Yauatcha City

4.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1783 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.

Offers

3 Courses £15pp (inclusive of £10 government discount)

Aug 5-31, 2020·Mon-Wed 12:00-23:00

Offer will include a dim sum trio starter, a wok main course and a side of steamed rice and macarons for dessert.  £15pp with Eat out to Help out discount, usually £25pp.

Explore menu £39 including Glass of Champagne

Jul 14, 2020-Aug 15, 2020·Daily 12:00-22:00

Two dim sum, wok, side, and dessert

What 1783 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
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
K
Keefu
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was really tasty and service was attentive, efficient and pleasant.
Took advantage of govt Eat out to help out but really irked by Yauatcha bumping the service charge to 14%. Not impressed by that bit.

f
foodie123
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I dined with a friend with their explore menu for £38. This menu seems great on the face of it with lots to choose from in each course, however, you should note that the majority of the items have an extra charge. There's 3-4 options in the starter and main section and only 1 in the desert section which is included in the price. So if you really only want to pay £38 your choices are very limited.
We found the service to be slow on the night we went, the servers were all busy so it was either overbooked or understaffed. For example we had clearly finished with our food and noone came to our table for at least 20-30 mins and when we did get it cleared away, it was another 20 mins until we caught the attention of someone to take our desert order.
The best part of the meal were the dim sum starters. For mains we had kung po chicken which came out cold so had to return it but even when they did bring out another it wasn't great.
For desert we had a chocolate one and a mango one. The chocolate one was fine, but the mango one was really strange. I cant really describe it, the texture wasnt nice.
Overall the evening was fine, I felt it was covid safe, the food and service was just disappointing.

C
vipClaire
London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience4

We loved the ambiance of the place and our request for an outside table was granted, which was nice of the staff to do for us. The food was fair, we had the Taste of Yauatcha menu and it was not amazing. We would return to enjoy small bites and drinks on the terrace but we might not come back for the main courses.

MK
MasoudK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food a yauatcha was outstanding, great vibe, great location, however service was slow as some of the food I ordered was forgotten. Understandable considering staff must've been super busy during this eat out to help out period. But the waiter LUIS at yauatcha city was superbly helpful and rectified everything. Would definitely go again and would recommend the restaurant, particularly the prawn and bean curd dumplings. Wow.

MB
MBizzle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food pleasing enough but delivered in a package lacking charm.

c
chris218
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Decent food as usual. Service was strange - felt invisible, order was wrong twice and certainly wasn’t made to feel like they deserved 14%. Probably shouldn’t have paid it.

x
xxxxxxxx
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an excellent lunch and service, thank you to all

EA
EllenA
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great value for money, really nice atmosphere and the staff are friendly and helpful.

ES
EmmaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The new process was explained to us, download the menu to your phone. From there the service ended.. there wasn’t anyone to explain the difference such as ‘harmony menu’. We chose dim sum, a main rice, a starter, 2 glasses of house wine. The service was slow and the food was cold. The bill came to 170 with 14% discretionary service. Not happy and not coming back, nor would we recommend. We have been to a high end restaurant, with a group of 4, ate and drank more food than this with a better atmosphere and paid considerably less. Would never recommend.

DB
DougalB
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely surroundings and amazing food plenty of it the staff were very friendly and attentive, we will defo revisit

M
Mazzmo
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty cheung fun!!! The best dimsum after lock down :) And easy service.

CM
ColinM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As ever, the food was excellent. However, the service was not fantastic. There appeared to not be enough waiting staff (accepting that due to social distancing there are less customers, so less staff required) and the tablet-based ordering system used by the staff appeared to keep crashing.

Not totally sure the use of a QR reader in the middle of the table to scan and then use your own phone totally works (phone screen very small and a bit of a faff to go back and forward between the multiple menu pages). Instead, disposable paper menus would work better.

NA
NadineA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I felt very safe, social distancing was observed, staff all had on face mask. Food was great

YL
YanL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

SUPER BAD service. I don't think the customer should pay the 14% service charge accordingly.

BC
BillyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The lunch deal advertised was fairly misleading as most items require adding a sur charge which add up to be quite a lot over the original cost.

Food was good though in all fairness.

m
michellem
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We love the food in Yauatcha, service was a little slow at times, overall we had a great meal.
However at this current time we were not happy about 9 people on the table next to us.

CH
CorinneH
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my birthday meal, had such a lovely time, food is outstanding service was very good

CC
CorinnaC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic evening, divine food. Great service. Definitely recommend.

RP
vipRoneilP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went there - they allow drunk people /college students in causing lines table wasn’t ready for 15 mins- lines at the desk- when we were seated no one came to us to take a drink order for 35 mins - requested time leave due to poor service- pathetic from the people there on this day. Ruining the hakassan brand image.

B
Becky
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service and food Good although duck was a little dry. And since when was service charge 14% optional I know but always difficult to dispute when already added to the bill.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The selection you get for the actual offer is very limited. The dim sum is definitely better than everything else.

AD
AmyDrage
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The only thing I’d recommend is to limit smoking for the time being. We were seated outdoors and that was great, all tables socially distanced etc, but a group then came near us by the balcony to smoke, blowing smoke in our direction. Considering the current coronavirus situation this was a bit annoying and potentially dangerous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prior to lockdown I used to visit yautcha at least once a month I love it here !!! Nothing has changed everything is just the way it was including the atmosphere . For a Tuesday night it was lively and they are adhering to the social distancing rules - service was top notch as always

CR
CarolinaR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. All the flavours and very filling. Great portions and great service.

LS
LyndsayS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this restaurant and the food was superb as was the service. Ambience quiet but down to the current Covid 19 situation so didnt expect anything else !

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Cons:
Service was poor..
We asked water but no one served.

Pros:
Food was amazing.



Overall:
we definitely expected more from this restaurant. Again, Disappointed at service standards.

E
Emma
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Be mindful that they charge 14% service fees nowadays due to covid. This is on top of already expensive menu. The set menu is not truly "set". You typically have to pay quite a lot of extra money to get the good ones.

MC
MattC87
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

While the Dim sum And cocktails were as good as it always is I thought some of the mains weren’t as good as usual. This may be down to circumstances around COVID, but I didn’t think quality is what it was and given this isn’t a cheap restaurant it has to be right every time. Service was also patchy.

K
Kingoftwicks
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Over priced

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening, with excellent food

AN
AdamN
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was excellent as always but the service was disappointing, with things out of order, lack of consistency on the experience - I understand things are getting back up to speed but the experience was disappointing

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

fantastic experience

SA
SandrineA
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

this restaurant is amazing with a lot of choice. Too much actually too difficult to choose.

A
vipAmir
London
39 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Disappointing. Waiter did not seem interested/motivated/helpful. Did not know what ingredients were in the dishes. Accepts booking with children/infants but does not provide high chairs despite having a baby changing room.

Food was actually very good but the poor service really let it down.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brilliant service. Great location. Slightly limited on veggie options.

h
hungrygirl
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was tasty but quite expensive for the portion size. Unfortunately the service was poor - it was difficult to get the waiter's attention at all points during the evening.

MM
MariaM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food. I was disappointed that the staff were not wearing masks. The experience would have been much more relaxing if there were. Having waiters talking over you and lean over to put food down without masks is quite worrying. Overall great experience but would have preferred better safety measures in place.

MH
MatthewH
Las Vegas
1 review