Restaurant Profile – Yauatcha (London)

Yauatcha is a casual-dining dim sum tea-house offering an all day grazing experience. Launched in 2004, Yauatcha gained immediate critical acclaim and received its Michelin star within a year of opening which it continues to maintain.

The renowned menu offers a wide selection of modern dim sum along with complementary dishes including stir-fry noodles and Chinese greens. Based on the ten traditional dim sum dishes known to be the ‘generic definition’ of the cuisine, Yauatcha provides a unique dining experience, offering dim sum with a contemporary influence.

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Equally renowned for its tea variations as it is for its dim sum, Yauatcha features over 60 different types of teas on its menu. Green, White, Ceylon and speciality teas including Osmanthus Oolong and Silver Needle are available to purchase at the shop front as well as enjoy over a meal.
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Along with the comprehensive tea selection, Yauatcha also offers mouth-watering macaroons and indulgent chocolates in its patisserie at the front of the restaurant that can be gift-wrapped and taken away for the perfect present or at-home treat.
Yauatcha’s aesthetics and spatial arrangement fuse the traditional elements of a tea-house with the modern grazing experience. The unique design, by Christian Liagre offers full view of the kitchen even allowing passers by to witness the preparation of the expertly made dishes. Spread over two floors, the 160 cover restaurant offers a light environment on the ground floor, emulating the vibrant ‘chatter shop’ atmosphere of a traditional dim sum eatery in Hong Kong. Its subterranean level offers deep booths and low lighting, providing a captivating dining space for evening.

Located in the heart of Soho, Yauatcha offers spacious and relaxed dining. Combining the highest quality cuisine with cutting edge interior design, Yauatcha consistently remains a popular destination for both London’s residents and visitors.

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Yauatcha, the Michelin-starred contemporary all day dining dim sum teahouse by the Hakkasan group (also reknowned for its delectable desserts) in the heart of Soho, has created a limited edition Yauatcha Easter Egg – the perfect gift for any foodie. Created by Yauatcha’s Head Pastry Chef Sarah Barber, Yauatcha’s chocolate egg will contain a selection of 6 handmade Yauatcha chocolates in the following flavours Praline Hazelnut, Salted Caramel, Mandarin, Passion fruit & Ginger, Vanilla yoghurt, Milk chocolate Tonka and is priced at £18. In addition Yauatcha has just launched their brand new petits gateaux menu and macaron flavours including Chocolate hazelnut eclair – caramel, Jivara, Mango mousse – pineapple, anise and Rhubarb Gateaux – ginger, orange with new mouth watering macaron flavours including Tiramisu, Jaffa and Popcorn. For those who don’t have time to sit in for dessert and tea, the sweet treats can all be purchased from the front-of-house patisserie, beautifully gift-wrapped to be taken home – or to be enjoyed on the go.

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