Yauatcha Soho

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£26 to £40
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Chinese
Yauatcha Soho, located in the heart of vibrant London, is an all-day dim sum teahouse offering a wide selection of modern authentic dim sum alongside European patisserie and an extensive range of teas, wine and cocktails. The design of the restaurant is a modern interpretation of the old Chinese teahouse. At the same time, the lighting and seating embodies the atmosphere of a vibrant ‘chatter shop’, similar to the traditional Hong Kong dim sum restaurants. The restaurant offers Cantonese dishes with a modern influence, with an extensive range of steamed, baked, grilled and fried dim sum such as Yauatcha’s signature dishes of Scallop shui mai and Venison puffs. The Taste of Yauatcha menu is designed for two people to share and is offered from Monday to Thursday between 2pm and 6pm for £28.88.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: Tasting menu & a cocktail £38

Set tasting menu including a cocktail from Yauatcha cocktail menu.

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 18:00-22:30
Mon-Tue 12:00-16:30 17:00-22:30
Wed-Thu 12:00-16:30 17:00-18:30 21:30-22:30
Fri 12:00-16:30 17:00-18:30

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OT
3 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE. I would not recommend this place.

The food was good however, there was a very rude waiter who refused to let us add hot water to our tea and when my father tried to pour hot water into his tea cup, the waiter came by and stopped him and scolded him.

Terrible service and honestly shocking. I have been to their other branch at Broadgate where it was lovely. This was an unpleasant experience.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very efficient service. Excellent food.

OT
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I have never ever complained at a restaurant but today I felt I had no choice. We ordered as soon as we arrived. Our starters took an hour to arrive and the mains took another 40 minutes. We were told we were only allowed the table for 2 hours so there was no time for dessert and we left. We complained to the manager who couldn’t care less. Not even an apology. Just another customer in and out. Go somewhere where the restaurant actually cares, forget the hype. Food was ok but forgettable. Take your money elsewhere.

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

Food was divine, we had a selection of dumplings followed by the roasted duck which I would totally recommend! We accompanied everything with two bottles of Italian red wine, a Sangiovese from 2017 which was very good.

SJ
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food has gone very downhill.
The service was slow and at times rude.
It is extremely overpriced.
Very noisy and low/uncomfortable chairs - not appropriate for dining.

GC
Surrey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food as always was very good.

Service was not good in comparison with previous visits.

However would still always recommend.

EL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I was incredibly disappointed. Brought my boyfriend for the first time having been before 3 years ago and absolutely loved it. This time however we ordered the supreme menu and the quality of the food was terrible, portions were too big for a tasting menu, the sauces on the sea food and pork tasted fake, the squid was cold chewy and covered in random shavings that weren’t in line with the dish, the puddings were very disappointing also. Really disappointing as I would always choose over Hakkasan due to area and ambience but I would now not go back sadly. Shame

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Table was not ready when we checked in for our reservation at 7PM with the hostess. She told us to go grab a drink at the bar. 15 mins later she completely forgot about us. Requested for a table upstairs in our reservation was not honored. Other than that service and food was good per usual.

CB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Poor service. Average food. Not good value for money.

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

We were seated at the table promptly, excellent service and great food!

AN
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated graduation here on Wednesday evening. Very good food. Would recommend

SZ
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately, we were served cold rice. We had the supreme set menu and were rather disappointed. Maybe a good place to drink and have some dim sum . Not bad , but far from amazing .

C
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant:- from the greeting when you first arrive to when you leave, distinguishes this place from so many other restaurants. As for the food - I never fail to over indulge because it’s so and I mean SO delicious. The ambiance is relaxed but classy with a lovely buzz. My first choice ever time!

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

Food was delicious, however service wasn’t great considering - our dishes took a long time to come. Overall we enjoyed it though

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Was expecting more from
A Michelin Star Restaurant.tasting menu was confusing had a party of 3 but only came in servings of 2 wanted 2 of 1 and another single of the more expensive item but was informed I could not do it even though was more
Expensive. Also got the same sized duck breast serving for 3 people as couples were getting for 2 people. Basically paid for something I did not get. Food was mediocre at best, especially coming from a
Strong Asian background...could
Have been way better for Asian fusion.

ET
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food just not good. Overpriced and just wish I hadn’t booked.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good

LP
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Love the food at yauatcha but the service this time was not up to scratch. We were a table of 6 but were sat on a 5 person table, when asked to move we were sat on another 5 person table and then had to wait ages for anyone to take our order. Also thought the wine was overpriced, whispering angle is under £40 in most places. Felt like they added £20 on just because they could. The wine was also kept at the other side of the restaurant and we had to keep asking for it! Not what you want when you have spent £60 on a bottle of wine. Food was still good as always.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Loud
Lots of dishes not available
Not the table i asked for

RR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I didnt enjoy the experience at all. Food didnt worth the price and was cold and the service was not good: we got a horrible table, the waiter didnt remember to add the candle in the dessert (it was a birthday dinner)...In addition we have to deal with several conflicts in the gable next to us between customers and waiters...very disapointing.

