Yauatcha City

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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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The menu was severely reduced due to running out of ingredients to the point the we had to choose a 4th or 5th option. The food that did arrive came cold. We were all very disappointed especially myself as I recommended this place highly.

CK
CindyK
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I have been to both restaurants and sadly have to say that I won’t return to the city 1. Staff running back and forth (literally) clattering of plates and cutlery. We was obviously sat outside the kitchen wash room.
The food was good but unfortunately if you are going on a date or eve with your partner then this is not the ambiance you are looking for.

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siobhanh
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venue was great as was the food. We sat outside and there were heaters to keep us warm.
It’s just a bit expensive for Chinese! I would go back though as I enjoyed the experience.

JT
JulieT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food very bland. Found a hair on top of roast pork bun which was replaced. Nothing special about the dim sum as under seasoned and under whelming.
Overall very average.

ET
EatTillIBurst
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good and nice relaxing vibe but I found the up-selling on the menus annoying. If you have a set menu supplements should be the exception, yet almost all the dishes attracted one on the menu I chose. Just makes you feel cheated unnecessarily. I would prefer a better representation of the price from the outset.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so friendly and willing to serve. The food was delicious as were the cocktails. Cannot wait to come back

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I asked for a nice experience for our anniversary dinner. I spoke to the designated reservation line to make sure there were some nice touches in place such as a candle on the desert and a message written on the plate. They didn’t bother doing any of it or respecting the occasion. Never again will I come to this restaurant. Soho much much better service. Such a shame that they just don’t care.

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ClaudiaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been to Yauatcha a number of times over the years. Believe it is starting to go downhill. Quality of the food is not the same standard it used to be. It used to be exquisite and worth the higher price point. Now it’s just overpriced even for city. We had fried chilli squid which was covered it oats to the point it was so dry and made us feeling sick.

Still the ambiance and setting are great and the service was acceptable.

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happalieating
London
14 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Love the quality of food at this place. Have previously eaten in the Soho branch. Definitely a different ambience from there. The windows make it more bright and gives a weekend brunch feel compared to the darker feel of their sister branch.
Celebrated a birthday there and was disappointed that previous birthday celebrations we would be given a slice of cake, but this occasion was given one macaron with a candle!
The service was at times a bit lacking, unsure if the staff were busy or if they had restrictions on being assigned to a specific area due to COVID but felt like the service wasn't as attentive as before.
Will be back for the food but will most likely return to the Soho branch.

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vipDiner101
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience3

They’ve hiked the prices to compensate for reduced covers. Been going for years but can justify this cost so will go to china town instead.

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vipGreeksmile
London
32 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were sitting on the outside terrace. Our waitress was amazing : efficient and in control but with a great sense of humour. The food was as always top quality : the venison puffs, the prawn cheung fun, all the classics... It was great to be back after the Covid break and the restaurant was very compliant with all the protective measures

CS
CharleyS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW most amazing place- best Chinese I have ever had in a restaurant and the staff were very professional and helpful! 100% recommend

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vipNigelk
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Outstanding as ever.

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renston
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really is fantastic tasting dim sum. Always a great experience due to the great food and attentive staff.

JR
JuanR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Surprisingly the portions seem to got significantly smaller from so many of my previous visits, I wonder if it’s to do with the pandemic?
How ever for the price things should be more consistent.

LT
LickingThePlate
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food is good. The place though feels a bit too 'city'. There's a bit of a mall foodcourt atmosphere. It's big and quite noisy and the decor looks a bit cheap.
The original Yauatcha in Soho feels much nicer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing as usual and service was brilliant, they were very attentive and couldn’t have done more.
All social distance followed (toilets not so great but not sure what they can do to monitor that!)
Expensive but you know that before you go!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always best quality food and service.

