G Restaurant & Café: Flashy Hangout Spot in Downtown Katameya
Downtown Katameya Mall, Road 90, 5th District
The interior is attractive and well designed with cool, contemporary light fittings, huge mirrors, white and grey furniture, folding glass walls and a large, white and blue bar. However, the downfall was that neither the floor, nor the tables were the cleanest we’ve seen. Despite being recently opened, the dirt and chipped paintwork on the bar has already created a slightly shabby feel.
The dance tracks playing loudly in the background help to heat up the atmosphere but we wouldn’t say it was the hottest spot in town; we were absolutely freezing. The door is left open constantly as it needs to be closed using a key and there appeared to be no indoor heating, but, as we were their only customers, the staff kindly borrowed a heater from a neighbouring restaurant.
Despite our reservations, we wondered if the food and drink could redeem the place. The drinks menu boasts a range of fruity cocktails, smoothies, frappes, sodas, teas and coffees. We went for a Hawaii cocktail (19.50LE) – a concoction of fresh kiwi, mango and pineapple juice which was, to our delight, deliciously fruity, with a sharp kick from the kiwi. We also chose a sunshine (17.50LE) which came with a generous amount of sweet grenadine syrup and fresh lemon slices.
We wrapped up the evening with a grape flavoured shisha (15LE) which was tasty, enjoyable and smooth, served in a funky, brightly coloured pipe.