Estoril is a cosy restaurant-bar tucked away in a Downtown alley. Stepping into Estoril, you will feel like entering a whole new world of peace and quiet, after the hassle you would have experienced outside. The place is small and it feels quite intimate. The soft lighting and the calm atmosphere provides a perfect backdrop for a laid-back meal. If you are not in the mood for mezzes, molokhiya, or any of the tasteful dishes on the menu, the heavy wooden bar in the back is a great place to have a drink or two.
12, Talaat Harb Street
Tel: +20 (0)2 574 3102
Known to a small circle of locals – mainly the Francophone Cairenes – and some ex-pats, especially the French community, Le Bistro serves delicious continental dishes at reasonable prices. It is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet romantic dinner, and if you don’t know what to choose, go for the soups and salads: simple but tasty. And for a little twist, try the garlicky seafood salad and top it off with the French-inspired Steak-Frites.
8, Hoda Sharawi Street
Tel: +20 (0)2 392 7694