Yauatcha City

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£25 and under
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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.

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 1774 People Are Saying
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DougalB
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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Mazzmo
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CM
ColinM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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NadineA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

YL
YanL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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

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BillyC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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michellem
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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CorinneH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CorinnaC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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CarolinaR
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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 !

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kingoftwicks
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Over priced

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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

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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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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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
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were concerned that no waiting staff wore any masks and we would therefore not recommend at risk groups visit the restaurant. It did make us concerned about safety as we had elderly (93 years old) parents with us.

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AndrewH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal fully up to my expectations. Very pleasant environment and ambience. It was a birthday meal. Was in Fortnum when they knew it was a birthday occasion, a piece of cake and candle appeared towards the end. Maybe Yauatcha could do something, such as a complimentary drink. We spent over £500 on the two of us, was a special meal, perhaps something complementary might have been offered? The waiters/manager didn’t ask any questions to pick up the vibe.
Was all fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I am normally a big Yauatcha fan; we therefore thought to support them when they opened and were really looking forward to our visit. However, while the seafood was excellent as usual there was very little choice when it came to vegetarian and when we asked for some variation there was no flexibility and we were told that ‘both the manager and the chef would be unhappy about any changes’ (we asked for additional peanuts which were on some dishes and were told there were none, there was no tofu even though it was listed on the menu etc.). It was basically different versions of cooking the same mushrooms and expensive fried rice. With the additional 14 percent service charge we were made feel we were doing them an honor by eating there rather than being customers; especially our main waiter was rather unfriendly and pouty - not the usual excellent friendly service. It was supposed to be a culinary and sensual highlight which it what it normally is but it was rather an expensive disappointment.

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SusanP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was soooo so lovely to eat fabulous food again at one of my favourite restaurants after so many months at home. It was a real treat. We were there as a party of 6 family members. Everyone, particularly the managers on Sunday were so friendly. The service from Francesco was perfect, the food was superb as always, and all of the social distancing rules had been adhered to. I felt very safe and cared for. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great to be back!

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JermaineF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

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vipAnais7
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
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 on 11 July 2020
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