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|Address:||15 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DL|
|Tel:||020 7494 8888|
|Price: £63.00||Wine: £30.00||Champagne: £88.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-11.30pm (Sun -10.30pm)|
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I can't count the amount of times I have been to Yauatcha, but it is probably an easy report to pull out of their reservation system. Safe to say that when I or my wife phone to book, they ask if I would like my usual table.
Sunday lunch is so much tastier when it come in little chinese steamer baskets. They have recently changed their menu and it has to be said that I was more than sad to see a few old favourites lose their pegging in the new print run.
Bye Bye – Baked chicken with Mushroom. We will miss you.
Bye Bye – Steamed Silver Cod – I knew you for only sometime, but what a time we had.
Now I don't want this to turn into anymore of a love-in than it has already become. So lets lay it out, my fave dishes.
Roast Venison Puff – This is the best of the best, soft buttery flaky pastry and sweet and unctuous venison inside there is nothing better to start the meal with, and as everything comes as it is ready this always makesit way to the table first.
Spinach Cubes – These are amazing, steamed parcels of prawn and water chestnut, wrapped in spinach and covered in a spicy black bean sauce. Crunchy, hot and healthy! (PLEASE BRING THESE BACK!!!)
Shanghai Siew Long Bun – WARNING – be careful these are hot! Little dumpling bags filled with meat and soup! You need a bowl, a spoon and a little patience to eat these but they are well worth the wait.
Hand Pulled Mushroom Noodles – Lots of different types of mushrooms and hand made noodles – you can't go wrong. Once in a while they do turn out a little oily – but if you top it up with some greens it is all ok.
Service is sometimes great and sometimes not so great, because I love the food so much I probably do forgive it a little too much sometimes. It can be slow but it is always friendly.
The upstairs is better than the downstairs in my opinion. It is brighter and less nightclubby. Don't get me wrong sometimes the downstairs can be ideal for the situation, but the tables behind the staircase are a bit dingy.
As with all good restaurants you get a bigger bill with the more you drink. However if you are just eating the pricing is UNPARALLELED for the quality of food.
The cake and chocolate counters always make me take home something. The passionella is without doubt the finest piece of patisserie that you will ever taste, and the Assam Praline ain't to bad either.
It is safe to say that I like this restaurant, so much so that my best man started my Stag day with a lunch at Yauatcha. Does this mean that this review is biased? Probably, but just go have some dim sum and see for yourself.