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Nile Flowers

Post by Brian Yare » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:19 am

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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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by Glyphdoctor » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:25 pm

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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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by A-Four » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:11 pm

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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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:12 pm

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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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by Glyphdoctor » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:29 pm

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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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by Brian Yare » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:40 pm

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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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by BBLUX » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:13 pm

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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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by DJKeefy » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:51 pm

Hope the food is better than the place looks :o

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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by Bearded Brian » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:03 pm

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

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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by DJKeefy » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:41 am

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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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by Chocolate Eclair » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:02 am

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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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by Bearded Brian » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:02 am

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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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by Chocolate Eclair » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:51 pm

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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Re: Nile Flowers

Post by Who2 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:19 pm

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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