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Yauatcha Soho

4.1
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6050 reviews
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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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available

Offers

Brunch - Four drinks and a 3 course Ritual menu £59pp

Oct 14-31, 2020·Sun 11:00-16:00, Sat 11:00-16:00

Offer will include four drinks from a selection of cocktails and wine, one dim sum, wok dish, side and dessert per person.

London Restaurant Festival: 3 courses and glass of Champagne £29pp

Oct 14-31, 2020·Mon-Fri 12:00-16:00

Taste of Yauatcha – Fixed 3 course menu and Champagne £29pp – Offer will include a welcome glass of Champagne, dim sum, wok dish, side and dessert per person.

London Restaurant Festival: 3 courses and glass of Champagne £42pp

Oct 14-31, 2020·Sun-Thu 12:00-21:30, Fri-Sat 12:00-16:45

Explore Your Yauatcha - 3 courses and Champagne £42pp – Offer will include a welcome glass of Champagne, two dim sum, wok dish, side and dessert per person.

What 6050 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.4
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3.8
service
3.9
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3.7
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipianF
London
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food really excellent but not cheap.
Waiters not keeping their distance.
Menu choices complicated

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JeremyF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fine cuisine in the modern neo-Chinese style. Excellent dim sum at the time we ate (14.00), and subtle green jasmine tea. Attentive (but not over-enthusiastic) service. Reasonable distancing, although the table alongside us was a little close. Noisy background music required slightly raised voices when ordering, and in conversation.

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ChrisAml
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The service was poor. It was a struggle to get any sort of service. Very disappointed seeing as I have been coming for almost a decade

SG
SharonG
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks and atmosphere. The staff are amazing. They looked after us incredible well!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We were there to celebrate birthday - food was amazing as always, however the interior of the restaurant wasn’t great as I expected. I’d only been to the City one which looks nicer, I wasn’t sure if it’s because COVID the restaurant made some changes to the layout and decoration, but we were sitting on the ground floor which looks like a waiting area rather than actual restaurant, the table wasn’t comfortable and lighting wasn’t nice. It wasn’t great experience for a special occasion. However we were still happy with the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Poor service despite lots of people moving around. Restaurant feels past it’s prime. Food was fine but not great.

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vipMaria
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great especially the crispy duck!!! !!

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Vyonn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tried the explore menu. Too many dishes required to pay an additional price; the dim sums were fine, but the staple dishes like fried rice and noodles were not worth it.

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vipBobbimidnight
London
57 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best and most varied dim sum in London. Great cocktails, too.

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OyinkansolaO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food good as always but found the staff very slow and not very friendly

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Wendy
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing and we had a good waiter he was so lovely

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Zanzibar
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday lunch. The food was extremely good. We had 4 dim sum between 2 of us to start with, which was plenty as they do vary in size between 3 pieces and 10 pieces. Then 2 mains, some steamed vegetables and egg fried rice. We were pleasantly full and had no room for the desserts, which looked so good.

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DanielaM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Yauatcha has been my favourite restaurant for over 8 years, but I will now never go back. The consistency was always there, but this time I knew things had changed. The recipes and quality of ingredients had changed and were super disappointing.

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vipDiningwitme
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and the ambience never disappoint me! Outstanding food, everything is always delicious. Service is good sometimes they are really busy it takes longer for drinks. Cocktails are some of the best I ever tasted. Everyone is really nice

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Aysia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This restaurant has changed significantly in the few years since I last visited. The quality of food has plummeted yet the price has stayed the same. Worse than my favourite local Chinese takeaway at triple the cost. Extremely disappointed in the lack of social distancing and mask adherence by the staff despite the appearance of following guidelines with temperature test and app scanning on entry. Server would pull his mask off his face and lean over to talk to me as the music was so loud. Another hakkasan rip off it seems; concerned with making money over providing a quality experience.

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MarkB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was good overall, but we the soft shell crab dish should have been crispy which inspite of sending it back came back a little soggy.... There was no social distancing being observed within the restaurant, tables are usually very close together at Yauatcha and unfortunately this was not changed to make the venue covid secure...

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JoanneJ
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Last time we visited Yauatcha was 2015 when it held Michelin star.
Restaurant has changed somewhat since then, food was good but restaurant standard inside had gone down which is disappointing

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vipMukmuud
London
30 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

They’ve hiked up the prices again.

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Cross
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Unless you are feeling charitable or someone else is paying the bill avoid this restaurant. You are not only paying for the meal and service you get, it seems you are also covering the cost of lost revenue from the pandemic. Fixed menu is full of add in prices, the so-called dessert is a thumb sized joke of a tester the supermarkets give out while trying out new products. The highlight of the food was baby pakchoi. The rest was mediocre. The three women sitting next to us were carefree about their loudness and no one bothered to warn them.

