May 22, 2011

La Brasserie – Mattrah

La Brasserie (Telephone: 2471 3707) is a French restaurant in Mattrah. It is located on the corniche next to the small series of budget hotels that face the fish market.

The seating in La Brasserie is really nice, there are tables outside the restaurant for use when the weather is nice, indoors seatings on the first and second floor of the restaurant, and even more tables on the open verandah on top. The restaurant feels very comfy and elegant at the same time.

The menu of La Brasserie is quite extensive with a wide set of appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, a selection of main courses, and also a kids menu. For the starters we had “aioli de legumes” (RO 1.800)  which had a garlic flavored mayonnaise served with a selection of vegetables – the dip was nice and all the vegetables were fresh and crunchy. We also had garlic shrimps with pineapple sauce and crusty bread (RO 2.800) which was excellent.

For the main course I had a sliced chicken breast with mustard sauce (RO 7.500) which was amazing. I am not usually a big fan of things with mustard sauce, but this was really great as the chicken was very tender and the sauce was delicious. The french fries were also very nice! My friend had a duck confit pasta (RO 6.300) which he enjoyed, too.

There were several items for desserts at La Brasserie including different tarts and creme brulee, we decided to go for the chocolate lava cake – moeleux au choclate (RO 2.500) which was quite good.

The drinks options at La Brasserie included a number of juices, hot drinks, and ice teas. We had a lemon mint (RO 1.800) and an orange juice (RO 1.800).

In total we ordered  2 appetizers, 2 main courses, 1 dessert, 2 juices, and 1 bottle of water, the total of our bill came to RO 25.70.

I thought the service at La Brasserie was excellent, our food came quickly and exactly as we ordered it.

I enjoyed the whole of my experience at La Brasserie and would love to come again and have a meal on the veranda or outside when the weather is nicer. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an excellent place to dine in around old Muscat.

Have you guys been to La Brasserie, what is your favorite dish there?

  • Modee

    u00a0Their mushroom soup is to die for! I don’t usually like mushroom soup but it was exquisite at La Brasserie! Also probably one of the best steaks I’ve had in Oman! They had a special of the day of lobster when I went and I tried a bit of it and it was also excellent! Its been a great addition to the Muscat food scene.

  • Al Mandhari

    I’ve been to this place twice, the 1st time we had the chicken w mustard sauce, Steak, & fish & chips dish,u00a0 the special salad ( don’t recall the name)u00a0& theiru00a0special french onion soupu00a0, all were excellentu00a0even though the Fish & Chips dish was ordinary and their fries too, we went during winter so had the chance to sit on the terrance with excellent views!nn2nd timeu00a0I took my wife andu00a0daughter and to our delight we were greeted by HUGEu00a0Rats ( our 1stu00a0experience in Oman)u00a0at the entrance!!!! u00a0who were passing by quickly, that was shocking, the waiter noted as his face turned yellow n didnt say a word, we were reluctant to enter but decided to go in after being reassured that there’s no rats activity on the inside :S nnWe sat inside this time as it was stuffy outside andu00a0& smelled of the fish market across the street , we had the grilled hamour ( my favourite dish ) & Rock Lamb (also another favourite) , amazing presentation , delicious food:), will definately go back again …nnwatch out for the Rats 😛

  • u00a0Thanks for your comments guys, looks like people have a lot of favorites at this place!u00a0nnAl Mandhari, shocked to hear about the rats, but glad to hear that you still went in and enjoyed the experience!nnLooking forward to visit this place again myself!

  • Mozes

    This place seems great! (although it looks not-so-attractive from the outside), i should check it out soon, I loved the food you described and displayed!

  • Al

    One of my favourite restaurants in Oman. Have eaten the lasagne, fish and chips, grilled prawns and some type of Chefs special salad on my various visits there. I also have eaten breakfast there which I must say was slightly disapointing. It was ok but but not worth the 7.5 rials p.p. Overall though excellent service and superb food

  • Thomas Mathew

    Service was very poor and it came very late. During the course… there were no one available to attend to our queries… Had a huge opinion, which was shattered to dust. And I feel that the price of Breakfast is not matching with the quality as well as the quantity of the food being served. My ranking … 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 10.

  • Khalid Almaawali

    I loved the Thermidor lobster! Highly recommend all of you to try la brasseri, also recommend the mashrom soup which is amazing! Defiantly coming back!

  • Hamed M

    We went in Brasserie as a family for lunch and enjoyed the fish menu. The best so far in MCT

  • albarood

    I went more than twice. first time with a big group. 2nd with friends and third with my family. For first time we wait long time to get our food but the food was very tasty. Our seat was on the terrace which was very nice. 2nd and 3rd times were enjoyable. Quality service with warm welcome. Their food was exceptional and tasty. The only disappointing point is their prices are little bit high.
    This restaurant is highly recommended!

  • Tooty fruity

    Absolutely great and worth trying though the prices are too high! I have tried the onion soup which was simply mouthwatering, scrumptious and breathtakingly amazing and the grilled chicken with mustard sauce which is nothing like the one in the picture. The chicken was very tender and tasted really good and my mom had grilled tuna which thought was simply okay but overpriced. One of my best experiences in Muscat and for sure worth trying but don’t expect cheap meals. I did not try the desserts there:(