Yauatcha City

4.5
1153 reviews
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£25 and under
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Chinese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Wednesday: 12pm - 10.30pm
Thursday - Saturday: 12pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm (from 7th Oct until 22nd Dec - with special Yum Cha menu only)
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Phone number
020 3817 9888
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Liverpool street station
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Bar/Lounge, Full Bar

Special Offers

Yum Cha Dim Sum Menu £29 per person

Choose six Dim Sum – or five Dim Sum and a dessert.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 14 October 2018

Ends: 23 December 2018

Availability: Sun 10:00-16:00

Tasting menu including a glass champagne £38 per person

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 10 September 2018

Ends: 10 November 2018

Availability: Mon-Wed 12:00-16:30 17:00-22:15
Thu-Fri 12:00-16:30 17:00-18:00 21:30-23:00
Sat 12:00-16:30 17:00-23:00

Supreme Saturday Menu: From £52

£52pp including a cocktail & ½ bottle Wine per person (or £58pp including a cocktail & ½ champ per person). Dishes are subject to change.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 7 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 7 people

Starts: 31 August 2017

Ends: 21 December 2018

Availability: Sat 12:00-17:00

What 1153 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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AB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Good food. Good service. Nice atmosphere - fancy. The staff kindly noted it was a birthday occasion and brought a small dessert with a candle and the words 'Happy Birthday' written on the plate. Would recommend for those who do not mind spending a lot of money. However, if you are looking for good value for money, this might not be the place for you.

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s
London
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Yauatcha City branch, the food was really good, and great presentation. Service was attentive. Took two friends from out of town and it was one friend's first Dim Sum experience and the bar is set quite high now. Highly recommend!

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AM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent greeting from the front to going upstairs and being seated. Table was booked for 5:30 and we were there at least 20 mins early but didn’t have to wait to be seated. However to place an order took a little longer and had to look around from our seats until someone came over, but after that the service was on point and it was brilliant. It was my partners birthday and when booking the table I added a note for them which they acknowledged through confirming my booking and as well as following through which was great.

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CL
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Got off to a poor start this time. Shown to a dark corner table up against a wall. Then taken to the window seat I had asked for. Very slow to take our order, and then brought food before we had received our cocktails. Once the maitre d got himself together, things got back to normal. Super Saturdays are indeed super. Menu changes little, but is always delicious. They've cancelled the after dinner cocktails now, but the £52 menu is still wonderful.
We ordered a second bottle of the house wine which comes with the meal, without checking the price. Ouch! £37:00. Also a 13% service charge, which with 2 espressos bumped our meal for 3 to £225.
Super Saturdays are for special occasions.

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A
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place with great food. But it was always hard to find waiter because they were always busy.

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XG
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Excellent food and decoration.
But put off by the service, some of the staffs can be more professional and friendly.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, always deliver on food and service!
1£ added « optional » donation is most enjoying. If you decline it they have to redo the bill which puts you in an ackward position.
A sort of forced donation. Totally unnecessary !

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed the food at Yauatcha, the food was good as always and the set menu was good value for money.

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Great service but the food was very average. Cannot even compare the food with Yautcha Soho. We were very disappointed with the food. I will not be going back to this Yautcha City anytime soon.

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TS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A repeat visitor, but the quality of food and service keeps one coming back. Not the cheapest place to dine, but there are no complaints given the quality and taste of the food. Good cocktail selection too!

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding food. Nothing to complain about. The service, however, was only decent. They seemed very busy and it was difficult to even get the waiter's attention.

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y
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the set menu. Really good value for money. Will definitely go back!

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great portion size! Loved it!!!!!

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HC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Tasty food. A bit pricey. Service was a bit a varied, some people were excellent, attentive and helpful; others unfriendly. The overall vibe was not as relaxed as I expected.

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always!

We enjoyed a friend’s get together night at yauatcha. Our friends didn’t know this place and they loved it!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, a little on the expensive side but there was absolutely nothing we could complain about... only the fact we can’t come back until we’ve saved up enough money and are feeling rich again. Then we shall most definitely return. Oh to be a banker in the city of London.

