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I'm sure we've discussed this restaurant before, but in a different forum section.

The restaurant moved from next to el-Masala and Tut-Ankh-Amon near the West Bank motor boats last autumn, and is now about a mile further up-river along the poor corniche road.

As I was the only visitor last night my food was prepared at the owner's home and brought to the restaurant. This may have delayed the service, but the food was even better than on previous visits. When the road access is improved then this restaurant is definitely worth a visit. There is a long pier into the Nile outside the door, and this could probably be used for small boats.
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I am reminded of something Bombay said a few weeks ago: "If I wanted homecooked food, why go to a restaurant?"

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Go on Brian, I'll buy it, this place is not yet another banana island, is it?

Could you give an approximate position, for example, which hotel on the EB, would be opposite this place, which I assume must be at the extreme south end of the Ramla.

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Glyphdoctor wrote:I am reminded of something Bombay said a few weeks ago: "If I wanted homecooked food, why go to a restaurant?"
Maybe it's the only way for some to get the home cooked food experience. Thankfully, some of us are privileged to be able to experience the home cooked food in the home environment with the good company to go with it.
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I remember a work colleague telling us about going to a restaurant in downtown Cairo that they had not eaten at in many years and quite to their shock and surprise, the food they ordered had to be brought in from outside as the restaurant was no longer a restaurant but still masquerading as a restaurant as a cover for something else.

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A-Four wrote:Go on Brian, I'll buy it, this place is not yet another banana island, is it?

Could you give an approximate position, for example, which hotel on the EB, would be opposite this place, which I assume must be at the extreme south end of the Ramla.
I gave you a good approximate position. The wifi at Sonesta is visible, although weak.

Try 25 41 43.2 N, 32 37 43.93

It is just beyond the camp-site.

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That "long pier" you mentioned is actually the support for the water pumping station intake. Would not want oily motor boats around that :(
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Hope the food is better than the place looks :o

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Don't know about the food but the tea was good.

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Bearded Brian wrote:Don't know about the food but the tea was good.
:lol: Not far out from someone saying the bottled mineral water was good :lol:
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Built on the flood plain so take your wellies during the high river periods. would not like to walk to it via Muggers Alley at night though.

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If it did get flooded then a lot of the nile front cafes at the north end of mugger's alley would also flood as the nile flower is on raised ground. When it was being built a couple of years ago the water came up to the road but no further.

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Probably the septic tank was built up as well, so when the river waters rise so will the waste in the septic tank, better get it plugged.

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I used to have Camp As Salam years ago, we bought the land during the inundation then built an Island, at night time. (nicking sand from the desert is illegal) If one lives on a flood-plane and, doesn't build an island well, 'how stupid is that ?
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