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

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

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Our resident DJ will be playing in the restaurant until 1am closing time. The New Year's Eve menus will be available at £65 or £78 from 9pm onwards, while the full a la carte menu is available until 8.30pm.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends!

Yum Cha pays homage to the popular Cantonese pastime of Yum Cha, a much-loved ancient tradition which brings family and friends together over dim sum and tea, and enjoyed with a sense of celebration. Available on 24/12, 27/12, 28/12, 30/12 and 31/12 from 12 noon till 6pm.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

What 1609 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
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4.3
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K
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. This is the one place in London where dim sum tastes just like it does in Hong Kong. Absolutely delicious, authentic, incredibly nommy food

WI
London
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I think that the food in this restaurant is excellent and is some of the best Chinese food you will get anywhere. Highly recommended

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience4

Our table was next to the toilets and the door leading to the outdoors smoking area. I felt embarrassed towards my guests and constantly had to go close the door leading to the outdoors because other guests would not close the door properly after them when returning from smoking. If I didn’t do that, my guests had to wear their jackets to eat indoors. Ridiculous! For a restaurant that size, I would expect a staff member to be at all times near those doors especially during uk winter nights. Our waiter Alessandro was fantastic and he was the only positive that night as far as we were concerned. Note to Yauatcha: do not seat guests in such crappy areas if you are so proud of your restaurant!

BH
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Not cheap but not horrendous. Attentive but not intrusive service. Great location too

MM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful afternoon for my Birthday. We chose the Festive Menu and included extra dim sum! The food was outstanding and the host went above and beyond when an injury occurred while trying to crack the lobster (talk about first word problems!) they even surprised us with a birthday dessert :) we were having such a good time we nearly missed the train home.

PG
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

I went to Yatchua City to celebrate the birthday of my daughter; they let us wait in a very crowded bar (I was with a 11, 13 and 15 y.o. girls, the bar was not the smartest idea ever), then they gave to us a sad table in front of the toilet and terrace door, both always open: while an iced wind was entertaining us, we had to ask several times for forks and water. The food was good as usual @Yatchua, but I can't say I felted comfortable: a great restaurant should understand its customer needs, and take care of everyone in the same way. If families are not welcome, just let them know...

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Wasn’t very impressed by the fact I had a table booked at 8pm yet had to wait 15 minutes

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Presented with birthday platter when ordering desert.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and they even personalised a dessert for our anniversary. Service was amazing - when we realised we ordered too much the waiter kindly cancelled the rest of the food we had ordered, which was great. Really high standard of food and at a reasonake price.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service by the waiters / waitresses!
Good value - we had ordered the stir-fry beef in black bean sauce and a shrimp stir-fry. INCREDIBLE!

Would definitely recommend and go again.

Many thanks.
Liam

MD
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food - had a mixture of Dim Sum/small platters which was perfect for a lunch. Great service and very busy for a Monday lunch, mainly with City workers

U
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing, my boyfriend described it as the best Chinese restaurant he has ever been to. Staff is very attentive and polite and the location is superb. It’s expensive though. We will go back for sure!

k
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Food was average and didn’t wow me, good vibe, service was good, price acceptable, still can’t justify paying £4.5 for each small bottle of water

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff helpful and very pleasant, food outstanding, expensive but well done worth it.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delicious meal and attentive service made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and great service - the Yum Cha brunch menu is excellent value for Money!

LA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food, cant wait to try the houston branch

JF
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I'd been to Yauatcha once before and wanted to take some friends, and my wife, who is vegetarian - and normally no fan of Oriental cuisine - but it was excellent (both food and wine) for us and for her, and she said immediately that she would be happy to return regularly - which is great news for me! I look forward to the next time.

CN
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We wanted to try out some of their dishes as we heard a lot of good things about the restaurant. Unfortunately, it did not meet our expectations as the service was pushy and did not give us attention. Furthermore, we went with the Supreme tasting menu, the dim sum was great but the mains and the dessert were not up to the standards, as scallops were overcooked and chewy and parts of the desserts were inedible. We wanted to address the issues but the staff started cleaning up the restaurant and gave us the bill.

GM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and incredibly attentive service in a vibrant setting! Excellent!

SK
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant experience at Yauatcha with amazing food and service. Particularly Rita who was professional, kind and friendly.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Very limited gluten free menu- no help to find options

TV
Hamburg Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always nice

HS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Working lunch and was very pleasant and would definitely return.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Nothing to rave about. Food ok, not like it used to be though. Hosts very pushy for our promotional code which was on booking, pressurising friends on arrival who didn’t know and then interrupting the meal twice to check for, when we usually just give at the end when asking for bill. Sunday lunch was very quiet but service slow, maybe understaffed or just not a lot on and so wasn’t on top like usually are. Our waiter was very helpful and good though.

OT
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect !!!!! Everything was perfect!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food friendly staff very warm welcome definitely worth it

EC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great weekend dim sum location. Food was excellent. Location is perfect - not too noisy. Highly recommended.

JW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good range for vegetarians. Food is good, service is attentive even in their busiest times. Good cocktail list. Even when full you can still talk with your dining companion(s) - well done for not falling for the myth that says patrons are impressed if a place is too noisy to talk.

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall an outstanding experience! Our first visit and I shall be running back once funds allow! Made to feel very welcome from the first and loved the outlook. We had a few dim sum for lunch then some spinach tofu and it was all great, delicate & full of flavour. The tofu was probably the best I have ever had. Desserts too were wonderful and we enjoyed it so much we lingered, always a good sign.

For non-City folk it is super pricey but so immensely enjoyable it is worth saving up for an annual visit! The manager was fantastic and the majority of staff too. Really, really impressed...

JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Yauatcha City is one of my favourite restaurants and it is always a pleasure to dine there. The food was great as usual but the service this time was a bit on an average side, and they forgot about our coffee that we have ordered with a dessert.

AR
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding quality of food and faultless service from the entire team

A
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Dim sum excellent, service speedy but occasionally difficult to catch an eye. Excellent selection of teas.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was my boyfriend birthday and it was missed. We are regular customers and would appreciate a bit more attentive service. Service was either slow or rushed like we had during main course.
disappointed.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

A number of items on the menu were unavailable, two of which we got charged for on the bill.

Service was very slow and waiters unattentive.

e
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Nice setting. Went for the Oct restaurant festival menu. Champagne was nice. Service good. Food below average to be very honest. Mains were very sweet (thai style chicken) or watery (prawns). Starters okay but similar level to ping pong re dim sum except for the Venison Puff which was very good.
Shame. Probably will not return.

SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was great. Almost worth the 50minute wait for mains.

AD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The service wasn’t great. We did not have a dedicated waiting member of staff. The person who took our order was cold and couldn’t make eye contact. A member of staff gave us our drinks and only gave us one. We had to call him back to give us the other one. I asked for something special as it was my partner’s birthday and they said they would do something with the dessert but didn’t. When paying the bill, the manager told us that they had a new ordering system with no notice. It was incredibly busy and noisy with the staff bumping into each other.

We ordered the signature menu and the best things were the scallop dim sum and sesame prawn toast.

I had heard great things but was disappointed. Won’t be going back.

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Informal. We went for a team dinner. But it can easily be a place for dates, family too. Will visit again, if nothing just for the food.

HW
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Service was incredibly slow - we waited over an hour to get drinks.