Classroom Restaurant at NHI

I was invited last week to National Hospitality Institute for food tasting at the Classroom Restaurant. NHI is the country’s leading provider of vocational courses in hospitality, catering and travel. The institute is headed by Mr. Rob Maclean who also joined us for the delightful lunch.

Classroom restaurant operates as a real life training base for the students wherein the food is prepared and served by the students themselves.

The Menu

The restaurant has a neat and intimate setting with soft lighting. There is also a wide panoramic window located on one side of the restaurant giving view of trainee chefs working in a very tidy kitchen.

Cream of Green Peas Soup OMR 1.000

From the choices of starters given, I selected the cream of green peas soup. The presentation was lovely and I think it meant to show a smiley face but resulted in a crooked one. It was funny. The soup was wonderfully creamy and tasted delicious with the rich pea flavor and crispy croutons. It was warm, comforting and actually developed my appetite.

Sweet and Sour Chicken OMR 2.200


For mains I chose sweet and sour chicken which was accompanied with a bowl of fried rice. It looked pretty and tasted just like the way it was named.


The chicken was sweet and the pineapple added the sourness to the gravy. The flavors were subtle and I’m glad they were because more of either of the flavours could have spoilt the dish.

Apple Crumble OMR 1.000

This gorgeous construction of apple crumble was a total winner. The accompanying crème anglaise had just the right amount of sweetness and the crumble had a beautiful texture and crunch. I can’t believe this little piece of heaven was priced at just OMR 1.000!

It was a pretty fault free experience for me. The food was nicely done and the flavours of the wonderful produce spoke for themselves. The service was attentive and friendly. What proved most surprising were the prices because they are so reasonable for the great taste they deliver. Classroom restaurant is definitely going on my recommendation list!

  • Ambience: 8.5/10
  • Service: 8/10
  • Food: 9.5/10


Restaurant: Classroom Restaurant

Location: National Hospitality Institute, Wadi Kabir, Oman

Restaurant hours: 1.00 PM to 3.00 PM

Contact number: +968 24813141