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.

Specials

Tou Chan: 4 courses & a glass of champagne £45

...from a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 9 people

Starts: January 20, 2020

Ends: March 31, 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00PM-10:30PM
Fri 12:00PM-5:00PM 9:00PM-10:30PM
Sat 6:00PM-11:00PM

Weekend Yum Cha

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 9 people

Starts: June 1, 2019

Ends: March 31, 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-4:00PM
Sat 12:00PM-3:30PM

What 1665 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The staff was really sweet and helpful and the food was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, little bit loud but what a great restaurant

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good as always. However, just lost some of its personal touch maybe as the normal manageress wasn't on today. Normally go through the dim sum starters with a soup and duck and give the mains a miss. Normally are asked if we want the soup first but today just bombarded with everything which felt like they were in a rush to get us off the table. Given it was empty after 230 left the impression that it wasn't necessary and a little bit of thought wouldn't have gone amiss. Food was great as per normal but dont forget the quality of service which brings clients like me back again and again.

k
London
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Went for the weekend yum cha lunch menu and it was amazing value for lots of food and drinks. Less noisy and crowded compared to the outlet in Soho, so the atmosphere feels more relaxed. However, since it was quite busy that particular day, the service was slightly slower. Yet I still feel that the sevice could afford to the better as sometimes it was difficult to get the wait staff's attention. Perhaps they could take more initiative and anticipate their needs.

N
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The new year menu was not great value, the 2 main dishes are not good enough , dim sums are good

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent location,superb food with the best desserts ever(strawberry cheesecake)

L
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was great, we had various dim sum dishes and the waiter was right to stop us ordering more , we had plenty. Service very friendly.
Only negative was that our table for 2 was close to the tables on either side.

D
London
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food lacked flavour, plain and very average. Price is

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good lunch time meal before going back to the office. Food came quickly so we were able to dine within 45 minutes. Waiters were attentive, food was excellent and it was reasonably priced. Definitely will take a visit to the Soho branch

IS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Awful service. Was meeting my boyfriend’s parents the first time. We are Chinese. Grew up eating dimsum our entire lives. I have a dairy sensitivity. The maître d’ at the restaurant who NEVER cracked a smile was not only not sympathetic, he was generally a dick about it. He tried to tell me 90% of dim sum has dairy in it, which I know is a lie. When I asked him to go into the kitchen and ask the chefs to tell me what type of dairy is in the dishes, he went into the kitchen and came back and told me the same thing without clarification. The dim sum seems mostly frozen, so I’m not sure why he couldn’t just read the packaging. Also if you order a pot of Pu er tea there for £12, they apparently throw away the leaves and don’t allow you to add more water...Which seems extremely wasteful to me.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went there with my girlfriend and she loved it

GC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and i visited on the 11th Jan for an anniversary dinner.
The service was brilliant and the team were very attentive. Specifically one member of the waiting team asked if we had any dietary requirements to which we advised we were vegetarian. When the complimentary appetiser was served, he was very quick to remove one of the dips from the table as it contained fish.

All of the food we ordered was served quickly and was perfect. We couldnt resist ordering a dessert after either!
The dessert we ordered arrived and looked incredible. After a mouthful or 2 i noticed what looked like a hair. I raised this with the waiter, the dessert was removed and replaced with a brand new one. A manager then approached to say she had looked into it and though it was not a hair (it was a fiber from banana skin) she was very sorry it had caused concern. We weren't all too bothered in the first place as we both know mistakes happen but it was appreciated that she approached us personally.

After paying up we were preparing to leave and the same manager rushed towards us and handed us a small bag of macarons each as a gesture after the banana fiber. This was thoughtful and was something i would consider as unrequired but extremely well recieved.

All in all i would reccomend the restaurant to anyone who is a fan of this cuisine. The team were efficient, professional and well mannered.

It made our anniversary meal really enjoyable and we would like to visit again as soon as possible!

Thank you team

H
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredibly tasty food. Waiter was very knowledgable about the menu. Really good wine. Would recommend to anyone! As expected in London it wasn’t cheap but when you get what you get for when the food is that tasty!