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MV
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great tasting menu - dim sum, chicken, prawns, baby pakchoi and rice were sublime. Dessert pastries not that great. We also had to wait over half an hour before we were served. We arrived on time and seated on time but then rushed at the end as they were busy and so slow on presenting our food. We went for tasting menu.

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F
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Yauatcha is a place I've come to at least 10 times over the years. I do enjoy the food.
Today the service was a bit rubbish. Just slow, and not attentive.
The starters were amazing as always namely the Cheung Fung, wagyu beef puff. The mains were so-so at best. I think I'd have better mains at a local Chinese takeaway. I'm not being flippant. It just wasn't remotely special. The spicy tofu is their own tofu dish and it's not good. The Pak choi was still hard.

I may have ordered badly for mains but Min Jiang (an equivalent high-end Chinese restaurant) would have good tofu.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The dumplings were delicious, the cocktails weren’t as nice as I would have hoped and the lobster was okay. Pudding was incredible! Our server was very odd and quite brash which slightly ruined the experience.

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HP
London
30 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never disappoints, such a great selection - could come here again and again!

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E
London
33 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a selection of dim sum which was all very good topped off by some very well made espresso martinis for dessert.

This restaurant is a very loud and bustling restaurant full of city crowds so not one for an intimate date/business dinner.

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AW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Music too loud, ruined the mood. Food was good for dim sum in Europe. Service average at best

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MY
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We found the low ceiling made the place hot and stuffy and very noisy. Food is over priced and several of the main courses were far too sweet to be authentic Chinese food. I would recommend the soft shell crab and pulled pork though. For a high end restaurant we expected better quality food.

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ML
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Can't fault the food. Everything was spectacular.

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KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, yummy food, best desserts in town. The atmospehere is awesome

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love the food it never disappoints. Always busy and full of city folk but don’t let that put you off.

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MA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best food tasty very good u should there, will be there soon again yummy

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed all the food, absolutely loved the cocktails too!!!!

We will definitely be returning!!!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hard to fault - sublime food, excellent service. We had not been to the City branch before but will definitely return.

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E
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I would massively recommend the seafood black truffle dim sum

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CB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and fantastic service. This restaurant never fails to disappoint.

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ER
London
76 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We booked the Open Table at £38 including the glass of champagne. As happens nearly every time there is a special deal, when you get the restaurant, they fail to give you the Open Table deal. I found the £35 set menu and we went for this instead, but I forgot about the champagne, so we kind of lost out. It annoys me when restaurants do not offer what you have booked. I emailed them about it and they have agreed to offer us a glass of champagne each when we come back. We enjoyed the food. The service was not great, they were busy but we never saw the same waiter twice, which I don't like, I prefer to build up a rapport with one or two waiters.

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Table booking and the follow up was done very professionally.

Food quantity was decent, but the presentation was very ordinary. Food preparation was mediocre. Desert which was served with the tasting set menu was very disappointing, they didn’t even check what one would be interested to try. It mostly felt like they just wanted to clear their shelf off. Desert presentation was quite good but not impressive. Felt it was a rip off. Even champagne which they served was below average.

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j
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Booked a table at 7.30 but had it after 8.15pm. First-round drinks were free but we do prefer if we could get the table on time.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was delicious, highly recommend

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VQ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with 3 girls for Saturday Supreme. Amazing value for a lovely cocktail to start. My favourite was Eart Asia. We had steamed dumplings then fried dumpling then mains and dessert with half a bottle of champagne each. So nice to have the dumpling served as 4 portions so we all got set each. Think there were 5 steamed items. Then 4 or 5 fried dumplings. The main courses were really nice too. We had the pork, lobster and beef. We were stuffed but still managed to finish the desserts. We all shared. My favourite was the chocolate cookie.

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and incredible service , will definatly be back

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Two simple requests were forgotten and had to be chased. Half of our food arrived 20 mins after the rest and again had to be chased twice to receive all of it (even though all were ordered at the same time and were part of the same course). Very disappointing overall.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with my Dad and we had the best time! Was great food and considering how much you got it wasn’t a bad price!!

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