A guide to the best restaurants in Sharks Bay

Sharm el Sheikh holidays are all about sampling the scents, sights and flavours of Egyptian culture. You can either choose to dine close to your hotel in the centre of Sharks Bay or head to the busy Soho Square. A short taxi ride away, the square is home to an array of modern restaurants serving all kinds of international flavours. You may even decide to make a night of it in the many bars after dinner.

Dine Bedouin style at Umbi

You’ll find this popular seafood restaurant right in the middle of Sharks Bay. Relax and take a seat in the Bedouin tent or at tables on the wooden terrace. The menu provides a chance to feast on huge platters of fish, seafood and local specialities, although they also offer burgers, chips and plenty of other familiar staples.

Dress up for dinner at Bombay

Situated in Soho Square, Bombay is a swanky Indian restaurant with beautiful decor and marble tables. Serving up top-notch Indian classics, they also do Chinese and Thai food so you’re sure to find something to suit your mood. The dress code is formal, but if you want to wear shorts you can sit outside.

Sunset views and Bedouin BBQ's at Shish Bish

Dining in style is made easy at Shish Bish, which you’ll find located on the sand on the way to Soho Square. A little pricier than other restaurants in the area, it gives you the chance to try tasty Bedouin-style barbecued food as you overlook the sea from rugs and cushions at low tables.

Infinite servings of tasty fish at The Fish Market

Located at the Sultan Gardens Resort, The Fish Market serves seafood combos such as lobster and calamari, alongside surf and turf with tender steaks. There’s a kids’ menu complete with pizza, while the all-you-can-eat price is a reasonable 18 euros.

Swanky steaks and fine wine at L'Entrecote

Perhaps Soho Square’s finest dining establishment, L’Entrecote is a steakhouse supreme. They import the finest cuts of beef from America, Australia and Japan, grill it to your liking and serve with a choice of sauces. They also claim to have the largest wine selection in Sinai.

Food, entertainment and views at Sky Lounge

With comfy sofas, shisha and different entertainment each night, Sky Lounge is as much a bar as it is a restaurant – but they serve seafood and international dishes to keep you going. The round seated area below the bar is the place to go to enjoy views over the square in cool comfort.

Oriental delights at Mai Thai

For some authentic Thai tastes complete with dark wood furniture, visit Mai Thai. Try their specialty, Tom Yum shrimp, and follow it up with a stir fry or Thai curry. But whatever you do, don’t leave without sampling the range of light, fruity or ice-cream based desserts.

Pancakes and cocktails at C-Lido

Surrounded by palm trees and foliage, C-Lido gives the impression of being somewhere far more tropical. Enjoy cocktails or a shisha pipe from one of the swinging chairs and choose from a wide menu of international food, including sweet or savoury pancakes.

Don't worry, they've got it all at Akuna Matata

If you don’t know what you want for dinner or you’re hungry enough for a feast during Sharks Bay holidays, Akuna Matata is the place to be. Serving up everything from pizza and burgers to Mexican and Egyptian food, in big helpings, you certainly won’t be complaining.