Pumpkin House (Lulu's Kitchen)
225, ZhongXing St, West Dist.
Hours: 11 am-3:30 pm (last
order 2:30 pm), 5-10:30 pm (last order 9:10 pm)
English menu available.
Creadit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Pumpkin House has opened this second, larger location along the Calligraphy Greenway, directly opposite the Park Lane by CMP/Eslite mall. Every nook and cranny in this 400-ping (1,300 sq. m.), two-floor, red-brick building is filled with enough cute knickknacks for a million smartphone photos, and spacious seating includes specially-themed Coca-Cola, Heineken and Disney areas. The extensive menu of Western entrees, tea time specials, desserts and drinks is shared with its sister restaurant, as is an excellent standard of service. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angela Cheng
A. A top choice among the many Iowa Potato Gratin Combo meals is the Potato Gratin with Hungarian Sausage Bolognese (NT$350), a hearty in-house invention featuring an ingredient-packed baked potato. The price includes a vegetable stick salad, soup choice, dessert and drink.
B. Another favorite is the Jack Daniels Roasted Chicken Steak with Mushrooms & Pumpkin Mousse (NT$450 set meal).
C. Adults and kids alike can delight themselves in the whimsical surroundings, including a big collection of giant teddy bears.