Yauatcha City

4.5
1338 reviews
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Chinese
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  • 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.

Special Offers

Tasting menu including a glass champagne £40 per person

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 12 February 2019

Ends: 30 March 2019

Availability: Mon-Tue 12:00-22:15
Wed-Fri 12:00-17:00
Sat 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: 10 June 2019

Availability: Sat 12:00-17:00

What 1338 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Firm favourite for family birthdays. Great food and lively atmosphere.

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

Hi. Your service is exellent and I liked the two kinds of dim sum very much.
I've expected the traditional Mont Blanc so I was a bit dissapointed.
The totall experience was good and I'll definitely recommend my friends.
Thanks,
Odelya

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AK
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Friendly staff and lots of them but not enough to top up our wine which was a short walk away in an ice bucket. The food didn't live up to expectations, the dim sum not as good as we expected for the high price. Price per head came to just under £50 for 5 dim sum, 1 main course, 1 btl of wine and 1 soft cocktail. Best to go to the Shard if you are looking for a oriental dining experience.

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M
London
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing Chinese cuisine....the signature prawns wrapped in beancurd is a must try....a little pricey but prolly the best Chinese you will ever taste

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m
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second time at Yauatcha City and it's absolutely fantastic. It was a special evening for me and my guest and the staff really did their best to make the evening special for us, thank you!
Everything on the menu is delicious, especially the dim sum (their signature cheung fun is another level), the chicken with cashews and their signature noodle dish.
Very quiet for being a Saturday evening.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, very good experience.
Loved cocktails, dim sums. Not impressed with pork with mushrooms and truffles as pork belly was way too fatty..
Was a bit worried of previously reported lound music, but I have an impression they've reduced the volume:) Looking forward to my next visit!

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JG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoying the Saturday brunch menu which was incredible value! Will be back again :)

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with amazing service.

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LB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as usual. Food always fantastic. Service also great. Highly recommended

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M
London
49 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure, food was delicious and a fantastic birthday lunch

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MY
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Half the menu was not available.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and service but the noise level was too high

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CG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely service (smooth up selling!), food was great but expensive food & wine options- good for a special occasion

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a
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely - unless you're ravenous you probably don't need to go for the tasting menu. For 2 people, 3 dim sum and 2 shared main courses plus dessert was more than enough to satisfy - would also recommend the tea menu

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a
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

There are several reasons to recommen Yauatcha City, fits and foremost the food is top qualily and full of flavours, secondly the location is imoressive rising above Broadgate Circle and finally the atmosphere is buzzing. My only criticism on this occasion is that our last dish came very late after we had demolished the first 5 dishes. I know there is no sequence to the arrival of dishes but you'd think there would not be such a wide gap between the penultimate and ultimate dish. Something to work on.

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PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual great food and Service what you would expect coming to Yauatcha. We had a great table and really enjoyed the evening.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Venison puff amazing as usual. Dessert delicious

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at Yauatcha was great! Came here for my partners birthday and all the staff made it very special. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to celebrate something special or looking for great dimsum in London.

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ND
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In my experience, excellent Chinese food is hard to find but Yauatcha is one of rare exceptions. I've been a couple of times now, admittedly for just the City lunch menu but on both occasions the food has been simple and devastatingly effective. Probably just as it should be. The dim sum were very hearty for small bites and suitably enjoyable. Beef in black bean sauce where the beef doesn't have the consistency of prawns is far rarer than it should be, but fortunately it was cooked perfectly. Similarly the chicken was well cooked, sumptuous and delightful. Macaroons made for a conducive end to the meal, given the time of day. The service was flawless and the location always a pleasure. See you soon and thanks.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Excellent food but unfortunately we have been served by a waiter so rude, unpolite and not professional that I couldn’t believe it
At the end I refrained from telling of this experience with a restaurant manager because I did not want to spoil my evening.
I was surprised also to find the 13%tip included in my bill without even being previously asked if everything was fine.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I've been a regular client to Yauatcha since a few years. Today they disappointed me very much. They served the main course in different time. This can happen, but when we complained, they said that it's because they have two kitchens. Why would we care? Then they asked if we want a dessert which we didn't. We got some cookies as an apology anyway. They should have taken something off the bill but they badly wanted to avoid that. I though that regular customers mean more to them. Still 3 stars for the other times when they did ok.

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JY
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as usual! Had my usual favourite... soft shell crab, cheung fan with tofu skin, crispy duck salad, scallop siu mai... all very delicious

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Exceptional food as usual, good customer service despite busy night.

Tables too close to each other, loud ambient makes it impossible to have a nice conversation.

This hampers the experience which is below expectation for a place of this standard.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and the waiter was so attentive and did a great job explaining everything to us. He also gave us free Macarons for my birthday :)

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n
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, nice decor, delicious food, but too noisy!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super super super amazing! My friends and I love all the dishes.

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Iv visited this restaurant a number of times, no matter day or evening the service and food has been lovely, always a clean plate. But a word of warning it’s all so good you could easily overeat.enjoy

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DR
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had fun here; it’s a lively restaurant with a dynamic vibe. As a hick from the sticks, it felt very ‘London’ to me. Great wait staff, impressively multicultural and all knowing the menu fully and able to give appropriate advice. They were friendly and engaged, and really made the experience positive. The food was good - nicely made, good value for money (in the context of the venue/city), enjoyable. I’d certainly eat here again.

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TH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Very expensive
Been ill ever since eating here
Would not recommend to anyone
Ordered 2 starters 3 arrived
Ordered a rice with noodles
Rice never arrived
Asked for a white wine and lemonade
White wine and soda water came
£80 for a lot of rubbish
Never again

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PT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience for my boyfriends birthday! Cocktails were amazing!

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c
London
42 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The yauatcha in City seems to be just ever so clumsy compared to the branch in soho

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NG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

continues to offer and maintain high standard of food and service. it gets really busy at lunchtime but that's inevitable with this location. However, it would be good to have tables just ever so slightly further apart so it does not feel like you are sharing everything with people on then table next to you.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We had the £60 tasing menu which was a mess. Some of the individual dishes were tasty but the overall experience was not fine dining in any way.

Different parts arrived at different times and there was no explanation to each dish. No explanation on how to each dish or with what. Very disappointing..

I would expect a lot more from a £200 meal. Yauatcha really needs to step up it's game!

To top it off - the chilli squid tasted of cake..

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a perfect Chinese restaurant, good environment and smile service. Overall, the food is delicious and beautiful. LIKE IT

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Michelin star priced food where quality of food was average at best. Simply couldn't justify the price of this food. Felt like the food was all very quickly pre-prepared and could have been microwaved! It completely missed the essence of an authentic dim sum restaurant. We were also denied the ability to change a small starter of the same value in our £75 per head set menu. The rationale was that they could only deliver 3 items when the set menu was for 2 items. Surprised they were unable to only cook two items - makes you feel that it is all completely pre-made out of a packet.

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r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great to end up in Yauatcha on a Friday afternoon enjoying a late lunch knowing you're done for the day and the sun is shining, top food, top service and top location

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pork and bean curd cheng, lobster and tamago and monkfish cheeks dumplings!

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EC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Over priced, soggy dim sum, under cooked meat and noisy. There are many more places with much more ambiance and better quality food than here

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

sooooo delicious! My friend and I had a great time there!

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PT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first date and I been here by friend recommendation. The place is so good. The waitress that was serving us was so attentive and in the same time left us time to talk and decided what we like to eat. It was busy and now I understood why... good food and great level of service. Definitely I will be back soon

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