Folks looking for fine dining in Heliopolis will find Charlie’s Restaurant as the perfect choice.
The restaurant is named after Charles Baehler, the godfather of Egyptian hospitality. In the mid-1900s Heliopolis was a hotspot for Europeans, this gave the area the reputation of being a social hub. Keeping this legacy of hospitality alive, Charlie’s Restaurant is the place for upscale fusion food in one of the most beautiful restaurants in Korba.
Signature Drinks & Dishes Sampled
The menu is diverse, but each drink and dish has been crafted as a signature item. It was a beautiful day when we went to Charlie’s Restaurant so we decided to sit outside and sip on some mocktails. The Lychee Rose Sour mocktail was flavorful and not too sweet.
To start, we were recommended to try the Fried Feta Cubes, and they were incredible—cubes of feta fried with sesame seeds on the outside. The Feta Cubes were unique and delicious but we also sampled the Grilled Octopus and the Oven Baked Camembert and would order both again as they were flavorful and great for sharing.
For mains, we had the Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Seafood Risotto, and The Grilled Salmon. The risotto was lush with seafood and not too rich, the grilled salmon was distinctive as it was served on a bed of green risotto and garnished with fried glass noodles, and the Roasted Beef was juicy and tender.
For dessert, we ordered the Peanut Butter Semifreddo and Baked Cheesecake alongside a Charlie’s Latte and a Vanilla Caramel Latte. The desserts and coffee were a great way to end an incredible meal.
Other Menu Options that Appealed
The menu is short and sweet with dishes that really stand out. On a future visit, it would be essential to try the entire starter menu and go for some greens with the Shrimp Quinoa Salad and the Beetroot Salad. The sandwiches and burgers can also be easily overlooked, but the Crab Avocado Sandwich sounds mouth-watering!
Beverage options include a range of soft beverages ranging from lemonades to mocktails to hot and cold coffees.
Décor & Ambience
The attention to detail in every corner of the restaurant is apparent from the moment you walk in. Gatsby-style gold and black accents, beautiful indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a bathroom built for incredible selfies.
Clientele Mix: The clientele is a more upscale Heliopolis crowd that appreciates good food and great service.
Price Range: All things considered, Charlie’s Restaurant is reasonably priced for the high quality and portion size of the menu items.
Insider Scoop: The shisha is amazing, so plan to stay after your meal and enjoy the beautiful patio with your favorite flavor.