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“Superb food, nip on the ferry and try this place out”

Hotel El Mesala & Restaurant
Ranked #81 of 153 Restaurants in Luxor
Cuisines: Indian, Mediterranean, Egyptian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Superb food, nip on the ferry and try this place out”
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Can't believe no-one else has reviewed this place since our last visit here in April. Was so looking forward to eating here again, and we were not disappointed.

Just take the ferry to the West Bank, follow the paved area on the left along the Nile, walking by motor boat touts, and a few taxi drivers. A smile and La Shukran soon deters them. About 100 metres away stands this little hotel. My husband ordered the Mixed Grill, and I the Chicken Tawouk, accompanied by their Lemon Fresh drink. The food was fresh and tasty, both our plates were cleared. We decided to have a sweet and ordered the mango and vanilla ice cream, it was truely delicious.

Our favourite meal while in Luxor. The view from the restaurant is beautiful, seeing the East Bank from the West a lovely experience. Highly recommended, could easily eat there every night. Total cost 135LE, absolute bargain.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Don't miss out, this is a little gem”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

On our last night in Luxor we were undecided where to go. Decided to pop on the ferry, take a short walk to this restaurant, and it turned out to be the best meal we had all week.

The panoramic view of the East Bank of the Nile was stunning. My husband ordered the mixed grill, and I chose the chicken tagine. This was washed down with their lovely fresh lemon juice, so good we had to have 2 glasses each! The food was beautifully cooked and there was plently of it. We finished off with an ice cream sundae. Excellent value coming in at 135LE for the two of us.

  • Visited April 2012
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4 Thank Annabel054
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The Scottish Borders
Level 6 Contributor
56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Superb Food Cooked Fresh to Order.”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

I stayed in the El Mesala hotel for 2 weeks early March and used the rooftop restaurant several times.

The food is all cooked fresh to order so be prepared to wait - it's well worth it though.

I tried several of the soups (chicken, lentil and also the Orzo Pasta soup) - all came served with the most delicious home made bread, made by the family of the hotel owners.

Also tried several main courses such as stuffed pigeon, fishermans basket, shish tawoek (sp) and the home made onion bhaji's (enough with fries as a main course) - again well cooked, beautiful presentation and absolutely delicious.

Mum tried the Om Ali, she says best she has had in Egypt so far.

Excellent service from all the staff.

The rooftop restaurant has direct views over to the Nile, Luxor Temple and the Winter Palace hotel from one side and the Theban hills to the other.

Well worth a try if you are staying on the West Bank or popping over on the ferry/motorboat from the East Bank.

  • Visited March 2012
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“BEST VIEW IN TOWN”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Lovely location right by the river, great value varied menu. Food very fresh and worth the wait. Since our visits we hear the restaurant has moved to the roof which will make the views over the river even better

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank jacjon1973
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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“Great food and a warm welcome”
Reviewed 9 May 2011

I recently visited Luxor with a friend and we had several visits to the El Mesala for food and drinks. I found the food was very reasonably priced and tasty and the staff very friendly and helpful. The first night we sat on the lovely roof terrace with beautiful Nile views. Other times we ate in the garden area at the front which was also very pleasant. During our visits there we had all types of food including local cuisine, pizza, indian and omlettes and were never disappointed. Overall we really enjoyed every meal there and would recommend to others, especially for value for money as it was cheaper than other places we visited in Luxor.

  • Visited May 2011
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