Distance : 20.933 Kms from Muscat Airport
Perched atop a lonely hill that overlooks the picturesque Qurum Beach, Mumtaz Mahal is an exquisite Indian restaurant that has become a landmark for fine dining in the Sultanate. This restaurant magnificently stays true to its regal name, by treating guests to some of the finest of Mughlai delicacies within its exotic premises.
The distinguished name of this haven of Mughlai cuisine, is aptly derived from Mumtaz Mahal, an exceptionally beautiful Mughal Empress and chief consort of Emperor Shah Jahan. The distraught Emperor had later built the world-renowned ode to love in white marble, the Taj Mahal as a memorial for his beloved wife, on her untimely passing.
The Mumtaz Mahal Restaurant, is part of the Ajit Khimji Group of Companies, one of the largest business houses in the Sultanate of Oman. It is a culinary milestone in the Muscat foodscape. This notable restaurant has assumed a legendary reputation for its amazing Indian food set amidst one of the most stunning views of Muscat, day or night. The view gets even better after sundown with the incandescence of the sparkling distant city lights of nocturnal Muscat, imparting a surreal charm to the exquisite setting.
The interiors are embellished with classical motifs representative of the Mughal era. The pervading ambience is one of tranquility and regal elegance reminiscent of a grand Mughal Palace. The Restaurant comfortably seats 125 guests who are served in traditional style by knowledgeable waiters, well-versed in the finer nuances of the traditional and uncommon menu. The impeccable service is unobtrusive and delivered with panache. The cooler months of November to February, allows for relaxed alfresco dining where the guests can take pleasure in the evening ambience outside, enjoying a private terrace dinner with family and friends.
The experience of Mughlai cooking at Mumtaz Mahal becomes unique on account of this innovative interpretation given to age old classics by their immensely talented and creative team of chefs. A readymade menu I could suggest would include a Lobster Coriander Soup with a Chicken 65 Tak-a Tak starter. Followed by a delectable Tandoori selection of Gilafi Lamb Seekh Kebab, Tandoori Black Pepper Prawns, Paneer Fenugreek Seekh and Cajun Spiced Chicken Tikka. For the mains the Balti Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh and Paneer Makhni with Dum Pukht Chicken Biriyani and the house selection of Roti, Naan and Paranthas will leave the guest satiated and with just enough space for the dessert. The Kesar Rasmalai is simply divine and the best way to round off an exceptional meal.
In addition to the mouthwatering food, Mumtaz Mahal is proud to possess a comprehensive and well balanced wine list, both from the New World and Old World wines drawn from an alluring array to different grape varietals and styles, at affordable price points, thereby thoughtfully providing for wines that suit diverse taste palates.
A great deal of professional research went into developing the wine list. Care was given to choosing from the key wine making regions of the world and having a selection of wines from each wine-producing country.
The wines have been specially chosen to complement the meal. There are some great wines that go extremely well with Tandoori Grills and Curries. The bar-staff have been trained to be able to offer well-informed wine pairings to guests to go with their food choices. The list also includes other favored beer, spirits, cocktails and mocktails.
Mumtaz Mahal is an ideal location for an authentic Mughlai dinner with your loved one, business associates or family members. Its inviting interiors, sumptuous food and hospitable service, serves as a great venue for Conferences, Seminars, Launches, AGMs, Lunches, Dinners, Formal and Informal Parties, throughout the year.
The banquet management at Mumtaz Mahal offers high level of customization and always tailor menus to the requirement of the host. It is very popular with connoisseurs of Indian food, who repeatedly patronize the setting for important family and business functions. Events for guests ranging from 10 to 300 are regularly hosted here. Their Garden Lawn with its barbecue facility, is a very popular venue for hosting events.
Mumtaz Mahal is a must visit for any food lover who wants to unravel a cuisine so exquisite, that for centuries it was a well-guarded secret with the Mughal Royalty. Now savour it in the best restaurant for Indian cuisine in Oman, the memorable experience will pleasurably tickle the taste buds and make the guests feel like true royalty.
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