A Middle Eastern mezze brings the family together around the dinner table
Getting the whole family to sit down for a meal might be a lovely idea, but with every type of extra-curricular activity competing for those precious moments outside of the school day, it’s often easier said than done.
If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to get everyone around the table and talking through, it’s a meal out. And with a host of secure dining options on offer at Mall of Egypt, it’s never been easier to get the gang together.
Here’s our pick of the best restaurants offering something for every age.
Beit El Ezz
Beit El Ezz specialises in platters perfect for sharing
Originating in the heart of foodie capital Beirut, Beit El Ezz specialises in the sort of classic mezze plates the whole family can enjoy together. The Mall of Egypt branch, which overlooks the grand fountain, boasts an outdoor area, as well as an air-conditioned and colourful indoors that fills with the aroma of freshly baked bread – perfect for dipping in hummus with tahini. Don’t miss the spicy potatoes, which will make standard French fries seem dull by comparison.
Butcher’s Burger serves up crowd-pleasing burgers, steaks, fries and sweet treats
If there’s one type of food guaranteed to get even the most reluctant teen sitting down with the family, it’s a burger. Butcher’s Burger serves all manner of bun-based delights, as well as steaks, house-made sides and sandwiches, all made fresh to order from scratch using top quality farm-fresh products.
Bosporus serves Turkish mixed grills and sharing plates
This chain’s Slogan is “Your Bridge to Turkey”, and its aim to connect guests in Egypt with the cuisine of the Ottoman Empire certainly seems to have chimed with its regular customers. Bustling and laidback, the highest quality meats take centre stage, with all manner of mixed grills and T-bone steaks on offer. It’s the signature dessert though – a buffalo mozzarella baklava – that’s piquing our curiosity.
Originally from Lebanon, Leila has branches all over the Middle East
Since making its way over from Lebanon, Leila has been pulling crowds from Cairo with its mix of homely, bright interiors and authentic Beiruti street food dishes. Enjoying a prime location beside Mall of Egypt’s fountains, Leila’s menu runs the gamut from mixed grills and a variety of koftas to Middle Eastern pastries and even Lebanese pizzas, making it a perfect pit-stop, whatever the time of day.
Casper & Gambini’s
Egyptian-born coffee shop “Casper & Gambini’s” has expanded across ten cities
If you’re pushed for a time in the kitchen but still want to eat a good, homestyle family meal, Casper & Gambini’s could be the place. From freshly prepared healthy soups, salads, sandwiches and risottos, through to delicious grilled salmon, steak and chicken mains, there’s something for every appetite.