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.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: Tasting menu & a glass champagne £45

From a set 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: Mon-Tue 12:00-16:45 17:00-22:15
Wed-Fri 12:00-16:45 17:00-18:00 21:00-22:30
Sat 17:00-23:00

Weekend Yum Cha

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 1 June 2019

Ends: 23 January 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00
Sat 12:00-16:00

What 1555 People Are Saying
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London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything about Yauatcha was excellent from the moment we arrived. The food just seems to get better and I didn't think that was possible. A wonderful lively evening and if you get the opportunity rush to what I think is the best Chinese food in London.

HF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

I've been to Yauatcha Soho several times and always had a pleasant experience. We booked the City restaurant for some client entertaining, one of our guests arrived half hour early and was seated at the table but wasn't offered a drink for at least 20 minutes!
The food as always was lovely but we ordered far too much of it, without the waiter suggesting it would be too much (as other places often do). Service was quite poor with us being neglected several times and sat there waiting to order drinks and then food, it also took an awfully long time before we managed to get our bill (around 25 minutes) and even trying to catch anyones attention was impossible, even though we were sat right by the till!
Overall not the best experience and would stick to Soho rather than go back to the City one.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Service was poor. Asked for birthday dessert and happy anniversary was written. Poor attention to customer needs.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food. Ok service. They never answer their phone and gave up our table due to us being a few minutes late even though we tried to call and let them know. Got a table so worked out but receptionist upstairs was not very welcoming

m
London
26 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Maybe because we had to book a late table this wasn’t the best experience or service. The dim sum and mains were good the deserts less so very sweet and not particularly well flavoured. One of the main courses arrived 5 minutes after the first, rice and vegetable dish.

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, smart and intimate venue for dinner. Would highly recommend this for a fun night with friends or a first date location - plenty to keep either setting entertained

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food Great service Great location what more could you ask for? Well recommended!

M
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It's overpriced for what it is...the egg fried rice cost £9!!!

KW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Outstanding food for the price! Service was a little slower than expected but you can overlook that when there is a good ambience

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing! Ordered the supreme menu and every single thing was delicious. Highly recommended.

C
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Overall the food was excellent and the service good although we again had to ask them to slow down as they were very keen to clear the table even though two of our group were still eating, and they started to bring food out very quickly and after we asked they slowed it down thankfully. Unfortunately we had a large table next to us and the noise was huge !

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Prefer Yauatcha in SoHo, table very old.
Fake marble on the toilette, ordered for a bottle of Chablis 2017 and we have been served a 2018. The mains we requested together have been served 20 minutes difference.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great location great food

CW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks. Informative and helpful staff.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was a great evening. Food was nice and ambiance wasn't too bad.

O
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance, service could have been slightly better but overall a good experience. Highly recommended for special occasions.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Service. Great food. Small portions.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The dim sum was delicious. The cocktails were good but pricey. Service exceptional.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Wonderful food but service was terrible. We had to wait over 45mins for our table (as did several others) and were asked to wait in between tables as there was no room at the bar. We were overcharged for drinks and then staff laughed when we asked if they had gluten free sauces. The complimentary drinks were a welcome gesture but overall this was an unacceptable level of service for what is normally one of my favourite restaurants.

RR
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

My table was booked for 19:30, I arrived at 19:20 with my guests from overseas and was not given a table till 20:30. I queried why the delay at least 4 times and eventually asked to see the manager to resolve

We nearly left but felt we would have an issue finding another restaurant in the city.

Even though we had a booking I would not recommend anyone going on Thursday night unless you are happy to wait over an hour

Extremely poor

On a positive the food is fantastic

RY
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been many times and whilst pricey, I will return. Can get very busy for lunch.

B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in london. Always excellent food

C
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Expensive, noisy, was full and took them 35mins to bring starters. They gave us a bowl with cold rice for the two menus. It was our anniversary and they congratulated us and gave us special treatment. Staff was nice and place nice and comfortable with the exception of noise and that your clothes smell Yauatcha for 3 days. Nice cocktails.

GC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I usually go to Yauatcha in SoHo it is one of my favourite Dim Sum places in London. Yauatcha City has the same menu and great service. A wonderful spot for weekend brunch.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

A waitress yelled at customers and then tried to compensate with some cake.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was tasty but the dishes we chose turned out to be fried which wasn’t clear from the menu. Would ask the waiter to clarify next time.

CT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Service lacking and food very average this time

LT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and wonderful service as well. We had one member of the group with a prawn allergy and the staff went over and above to make sure they knew what might have prawns in it, and to ensure that they had enough options to eat and be satisfied.

Food was really delicious. The venison puffs, spicy pork dumplings and fried chilli squid were probably the biggest highlights and the macarons for after were also delicious.

CR
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Cogimos el menú London restaurant festival y fue un acierto. De cantidad perfecta para la cena y la comida deliciosa. El servicio muy bueno y amable, para repetir.

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LT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful for Sunday lunch ! The dumpling selection is perfect and the beef in black bean sauce is highly recommended. We will be back soon.

RJ
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food, fantastic flavours, fantastic service and fantastic location!!!!

H
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasty and delicious, great service and lovely set menu. Very special night out!

y
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Had a lovely meal on Saturday the food was plentiful and delicious! We had the weekend yum cha menu which was really good and great value too considering the quality would love to come again!

TM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food is nice, service could be better, slow but it was a Friday night, still, you would expect better from a restaurant of this level.
Worst thing was the complete lack of gluten free dishes, my wife, coeliac, but choose between only two dishes. Not acceptable free a restaurant in central London and in this price bracket. Chef should pay more attention to those less fortunate that have allergies

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Service was a little slow but we did go at peak time on a Friday.

CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice as always!

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a great place to visit - a bit on the pricier end, but definitely would recommend and come back as well. For special occasions. Keep the Prawn toast coming.

KN
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Great food and service, the waiter was very observant and really knew his menu. 👍👍👍

PJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first visit and the food and service was absolutely delicious.

F
London
96 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A firm favourite, i always know what to expect and I am never disappointed !