Paulaner Brauhaus (Guandu Store)
Fun memories of having a meal with the kids
Overall environment ★★★
Food and beverages ★★★
The beautiful scenery outside and the atmosphere indoors
The Paulaner Brauhaus, located on the campus of the Taipei National University of the Arts next to Filmmaking Department, is a wooden floored outdoor restaurant that provides beautiful views of the Guandu Nature Park, as well as the distant 101 and New Taipei City area. Turn a corner, walk down some steps and you can sit yourself down on the grassy fields of the campus, walk on the meandering trails, as well as enjoy the various art installations displayed around. There are also cows grazing in this ideal spot for both children and adults.
The restaurant has two dining areas which differ from each other in design. On one end is a classic Bavarian-style room with high ceilings, a red bricked triangular roof, and traditional display of lights. The place has a very German countryside cottage feeling. Whereas on the other end is a room plastered with nostalgic movie posters and rows of couches to form a cinema cafe, going hand-in-hand with the Filmmaking Department. The restaurant, which emphasizes on Bavarian cuisine, contains an assortment of delicious appetizers, salads, soups, fresh baked German bread, exquisite desserts, and the traditional German pork knuckles and homemade sausages. To accommodate to campus lifestyle, there is also a takeaway counter selling Russian Kabisuo Ice Cream and bread for visitors to enjoy the campus environment and taste different dishes by the convenience of ordering takeaway.
Wide selections for you to eat till your heart is content
A favorite among diners, the seafood marinara, contains clams, mussels, squid, fish fillet and other seafood and is mixed in with the chef’s special-made tomato sauce. German pork knuckles with sauerkraut and mashed potato, uses Taiwanese pork knuckles seasoned with spices from Germany and is slow roasted on low heat to rid of excess fat and seal the juices in. This gives the pork a crispy texture on the outside while the inside is a tender texture. The crackling on the pork makes it extremely irresistible for customers. There is also a special Paulaner Brahaus kids combo, with corn soup, chicken pizza with fries, dessert, and juice, as well as the Entertainment combo package, containing popcorn, scoop of ice cream and beverage of choice. Apart from the western cuisines, there are also Chinese delicacies such as the, stuffed dumplings with minced pork, full of juices and delicious filling, as well as the very popular strawberry and ice cream honey toast. Fresh strawberries are added to the dough to color the golden toast with pretty pink streaks and give it a strawberry flavor, then spread with frosting, decorated with mixed berries, and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can’t help but dig into to this adorable looking dessert, which you can then flavor with condensed milk and fresh honey.