DO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I have been to Yauatcha more times than I can count over the years -- it's long been my favorite restaurant in London. This time, as always, the food, drinks and ambience were absolutely wonderful.

The service, however, for the first time ever, was definitely subpar. Our server didn't even come close to living up to the amazing, expert, fun service experience I had promised my friends. He didn't listen to us or pay attention to what we were asking for/saying to him, and he didn't seem as familiar with the menu or as invested in making our dining experience as special as every other server I've ever had was. Everyone at the meal agreed that the service was the only real disappointment of the meal.

One other point I wanted to mention is that for the first time ever at Yauatcha, I was given a time limit for our dinner. This may be usual at the restaurant now, but I've never experienced it before (including when I had my 14-person 40th birthday party there), and it made a dinner for 7 feel extremely rushed.

I will still come back, most likely, but having a dinner I organized at my favorite restaurant be this mixed an experience was extremely disappointing.

SB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

All good just a little slow on the drinks side but everything very lovely

YM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 3

A night of mistakes. We got a cold dish, and it took too long to re-heat. We didn't want it, anymore. Because we ordered the fixed menu, we paided as if we've eaten it all...
Also, the food is too sweet, and we shouldn't have ordered the fixed menu, apparently.

LD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Appalling service. I got my main course, my friend got her rice and then she was waiting more than 15 mins for her curry! No apology or explanation - we kept asking staff and were dismissed every time. Not what you would expect in a Michelin started restaurant. Would not go back.

DD
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YAUATCHA IS ONE OF MY MOST FREQUENTED RESTAURANTS. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS EXCELLENT. I WAS VERY HAPPY TO SEE MORE VEGAN DISHES AND A VEGAN SET MEAL. WILL COME BACK MANY TIMES MORE.

f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great place to meet up with friends. Visiting London from Los Angeles and will visit again on my next trip.

AS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, amazing and delicious food for everyone (vegetarian, vegan and normal food), lovely service, I recommend this place and I will go back.

D
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was appalling. I arrived for noon booking and told they weren’t open and I should wait outside as staff were in a meeting and they should have licked the door!
I had to request to see lunch menu only given a la Carte menu Had to beg fir the bill never cleared away plates a total mess! I don’t know what was going on but it was a very poor experience. And expensive at that certainly not for a business lunch when you’re unlikely to want to kick up a fuss

LH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food - a little on the pricey side.
Much prefer the downstairs area

F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was a bit slow and while we were asked to order more drinks several times, we had to keep asking for tap water to be brought to the table. Food very good though and the set menu is great value. Venison puff and mushroom roll dim sum are to die for!

y
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent . However, the ribeye in blackbean sauce was extremely salty and def not worth the money

SM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Not usually a restaurant I would get to but glad my client suggested it as the food was outstanding and wish I had tried more options. I found it pretty expensive but it is London so not surprising. Would definitely go back for a special occasion. Thanks for having me

DB
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

We arrived at 9pm for a reservation at 9pm but did not get a table until 9.30pm. Asked to wait in the bar, we ordered a bottle of wine were and then kept waiting while the barman said the bottle was being fetched from downstairs - only for him to take it from the fridge 2 feet behind him after we had waited 10 minutes.

i
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food, nice atmosphere but had to move table from the nicer area of the restaurant to one at the foot of the stairs as the air conditioning made it too cold. This new table was not in such a nice location and atmosphere was slightly ruined as a result. Service was really good previous times I've been but was a bit slow this time.

MF
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal .great table in ground floor .lovely we where not rushed .will go again great fun

BN
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Slow service, inattentive
Left with bad stomach the next day

KG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

BEST Restaurant in London.

We came back for our 5th anniversary and Yauatcha did not disappoint. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a spot for date night. I haven't been in almost 3 year besides last weekend and I will continue to still rave about it. Now living in london instead of visiting I will recommend it to anyone.

Such a treat, thank you to Yauatcha for such a fabulous ambiance.

Cannot fault this restaurant

IN
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We always come to Yauatcha as a family when they visit the UK.

We now have a little boy and I wish yauatcha could consider having high chairs at least during the day , on the weekend at leaast, which is when we made the booking for. The team have been considerate to change our table, and allow us to have a seat with the sofa.
Other than that, we still love the food very much and hope to come back as a family again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing. Service was a bit too slow for non food items like drinks

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best part is the food - so reliably delicious, thank you! Service extremely civilised and friendly. Staff went out of their way to accommodate our demanding guests issues and requests.

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