Yauatcha City

Chinese, Dim Sum·
££££
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Silver Award
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SquareMeal Review of Yauatcha City

Silver Award

One of the standouts on Broadgate Circle’s foodie hub, this deceptively large offshoot of Soho star Yauatcha makes an immediate impact with its stunning interiors and white marble bathrooms, although the biggest gasps are reserved for the sweeping curved glass wall that follows the contours of the building. Highlights from the line-up of meticulously crafted dim sum include spicy Szechuan pork wontons and warm, crunchy venison puffs, while bigger plates range from truffle pork belly ribs and stir-fried beef rib-eye with sticky black bean sauce to steamed halibut with chilli and salted radish. Yauatcha is also known for its gorgeous desserts at the patisserie counter. It’s undoubtedly expensive, although those in the know rave about the “fantastic-value” ‘Weekend Yum Cha’ offer. In fact, fans think Yauatcha City is “just divine” – despite high decibels and close-packed tables.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Chinese, Dim Sum
Ambience
Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Brunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
People
Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

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Location

Broadgate Circle, Spitalfields, London, EC2M 2QS

020 3817 9888

Website

Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 12:00-16:00
All day
Mon 12:00-22:30
Tue 12:00-22:30
Wed 12:00-22:30
Thu 12:00-23:30
Fri 12:00-23:30
Sat 12:00-23:30
Sun Closed

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21 Reviews 
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Anon

18 February 2022  
Food & Drink 3
Service 1
Atmosphere 1
Value 1
Downhill with terrible service

Ive been dining here since it opened in 2015, including some company events. Since Covid the prices have increased, the service decreased (think an hour to order, wrong food, dropped food, staff arguing next to your table and an incompetent and rude manager Michael who has no desire to provide any level of customer service) I wont be back personally or for any events, neither will any of my guests. Its a shame as the food is still good, but you get better service at a Mc Donalds drive through!

Anon

05 September 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 3.5
Really expensive but generally excellent food

Nicely loacted in Broadgate - am a regular.  The food is generally excellent bt the prices are really high.  Portions are big and the dim sum really cannot be beaten.  The dessert menu is limited and the would advise to keep away from the snow pea and enoki mushroom salad as there is hardly any of eithre - it is mostly seaweed.  Everything else however was superb - the sesame prawn toasts are worth the trip in themseleves, the prawn har gau and edemame dim sum was excellent as was the spicy steamed seabass.

Service was prompt and good.  Overall a great night out particularly for a special occasion.  Be warned there is a £50 per person upfront charge/minimum spend  - whilst credit card is taken on booking - the amount was maybe not so clear when booking.  

Anonymous

23 May 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 3
Value 3
Fancy Chinese and Dim Sum restaurant

Service can be slow at times as when the restaurant is full. It was very noisy when we visited post lock down. 

It is lovely to sit out on the terrace when the weather is sunny.

Many good vegeteritan dim sums available.

Anon

02 July 2019  
Food presented well, very good tasting, decor peaceful feeling and ambience just right. Had the Tasting Menu with a cocktail, definitely worth the money. Have been a few times. On both occasions had to take remainder of food home as there was so much. So enjoyable and would have been very sad if I could not take this home with me.

Melanie C

02 July 2019  
Fabulous dim sum.

Crystal M

09 April 2019  
The food and cocktails are amazing, excellent service. Really nice desserts, nice ambience. We hosted an event out on the roof terrace and had such a nice time. My favourite restaurant in London for an event or for a sit down meal!

Ling O

27 June 2018  
Fabulous food. Service can be hit and miss.

Alex G

03 April 2018  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3
High life
Times have changed. Twenty years ago, when I was first in London, in this venue men in pinstripes drank champagne while overlooking an ice rink. Now, the clientele is more diverse, the food multiple notches better, although the views more depressing. Hopefully the scaffolding surrounding much of the Broadgate complex will be gone once Crossrail is complete and then diners can get to appreciate better this outpost of Alan Yau’s ever-expanding empire. The impressive thing about Yauatcha is that its quality remains undiminished and remarkably consistent across branches. My comrade for lunch was a regular visitor to this venue and ordered dim-sum off the menu without consulting it (an impressive feat in itself) while leaving one dish at the discretion of our attentive server. Each arrived promptly, with perfect presentation and that remarkable ability good dim-sum has to taste flavoursome and succulent despite being light in texture – you just want to eat more. Venison and prawn options won my vote on this occasion. Lychee martinis proved an inspired choice with which to accompany the food, although a wide range of teas and wines are also on offer. Clearly such an experience does not come cheap, but it is worth every penny.

Simon R

15 June 2017  
Really enjoy the food here and it never disappoints. Use it a lot for client entertaining - especially at lunch where you can simply order a set menu and get on with business.

Selina M

31 May 2017  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 3
Amazing !!! If you are thinking of going you must :)
This is my second time at Yauatcha City and both times received great service from staff. I ordered the champagne prawn and scallop dumplings - still dreaming of them ! 5 star For mains I had Singapore noodles with chili prawns then macaroons for dessert. Its impossible to order something which is not delicious :)
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