Located on the 31st floor of the W Hotel Taipei, Yen Bar offers an amazing view of the city and we had the best seat to view the Taipei 101.  There is a Yen Restaurant on the same floor, Yen Bar serves afternoon tea daytime and cocktails at night. From 1st –  30th September 2017, Yen Bar is serving  the ‘ Dazzle in Yen Bar afternoon tea.

Date

2017

Meal

Afternoon Tea

Ordered

DAZZLE IN YEN afternoon tea set

Food

DAZZLE IN YEN afternoon tea set

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Afternoon tea set

Afternoon tea set

The Chinese Flair

Roast Pork Pastry

Roast Pork Pastry

Roast Pork Pastry

Purple sweet potato bun with Cantonese style sausage

Purple sweet potato bun with Cantonese style sausage

Purple sweet potato bun with Cantonese style sausage

Purple sweet potato pastry

Purple sweet potato pastry

Purple sweet potato pastry

Fried glutinous dumpling with pork neck, dried daikon, and shrimp

Fried glutinous dumpling with pork neck

Fried glutinous dumpling with pork neck

The Western sweet collection

Blackcurrant jewelry macaron

Blackcurrant jewelry macaron

Blackcurrant jewelry macaron

Mojito mint jelly in golden high heels

Mojito mint jelly in golden high heels

Mojito mint jelly in golden high heels

Mojito mint jelly in golden high heels

Mojito mint jelly in golden high heels

Wild forest berries sweet cones

Wild forest berries sweet cones

Wild forest berries sweet cones

Wild forest berries sweet cones

Wild forest berries sweet cones

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Purple sweet potato waffle tart

Purple sweet potato waffle tart

Purple sweet potato waffle tart

Pink leopard roselle cheese mousse

Pink leopard roselle cheese mousse

Pink leopard roselle cheese mousse

Blackcurrant graffiti chocolate lips

Blackcurrant graffiti chocolate lips

Blackcurrant graffiti chocolate lips

Tea

Tea

Tea

Mojito

Mojito

Mojito

Table setting

Table setting

Ambience & Interior

Interior

Interior

Interior

Interior

Dining room

Dining room

Dining room

Dining room

Lift area

Lift area

Window view

Window view

View

View

View

View

Menu

Please click here for the full menu

Recommendation

  • Afternoon Tea

Verdict

Dazzle at Yen Bar afternoon tea – 6/10

As we had booked early in advance we had the best seating.  We were led to the corner table which had the two large windows, a spectacular view of the city and Taipei 101.  The Chinese dim sums served were moderate tasting.  I personally liked the Purple sweet potato bun with Cantonese style sausage, although the purple sweet potato taste was not strong.  The Western sweet collection was so beautifully made, every piece was like a piece of artwork.  The Mojito mint jelly in golden high heels were my favourite, so photogenic and too beautiful to eat.  However they overly sweet.
I must point out there were no service whatsoever, even though we were greeted once we arrived, the staffs were not friendly or helpful at all.  It states on the afternoon tea menu ‘free flow tea or coffee for two and up to 4 glasses of cocktail’, however our tea were never refilled and not once did they check up on us.  Regarding the cocktails, I had to ask if we have cocktails or not and I never got 4 glasses between us.  The food was not introduced by them either and it took a good 10 minutes to get their attention for the bill.  They need to improve on their standard of service.

Despite the average afternoon tea and non existent service, the view is unbeatable.  It is a splendid way to enjoy my afternoon!

Would I go back again? Yes
Rating from my brain (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥ 
Rating from my heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥
Overall rating (out of 10 hearts) : ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 6/10

Damage

Approximately 250 hkd per person

TWD1,800+10%

Details

Yen Bar – W Hotel

10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5
Xinyi District
Taipei
Taiwan 110

886 2 7703 8887
•By email: bf.taipei@whotels.com

Daily
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Until 30th Sep.

Reservation
Yes