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“Fine dining”

Esplanade Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 4,211 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Description: From tasty snacks to a la carte meals to full buffet dinners with live cooking by top chefs, the Esplanade offers 24 hours variety without compromising on quality.
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Description: From tasty snacks to a la carte meals to full buffet dinners with live cooking by top chefs, the Esplanade offers 24 hours variety without compromising on quality.
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Esplanade is one of the best fine-dining experiences I've had in Egypt. If you want a great experience, go for the lunch or dinner open buffet. A huge variety of salads, desserts and about 20-25 different main course options + soups and bakery corner. The quality of the food is excellent.
The setting of the restaurant is very basic, with friendly staff (both Egyptian and Thai). It is located right after the reception area of the Intercontinental Citystars hotel.
For dinner they usually have a different theme for each night, for example it used to be seafood on Thursday nights, traditional Egyptian cuisine on Friday and so on.
Usually you don't need a reservation but sometimes the hotel is packed when it is hosting a conference or something of the sort.
The open buffet dinner costs 250 L.E./Person (Excluding Taxes) - about 40 $, but sometimes they do offer a huge discount in certain months (sometimes 90 L.E./Person!).

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1  Thank Alaa A
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Paul S, Executive Assistant Manager i/c of Food & Beverage at Esplanade Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

Dear Alaa,

Thank you for sharing your nice comments about "Esplanade" on TripAdvisor. It is always very rewarding when we receive positive feedback as such.

"Esplanade" always prides itself on the highest level of guest satisfaction and we are very glad we were able to achieve our target this time and make your visit enjoyable and memorable.

Your feedback has been shared with all concerned staff to encourage them to continue their efforts and make it the best restaurant in town.

Thanks again and looking forward to welcoming you soon again to "Esplanade" at InterContinental Cairo Citystars.

Paul Schenk
EAM i/c of F&B

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Reviewed 18 January 2013

very well cooked food in the open buffet friendly chef and waiters the best open buffet and children friendly staff

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Paul S, Executive Assistant Manager i/c of Food & Beverage at Esplanade Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

Dear Drhodsh,

Thank you for sharing your nice feedback about "Esplanade" on TripAdvisor. It is always very rewarding when we receive positive comments as such from our honored guests.

"Esplanade" always prides itself on the highest level of guest satisfaction and we are very glad we were able to achieve our target this time and make your visit enjoyable and memorable.

Your comments have been shared with all concerned staff to encourage them to continue their efforts to make it the best open buffet restaurant in town.

Looking forward to welcoming you soon again to "Esplanade" at InterContinental Cairo Citystars.

Thanks,
Paul Schenk
EAM i/c of F&B

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
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Trevor S, Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food & Beverage at Esplanade Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 28 August 2017
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Trevor S, المساعد التنفيذى للمدير العام المسئول عن الأغذية والمشروبات at Esplanade Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile
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