|The door which leads to the restaurant for hotel guests. Walk-in patrons access SILIQ from another entrance.|
Tucked away on a corner on the 5th floor of the Volando Urai Spring Spa & Resort is SILIQ - a restuarant which serves a fusion of Chinese and Western food; Eastern ingredients are cooked with Western techniques. This is also the place where complimentary tea is served to hotel guests which takes place from 2.30pm to 5pm.
For the two times (over the course of 2 days) that we went, the items for tea were the same, but it was acceptable. There was a variety of drinks to choosing from, from lattes and teas served either hot or cold, to accompany the afternoon tea. Service was warm and welcoming: from the moment we entered, we were greeted with smiles, were politely asked for our room number and promptly seated. The window seats provide an excellent view of the review that passes through and makes for a good afternoon chill out spot.
|The interior: warm lights and wooden decor give it a warm and welcoming atmosphere|
|The view at the window seats. Perfect for just relaxing and having tea. There are even blinds to help shade you from the sun should it get a tad too sunny in the late afternoons.|
|Cold red tea and a cuppa hot latte to relax the afternoon away.|
|Day 1 Tea: shortbread biscuits, seasoned sweet and tangy tomatoes, chocolate macaroons and beancurd dosed in black sugar.|
|Day 2 Tea: shortbread biscuits, seasoned sweet and tangy tomatoes, vanilla macaroons and beancurd dosed in black sugar.|
Besides that delectable (not so sweet) macaroons and shortbread biscuit, the beancurd was a nice refreshing treat! The black sugar syrup really complimented the firm beancurd, it was an interesting combination.
From the resort's website, for walk-in guests the afternoon tea costs NT$360. If you feel like having a meal, meals cost from NT$1,080++ and above.