Top Rated Restaurant Waddles into El Gouna
British-owned Puddleduck Bar & Restaurant opens to five-star reviews.
Owned by Mick and Jill Hargreaves from Yorkshire, Puddleduck has attracted exclusively five-star ratings since its opening in December 2013 and serves a delicious range of cuisine from across the globe including elements from Britain, India, the Far East, Egypt, Italy and France.
Located in the heart of El Gouna’s bustling downtown area, the couple’s traditional Sunday roasts have fast become a town favourite and are usually fully booked. Other popular dishes include Egyptian tagines, Indian and Malaysian-style curries, oriental-inspired stir fries and Puddleduck’s signature Banoffee cheesecake.
The restaurant’s décor is in tones of heather and mauve with Egyptian touches, creating a fresh oasis of calm and an inviting environment for hungry diners.
The Hargreaves first opened Puddleduck in Luxor four years ago and held the enviable title of Luxor’s number one restaurant on TripAdvisor for more than three years. The restaurant’s esteemed reputation continues in El Gouna, with residents, visitors and even previous Puddleduck regulars, flocking to the establishment to sample the seasonally updated menu.
“We were completely new to the restaurant business when we first opened Puddleduck in Luxor, so the experience and subsequent success provided an invaluable learning curve for us,” says Jill Hargreaves.
“Having already enjoyed many memorable holidays in El Gouna and made some great friends here, we quickly seized an opportunity to make a move to the Red Sea when one of the town’s bars became vacant. We’re delighted by how well the restaurant has been received and would love to stay here, build the business and enjoy the atmosphere for as long as possible,” she continued.
Puddleduck Bar & Restaurant joins El Gouna’s current list of more than 100 restaurants and bars which offer a tantalising mix of world cuisines and dining experiences; from elegant restaurants to casual coffee shops. The year-round sunshine destination boasts further world-class facilities including 17 hotels, three marinas, an 18-hole golf course, horseback riding, a variety of retail, spa and fitness facilities and an array of water sports, all spread across pristine islands, unspoilt lagoons and ten kilometres of sandy beach.
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About El Gouna
A self-sufficient, fully integrated resort town stretching across 10 km of pristine shoreline on the beautiful Red Sea coast, El Gouna is Orascom Development’s flagship project and development benchmark illustrating the vision “Life as it should be”. Year-round sunshine and turquoise lagoons a short flight from Europe make El Gouna the ultimate paradise escape; it is home to some of the world’s most reputable brands in the tourism and leisure industries. El Gouna offers its guests and residents an unparalleled lifestyle attracting a growing multinational community of 24,000 residents.
The town’s luxury facilities include a landing strip, three yacht marinas, an 18-hole championship golf course, 17 hotels, two Angsana Spa outlets, and a state-of-the-art Lax Gym. The international standard hospital provides 24-hour emergency care, a hyperbaric chamber for diving emergencies, and a dialysis service. El Gouna is also home to a pilot campus of the Technische Universität Berlin, a field study center of the AmericanUniversity in Cairo, international and Egyptian curriculum schools, a German-Egyptian hotel school, and a nursing institute. Additionally, the town has over a hundred restaurants and bars, as well as facilities for scuba diving, yachting, fishing, water sports, tennis, and horseback riding.
Award-winning architecture contributes to the resort’s unique flair, while its status as Egypt’s most environmentally friendly destination made it the powerhouse behind the Green Star Hotel Initiative. Here, a creative and diverse community of entrepreneurs, artists, environmentalists, and sports enthusiasts make their home and give the town an eclectic and sophisticated international flavour.
For more information, please visit www.elgouna.com