It’s hard to believe it’s already been a month that I am in Taipei, Taiwan. Through out the past weeks, I discovered all kind of new breakfast food, some that I really like and others… not so much! I was really happy to be invited for brunch at 333 RESTAURANT & BAR, located in the first floor of the very urban HOTEL QUOTE Taipei, especially after looking at their online menu : they had me right at Egg Benedict!
Yes, I do like to discover local food, but sometimes, I need my fix of my own good old, classic brunch. And when the decor combines vintage elements to a modern and urban look, it makes it all even more appealing to me.
One thing that is unique to 333 RESTAURANT & BAR is that with every brunch, a salad bar, french fries (why not?!), coffee and tea are included. Simply get up and serve yourself at the bar. The black tea is strong, perfect for waking you up in the morning. In fact, a little touch of sugar might be necessary!
I have been craving raw vegetables (never mind raw, just vegetables really) since I am here, so this nice salad bar is definitely a big plus for me. Veggies are fresh and crunchy and they were totally satisfying! There was even sprouts!
The french fries are garlic-y (it’s very good) and they are served with a delicious sauce, mayo style.
Ethan had the Beefaroni with a Sunny side up egg. What’s Beefaroni? Penne pasta stuffed with meat, with a tomato sauce and cheese. It came with a little side of salad, fruits and yogourt.
I had the Egg Benedict. The sauce is tasty and the plate is really filling. If you are hungry – this will do the job! The english muffins were buttery and delicious. This was just right.
After brunch, we had a little tour of the hotel. Located in the trendy area of Songshan District, this urban hotel has 64 rooms and they were fully booked that day. The service was very courteous and most pleasant.
The rooms are fairly large. The design is sometimes bold, like for this one below, on the picture; it has no wall between the bedroom and the bath room (which is surprisingly spacious).
I liked the T-Room, with its shade of dark grey and dark wood panels and it’s masculine feeling. The rooms have a urban, sober style and look quite comfortable.
Ethan and I thought they looked a little futuristic, like what we would expect to see in a science-fiction movie in a crowded asian city. But that might just be us!
The hotel guests have access to the H.Q. Lounge, a 24h space that offers snacks and light meals, non-alcoholic drinks and a large choice of amenities, all complementary.
I will absolutely be back at 333 RESTAURANT & BAR for more brunching time. Prices are pretty decent too for « western food » – which is usually much more expensive then traditional Chinese food. If you think in Canadian dollars, it’s around 12$ to 14$ ($280NT to $360NT). I also want to come back at night for the bar, cocktails look great! I will keep you posted on this.
Thank you for having us, we enjoyed our visit and we will see you again soon!