Steak Company in Bareeq Al Shatti

Tucked away in Bareeq Al Shatti, the Steak Company with its low level lighting and dark interior wants the focus to be whats on the table in front of you. The menu is limited, none of that ‘we do everything’ so common in Oman. That made for a really quick choice, Rib Eye – which having read so much negativity about raw meat I had medium rare and Lamb Chops were ordered well done, Omani style.

Steak Company Rib Eye
Steak Company Rib Eye

The meat was all that would appear on its plate, so mashed potatoes were ordered as an extra. The plate turned out to be a wooden board which had many previous users. Spoiling the cutting edge fashion our drinks fortunatly arrived in a glass similar to a Bordeaux , rather than the ‘a la mode’ jam jar that I think Ive, unfortunately, had several times in Pizza Hut. The meat was superb, very tender and full of taste and medium rare as ordered; the potatoes were good, though too smooth for me. The lamb, cooked slightly less than preferred was tender with a very acceptable flavour.

Strawberry Cheesecake at Steak Company
Strawberry Cheesecake at Steak Company

Tempted by such a great mains I took a Strawberry Cheese Cake, which wasn’t so good, with a soggy bottom and insipid flavour. All in all an excellent meal, with remarkably good service (so it is remarked on) from hi to bye, a premium price for a premium experience. Certainly, the restaurant is right to focus on its food.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4

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