Yauatcha Soho
Yauatcha Soho
Yauatcha Soho
Yauatcha Soho
Yauatcha Soho
Yauatcha Soho
Yauatcha Soho
Yauatcha Soho
Yauatcha Soho
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SquareMeal Review of Yauatcha Soho

Gold Award

“A real go-to for fantastic dim sum”, cool Yauatcha still provides thrills galore – whether you’re grazing in the noisy street-level canteen or dining in the more atmospheric brick-lined basement room with its illuminated fish tank, candlelit tables and twinkling lights. Wherever you sit, expect ultra-professional service, but with lots of winning smiles.

The comprehensive menu is populated by “consistently good” dumplings ranging from prawn sui mai with chicken to ‘crystal wraps’ with pumpkin and pine nuts, but it also pays to consider other luxe Chinese morsels such as spicy soft-shell crab with almond, Wagyu beef puffs or pork and preserved egg congee. 

Elsewhere, the kitchen shows its mastery of forward-thinking Chinese cuisine with bigger plates ranging from stir-fried scallops with fried tofu and winter bamboo shoots or braised Yangchun noodles with roasted duck to spicy aubergine with sato beans, okra, French beans and peanut. To finish, the pretty macarons “are to die for”, although gorgeous-looking chocolates and petits gateaux such as lemon sesame tart or a toasted hazelnut and yuzu Paris-Brest (from the in-house patisserie counter) are equally hard to resist.  

Given that Yauatcha is also billed as a teahouse, you’d expect a stellar selection of rare and fragrant teas – and you wouldn’t be wrong. Otherwise, imbibers can look forward to an impressive line-up of sophisticated sips including a top-drawer list of classy international wines, premium sakés and a host of killer cocktails. In short, this is a consistently exciting and diverting Soho package.  

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Chinese, Dim Sum
Ambience
Cool, Cosy, Fun
People
Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions

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Special offers from Yauatcha Soho

Pre-theatre menu £28 per person with Prosecco

From: 26 September, 2019
To: 28 November, 2019
Max: 9
This offer is available from September 26, 2019 until November 28, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Lunch menu for £28pp

From: 26 September, 2019
To: 28 November, 2019
Max: 9
This offer is available from September 26, 2019 until November 28, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Supreme menu with a glass of champagne £80 per person

From: 2 October, 2019
To: 16 March, 2020
Max: 9
Subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Price excludes service & includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other menus or offerings. Valid for a 2-9 diners. We request 24 hrs notice for cancellations.

Location for Yauatcha Soho

15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DL

020 7494 8888

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Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-23:00
Tue 12:00-23:00
Wed 12:00-23:00
Thu 12:00-23:00
Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-22:00

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Ms/Mrs. Nina K

Great value for money!
08 June 2017  
We decided to try the 'taste of Yauatcha' menu before a night at the theatre as it seemed very good value for money in a sea of good value pre theatre menus in the area. The setting is stunning with a dark interior flickering with candles and a twinkling night sky. The fish tank bar gives the restaurant a young, modern vibe. The service was impeccable, the kind of service you would get in a stuffy, Michelin starred restaurant, but with a friendly smile. The dim sum is to die for. Steamed to perfection, there is a lovely variety included in the deal with prawns, scallops, pumpkin and mushrooms. The venison puff is the sweetest, most crumbly piece of heaven! Definitely the best value for money at £30 for two people. I would highly recommend it!
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Anon

A Basil Fawlty experience
13 February 2017  
Smart, snappy modern décor. Noisy. Low-level seats and tables a novelty. Great fishtank - gives you something to watch while you wait and wait. Food good, when and if you get it. Plenty of staff, but not sure what was going on. They seemed sullen, inattentive, avoiding eye contact. Waited five minutes for a menu, listening to the manager offering apologies to the complaining couple at the next table. After 15 minutes, a waiter appeared to take our order, then rushed off before we could order drinks. The dim sum we ordered turned up spasmodically - the last of them an hour and fifteen minutes after we had started. Our main course order was delivered to the next table, who fell on it and started eating. Replacement main courses weren't delivered together. We ate looking at the food debris on the next table, uncleared for 20 minutes. The bill was wrong and we refused to pay the 13% service charge. To be fair, the manager apologised, then knocked the drinks off the bill and confessed that they were having a "Basil Fawlty day".
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Ms/Mrs. Siri S

