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“Delightful oasis from the heat; good food, free wi-fi, friendly service”

Royal House Restaurant
Ranked #62 of 467 Restaurants in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$143
Description: Royal House Restaurant is located in Muttrah Corniche the heart of the seaport of Muscat, Oman. The restaurant is very close to the waterfront and full of various excellent foods. Lovely Omani/fusion décor two floors inside, great use of antiques with the immense balcony with fab lighting and great rugs all over the place, worth visiting for the décor alone. A very good outside eating area on benches in shade neatly surrounded by small trees and bushes, and nicely screened by shrubs from the traffic. A fairly extensive menu enriched with continental, Indian and seafood as well as standard Omani food focused on the tourists demand. Good fresh fruit juices, smoothies, soft drink, tea and coffee options. A very relaxing place, pleasant staff, frequented by Arabian, European, and all kinds of visitors. Prices reasonable for Muscat tourist restaurant standards. Free Wifi is an extra treat for the travelers.
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Description: Royal House Restaurant is located in Muttrah Corniche the heart of the seaport of Muscat, Oman. The restaurant is very close to the waterfront and full of various excellent foods. Lovely Omani/fusion décor two floors inside, great use of antiques with the immense balcony with fab lighting and great rugs all over the place, worth visiting for the décor alone. A very good outside eating area on benches in shade neatly surrounded by small trees and bushes, and nicely screened by shrubs from the traffic. A fairly extensive menu enriched with continental, Indian and seafood as well as standard Omani food focused on the tourists demand. Good fresh fruit juices, smoothies, soft drink, tea and coffee options. A very relaxing place, pleasant staff, frequented by Arabian, European, and all kinds of visitors. Prices reasonable for Muscat tourist restaurant standards. Free Wifi is an extra treat for the travelers.
Reviewed June 1, 2018

We were drawn to Royal House restaurant by a sign touting wi-fi (We had lots of problems with the free public wi-fi spot near the main entrance to the souk.) and expected just to duck inside for a cold drink and maybe a snack. The lovely 2-story interior with its cool air conditioning was a wonderful surprise. The menu looked good, with both Indian and local dishes, and we decided to stay. We chose Mandi (3.800 omr) and Chicken Biryani (2.800 omr) and enjoyed both, although the Biryani chicken could have used more seasoning. With a large Perrier, our total tab for lunch came out to 7.800 omr ($20.26 US). We lingered well after lunch to use the wi-fi and were never hurried or made to feel we'd overstayed our welcome. There's a nice outdoor terrace as well, facing the corniche, but of course, minus that wonderful air conditioning. I highly recommend this charming place!

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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Lovely relaxing place to sit and have an afternoon drink
We had a summer punch and a peach ice tea, both excellent.
The peach ice tea was the best that I have ever had !

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

A variety of food available on the menu. I went for the mutton curry which was really good. Not very spicy but full of flavour. The grilled prawns were great as well.

The mixed grill was average but the lamb chops were a delight.

The service provided by the staff was fantastic and very friendly. This place is child friendly as well.

1  Thank ynwafoodie
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

Lovely Omani/fusion decor inside, great use of antiques, good eating area on benches in shade on artifical grass outside. Menu fairly extensive - as well as standard Omani food had some little extras I had not seen in other menus. We had lunch there twice and took family there one evening. No alcohol, obviously. Good juices and soft drink options. A very relaxing place, pleasant staff, frequented by Saudi, European, all kinds of visitors. Suspect the cats outside (very commonplace in Muscat) are friendly because tourists feed them.... We would make a point of coming back, great situation and nicely screened by shrubs from the traffic. Two floors inside, worth visiting for the decor alone. Prices reasonable for Muscat tourist restaurant standards.

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Roy_GEORGEM, General Manager at Royal House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Dear Sir,

Thanks for your generosity to review us. We respect your thoughts about us. Your precious comments about the food, service and the ambiance were stunning. We're happy that everything made your stay blissful with us. And we're also thankful for recommending us for dining. We're always committed to serving best quality food for our customers ensuring the extreme level of service.

We would be happy to see you again here.

Thanks and warm regards!

Roy George
General Manager
Royal House Restaurant
P.O. BOX: 1321, P.C.: 114
Muttrah Corniche,
Muscat, S. of Oman
Tel: +968 24714891, Fax: +968 24712686, GSM: +968 93141672

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Astroturf on the terrace and bushes surrounding the area offer a comfortable enclosed dining experience. Very nice and attentive staff, food is quite good and plentiful. One of the better terrace restaurants on the Corniche.

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Roy_GEORGEM, General Manager at Royal House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Dear Sir,

Thanks for your generosity to review us. We respect your thoughts about us. Your precious comments about the food, service and the ambiance were stunning. We're happy that everything made your stay blissful with us. And we're also thankful for recommending us for dining. We're always committed to serving best quality food for our customers ensuring the extreme level of service.

We would be happy to see you again here.

Thanks and warm regards!

Roy George
General Manager
Royal House Restaurant
P.O. BOX: 1321, P.C.: 114
Muttrah Corniche,
Muscat, S. of Oman
Tel: +968 24714891, Fax: +968 24712686, GSM: +968 93141672

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