Britannia Bistro & Bar
16, JingCheng 1st St, West Dist.
Hours: 2 pm-12 midnight (closed Mon.)
English menu available.
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
British owner Shaun Downs provides an authentic culinary tour of the British Isles that includes regular-menu items like Classic Fish and Chips (NT$300) and Jacket Potatoes with various fillings, plus daily specials like Yorkshire Pudding, Bangers and Mash, Toad In The Hole, Homemade Cornish Pastry, and meat pies. There are also 25 English ciders and ales, draught Carlsberg (NT$150/pint), a good wine selection, and Twining's teas (NT$70/pot). --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Chen Deh-I
A. One of four all-day breakfast choices, the Traditional English Breakfast (NT$290) is a plate of savory back bacon, sausage, organic mushrooms, eggs and beans, served with toast, jam, butter and a glass of juice.
B. Another very English entree, Homemade Cottage Pie (NT$270) features savory beef baked with mushrooms, onions, carrots and spices, served with rich beef gravy, buttered mashed potatoes and melted cheddar cheese.
C. The cozy interior seats about 24 at tables and the bar, and there are more tables outside on a nice wooden deck.