REVIEW: YAUATCHA CITY
It’s no secret that the original Yauatcha in Soho is one of our favourite London restaurants so we were bloomin’ thrilled when we heard that Yauatcha City was opening as part of the revamped Broadgate Circle development. We obviously wasted no time in getting down there and we’re happy to report it’s just as good as the original. The restaurant is huge and a slightly odd shape as it’s essentially an entire semi-circle section of Broadgate Circle. They’ve cleverly split it up into different sections however, so it feels more like a collection of smaller dining rooms and bar areas than a vast space. It’s been done out with the usual sleek design that you would expect from Yauatcha and service is also spot on.
Most importantly, the food is incredible with a mix of Yauatcha favourites such as the Venison puffs and new items exclusive to the City branch such as the lobster rolls which are a ‘must order’. We worked our way through the dim sum menu until we were absolutely stuffed, polishing off king crab xia long bao; fluffy BBQ pork buns; spicy pork wontons; wagyu beef puffs; poached chicken; and one of our all-time favourite dishes, the prawn and bean curd cheung fun. Yauatcha is just as famous for its desserts as its dim sum and we finished the night with a raspberry delice and chocolate rice, both beautifully presented and highly recommended.
If you’ve never been to Yauatcha this is the perfect time to do it… and if you have been before, this is the perfect excuse to go back!
For our favourite London restaurant, see our Top 20 guide here.
Yauatcha City, Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2QS