I was very lucky to pass the Drum and Slope test, the third examination for my driving license. It is one of my goals for this year to get a license and legally drive our car on Muscat Highway.
As a simple celebration, I invited my family for a dinner at the Automatic Restaurant in Al Shatti Qurum. The restaurant is known to serve Lebanese Cuisine. It is pretty weird because there is really nothing AUTOMATIC about this chain of restaurants because they serve good-quality food that are freshly prepared by their Lebanese Chefs that comes in affordable prices and are served by friendly waiters in a pleasant dining environment.
I have been to their other branch in Sabco Center in Qurum but their outlet in the ground floor of Al Shatti is much more spacious and very classy.
Whenever you dine in, a dish of leafy greens (lettuce, radish, and pickles) is provided free and makes a good garnish for the kebabs, felafel and hummus staples. This also makes them popular with both the locals and tourists.
We found a good dining spot need the huge glass window overlooking the service road of Qurum. A Lebanese waiter dressed in a formal black and white suit welcomes us all. He handed over the menu booklet and we choose our orders.
My son selected the Chicken Soup (1.000 OMR) because it is his favorite each time we dine out in every restaurant.
The appetizer is the Hummus Beiruty that cost 1.400 OMR and includes raw vegetables of carrots, olives, spinach, and pickles with freshly prepared Hommos made of grounded Chick peas turned into a paste.
Our main course include the Automatic Mixed Grill (3.700 OMR) is consist of mutton kabab, chicken tikka, lamb kabab, and French fries. There are also King Fish Grilled (5.100) and Squid Grilled (5.100).
We simply order five softdrinks that cost 0.500 baiza for a total of 2.000 OMR. We truly enjoy our dinner in a beautiful ambiance. And their food prices are really cheap because we pay only a total of 21.1700 OMR for the whole order.