26 July 2014

Yauatcha two stars

15 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DL

£63.00 Chinese , Dim Sum Soho

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  • Wine: £30.00
  • Champagne: £88.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11.30pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Square Meal Review of Yauatcha ?

‘Slick and tasty’, ‘the best posh dim sum ever’, this Michelin-starred teahouse with add-ons is a sophisticated world away from Chinatown’s dumpling joints. Clean lines and bright, white surfaces set the mood in the frenetic, café-style ground floor, while the sexed-up, moody basement mixes jewel-like colours with flickering candles and tanks of tropical fish. Pick from a wide-ranging menu of sensational morsels encompassing everything from roast duck and pumpkin puffs or spinach balls with prawns and cuttlefish to unmatchable pork and preserved-egg congee. There are also some bigger plates (braised sea bass with shiitake mushrooms and bamboo shoots, say) and it’s worth saving room for the dreamy crossover desserts and multi-hued macarons– perfect with Yauatcha’s stunning tea collection and sexy cocktails. As ever, grumbles focus on ‘cramped tables’, ‘slack’ service and OTT prices, but this remains a brilliantly ‘rounded experience’ – and great fun.

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  1. Yauatcha

    15 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DL
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    Emily R.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 7

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  2. Yauatcha

    15 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DL
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    Karen S.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 1

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  3. Yauatcha

    15 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DL
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    Carl Johan
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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    15 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DL
    Overall rating:
    Food fiend
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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    15 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DL
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    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 10

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  1. Published : Sunday, 15th June 2014

    inher30s :: Yauatcha

    A Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant seems a bit off-kilter to me, not because I doubt the quality of the food but because I associate Michelin stars with poncy French restaurants, waiters with indecipherable accents all with a background of pindrop silence. But that’s where Yauatcha comes in – it’s retained it’s 1 Michelin star status for 8 years, a worthy achievement in London’s ever changing restaurant scene!...
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  2. I love the stars in Yauatcha and by this I don't just mean the gorgeous star-like fixtures in the basement restaurant, but the stars on the menu as well. The restaurant is still quite dependable for dim sum after all; no wonder they've retained their Michelin star all these years. They do have big plates and actual dishes too, but I really prefer their dim sum offering and patisserie treats...
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  3. Published : Thursday, 19th December 2013

    FoodiesOnTheProwl FoodiesOnTheProwl :: Yauatcha, Dec 2013

    Alan Yau’s brainchild is in good hands with the Hakkasan group. I’d consider Yauatcha with HKK and Hutong to be the tastiest Chinese (fine) dining restaurants at the moment (granted, I’ve not made my way yet to Pearl Liang). It is one of my favourite places for a deluxe and relaxed Sunday lunch, which tend to last for hours. From the fried chilli squid to the venison puff to the crispy duck salad and crispy prawn and bean cheung fun…what’s not to like?!...
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  4. Published : Thursday, 28th November 2013

    wetrykai :: Yauatcha -€“ Chinese worthy of the accolades

    To get us in the festive mood, T and I decided to go large with Yauatcha – if we’re going for Chinese, then let’s go for CHINESE (well, it’s not Michelin starred for being average!). Located in the depths of trendy Soho since it’s opening in 2004, Yauatcha is designed to retain the feel of a traditional Chinese teahouse which has undergone a big modern face lift. Their specialty is modern authentic dim sum (as the three pages of choice would suggest – they have 5 types of shiu mai! I have only every known one!) but they also offer a full al carte menu of plated dishes and treats from its patisserie counter. For the drinkers don’t fret, there’s an equally comprehensive cocktail menu!...
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  5. Yauatcha unashamedly sets its stall out to give diners a modern and refined take on Chinese food. Its Michelin starred status reflects this but so does its pricing. My question is quite simply, is it worth it? Its location on Broadwick Street in Soho could hardly be better in terms of footfall but it looks as though there will soon be some serious competition, right on the doorstep. Former owner Alan Yau is currently in the process of renovating the old Endurance pub next door so I’ll be interested to see what he’s got in store. Watch this space...
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  6. Published : Thursday, 3rd October 2013

    Nomface :: Yauatcha, London

    A long anticipated visit to 1 Michelin starred Yauatcha in Soho London was finally fulfilled last month. We were all looking forward to sample the dim sum dishes, desserts and drinks that we had seen plenty of pictures online. As a party of 3 that evening, we ordered a selection of cocktails and mocktails...
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  7. Published : Sunday, 23rd June 2013

    Drifting Epicure :: Yauatcha

    Yauatcha, founded by Alan Yau in 2004, is a well established dim sum restaurant in London. It is part of Hakkasan group which was acquired by Abu Dhabi investment company Tasameem in 2008. The group almost holds a monopoly of Michelin stars for Chinese restaurants in the city (Yauatcha, Hakkasan Hanway Place and Hakkasan Mayfair) with the exception of Kai. Yauatcha is different from many restaurants in Chinatown in that it offers dim-sum in the evening as well (dim-sum is traditionally eaten in the morning/early afternoon in Hong Kong) which is quite nice...
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  8. Published : Monday, 3rd June 2013

    vialaporte :: Yauatcha* // Soho // London

    Looking for a nightclub with Ping-Pong level food? Go to Yauatcha. With trendy waiters, Tiesto/Guetta music blaring in the background and Wagamama-style communal tables, the atmosphere at Alan Yau’s Michelin starred restaurant is...
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  9. Published : Saturday, 6th April 2013

