Beautifully decked out using
bricks and timber imported
exclusively from Australia, the
bistro cafe has a classical feel
combined with energetic
Mediterranean Style Lamb
Shank: slow braised shank in
rich tomato and greek herb and
Mary's Bistro Cafe Australian Cuisine
89, RenAi Rd, Sec 2, 2F
Hours: 11 am-10 pm
Credit cards accepted. No service charge.
MRT: ZhongXiao/XinSheng Station
Located right on Taipei's famous Ren-Ai Rd, Mary's bistro cafe is surrounded by magnificent maple and palm trees, which gives a tranquil atmosphere in the heart of the busy city. Jack who runs the bistro cafe is determined to bring the modern Australian cuisine back to Taiwan to share with the local, hoping it will catch on to the casual fine dinning experience offered in many bistros and cafes in Australia.
Combining Italian, Asian and traditional western flavors and using high-quality ingredients, this season's focus has been placed on their steaks, wild seafood and pasta dishes.
The new season's menu, including spaghetti vongole and scallops ($560set); using fresh clams (pepes) and imported wild scallops, the aroma of the basil, white wine and hint of cream is very over-whelming. The pan-fried deep sea perch fillet is cooked so that one side of the fillet is crispy brown while the other is soft and juicy. The fillet is then combined with either tomato based spicy napoli pasta ($600set) or chilli pesto fettuccini ($630 set). These combinations are designed to entice those eager taste buds. Also, during the cold winter months, it is a must to try the new Mediterranean Lamb Shanks ($650set), with the lamb slowly braised in rich tomato and Greek herbs and spices, a warm hearty meal to warm up the body. So whether you're a regular patron of Mary's or someone who's looking to tantalize their taste buds, head on down to Mary's where there's always something special.
A sweet reminder to our readers that Valentine is coming up real soon, and Mary's is offering 2 beautifully designed set menus (6 courses) for the special occasion. The Valentine special ($1999 for 2 people) and Love of the Sea - special seafood set menu ($2777 for 2 people) which includes a free bottle of sparking wine. So if you're looking for that romantic atmosphere to mellow away with someone, then hurry-up and book a table at Mary's (limited tables, booking essential).
Left: New Pasta dishes: Pan-fried Sea Perch Fillet with Spicy Napoli ($600set), Pan-fried Sea Perch Fillet with Chilli Pesto Fettuccini($630set), Spaghetti Vongole and Scallops($560set). Right: If you're a lover of wines, then you'll be really happy at Mary's with a new wide selection of red and white wines from Australia.