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Yauatcha
Dim Sum Restaurant£££
Today 12:00 – 11:30 pm
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15-17 Broadwick St London W1F 0DL United Kingdom
15-17 Broadwick StGBGreater LondonLondonW1F 0DL
+44 20 7494 8888yauatcha.com
£££Dim Sum Restaurant, Chinese RestaurantToday 12:00 – 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 – 11:30 pmTuesday 12:00 – 11:30 pmWednesday 12:00 – 11:30 pmThursday 12:00 – 11:30 pmFriday 12:00 – 11:30 pmSaturday 12:00 – 11:30 pmSunday 12:00 – 10:30 pm

Yauatcha is a contemporary dim sum teahouse that opened in London in 2004. The restaurant offers an all-day grazing experience, specialising in modern authentic dim sum, as well as wok-friendly dishes and other ‘small eats’.

An exceptional range of Chinese and Indian teas are also retailed at Yauatcha, along with handmade macaroons and chocolates.

Yauatcha is a modern reinterpretation of the old Chinese teahouse. Designed by Christian Liaigre, the restaurant’s open-plan layout and visible kitchen energizes the entire space, engaging both the outside street scene and Yauatcha’s customers.

Yauatcha received a Michelin star within a year of its opening

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Top-of-the-range, contemporary Chinese dining with expertly-crafted dim-sum and handmade sweets.- Google
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I Yune Hoe
reviewed 3 weeks ago
The whole experience is essentially dim sum with a really fancy price slapped on. It might have been purely psychological but I found the food to be less oily than usual. Certain things, in particular the siu mai, reminded me of Hakkasan and I suppose it wasn’t at all peculiar seeing that I later learned that Yauatcha was opened by Alan Yau, owner of Hakkasan. Both places serve delightful chinese food but if you’re a food picture-taking junkie like me, it’d probably be best to go with Yauatcha seeing that the latter supposedly doesn’t permit it. At least from the last time I was there. The desserts were very pretty but I wasn’t too impressed by the taste, having ordered the Coffee Chocolate and Jasmine Honey but there were other choices I felt I probably should have made that looked more tempting. An assortment of handmade macarons can also be bought at the patisserie counter.
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Philip Walls
reviewed a month ago
Impressive tea selection, delicious sweets and perfectly prepared dumplings. The decor and layout upstairs were a bit sterile. Ask to be seated downstairs where it's a bit more welcoming.
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Andrew Griffin
reviewed 6 months ago
I've been to Yauatcha for both a meal, and just for tea and a cake. It's beautifully decorated, but I'd particularly recommend specifying downstairs when reserving your seat for a meal - the basement area is very cool (as seen in the film Trance!). The selection of teas is excellent - ranging from around £3 to much much higher if you're a tea connoisseur! There is always an interesting selection of macarons, which they switch up on a regular basis. The meal I had there was the best meal I've ever had in London, and the service was excellent. Despite having a Michelin star, the prices are actually very reasonable and you can get a good selection of dishes for around £20 per person. I highly recommend it!
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Phoebe Amoroso
reviewed a month ago
A contemporary dim sum teahouse. That’s how Yauatcha describes itself on its website and how could that fail to sound like a really fun idea? Lots of small dishes to graze upon, laid back chatter in between comforting sips of tea. It’s perfect for catching up with friends or a casual date. Add a Michelin star to its credentials, however, and my former student self begins to get nervous. Visions of minuscule morsels and a monstrous bill begin to rise in front of my eyes. That’s why I couldn’t quite believe it when I saw an eight-dish tasting menu for two for the very specific amount of £28.88. It may only be available Mondays to Thursday between 2 and 6pm, but £14.44 a head just didn’t seem credible. A Michelin-star restaurant that is actually affordable?! Yauatcha is a creation from Alan Yau, who previously developed the Wagamama and Busaba Eathai restaurant chains, so perhaps affordability shouldn’t be that unexpected. Except from that fact that he also created the high class Hakkasan, also with Michelin star and where prices are a casual £58 for a Sunday dim sum menu. The catch had to be in the portions. The dim sum had to be so small that they might be accidentally inhaled whilst sneezing. One sharp intake of breath and the food would vanish forever, never once grazing the tongue. These, however, proved to be wild fantasies. I left Yauatcha comfortably full and desperate to throw my money at them again: the food, in case you haven’t guessed, was beyond excellent. Quite frankly, I have no idea why Yauatcha has escaped my radar, and if it’s not been on your map either, sound the alarms, get out your GPS and cancel your weekend plans – dining here should be an imperative for any foodie. Behind a front of dark blue glass lies a sleek, modern interior with dark wood-topped tables, padded chairs and cakes. That’s right – beautiful, colourful and extravagant cakes lining a bar near the front window. The temptation is so blatant that it should be illegal. We settled in, placed our orders and awaited the goods, fortunately with the desserts out of our line of sight. They were, however, soon forgotten as a myriad of delights decorated our table. The first dish to come was sticky rice with chicken and shrimp wrapped in a lotus leaf. Simple though this was, it was one of the highlights of the meal. It was beautifully flavoured that I would have happily been served it as an entire meal and eaten a giant bowlful without getting bored. It was so delicious that I found myself trying to save some until last. We were then presented with a variety of dumplings which banished unfortunate past memories of stodginess and really highlighted the subtlety that is so often lost in Chinese cuisine. Each dish was a delight and devoured with pleasure, and perhaps a little sorrow: they tasted so good that they inspired extreme greed and cravings for more. Particularly worth noting was the venison puff that carefully balanced sweetness against the rich flavour of the meat. The prawn and beancurd cheung fun (steamed rice roll), whilst not the most aesthetic piece to Western eyes – indeed it is sometimes called ‘pig intestine’ due to its appearance – was firm but light, and again disappeared all too quickly. Even though we were embarking on an extraordinary tasting journey, we were aware of the high quality service we received: our waitress had exactly the right approach – that perfect balance between professionalism, genuine interest and pride in what was being served. And, of course, why wouldn’t the waiting staff be proud? They’re serving excellent food. Yauatcha is in a class of its own.
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Ann Lane
reviewed 2 months ago
A fresh and modern take on Cantonese cuisine. Delicious, elaborate dim sum and desserts. Cocktails are the epitome of East meets West. Atmosphere is lively, service is attentive. Love!
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Ann Don Bosco
reviewed 3 months ago
Good things: - ambience was ok Bad things: - food was not tasty. Ordered a load of dishes between 6 of us (couldn't finish it all) and yet each of us only liked 1 or 2 dishes. We ordered quite a lot of veg dishes so not sure if the veg dishes were worse than the meat ones but definitely nothing special about any of them - not worth the price - much better restaurants to spend your money - service wasn't great - difficult to book

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