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“Decent weekend breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of D'Arcy's Kitchen

D'Arcy's Kitchen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: After a nice walk on the beach on a breezy day don't forget to pass by D'Arcy's Kitchen. You will be enchanted by our cottage-style interior with its bright & cheerful yellows and blues, folksy decorations and homely gingham seating. The pleasant, and always smiling staff, in their cute country-style outfits, will surround you with warmth and friendliness. As you begin sampling our freshly prepared beverages and wholesome food offerings, you will slowly begin to realize why D'Arcy's holds such a unique place in the hearts & minds of Muscat residents; and why it has twice won the much coveted "Best Cafe Award" since opening its first branch in 1997 in the Shatti Al Qurum beach area. If you're in the mood for a more tranquil experience why not visit our second branch, which is located in a residential area and offers a slightly different and more relaxing experience. With its green & leafy outdoor "English Garden" patios it is reminiscent of pleasant summer living in country villages all over Europe. Over the years D'Arcy's has managed to satisfy its diverse multinational and multicultural customer base by providing a vast selection of items from coffees to juices, from salads to sandwiches, from soups to main dishes, from snacks to desserts. Some of our longtime favorites include our delicious D'Arcy's Breakfast with coffee and juice, refreshing Lime & Mint crushed iced drink, Caesar and Avocado Salads, Traditional Lamb stew, Homemade pies, Tuna and Coronation sandwiches, our famous Steak, Fish & Chips, Aromatic Marinated Chicken, Carrot cake and Sticky Toffee Pudding. Everyone always tells us how at home they feel in D'Arcy's. Whether they're alone, with friends or with the family they always find that spending time at D'Arcy's is both relaxing and rejuvenating. So, give yourself a treat and enjoy a cup of the best cappuccino in town whist reading the latest magazines or having a nice chat with friends.
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Decent weekend breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

We went here on a Friday morning for breakfast. We were able to be seated quickly and placed our order. We waited a long time for our food to come and when it did our drinks still hadn't arrived. Our drinks didn't come until halfway through our meal and even then they forgot several of the hot drinks. Besides the drinks, the rest of the service was fine. The food was pretty tasty, I had the french toast. Overall, a nicely priced breakfast, would love to sit outside in the cooler months and a good find in Muscat.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TXCanadian
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
dubai
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154 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“still a good place for a weekend breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is a further recommendation of d'arcy's kitchen as place to meet and eat over breakfast, a light lunch - or a later afternoon coffee and snack. It's just a place where the atmosphere is good, food and fresh juices are good - and where no-one hurries you out of your table. I was last here during the cooler winter days - and sat outside to watch time go by. But sitting inside for an informal airconditioned business meeting or time with friends is also fine. I think this is a 'westerner's spot' - but not exclusively so. The staff are really good at making you feel you are truly welcome to sit down, eat or drink - and stay. Recommended too for its closeness to a lovely beach stroll early morning - or late afternoon.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank deeveedubai
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Melbourne, Australia
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Ok food - quick service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

The menu was pretty good - we ordered the burger and chips (we were just hungry). The chips meant to be chunky were skinny fries (I didn't mind but were clearly advertised as chunky chips). The burger tasted a bit funny to us - almost like boiled meat - it needed salt and pepper, it was ok. Service was super fast. I reckon we picked the wrong meal would go back and try again

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank claire_marshall34
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

was in oman uae
we were visiting our niece ,who had live there twenty years ,we had a holiday of a life time ,it was nothing like we thought ,weather hot even when you visit ,what tey call there winter ,they took us everywhere ,by four wheel drive into th e mountains ,fab we had a few meals at darcy.s kitchen
good food [english or other ]the staff was like the very nice ,most spoke english ,they said they wanted to visit england ,just to see snow ,i told them they must be mad ,
well done oman you impressed me and thats not easy.
looking forward to my next visit ,sooner rather than layer

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joesph B
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Birmingham, Alabama
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“My favorite spot !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

I spent 6 weeks in Muscat on a work trip. During that time D'arcy's became my absolute favorite place to eat. The breakfast is the best choice, but anything on the menu is great. They also have wonderful fresh squeezed juices with no water or sugar added. I love the yellow, white and blue decor. Almost made me think I was eating at a southern cafe in the States. I'm confused by some of the reviews about bad service. I always thought the service was wonderful and I went to both muscat locations. Shatti Qurum was closest so I went there most often. Sultan Qaboos was further away but has a better outdoor patio area. You must try D'arcy's!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank withni7
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