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JonathanH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely interesting food.

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Shayan
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I needed to choose a place to celebrate two birthdays and graduations in these difficult times, and this restaurant was exceptional. The food was delicious and the drinks were perfect.

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Gritchin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal. Everything was cooked brilliantly and the set menus allow for a lot of small dishes.

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Richards5
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, will definitely go again. Superb 👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly authentic and high quality Cantonese dimsum in a modern restaurant setting. Great service too.

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KrisW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food. The person I brought loved it as well

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AnnabelleS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious dim sum. Amazing vegan options, absolutely loved the mushroom boa and the truffle stir fried veggies. One star off because the staff kept bringing food to the wrong tables and they felt a little bit all over the place. But that was the only negative. Over all very delicious !

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AnaP
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Until our last visit, Yauatcha was our favourite place for dim sum, sadly not anymore, the over taste of truffle oil in most of the dishes kills the flavour of prawns and lobster in the steam dishes. The music was quite loud most important it's becoming very pricey (early dinner for 2 adults and 2 small children £250) we used to pay no more than £200 for 4 adults.

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vipMatthew
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A mix of classic dishes and imaginative twists. Worth it for venison puffs alone! One of London's best

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LauraK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, good service - definitely one of my favourite restaurants!

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Charles
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Due to COVID-19 conditions the atmosphere has changed considerably....

In addition, there has been a significant increase in prices which actually makes the restaurant poor value now....,,

I will not be rushing back to eat, which is a shame as I have been a loyal client for many years

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vipkittykitty17
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We dined for a special occasion, with a special request and they didn't acknowledge them. It's disappointing.

For a 1 star michelin, this was just the worst ever we've ever experienced. The service and ambience were poor, there was no social distancing whatsoever between the tables, nor when we queuing outside in the rain to get in - they didn't even ask us to track and trace?! Operations and execution were just poor. For anyone to have a nice dining experience and expect a michelin quality food and service, the management should have adjusted the table seating and restricted the availability of menus at certain times i.e. don't allow people to go for Harmony / Ceremony menu, because it would take more than 2 hours to go through it. But they didn't. They want of course the money, so they allow you to choose it, and they then try to shove everything in the table so quick, you can't enjoy the food, leaving no gap between courses, to an extent that they asked us for our dessert 950pm, 10 mins before closing time, only to get given something that we didn't order because apparently there were no more of what we wanted?! We spent £413 and paid £207 per couple. Luckily we had great company, so it didn't feel as bad at the time and we just had to push the issues to the side. But now, having reflected on it, I would never go back nor would I recommend for anyone to go dinner time. Avoid at all cost. Not worth the penny.

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Ammara
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very disappointed with the social distancing measures. The tables felt too close and there were too many people in one space. Going to the bathrooms was a nightmare with people queuing! We felt overly exposed! Not returning anytime soon.

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Aaaaa
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The food and experience were no worth the prices charged.

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Rebecca
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yauatcha soho is one of my favourite places to eat when I go to London. The food is outstanding, service is great and they don’t keep you waiting too long. I’m vegan And my family are meat eaters and never disappoints.

LM
vipLeeM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A special anniversary lunch in a great place. Excellent dim sum, duck and desserts!
My only complaint was that my Mongolian lamb was very fatty and when I asked the waitress if that was always the case, she said ‘yes’, which was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service, however we were a table or 6 and seated at a table which would cover 5 people at a push.

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Eve1
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely anniversary meal

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RubyM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

beautiful sleek restaurant with a buzzing london atmosphere. staff very polite and helpful. food was outstanding, best chinese i’ve had in a long time. However, it was a bit overpriced considering portion sizes. Would definitely come back.

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Lisa
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, beautifully presented.

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vipHameed
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I’ve been looking forward to coming to Yauatcha but I was very disappointed with the overall experience. The service was very poor- had to order drinks twice and remind the waiter. Once food arrived, no check up. They served me a different dessert than what I ordered because the other one was sold out, without asking me first.

Food quality was poor- it did not taste fresh and it seems it has been prepared a few hours before, if not the night before.

Decor was very basic and the chairs are uncomfortable. Acoustics of the space were bad as we had to speak loudly to hear each other even though we were on the same table.

Very overpriced for food and experience.

FAQs

Yauatcha Soho offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7494 8888.

Yauatcha Soho is rated 4.1 stars by 6050 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.