Belzoni Restaurant/cafe/bar, Medinet Habu

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Belzoni Restaurant/cafe/bar, Medinet Habu

Post by Brian Yare » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:02 am

This is on the approach road to the temple, just behind the cafe that has an AUC bookstall. Belzoni has a side view of the front of the temple. There is a good view from the roof terrace. I did not see a menu, but there was talk of barbecues on the roof in the evening.
The owner speaks excellent English, and was pleasant. He insisted on cooling my Stella in the freezer for a few minutes.
Pricing is a bit high, but one pays for location.
Unusually, there was even paper in the bathroom.

Note also that a large new resthouse is being built a few yards further back from the temple, on the cultivation. It won't be open for a few months, and won't have such good temple views ...



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Re: Belzoni Restaurant/cafe/bar, Medinet Habu

Post by BBLUX » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:25 pm

Brian, is that the place that was called Maratonga? It was owned by a German speaking Egyptian. It is right on the corner opposite the Temple entrance. Must be new ownership if it is because there were some issues with the food quality and a very dodgy pricing practise a year or so ago.
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Re: Belzoni Restaurant/cafe/bar, Medinet Habu

Post by Chocolate Eclair » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:26 am

Do you mean Syeeds place?

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Re: Belzoni Restaurant/cafe/bar, Medinet Habu

Post by Brian Yare » Wed May 01, 2013 9:40 pm

The place on the corner, with the AUC bookstall, is Ramses. I've only ever used it for a bottled juice, but it always seemed clean.

Belzoni is right behind it. I will visit again soon to find out more.

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Re: Belzoni Restaurant/cafe/bar, Medinet Habu

Post by LivinginLuxor » Thu May 02, 2013 8:36 am

Yes - the name has changed, but the falcon? is still there! (not good on birds of prey)
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Re: Belzoni Restaurant/cafe/bar, Medinet Habu

Post by Brian Yare » Thu May 02, 2013 9:25 am

... not even the preying mantis? (plural, mantra?)

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