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“Great evening”
Review of 1902 Restaurant

1902 Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Aswan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Historic magical interior. Very professional staff and great fine dining cuisine. We had a pleasurable night that is a must-see for visitors

2  Thank Mahinoura
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

This was one of the places, along with the WInter Palace in Luxor, that we really wanted to visit with its wonderful old world glamour. Initially we went for a drink the night before, after our tour to Abu Simbel, and were shown round this luxurious hotel. After being shown to the restaurant, we simply had to make a reservation (not that we really had to, as with almost everywhere in Egypt at the moment, it was very quiet).

The following night we dressed the part and took a taxi from our hotel to the Old Cataract Hotel, where we were again made to feel like honoured guests. Escorted to the restaurant, we were shown to our table, we had the entire place to ourselves. Our waitress recommended the set menu (5 courses for 450LE pp) which would allow us to try many of their wonderful dishes, so how could we refuse. The highlights of the meal was the Lobster Medallions and the Duck with Caramelised Onions and Brioche. The Desert with a Winston Churchill Chocolate Cigar (along with three other mini deserts) was also superb.

The service was quite excellent and along with the fantastic location made the whole experience one to remember... we will certainly be returning the next time we are in Aswan.

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3  Thank chrisclayton77
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

it is a historical place, the old cataract
The restaurant style is more than amazing
They care about ebery detail
Of course what do you expect from a restaurant located in a7 star hotel

2  Thank Nadia M
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

This restaurant is indeed like stepping back into the early 19 hundreds. It was the only restaurant open besides The Terrace as there were only 8 guests. Food and menu selections outstanding - service beyond excellence. There was only one other diner on one night and 2 tables on the previous night so we felt like we were getting the royal treatment which of course we were. Again no lessthan 4 wait staff at our beck and call but service was so good they anticipated our every request. They have heavily renoed since I was there in 2006 but still kept some of the old world charm mixed with a little modern - the effect was stunning

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2  Thank Jan G
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Fortunately, there were very few changes in the 1902 since our 2007 visit
We just had one dinner there during our 3 night stay. Mrs eLaReF ‘only’ had the set menu since she wasn’t hungry………..
B-I-G Mistake!!
She got some notice of this when she realised that the waiter initially set out 4 knives & forks. It turned out she got both starters (Prawn & Lobster) as part of it. But she (and I) got a small appetiser of fish before the starters and then a Lemon Sorbet to cleanse the palate before her main course (Hers was Duck.)
The dessert was a chocaholic/caffeine addicts dream involving a Rich Chocolate based ‘Churchill Cigar’ with Shot glasses of ‘Coffee & Cream’ & another which seemed to be a pure chocolate concoction. So she actually had 7 ‘courses’ although some were very small.
In comparison, I ‘only’ had Lentil Soup & the Beef Fillet, along with the appetiser and palate cleanser.
Staff could not have been more attentive- A box of Tissues even surreptitiously arrived because I was coughing.

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5  Thank eLaReF
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