Apr 10, 2011

La Mer – Shatti Al Qurum

La Mer (Telephone 2469 2883) is a new shisha restaurant on Love Lane at Shatti Al Qurum right at the start of the lane if you are coming from the Opera House.

At the time of writing this review, the indoors section of La Mer hasn’t yet opened and only the outdoors section of the restaurant is. The outdoors section of La Mer looks pretty and has many tables and seats scattered under palm trees. It was difficult to take a nice picture of the place because it was pretty crowded during our visit.

La Mer does not specialize in any specific cuisine, it serves a few sandwiches, salads, and some continental dishes. It does not exactly have an appetizer/main course/ dessert sections in the menu, but I we did order a Tabooleh Salad for the starter (RO 2.500) which came a bit late at the same time as our starter, but was alright.

For the main course I ordered a Herbed Chicken Risotto (RO 6.000) and my friend ordered a Grilled Beef Steak (RO 6.800). My risotto was a little bit too thick for my liking, but I guess that’s just me, I quite liked the chicken. My friend wasn’t an expert on steaks, but he enjoyed his, too.

For the drinks we ordered a couple of their mixed fresh juice drinks (RO 2.600 each) which were nice. We did not try any desserts at La Mer.

In total we ordered 1 salad, 2 main courses, 2 juices, our bill came to RO 23.990.

I thought that the service at La Mer was OK, the place was a bit crowded so things did not exactly come fast. I do not smoke so I didn’t try any shisha at La Mer, as a non-smoker La Mer does not really appeal to me much even thought the place is open and you do not get chocked my the smoke at all, but I just did not think that there was enough variety in the menu and even though I liked what I had, I wasn’t exactly blown away. If you are a smoker or you like to hang out in that kinda of scene you might like La Mer more than I did.

  • Step

    You are lucky there were main courses the day you went! When we went they had only 3 salads and 3 sandwiches and 3 main courses (all seafood I think). I had the chicken sandwich and it was good (3.8 RO). I liked the setting of the restaurant. They said they still didnu2019t decide on a final menu. Hopefully they will soon and will be filled with diff option or ill never go there again.

  • Y93320550

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  • Arnold Alkuino

    we love loved the place……

  • I’ve always thought of adding GPS coordinates, not sure how to implement it though, will surely add it when I figure that out.

  • Thanks for passing by Arnold and nice photo!

  • Al Mandhari

    We’ve triedu00a0the Sea Food Buffet at La Meru00a0u00a0Priced @ 15 R.O per person + +, & The Halloumi Sandwich oru00a0some other Chicken Sandwich I don’t remember , anyhow both dishes were delicious ,u00a0as far as the buffet goes its a choice of salads, seafood and other meats (u00a0 grilledu00a0then & thereu00a0at your choice)u00a0and a selction of breads and Soupu00a0& a lovely selection of mouth melting dessertsu00a0,u00a0nou00a0extra dishes were served at the buffet ( eg: Fries, pasta or any other dish) u00a0.nnThe atmosphere was trendy &u00a0 hotel like (semi- formal) , service was good, ( they do mention that the buffet is not to be shared lol) we foundu00a0 that funny others might not!nnnOverall we had a good time , they have a full menu now I just found it while browsing their website..nnu00a0http://www.lamer-oman.com

  • raniya alkhusaibi

    i went to the top terrace and hated my life!!!

    music too loud, too smoky (was my fault for being a non-smoker and sitting there), toooooo slow

    but to hand it to them the food was really good..

    it’s a great space to be wasted….needs some adjustments!

  • Lovelgyguy79

    I agree with you regarding wasting the space !! i mentioned it the last time i visited the place.
    however, 3 members of the family who shared mixed grill plates got sick and start vomiting late that night. lucky me having the seafood plate (grilled seafood tagin), it was great.