It’s been said before that the best way to the heart is through the stomach. We tend to agree with this little nugget of wisdom, so here are some of Cairo’s best restaurants to show your love, divided according to areas to make your search even easier.
Little Swiss: Sharing is caring, so take your sweetheart over to Maadi Degla’s Little Swiss and have a pot of fondue for two. The restaurant is cosy and the food is fun: you grill your own meat at the table and dip pieces of cake into heavenly melted chocolate. Feed each other from long skewers and watch the romance unfold.
Belle Époque: If an evening of undisturbed romance is what you desire, head to Belle Époque.The vintage charm of this villa restaurant is simple yet romantic in its own right, and the food is just divine.
Schatz: For a laid-back date night of homemade Italian food in Heliopolis, check out Schatz. In addition to mouth-watering pasta and pizza, Schatz doubles as a popular shisha hangout. Its clientele of young and trendy Heliopolis residents makes it a great atmosphere for a casual night with your special one.
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Napa Grill: California’s fresh cuisine and Fairmont’s brand of luxury meet in the dining room of Napa Grill. With mouth-watering entrées and an extensive wine list, this is a great spot to make a big first impression.
Kamala: To really heat things up, try the seductively spicy food at Conrad’s Kamala. This pan-Asian restaurant has a diverse and exciting menu, while the atmosphere is utterly cool. Kamala is definitely a splurge-worthy date spot.
Floor 10: The Kempinski Nile Hotel’s Floor 10 is top-notch Cairo fine dining with impeccable service to match. The gorgeously appointed dining room only has a handful of tables to ensure that every request from every customer is a priority. The intimate balcony is perfect for a special dinner or a quiet drink. If a panorama of the Nile and gourmet wine and cheese don’t say love, we don’t know what does.
L’Aubergine: Start your date at L’Aubergine with a tasty dinner in the first-floor dining space. The restaurant is casual, and the prices are modest; but the food is simply delightful. This is an especially great place to take a vegetarian on a date. After dinner, head upstairs to the bar where your evening together can continue over cocktails with Zamalek’s hip crowd.
Montparnasse: French food is always romantic even when disguised in a quiet neighbourhood restaurant like Montparnasse. This isn’t a date spot for the light of appetite; think generous portions garnished with decadent sauces.
The Yemen Restaurant: You don’t have to spend a lot to show that you care. The Yemen restaurant in Dokki is a great budget option for a date. The atmosphere might be on the no-frills side but curtains provide intimacy between close tables. The restaurant has a bit of a cult following for their undeniably good food and since trying new things together helps keep romance fresh; it’s a great spot if you’re unfamiliar with Yemeni cuisine.
Giza:La Maison Blanche: For a truly designer evening, head to La Mason Blanche, where the dining and decor are equally posh. Absolutely everything here is on point. Just make sure that your date is a keeper; the dramatic menu– think foie gras-stuffed ravioli– comes at an equally dramatic price.