Over the last 14 years I have had this tradition to spend my birthday on foreign lands.
So this year was no different both Le mari and I decided to take a 2 week break to Oman and then to his old stomping grounds in Bahrain, Bahrain.
Just for the record I am in love with the Middle East the food, atmosphere, people and lifestyle which I know is not for everyone.
We stayed in Muscat, Oman for 7 nights where we ventured out to the deserts, souks and checked out the food scene.
I cannot recommend Muscat enough and will be doing a full blog post soon.
In the meantime, I thought to share a restaurant that we had visited not once but twice.
Teatro restaurant is a little further out from the centre of Muscat I would say by car its around 20 min drive but its worth the drive.
The restaurant is part of Sundas Rontana which is a recently opened 4- star hotel. There is onsite parking for those of you are driving (free).
Upon Arrival you walk through the main hotel reception area to take a lift to the restaurant. Once on the designated floor you are greeted by a long bar area with black marble and red velvet furniture the ambiance is that of a quite exclusive restaurant.
Our hostess escorted us to the main restaurant area which had a open kitchen area so you can see the chefs preparing your meals ( a nice touch). There is also a separate sushi bar where fresh sushi is prepared.
Now the topic of food – The restaurant has a varied menu the main thing it proud’s itself on is pan Asian a fusion between Japanese and Chinese dishes but you will also find some Italian dishes and a burger/ steak – so it caters for all.
We feasted on the following:
Beef Carpaccio to share, perfectly thin slices of beef with a simple rocket and parmesan dressing.
Moving on to the mains whereby we picked up a few dishes to try out.
All of the dishes were fresh and delicious, in fact the Sashimi was on the best i have had outside of London now thats a statement.
We had a quick look at the dessert menu but we were so full from the mains that we couldn’t even attempt a try.
Everything from the ambiance, staff, food and price were all above what you would expect from an 4* star hotel restaurant.
So if you happen to find yourself around the between city of Muscat give this place a try I assure you that you won’t regret it.