SC
SoriaC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, delicious food, quick and nice service

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larissal
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Definately too loud, noisy, uncomfortbale ambience
Good food

KP
KP19
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food!
Set menus have added extra for best choices..
Table next to us was very noisy but seems to be that way here - not ideal for a quiet spot but a really good choice for a vibrant dinner out!

JB
JuliaBO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I honestly love the food. It’s amazing and if I could have it everyday I would.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and brilliant service

AK
AKM9
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Face masks are great for staff but they didn’t make an effort to speak clearly. Not enough social distance protocol for the bathrooms and prices not clear enough / our receipt was wrong before it was reduced. The standard has dropped a lot since my visit pre lockdown.

MM
vipMichelleM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Let down by service this time. Forgotten for about half an hour. Food great as usual

AO
AmaO
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We wentbon a Monday Bank hol and used the eat voucher offer. Food was amazing taste and quality but service let it down. Took ages for a waiter to come to us, there was no eye contact no one just started spraying & wiping the table without saying anything spraying anti bac into our drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The black been sauce in the beef wok was incredible.

SD
SamD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was non existent, waited for 10mins after food served to be provided with chopsticks, drinks ordered didn’t arrive, main course arrived cold (but no serving staff available to flag down & so ate it cold), used plates not removed & generally rude & incompetent waiting staff

LH
vipLucyHorlock
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We waited a very very long time for our order to be taken, we kept having to flag the waiter down for a drink or to order food. We had to keep getting up to get our wine, as the ice bucket was so far away. We did the ritual menu and I have to say everything I had was disappointing. The spicy pork dim sum was tasteless and the kung po chicken was chicken thigh, which I had and wouldn't have ordered if I had known and it was also pretty tasteless. It was a very expensive, average lunch.

LF
LeytonFoodie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was amazing but the service was very poor. On arrival given a glass of water and left without explanation of how to order etc (oh wasn't offered refill on water throughout the afternoon). Has to get up and wander to the bar to say we wanted to order a drink. The food was amazing however experience sullied by the service which was overall not proactive and rude at one point. We considered removing the discretionary service charge but didn't.

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Foodie
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Wanted to order the seafood dishes but found out that they were all marinated in chicken stock and I can't eat poultry. I will not be eating here again due to the limited options for me, hence the low score and value for money.
The veggie dishes were great apart from the the mushroom spring rolls - they had an odd truffle after taste.

MZ
MariaZ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great staff! We went for the eat out to help our 3-course menue which was delicious and great value for money. Will definitely go back, even without the scheme.

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Edward
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good, especially the dumpling starters.
Expected more than one macaroon for 'pudding', but it was tasty.
We were situated by the door to the terrace, which was too breezy, and whilst it took a while to move us, we were finally moved somewhere more comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The service was appalling. Our table (and the ones around us) were constantly being brought plates of food we did not order. On telling the waitress (around 4 different times), that we did not order these dishes, we were met with literal arguments and accusations? Being told we did in fact order 6 main courses even though there were 3 of us?! I have never ever experienced such bad service.

It is a shame because the food is amazing, and the chefs obviously take great care with the food. But the service is slow, shocking and needs to be looked at.

SP
vipStuartParker
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Starters were good however mains were not good and the chicken tasted off. Nearly every dish you would want was an extra on the summer brunch menu. Would not return

SB
vipStefanieB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Absolutely the worst experience I’ve had with the Hakkasan group. After waiting 5 minutes for the hostess to serve us upon arrival we were told we had a high top (we reserved standard). The hostess told us we could wait 20 minutes for a standard. We went with the high top (which turned out to be in the very back of the restaurant, near the bathrooms and the door). The QR code did not work. It took 20 minutes for a waiter to acknowledge us. No one explained the menu. The food was not good - slightly above the average takeaway with a much higher price tag.

To Yauatcha’s credit, they did eventually move us. However, the rocky start, the poor service, and bad food had already placed a damper on the evening. Suggest potential diners go elsewhere.

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Disappointed
1 review