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“Dissapointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jewel of the Nile

Jewel of the Nile
Ranked #6 of 154 Restaurants in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$8
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Please note the Jewel of the Nile has now moved, we are opposite Snobs restaurant. We are open from 10 am until 11 pm Daily.
Luxor
Level Contributor
28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Dissapointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Before I write this review I must state that I have a number of acquaintances who have given me rave reviews over the past week, this being the reason I tried it for myself.

On entering I was pleased to see proper table clothes and cotton napkins, always a good sign.The table decoration was pleasing with a bowl of false flowers to take the drabness off of an otherwise quite dreary décor .The tables and chairs being a bit clumpy and not very attractive looking. The whole place badly needs a needs a freshen up.

The staff were friendly and helpful, and produced a menu within a few minutes of sitting at a table.
The menu is extensive, providing a whole range of Egyptian, English and International choices. Possibly too extensive for a restaurant of that size.

I chose the home made tomato soup which was passable, if not exactly unforgettable. Followed by fish and chips, as it had been recommended to me. The first disappointment was the absence of tartar sauce, which was not provided. No excuse for that as it is so easy to make.
The batter round the fish, although being advertised as crispy beer batter was soggy and soft, and quite unpleasant. The chips had the sort of nasty taste that comes from frying in none to clean oil. The meal was well below standard, and to cap it all I was served coffee in a mug.I didn't investigate any further with regard to lavatory facilities as I know I wont be going back. I cannot recommend this restaurant, particularly as it is also tucked away in a dusty backstreet and quite difficult to find.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank tonyq226
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“HIGH STANDARDS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

JUST returned from luxor after 19 fantastic nights great weather and food.
the jewel really is a fantastic restaurant,my fav is the huge sunday lunch prepared to perfection by mamood. Mohamed allyways gives service with a smile and laura is the perfect host
had a wonderful birthday party there with friends and had a reall good night.
we ate there most nights for good reason.
to add luxor is very very safe there is no trouble of any kind there it is sad there are so few tourists as we were greeted with kindness by all the locals.
you can easily fly there on egyptair, a very good airline with great service.
go and see the biggest open air museum in the world and eat well at the jewel

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JEZ147
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

We cannot rate this restaurant highly enough and Laura is a really good host. The food is delicious and we have Mahmoud to thank here. We are going back for three weeks in January and will certainly eat here most of the time. If you are in Luxor please go to The Jewel, Laura will be so welcoming

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Adoptedhome
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

This Restaurant was hard to find down a dusty backstreet, certainly would not go to the trouble of finding it again.
The place was like a garage with a few tables in it very dated decor wise very small with odd shaped tables not intimate more like a cafe than a restaurant,not somewhere to choose if you want to dress up for an evening out!!!
The menu was varied the owner friendly but not front of house smart!!! we tried a couple of local dishes we cannot see that it was authentic more english style local!!
Presentation cafe style, vegetables overcooked, the cauliflower was black, the batter on the fish was not crispy soggy and raw inside.
We did book sunday dinner as my husband was missing his comfort foods, the roast beef was good, but salty thick gravy overcooked vegetables and DEEP FRIED roast potatoes spoilt it,
The apple crumble was awful and the lemon tart was overly sweet, not tangy, and not set.
If you want a cheap and cheerful cafe meal this is the place as long as you keep your expectations low!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank saramichelle374
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Food in Difficult Times”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We ate at The Jewel 3 times during our 16 day stay, starting on the 21st of October. These are times of low tourist numbers and I can honestly say that the menu and food was certainly not compromised as a result.

The fish Tagen, sea bass, steak, kebab hala, the rice, real chips, fabulous starters and even puds if you have enough room, (even managed this once) are heavenly and beautifully presented.

The price of the food, a wine by the bottle or glass and a beer are very competitive.

Laura as usual as front of house, is so well informed and can answer any queries or questions that you may have.

Mahmoud is a fantastic chef and the waiting staff very attentive.

Well done for managing to keep going during difficult times it was very nice to see a few more guests on the night we were due to leave.

Can't wait to see you in Feb!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Acesupporter
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