Great food, but a couple of minus points
24 January 2016  
Food and drinks amazing, but overflowing paper baskets in bathrooms let restaurant down. Also not best place for people with long legs like us, as the chairs/sofas are very short. Kept having to rearrange legs sideways under table.
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Mr. Alex G

Ten years on and still going strong
15 December 2015  
With the spate of new London restaurant openings almost reaching a level of frenzy, it is reassuring to return to old favourites which remain consistently good even having been open for over a decade. Yautcha is one of such location, and based on how busy the place was on a recent lunchtime visit, still very much on-trend. The restaurant still ‘feels’ very cool, with its atmospheric lighting and lively atmosphere, but there is also a clear element of refinement, expressed not simply via the food, but also via the ability to purchase teas and macaroons from an in-restaurant patisserie at the front. Put another way, dining here feels more like an experience rather than just a means to an end. My comrade and I went for a selection of dim sum (small steamed dishes) and cheung fun (rice noodle rolls), with all prepared to perfection, both from an aesthetic and taste-sensation perspective. Yautcha’s USP is that all dishes are prepared freshly in-house on a daily basis and this commitment to quality is evident. We also appreciated the originality of the options available and particularly enjoyed the spinach ball with prawn and cuttlefish in a black bean sauce combination as well as the more fiery spicy pork Szechuan wonton with peanut. With just tea to drink, we ended up paying around £35/head all-in, well worth it, in my opinion. Final note: for non-meat/-fish eaters there is an impressive array of options here too, rather than it just being an after-thought, as in many other locations.
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Hollie F

A favourite for my boss!
26 October 2015  
Firm favourite of my bosses, it never fails he loves entertaining here!
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Graham B

Dreadful service
16 December 2014  
Went for a meal on late Saturday afternoon. The restaurant was busy but not overly. The service was terrible and the staff had to be prompted several times to do things. The food came in a disorganised sequence with conflicting excuses as to why and was very delayed. The only time the service was speedy was when asking for the bill the manager could hardly get his card machine out quickly enough. This restaurant is a money processing machine with no thought or care for its' customers. I will never go again and I will tell as many people as possible not to waste their time or money going to this place................
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Ms/Mrs. Sirina P

31 March 2014  
The second time that I've been back to Yauatcha in as many years and sadly, I have to say that it's lost its glamorous appeal. The food was still great but the decor (particularly noticeable in the daytime when we visited for dim sum) is a little tired looking and scruffy. As well as the traditional dim sum menu, they have some original and exciting items like lobster dumplings with tobiko and wagyu beef puffs – both of which were absolutely delicious. The service was haphazard – the waitress who served us in particular was incredibly friendly but had to be reminded about our orders a couple of times. The maitre d' was a mixture of terrifying and charming (terrifarming?) – alternately barking orders at our hapless waitress, and oozing compliments and charm upon the “beautiful ladies” dining at our table. We ordered dessert to take home and Yauatcha still has some of the best-looking (and tasting) puds in the business – a giant macaroon flavoured with cassis, violets and chocolate and a matcha green tea cheesecake to name but a few. If you want dim sum of equal quality but with slicker service, I would visit Min Jiang in Kensington instead.
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Mr. Manuel M

Just great'
13 January 2014  
Eaten here a number of times, we always eat in the bar as it has a great buzz. Food is always great, from the prawn toasts to the steamed bass, all dim sum knock out, portions are great size as well – which can be a down side to dim sum. Always happy with my experience.
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Ms/Mrs. Emma S

Yauatcha
26 November 2013  
A very enjoyable evening. We asked for them to choose a menu for us and we could not have been more pleased, the food was delicious. Prompt service and very helpful staff. Will definitely come again.
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Ms/Mrs. JUNKO H

nice offer for dim sum
18 October 2013  
very nice time and cost and taste dim sum enjoyed a lot ,we ll go back same menu soon
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