JS
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for my husband's birthday. The set menu was excellent. My daughter said that the crispy aromatic duck she had was the best she ever tasted. Excellent service. Recommended for a special treat.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Designer bag was damaged due to the carelessness and incompetence of the staff managing the cloakroom

AH
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The location and setting of this venue is great. Right in the middle of the city and great for an evening visit. Fairly easy to find as long as you have google maps but nicely hidden away in Broadgate Circle. The ambience inside the restaurant is very relaxing and easy going. Me and my wife and 2 young children were warmly welcomed here. It's always difficult with young children and although they didnt have a highchair but everything else was very accomodating about this place. Food choices and menu offered a wide selection of unique dishes and glad to see set menus available to help decide a good selection and amount of food. Although, would have been nice if the restaurant had been a bit more flexible on the set menu as i had offered to pay extra to change one of the options. Service was a little slow from our waiter and his mood seemed a little off. A nice smile and pleasant attitude goes a long way. Food was brought to the table in reasonable timing and of very good standard. This is not the first time i've been to this restaurant chain so i knew what to expect. Waiter was too eager to clear the table and remove things and it's not nice to be rushed. Overall this was a thoroughly enjoyed evening with great food and ambience. Thank you for the special desert treat to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal tonight great food, great atmosphere, great cocktails A+

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We booked at 9pm and they advised the kitchen closing after ordering at 10. We were chiosing the desserts from the window and in the meantime thery were cleaning it taking them away without giving us the time to watch. After all 12 portion of dim sum and no Wine 184£!!!
Not totally positive for me

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! The cheung fun was lovely!

SB
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I move Yauatcha but am not a fan of the city branch. Food is great - but all (c.10 dishes) came at once, within about 10 minutes of ordering. Music was too loud with the acoustics to actually hear what anyone was saying

RS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

They run out of chocolate dessert, pretty poor for a high end restaurant

AL
London
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent but a bit odd over priced

T
London
39 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Second time to the city restaurant and what an absolutely awful experience. Booked for 8pm through this site and requested for a quiet table. We were sat down in between two large groups and told straight away we had to order before 8.30pm as the kitchen closed. We weren’t told when we made the booking that the kitchen closed this early. We waited 30m for our drinks. It all felt rushed and just a substandard service for this standard restaurant. He had a small table with no room for all our dishes and main- our main was brought out before the small dishes. The manager came over once when we complained we had waited 30m for our drinks and then didn’t come over again. They had run out of some dishes by 8pm. Our bill was wrong and included two dishes we didn’t order and I requested the 13% service was taken off. Whilst I was complaining to the waiter he just walked off !! The table next to us heard my complaint and agreed they had the same issue. Just an awful experience - all on Xmas Eve !!! Poor service and ambience - if it wasn’t for the food and my previous good experience I would never come back. Let down !

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding. A little pricey but acceptable for the quality

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was horrible. Attitude of staff was unpleasant.

FJ
London
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Appalling service. We waited for 40 minutes for our prebooked table, and the staff were rude and dismissive. Admittedly we were 8 minutes late arriving, but that is no excuse. The food was excellent , a shame that the people who serve it are so poor.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we had a fantastic dinner!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Slow service, noisy and rowdy people everywhere

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is lovely. Service is nice. Location also perfect. Waitress happened to spout out the drink to my friends coats. Manager gave us 4 macarons as gift. That is so nice. And the macarons tastes fabulous using some Chinese traditional deserts ingredients. I will definitely buy some next time.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the food the staff are very polite and attentive despite the busy period . I have been many tines the food standard is always the same hats off to the chef he never disappoints

BT
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, very good dishes with a good taste. The location and venue is very nice. The indoor ambiance could be a bit better though. It doesn’t feel as authentic as the basement floor at the soho branch.

MZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very tasty food and good service.
Too bad for the very loud music

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Experience was quite rushed. Price was a little steep for what we got - we went for the set menu.

CL
London
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food is always superb.

Whilst very friendly, the staff struggle with the number of tables and this means service is often very (very) slow and a bit chaotic.

AK
London
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

nom nom nom nom nom
...and plenty of good teas and fancy desserts

RP
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible Yum Cha Sunday meal. So many courses that were interesting and special! Was there for my girlfriends birthday and they didn't disappoint. They even brought out a candle with two desserts unannounced which was a great touch.

The best chinese meal I've ever had to be honest. Will be going again!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food