Our recommendation: The Jewel of the Nile
More Luxor Restaurants
As regular visitors to Egypt we bring you the latest reviews on the Luxor restaurants. During our most recent visit, returning only a couple of days ago, we sampled the delights of many excellent restaurants (and one or two not so good but I will come to those later). The standard and service of one, however, stood out way above the rest, Jewel of the Nile. In our opinion the creme de la creme of Luxor restaurants.
Jewel of the Nile is owned and managed by Laura and her Egyptian husband Mahmoud. Mahmoud and Alla are responsible for the excellent food they serve up whilst Laura does an exceptional job looking after the customers front of house.
Jewel Of The Nile Luxor
Jewel of the Nile is rated number one of the Luxor restaurant. Jewel of the Nile is situated in the quieter part of town where you can relax and enjoy a pleasant evening away from the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist areas. I say pleasant evening rather than a pleasant meal because the friendly welcome and excellent company of the staff will leave you wanting to linger after your meal is finished. Although the restaurant is not particularly large you never feel rushed (as we were in some of the other restaurants). Although we didn’t book our table I note from other reviews Jewel of the Nile is ranked number one of the Luxor restaurants so you may want to book in advance to be sure of a table. Telephone number listed below.
Not only do Laura and Mahmoud serve up delicious fresh locally produced food at astoundingly reasonable prices (full menu and prices to follow, you have the added bonus of Laura’s extensive knowledge from living in Luxor to assist customers. Don’t let Laura’s cheery youthful appearance fool you she has over 20 years experience in
the restaurant business together with a wealth of information on Egypt which is only too happy to share, if asked, not only advising on the cheaper options to
the overpriced trips offered by some of the tour operators but actually helping to make the arrangements. In fact while we were there she even helped a
gentlemen by arranging flights to Cairo on the internet.
Laura’s passion for helping not only extends to customers but also the animals of Luxor. As well as holding quiz nights to raise money for a local animal hospital there is a discrete leaflet, almost hidden amongst the salt and pepper pots on each table, providing information on the excellent work being done to improve the care of animals in Egypt. This passion to help is not forced on you or even discussed unless a customer shows and interest, and even then you feel no obligation. Whilst I realise this has nothing to do with the food I feel I had to mention this to give you an idea of the lovely welcome you experience when dining at the Jewel of the Nile. Good food alone doesn’t always mean an enjoyable evening.
Anyway back to the restaurant itself, as I mentioned the restaurant itself is in the quieter part of town, so unless you know about it in advance you may not find it so I have added directions for you at the bottom of the page. Most of the restaurants in Luxor rely on passing trade a luxury that this restaurant doesn’t have, so I find it quite amazing that this restaurant has gained number one status merely on recommendation. Congratulations Jewel in the Nile, I was about to wish you continued good luck but you don’t need it your restaurant speaks for itself, so all I’ll say is a heartfelt thank you for the best two evenings we had in Luxor.
I’ve been rambling on about evenings but I should just mention that Jewel in the Nile is open from 10.00 in the morning until midnight every day, not just the evenings.
Jewel of the Nile is rated number one of the Luxor restaurant.