Jan 24, 2011

GBK – Muscat City Centre

GBK (Telephone: 2455 8065) is a burger restaurant located on the ground floor of Muscat City Centre right to the left next to the escalator if you are coming from Emax (exact spot of the now closed Hamburger Nation).The restaurant is supposed to be a branch of a British burger chain and has been open for a quite a while now.

The seating in GBK is very nice, the restaurant has a modern sleek feel. I cannot really think of what sort of crowd goes to GBK because the restaurant rarely ever has any crowd – it is usually not busy at all.

GBK offers a number a variety of starters such as potato skins, cheese croquettes, onion rings, feta cheese sticks, quesadillas, calamari. and salads just to mention a few. I have tried different things in the past, but on our last visit we only had fries with mexican sauce (RO 2.150) – which is closer to Chili’s texas fries than B+F’s dynamites fries. We enjoyed the fries and thought it was alright.

The majority of GBK’s menu is naturally dedicated to burgers which are divided into beef burgers, grilled chicken burgers, fried chicken burgers, and vegetarian burgers. In addition to the burgers there are also other a few other main courses on the menu such as sandwiches and steaks. We ordered a Mexican Burger (RO 3.750 – pictured above) which had sour cream, mashed avocado, spicy bean sauce, and served with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions, and a Smoked Ranch Burger (RO 3.500 – pictured below) which was smothered with chili mayo and ranch sauce and topped with cheddar cheese, beef bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. I had the Smoked Ranch Burger which I thought was excellent, the burger looked messy, but I somehow managed to handle it properly.

GBK has a number of desserts such as cakes, brownies, and ice cream and they all looked super delicious, unfortunately we were full and didn’t feel like having any during our last visit. For the drinks we had one lemon mint (RO 1.650) and a glass of ice tea (RO 1.650).

In total we ordered 1 starter, 2 burgers, and 2 drinks, our total was RO 13. 843.

I thought that the service at GBK was excellent, our food arrived on time and came exactly as ordered. Our overall experience at GBK was very pleasant, but somehow we kept comparing every other thing we got to how it would have been in B+F, my most favorite burger place in town, and which I cannot deny I still like more than GBK. That doesn’t mean that GBK is not a great restaurant nonetheless! I recommend this place over Chili’s if you are in MCC and looking for a quieter place, with better service, and much much nicer burger to have!