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“pride of place”

Upstairs Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 86 Restaurants in El Gouna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: El Gouna's fine dining place with a menu that challenges all fine dining restaurants in the world. A special place for special occasions or for a business dinner.
Reviewed 4 July 2014

El Gouna has many wonderful restaurant's but in its top ten there are three which standout, they are Maritime, in the Marina with views over the fantastic elite yachts, Jo Bo's which has a fun sports atmosphere, but rising above them all is Upstairs, its ideal location located in the middle of Down Town. It has ambiance oozing from every direction . Its décor is smart and sufisticated with its waiter's smartly dressed and wearing bow ties. Fresh flowers adorn the tables, the menu suits all tastes and ages from simple appetizers to the full French influence. And a set, top qaulity menu for those on a budget.

You are never a guest but allways treated as VIP's with a top notch selection of affordable wines to accompany all palates. Heaters provided outside in winter air-conditioning inside in summer for a relaxed experience. If your hope is to feel, or make someone feel special on your holidays, Upstairs is the place to feel it. Whether its a special occasion or just a simple night out you won't be disappointed at Upstairs. Bon appetite.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We ate here twice during our 11 day stay in el gouna. The service is excellent and the food very good too. Particularly like the complimentary garlic bread and hors d'oevres. The waiter was so friendly and well mannered. We'll definitely go back on our next visit to el gouna.

1  Thank Jawilcock
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

I tried this restaurant mainly because it looked a little bit more classy than others in the area. As you can see from the pictures it has a French look about it.
I wasn't disappointed with that aspect at all, the tables have skirts with fresh white cotton tablecloths and napkins.
After ordering I was presented with a little nibble on a big plate to enjoy while I waited for my first course. The first course of chicken liver parfait ( pate ) with some garlic and herb bread was excellent and followed by a small glass of sorbet to clean the palate. Main course of Sea Bass on a bed of spinach pasta, with a lemony butter sauce was to die for. I was a happy bear at this point.
Then came the creme brulee. The custard was split and the caramelised sugar on top showed a lack of love and care when being flamed. Not good at all. I was so disappointed that a wonderful meal had been spoilt by the final dessert course

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Thank tonyq226
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We have been visiting Upstairs for many years, in it's current location and in it's previous location when it really was Upstairs. And even though there are several restaurants that are now close to the mark, it is still our favourite restaurant in El Gouna.
The service, food, atmosphere, welcome and facilities were all brilliant. It's nice that the price of the meal is set, so you know how much you're paying. We visited twice during our stay and both times were excellent. We were given an amuse bouche at the beginning of each meal (a different one on each visit) and a lemon sorbet between starters and main course, which is a nice touch. We had our two young nephews with us this time round and the chef very kindly accommodated some special requests from them, as the a la carte menu doesn't look particularly child friendly. We all enjoyed both visits and will be retuning again when we are back in El Gouna later in the year. A good selection of local wines available too. The roasted camel is a must - it's their signature dish and is delicious.
Thoroughly recommended.

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1  Thank justlovemyholidays
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

It was a fairly quiet evening and we wandered around for some time, but having read Tripadvisor reviews we gave this a whirl, and were delighted we did.

The waiter was extremely professional and attentive, took our order quickly and it wasn't too long before the starters arrived. I had lobster soup which was delicious and slow roast duck for main course. My wife had the same and my daughter had the chicken Breast. Chocolate pudding was recommended and thoroughly enjoyed.

Overall, fabulous food, great service, and we will return - next time braving the camel steaks!

1  Thank SteveRRS
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