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.
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a
London
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was really great. Never disappoints !

ZI
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Service was awful!! It wasn’t like that before but this time they were rude and slow.

Food was perfect as always.

NB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and such great service!,

A
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food quality has dropped significantly. Been eating here for 10 years. Menu has been simplified some of the great dishes have gone.
Feels like the accountants have taken over.the kitchen

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Had the rudest and most miserable waitress known to earth called Eliza

F
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were so disappointed with our experience here. As our wedding anniversary meal, we wanted things to be special, understandably. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were not waited on for the first 40 minutes. We weren't able to order for over 45 minutes. Our drinks didn't come until close to an hour after we first sat down and our food didn't arrive for about 70 minutes after we first sat down. When trying to order, we asked the servers a number of times if we could order and they either ignored us or were very rude - even a glass of water would have been nice to keep us going. When the food arrived, it was very underwhelming and quite tasteless, and I think the experience so far had put a bad taste in our mouths. We could see that we were not the only people in the restaurant who were having this experience, with the diners next to us having waited close to 40 minutes between their starter and main course. We'd have liked more than one drink with the meal, but because of the incredibly slow service this wasn't possible. When we asked for the bill, we spoke to the server about our experience and he didn't seem particularly bothered. We asked what the problem had been and he told us that they had switched to a new system this morning and it had caused delays. I said to him that I thought it would have been good if they could have communicated that with us so at least we knew, and he agreed. To make matters worse, the bill was very expensive for the level of food and experience we had. The staff seemed to be so irate with each other and having arguments as orders were messed up near our table, not giving the greatest general vibe. Its such a shame as we were really looking forward to this meal, but would be very reluctant to go again, even if this was just a one off...

AD
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

It was my husband's birthday and there was not even a tiny attention for this. the service was so long, we needed to ask refill of water every time and sometimes we needed to ask again because we were left for 15-20 mins. The service was not very smooth although we arrived at a time when the restaurant was barely full.

V
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food, but venue too poud to my liking.

OT
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tolles Essen und tolle atmosphere ! Super nettes Personal

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

One of the guests is vegetarian but only got to half way through he had his dishes.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We tried the chefs tasting menu - love the truffle dim sums and the venison puff and the giant prawn dim sum. Duck pancakes weren’t great though.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere, staff friendly and attentive. Very busy so book if you plan to visit.

RA
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Our table wasn’t comfortable, cold draft of air coming from entrance door, too much noise and commotion next to us, inadequate space on the table for the dishes we ordered!

Q
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Go for dim sum

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Eten niet bijzonder

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Celebrating my two friends getting married.

GH
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bar area separate to main dining area, facing a frosted glass wall 1ft in front of diners. No offer of alternative or complimentary drink etc in spite of immediate complaint. Left the restaurant and ignored upon leaving, unlike any other Hakassan owned restaurant we have visited.

Avoid and head to Hanway Place instead.

FM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not quite salty food and noisy environment. But service was very nice!

v
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Very good food, not very good front desk staff. Sat us upstairs in spite of me asking twice to be downstairs and having booked in advance as it was for a special occasion. Upstairs is fine for tea and a cake but it’s not as lively as downstairs in the evening. At well over £100 for dinner for 2 - with only 2 beers - did not want to be sat in what feels like an upmarket airport lounge.

M
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fusion food and lovely atmosphere. Remember to book as it is very busy

B
London
53 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is worth putting up with the noise, overstretched service and overpriced wine list. The dim sum are the best there are.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely phantastic place. Very delicious food. A must for everyone.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Extremely rude waitress. Food was mediocre

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing the food was delicious and the music very trendy. We were 6 and loved it

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Everyone was helpful and the ambience was really nice for a memorable dinner.

S
London
40 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

cuisine de très bonne qualité, service professionnel, cadre très sympa. Parfait pour le soir

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AO
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing value for money at an upscale restaurant. Wish it was less cramped however, food is the best Chinese I’ve had in a while, tasted fresh. However there was limited deserts as they had sold out.

D
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service and food were not up to the usual standard by a far stretch. We won’t be returning.

SR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ok service but not very welcoming and had to prompt each course/ drink.
Food nice but not as good as we had had on previous visits.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very average food with poor service. I expected a lot more from a Michelin Star.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat at bar and we'll looked after however think they have problems with single staircase from kitchen made worse at busy times with customers coat check and services staff all 'competing' the dim sum fine and delicious bit other items disappointing due to temp

LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The duck was a bit salty but all dim sum I ordered were delicious.

J
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Two food items were great main course ok, seats are very
I live in Hawaii and we have excellent Asian foot of course, so I may be more critical than most
uncomfortable designed for anyone to just finish a meal and leave

The manager was nice enough to reseat us and it was a little better

Juerge

OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my mother’s birthday celebration.
There were some mistakes and our food didn’t arrive for like an hour so we were not happy about it.
It kind of ruined the occasion slightly.
However, one of the staff member was extremely understanding and she took good care of us. We really appreciated her effort :)
Thank you very much for everything!

F
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Horrible table service, waiter had issues understanding English so ordering was painful, I had to ask multiple times for wine glasses to be toped up. For a corporate dinner it was not a pleasant experience. One of my colleagues has a food allergy which apparently they could accommodate with ease. First dish that arrived had the allergen scattered on top of the dim sum. Unacceptable and made my colleague weary of eating anything else and she end she just end up eating plain rice - hardly a meal worth £40 as set menu. No apologies were provided. For the rest of us food was ok but not exceptional. I used to think the Yauatcha was comparable to Roka, but after this visit it's completely not the case, Roka's service level is exceptional;. Yauatcha is below a basis dim sum take away. Very poor.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience3

waitress keep ignore me
food is good

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Interior is out of date , service inefficient, food is so so...

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

PK
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Staff often distracted, food below average, there is better in London in a similar price range.