Continuing my map to satisfy your belly in Alexandria, this part two of however long this guide will get, still talking about restaurants. Further parts will also include bars and cafes, if you’ll be interested in where people hang out in Alexandria.
Given that Alexandria used to have so many Greeks living in it, with some still living there, there were three Greek clubs in Alexandria, one of them was demolished, which leaves only two. One of those two is membership only, which means only Greek people are allowed inside, while the other has the restaurant open for everyone. And It. Is. Awesome!
Famous for its sea food, the Greek Club offers amazing freshly caught sea food and fish, as well as some grilled dishes and delicious appetizers. The restaurant, not “the fanciest” place, but certainly gives you fancy treatment. For instance, it is one of the few places in Alexandria that allows you to taste the wine before pouring your cups; even though it is a well known local wine brand that always tastes the same. The menu is also quite well priced. Not extremely expensive and well cheaper than many other fish restaurants that aren’t as good.
Besides the food, the views from the restaurant are spectacular! Built in “Bahari”, the Alexandrian neighborhood with the old harbor now used for fishing boats, you get views of the harbor, the citadel and the open sea. Sunset is a view not to miss!
Location: Bahari, beside Kayetbai Citadel
Gad is an oriental/local food place. It has so many branches around Alexandria and some other cities, but they are not all the same. For some awkward reason, some branches are way better than others. And ask any Alexandrian, the best branch is the one in Ramlh station, commonly known as the banks’ branch as it is surrounded by so many banks.
Whether you will eat Foul “Fava Beans”, fried cheese, or be a bit more of a carnivore and have shawerma or grilled kebab, they do it all a bit too good. But if you want my advice, go with the foul. Banks’ Gad is one of the best ‘restaurants’ in Alexandria that make foul!
Fancy some European food while in Egypt? Roastery is the place! Sounds a bit advertorial, but I couldn’t find another way to describe. I love Roastery, they have a really good menu, and really good deals! Juicy steaks and quite luscious. Most plates are served with two side dishes of your choice; go with the mashed potatoes, yummy!
Prices a tiny bit above average, chicken steaks average around 50 EGP, while beef and veal go up to the 70s, and sea food as the most expensive around 90s, but, and this is important, it is two pieces of steak, so if you are not THAT hungry, one plate is good for two people!