London Eats: Yauatcha Soho
I’ve always loved dim sum. Several years back, I visited a dim sum place in Hong Kong that’s popular because it’s Michelin-starred YET it’s not heavy on the wallet. After finding out a similar sort of restaurant in London, I of course had to go there and eat!
Yauatcha in London’s Soho area is a Michelin-starred contemporary dim sum teahouse that opened in 2004. They specialize in modern authentic dim sum!
I always order their “Taste of Yauatcha” menu when I bring friends there. You’ll get 8 kinds of dim sum and your choice of Chinese tea. Highly recommended since it’s very filling, delicious, and is (relatively) affordable! Their other menus could easily cost 50GBP per person!
As soon as you’re seated, they’ll serve pickled cucumber with 3 kinds of dip. Then they’ll start filling up your table with different kinds of delicious goodness! Har gau, crystal dumpling wrap with pumpkin, baked venison puff, prawn shui mai with chicken, mushroom spring roll with black truffle, king crab Shanghai siew long bun with pork, prawn and beancurd cheung fun, sticky rice in lotus leaf with chicken and dried shrimp. Whew!
Service is always very good. The ambiance of the place is relaxing. I tend to request for a table on the ground floor which has more natural light. I’d suggest reserving a table on their lower floor if going there with a date. ;)
Taste of Yauatcha
£28.88 for two people
– minumum of two people
Monday to Thursday
– 2pm until 5:45pm
15-17 Broadwick Street
Soho, London W1F 0DL
+44 (0)20 794 8888
Nearest tube stop: Piccadilly Circus