyptian, English & various continental dishes. more “

“The first night’s food was delicious and the chocolate cheescake was even better but on the second night I was unable to have the salmon so had chicken escalopes which were disappointing and my boyfirned had the steak which was also disapponting-it was large but chewy and a bit undercooked, more quantity than quality-Jewel of the Nile’s steak was much… more “

“Visited this restaurant once during our recent stay in Luxor based on trip advisor recommendations. Would not go back! Restaurant menu is varied and decor is to a good standard, but became slightly concerned as a couple of tables by us started to complain. Despite this carried on with our order only to find the chicken had not been cooked… more “

“visited the lantern last week the starter soup of the day was lovely but the main meal was nothing special only went once more “

“Went here last week. The area is fairly grubby in Luxor and the bars and restaurants very sub standard. This place was much better. Good portions and excellent choice. Recommend if going to Luxor . more “

“Went to this restaurant on recommedation – big mistake, My wife ordered the fillet steak (well done) -as my wife cut into the steak the blood from tne steak mixed with the gravy and the meat was not cooked. the owner took the steak back and by the time my wife had recieved her meal /steak re – cooke my… more “

“I believe in the motto: “Speak as you find”, the menu at the Lantern includes English & Egyptian food, I tried the fillet steak many times and was good! (Where else can you get this for approx £6?). We visited the Lantern on appox 6 evenings during our recent stay in Luxor and always had a good meal with good… more “

“Visited The Lantern on my recent trip to Luxor. The restaurant was full when we entered and we had to wait a couple of minutes for a table to be cleaned and re-set, giving us a chance to admire the beautiful decor. The menu offered a wide variety of foods and was reasonably priced. Both meals were generous portions and… more “

“I would say the only thing this restaurant has going for it is the fact that you don’t have to walk far from you hotel. The hospitality and food were the biggest disappointment of the holiday. I have travelled quite extensively and have never felt the urge to review restaurants before, but having done one for the best in Luxor… more “

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