The restaurant was founded as a homely homage to a father whose passion was great food and better company. The Edward’s is one of the best restaurants for families in Helipolis.
It was early evening and the place was already bustling with people and good looking food. We were greeted with a jar of fresh mint lemonade before we started with a couple of hot and cold appetizers – the classic Hawawshy – 4 pieces of medium spicy meat-filled bread served with tahini sauce and pickled cucumbers. We cannot hide our personal preference for another classic we had to try, the Kebad Debs Roman – chicken liver in pomegranate sauce, served with sprinkled onion and parsley. The Salmon and Apple Napoleon was a very interesting mixture of layers of smoked salmon, cream cheese and slices of green apple tossed with capers, dill, lemon juice and topped with a balsamic dressing. Our starters were followed by the Japanese Crispy Salad – long thin strips of carrots and bell peppers, cabbage mix, golden crispy chicken tenders, topped with crispy tortilla, roasted almonds, balsamic dressing and tossed sesame seeds. The salad was light yet filling at the same time. It can easily be eaten as a meal on a hot summer day.
One of the highlights was Vivi’s Spaghetti – a handpicked family recipe – one of the many that are featured in the restaurant’s menu. Vivi’s creamy, Parmesan sauce, with roasted mushrooms was a delightful dish. The Moroccan Chicken deserves a special mention too, the aromatic cinnamon rice and chicken dish is prepared with golden raisins, roasted red onions, roasted lemon, green olives, in a creamy sauce base. You can order to share. To balance out on the meat intake, we tried out the Chimichurri Beef – grilled beef and special Chimichurri sauce – served with grilled eggplant, tomatoes and feta cheese. The meat came cooked to the point we ordered. It is another plate to be shared.
We finalized our meal with Foufa’s Fondant – melted center chocolate, topped with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with caramel sauce, charmingly served in a tea cup. The perfect end to an evening of savoring into well-kept family recipes. We were pleased to come to The Edwards for the second time, and try out a few of their family favorite dishes.
During the month of Ramadan, The Edward’s offers an open buffet for iftar and à-la-cârte menu for sohour, where it is also possible to order foul, cheese with tomato, eggs, yogurt, vine-leaves, mixed grill, and more.
Other Menu Options that Appealed
Amir’s Shrimp and Burger, named after one of the family members favorite burger recipes; the shrimp-burger fusion sounds like an adventurous dish. Beef burger, grilled shrimps, rocket leaves and Caesar dressing.
The Edward’s stays true to its concept of a homely place. Its elegant and cozy interior is filled with nice personal touches and objects belonging to the owner, giving it the warmth of a family lounge – with a certain shabby chic feeling. The Edwards is all about details, from the menu to the delivery boxes – every item has been conceptualized and customized to its brand image. The restaurant offers both indoors and outdoors seating areas.
Beverages: Hot and cold beverages
Clientele mix: Groups of friends and families.
Price range: Very reasonably priced, value for money.
Opening hours during Ramadan: Every day from 3 pm to 3 am – regular hours are from 1 pm – 1 am.
Address: Tivoli Plaza, Omar Ibn el-Khattab, Heliopolis
Tel: 0120 044 8000 (for catering: 0120 544 0008)
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