Yauatcha City

4.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1740 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Chinese
Yauatcha City opened in May 2015 in Broadgate Circle, just outside Liverpool Street Station. This is Yauatcha’s second UK location following the success of its award winning restaurant in Soho.


Yauatcha City is an all-day dim sum teahouse, where friends and family gather to catch up over a wide selection of dim sum, wok dishes, tea and cocktails. To complement the cuisine, the drinks menu comprises nearly 40 types of tea, as well as cocktails inspired by Chinese ingredients and a broad wine and Champagne list.


Yauatcha’s first standalone patisserie, Yauatcha Patisserie, is located just below the restaurant, where Chinese heritage and modern European cooking techniques have inspired the pastry team to create a range of unique macarons, petits gateaux and chocolates.
What 1740 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
JF
JermaineF
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best Cheung Fun and best Sweet and Sour pork I have ever tasted. Great dim sum too.

Very attentive service and great ambience on the terrace. Nothing was too much trouble.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food wasn’t hot when served. Some of it was sent back.

A
vipAnais7
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Dreadful service as always. I come there since 5 years and they still didn’t notice that. You order a bottle of sake, they forget to serve it to you. Why exactly did you pay 50 for a bottle? After you finish food they say, oh, you still have half a bottle. Food comes slowly for group of 4. The manager comes every time to apologize and push some sweets on you even after you said explicitly you don’t want it. They just badly don’t want to take anything off the bill given how bad the service is they would need to give up half or their revenue.

Last time they gave me a wrong bill three times

The time before they served main course in different time and said it’s because they have two kitchens as it was something we cared for.

I brought so many new clients there. It this must stop, I don’t feel like being ashamed of places I invite people to.

MO
MariaO
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The service is really nice and polite, they are very attentive. However, I found it overprice for what it is. We tried the selection of dumplings, which were average. My favorite dish was probably the half fried crab but even that I found overpriced. The restaurant itself is in the middle of a square surrounded by offices so it's also not a nice locations, a very cold atmosphere. The only good think was the service.

PB
PietroB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I have been going to Yauatcha for years now. From the days where they only had one restaurant in Soho.
I have noticed over the years that the service in this restaurant has gone downhill. This is before Covid-19, it has been a slow but noticeable decline in the quality of service.
The food is good, I will keep going, but more as a casual meal out than a quality experience.

A
Ang111
London
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s absolutely as good as it always was! Food and service is excellent
Tables were spaced apart and when customers left there was a thorough clean
The down side was it seems they have really inflated their prices! We noticed such a difference and only one of us had a glass of alcohol!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out... everything spot on!

MV
MarkV
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, great service nice to be back in the restaurant but it remains incredibly overpriced.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good ... price has gone up ... and you also need to pay the the congestion charge ....

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottima cena,con tavolo in terrazza migliore ristorante cinese di Londra

Report
A
Alex
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Very good detail as restaurant gabe us some complimentary macarons for our anniversary

TM
TheMeaks
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried a £40 set menu which was a little bit of everything. If you do that in a group you can each have your own main and try even more. Food was excellent. We will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time I’ve had the weekend yum cha and it was excellent as always. The food is delicious and the staff are always very attentive. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

PC
PandC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and ok service. Had to keep asking for our wine glasses to be topped up. Very overpriced wine list. I normally pay £17.50 for a bottle for 2018 Chardonnay Meerlust Stellenbosch. They are charging an outrageous £64! Also the restaurant is so huge there is little atmosphere, and the toilets are at the far end, so put on comfy walking shoes for the trek.

M
Magnus
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty. Good food. Good drinks. Pricey but I knew that going into it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal!

JH
JamesH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took advantage of the weekend lunch deal - it was excellent value as we had plenty of food and drinks! Staff were very polite and attentive.

Would recommend this restaurant highly!

W
Wojtek
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, good value for money.

A
Alessandro
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure going back to Yauatcha for dinner. The vibe, menu and experience is always impeccable.

L
vipLena
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance. Good offer. Wine list quite expensive.

SD
StefanoD
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Overpriced, bad service, mediocre food, pretentious ambiance. Not recommended.

RC
RyanC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Booked ahead, shown up 20 mins early to drink at the bar beforehand. Sat down and told our table is no longer available and there's nothing they can do. Not even an apology. Then asked why were sat at the bar when we have a table by a different staff member, very confusing and embarrassing. Great food but very unorganised, ruined our birthday celebration tbh.

PH
PeteH
Hertfordshire
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Chinese food with outstanding service.

T
Toya
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and service was amazing. They were very attentive and accommodating. The food was well presented and delicious.

LS
LauraS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

f
vipfoodblogger
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We went on a business outing as most people seemed to be - around us animated conversations about doing deals were a bit overpowering and we were glad to have the late lunch as then people left and we were able to talk at a normal level of decibels.

The set lunch was fantastic and as were were in a foursome we could share all the main courses and try four of their desserts. We all particularly liked any of the items with mushroom in the dim sum, especially the fried one. There was unanimity on the chicken for the main course although it was really hard to choose as we liked them all. The chocolate dessert was wonderful but voted as a little heavy and we were glad to only eat one corner.

We are usually hard to please with a couple of foodies among us but we all voted it a definite find although we will always choose the later booking for lunch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The receptionist upstairs needs more training on how to greet clients. Such a shame to have this weak link in what was a great service team

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

MT
MaxT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We arrived at the restaurant 9 minutes late and they had already give our table away (there is a 15 minute grace period). We were asked to wait at the bar until a table was ready, which was almost 30 minutes later. No apologies given.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

K
Kerem
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a level above the usual dim sum places I visit such as Royal China.
The Prawn Cheng Feung with bean curd is a particular highlight.
A fairly big order for 3 people with no alcohol came to around £90 so it was also good value for money. Highly recommended for dim sum lovers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our Anniversary.

JN
JonathanN
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional - both in presentation and taste. Additionally, the food arrived after ordering fairly quickly (my group attended on a Thursday evening), and the staff were professional and polite throughout. I'm personally especially pleased as I picked out the venue for our group to attend, and I got a big thumbs up from everyone :)

There was a few comments from my group about the pricing, but I'm sure to pay for the location that the restaurant is based in, I thought the prices were very reasonable.

XZ
XinranZ
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Requested a bigger and quite table when they have one, But no one is accepting our request.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Having had this recommended by one of our clients we were very impressed
with the standard and variety of the food.
However compared to Sushisamba, Ivy Asia and Matsuri we thought that this
was expensive and the price of the wine was extortionate.
We enjoyed the ambience and surroundings albeit the waiting staff could do
with refresher courses.

N
Neethu
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good, well presented food comes with a friendly service staff. It is by far the best dim sum I have tried in London.

LN
LizzieN
London
12 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn’t get seated and was literally a waste of time

c
vipchristopherr
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and service efficient.

S
Sam43
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely wonderful. Delicious food, excellent service, no complaints whatsoever. Cannot wait to return.