Sharm El Sheikh’s Top Restaurants
Sharm El Sheikh’s sensational seaside restaurants promise fine flavours.
At the tip of the Sinai Peninsula between Africa and the Middle East, the seaside city of Sharm el Sheikh has been transformed from a tiny fishing village into a coveted destination. The Egyptian city may be famed for its aquatic jewels and beautiful views, but these waterside restaurants compete with them, offering the discerning visitor a selection of local and international cuisine.
Arabesque, 20 (69) 360 3555, 1 Four Seasons Boulevard
What to expect: This sublime restaurant offers a sumptuous selection of sizzling mezzeh plates featuring the best Egyptian and Moroccan ingredients.
What to eat: The Gambari Domyaty, or spicy prawns, with tomato, coriander and lemon
Take note: The setting on the terrace overlooking the bay is perfect for savouring the chef’s creations.
On Deck at the Iberotel Lido, 20 (69) 360 2603, Naama Bay
What to expect: Sharm’s unique “floating” restaurant sits on a pontoon in the bay surrounded by a shoal of lionfish. Here a delightful menu of seafood and international dishes is the ideal accompaniment to the romantic setting.
What to eat: Given the beautiful bay views, the fresh seafood selection is the obvious choice.
Take note: Exact availability depends on the daily catch.
La Fleur , 20 (69) 360 0100, Maritim Jolie Ville Resort & Casino, Naama Bay
What to expect: With an emphasis on seafood and classic French fare, this beachfront restaurant offers fine dining in a romantic boardwalk setting.
What to eat: Fillet steak with morel mushroom sauce
Take note: Pass on the pescatarian plates and indulge your inner carnivore.
Fernando’s, 20 (69) 366 3493, Sharm El Maya
What to expect: After strolling through the Old Market, head down to the beachfront where you will find this authentic Italian restaurant run by owners Valentina and Aldo, near the Swiss Inn.
What to eat: The crispy fried scampi of local caught fish, or the roast beef carpaccio
Take note: Come for the low-key ambience.
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