Taipei City – Where can you get Western food in Taipei?

My site isn’t necessarily built up for discovering Western food in Taipei, but obviously I still go to a lot of westernized restaurants, as Taipei is a capital city and has a diverse array of Western food.

These are only a pick of a few Western restaurants dotted around the city. Click on the links in the name for a more extensive review.
(N.B. I will only be posting 7/10 and above restaurants)
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Whalen’s 味鄰

What to expect:
‘Comfort food’ is the order of the day here. Expect generous portions, with all the trimmings.

What not to expect:
Fine dining. That’s not to say the dining experience isn’t good, but I mean that you don’t have to think twice about which type of cutlery to use with which dish or which sauce to drizzle delicately over which deviled oyster.

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What to expect:
Paul is a chain restaurant/bakery with many international branches. Expect French styled food which is consistently good each time you go.
 
What not to expect:
Snails or frogs legs.
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What to expect:
Interesting and thought provoking dishes with excellent precision in execution.
 
What not to expect:
An inexpensive meal. Expect to pay anything between $3,000 – $7,000TWD for a 2 person meal.
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What to expect:
Excellent burgers and excellent side dishes.
 
What not to expect:
Fast food at fast food prices. Expect time and care taken in creating your dish, and a solid price tag to boot.
 
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What to expect:
A slightly Taiwanese take on western food. Good salad and a solid burger.
 
What not to expect:
Generous portions of fish in your salad.
 
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What to expect:
Delicious deli food such as quiches, sandwiches, ratatouille etc.
 
What not to expect:
Burger and fries.
 
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What to expect:
A beautiful date place set in The Mandarin Oriental Hotel with delicious Italian food at great prices.
 
What not to expect:
Unlike many ‘Italian’ places in Taipei, this place genuinely feels like it is REALLY ‘Italian’.
 
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What to expect:
Humbling Indian food with plenty of flavour and a good level of spice.
 
What not to expect:

Refined plating skills.

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April Trip Breakfast

What to expect:
Bowls of cereal and solid breakfast burgers/sandwiches.

What not to expect:
A long lie in, this place is in DanShui/Tamsui

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Purebread Bakery

What to expect:
Delicious croissants likened to the ones sold in France, and bread enough to rival any other bakery in the city.

What not to expect:
Habitually sweet bread like most places in Taipei.

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Garret

What to expect:
A lot of variations on flavour.


What not to expect:
Butterkist

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Illy Cafe

What to expect:
A decent enough attempt at a western breakfast.

What not to expect:
Sweet sausage.

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September Cafe

What to expect:
Delicious french toast. With plenty of light inside.

What not to expect:
Small tables, they’re all huge!

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Caliburger

What to expect:
Great fries and deliciously simple burgers with great pickles.

What not to expect:
In-N-Out burger

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Mia Cucina

What to expect:
Hearty salads and delicious toasted sandwiches.

What not to expect:

Meat. This place is vegetarian.

Happy Eating!

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