    Mitziesbubble :: Yauatcha: a dim (sum) affair

    Ive spent nearly seven years making it my mission to eat out in London, and in all that time I’ve had Yauatcha on my wish list. So why have I waited this long? A crop of seriously bad reviews all focusing on one unforgivable flaw; service, or lack thereof. If you’ve read my previous rant, you’ll know that this one annoyance is enough to send me running for the hills...
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  10. Published : Wednesday, 13th February 2013

    FoodiesOnTheProwl FoodiesOnTheProwl :: Yauatcha, Feb 2013

    We’ve been to Yauatcha on numerous occasions and always left very satisfied customers. We particularly like to go for Sunday lunch when there is a more mellow vibe and there tend to be less flashy uber-hipsters hanging around the bar. However, we’ve not paid Yauatcha a visit since super restaurant-operator Alan Yau parted ways with one of his crown jewels (he’s the Yau in Yauatcha)...
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  11. Published : Friday, 1st February 2013

    Saying it straight :: Yauatcha.

    The restaurant is set out on two floors. The top floor, where we sat, is a very modern minimalist space, with clean lines and good lighting and tables not too close to each other. The only problem with the tables however is that they are just too small. And not only the tables. The chairs are not proper size – they seemed halfway between grown-up chairs and something you might find in a traditional Japanese restaurant, but not quite. I’m practically a midget and found the chairs uncomfortable and they would not be particularly kind to a larger posterior – not that I have one of course. I made C choose steered C towards the dim sum set menu. Despite my innate control-freakery I sometimes allow myself to just have the set menu without insisting on a Harry met Sally type of variation, rare though it is, There were enough things like that I liked and recognised and it didn’t seem like bad value for the amount of food. So much for my “little amounts of food” fantasy...
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  12. I’ve been to Yauatcha, on numerous occasions, to purchase cakes to takeaway. However I never sat inside to dine, one cold dreary evening, I found comfort at Yauatcha and ogled over the cakes. Each item itself looked like it was spun into a masterpiece. I won’t lie it took me a good 10-15 mins to decide what I wanted, too many choices. As we weren’t there for dining, my friend and I were placed at the bar, the chairs looked like olden day washing baths and the seating was towering over a petite person like me. Before seating I already knew what cake I wanted, Pumpkin gingerbread. As for drinks Kumquat and jasmine ice tea appealed to me the most...
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  13. Published : Monday, 8th October 2012

    samphire and salsify :: Yauatcha

    I was a little apprehensive about our visit to Yauatcha for two reasons. Firstly, because whenever we go somewhere serving Chinese food my gentleman companion seems to order everything on the menu irrespective of price or stomach size. The second being that Yauatcha is owned by the same people who own Hakkasan Mayfair which we found so disappointing; it was expensive and totally style of substance. I feared this would be the case at Yauatcha...
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  14. Published : Wednesday, 8th February 2012

    Rate My Bistro :: Yauatcha – Soho

    For Chinese New Year this year, we were lucky to have our family member from overseas in town for it! To make it an extra special celebration, we went to Alan Yau’s Michelin-starred Yauatcha restaurant in Soho. This finally fulfilled yet another one of my dreams and that was to go and dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant! Yauatcha has a blue theme with a wonderful fish tank along one wall of the restaurant. Just inside the entrance is the counter fridge displaying the many eye catching desserts. The soft lighting sets the mood of the restaurant. There is some cushioned seating and also some round white tables and dark leather chairs...
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Private Dining at Yauatcha

Soho is famed for its diverse and colourful personality and has always been recognised as one of London’s most popular destinations with some of the city’s best restaurants and bars on offer.

Yauatcha’s bar, on the ground floor, allows diners to enjoy cocktails along with ‘small eats’ at any time of the day. Our internationally acclaimed mixologists not only execute the classics with flair but are constantly evolving new techniques and unprecedented cocktail design and flavour combinations.   Ingredients include fresh fruit juices, Chinese and Indian tea, fine sake, premium spirits and Champagne. Signature cocktails include the Lalu, a combination of vodka, lime, lemongrass, oolong tea and lychee juice; the Kumquatcha mixing up cachaça, Campari, kumquats, lime and mandarin juice and the Kura Mi Ami martini made with gin, vodka, sake and plum wine.

The palette of design materials used throughout the space informs a modern interpretation of the old Chinese teahouse.  Famed interior designer Christian Liaigre, has generated an emotional architecture creating the feeling of a traditional tea house yet with a modern twist.  The bar concept and fittings are by Marion Guidoni, who has created a moody and striking space encircled by illuminated blue glass.  The striking bar furniture is by Ben Dawson and includes low pastel leather sofa seating and a high marble bar with striking wooden cut out bar stools. 

Yauatcha’s bar is available for semi private hire for smaller groups or for exclusive hire for a maximum of 40 people.

Please contact Tobias Gibreel on [email protected] or 020 7494 8888.


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