Muscat's top child-friendly restaurants

From pizza to Omani food, we’ve got you covered

Muscat's top child-friendly restaurants
Café Bateel

Finding a restaurant that’s child-friendly is undoubtedly difficult. You have to make sure your kids have something to do so they’re not fidgety, and the menu has to to have childhood stables like chicken nuggets to ensure they don’t throw a proper tantrum.

But eating out with kids in Muscat doesn’t mean you have to stick to chains like The Cheesecake Factory or Pizza Hut – there are plenty of restaurants that cater to little ones.

From pizza to Omani food, read on for our pick of the best child-friendly restaurants in Muscat.

Bait al Luban
This traditional Omani restaurant gives you the option of dining on the floor – a novelty kids won’t be able to resist. It’s always good to let children decide for themselves if they want to try new dishes, and there are plenty of options on this menu. But if they want to get something they recognise from back home, there’s always French fries or more simple pasta or chicken dishes to choose from.
Daily noon-11pm. Muttrah Corniche (2471 1842).

Café Bateel
This café is a great spot for breakfast or lunch, with tons of options that kids will love such as Belgian waffles, French toast, pancakes, or sandwiches and pasta dishes. There’s a special kids; menu with dishes like pasta or toasties, and your little ones won’t be able to resist the delicious desserts.
Daily 8am-midnight. Al Mouj (2455 8839).

Kargeen
This is another restaurant where you can eat in a traditional style and try out lots of Omani dishes. Alongside dishes such as shuwa or mandi laham, you’ll also find pastas and jacket potatoes. There’s also a kids’ menu that has chicken nuggets, hamburgers and fish fingers for when they’re feeling especially picky.
Sat-Thu 8am-midnight; Fri noon-midnight. Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos (9925 3351).

Samba
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa’s Al Waha Hotel is designed to be completely kid-friendly, with a kids’ club, a lazy river, a children’s pool and plenty of activities to choose from. The all-day dining restaurant at Al Waha, Samba, is therefore the perfect spot to take your kids for a meal out. There are options from all over the world and they’re bound to find something they like before running off to the pool.
Daily 6.30am-11am, noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Al Waha Hotel, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Bandar Jissah (2477 6565).

The Jungle Restaurant
Walking into The Jungle Restaurant, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d wandered into a tropical rainforest deep in the amazon. The rumbling of rain, thunder and lightning can be heard from all over the restaurant, as can the sounds of a roaring dinosaur and other animals. Each of the tables a grill inside that you can use to grill your own kebabs, and there’s pasta and pizza dishes too. The restaurant is also open to hosting birthday parties for those kids who love an adventure.
Sun-Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-10.30pm; Fri-Sat noon-3.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm. Qurum (9747 9646).

Tomato Restaurant
Kids and pizza go together like cheese and crackers, so going to an Italian restaurant for dinner isn’t a bad idea. There’s loads of pasta dishes, too, so kids will be spoiled for choice. The InterContinental Muscat, which is where this restaurant is based, is also good for kids, with a huge pool and a new children’s playground.
Daily 9am-midnight. InterContinental Muscat, Shatti al Qurum (2468 0000).

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