We all need a little poshness in our lives, and sometimes that translates into putting on anything but sweatpants and having a proper meal.

Nestled in the deep corners of Heliopolis, Alle Botti is a serene culinary escape coloured with elegance and tranquility, wine and finley selected Mediterranean-European dishes.

Hailing from what used to be a family business, and equipped with a large array of international chefs, Alle Botti bears all the hallmarks of what we like to call a ‘hidden gem’ - but it will certainly become a got-to fave after that first bite.The eatery has it all; great coffee, wonderful cocktails and mouthwatering baked goods. Seriously, their brick oven is God's gift to humanity. Their Chargrilled Lamb Rack and Chocolate Fondant are to die for and while a bit pricey, those two masterpieces are worth every penny, as is much of the rest of the menu, especially their truffle fries, which are simple and elegant in every way.

Recently, Alle Botti just expanded to Mamsha Ahl Masr on the Nile corniche. The new location is stunning, and definitely worth a visit - although does that mean it can no longer be a hidden gem?