Yauatcha City – Chinese Dim Sum & French Patisserie

Yauatcha City – Chinese Dim Sum & French Patisserie


Yauatcha City is a unique hybrid, serving some of the best Chinese dim sum in London, accompanied by delicious French style patisserie. It’s part of the Hakkasan Group of restaurants and hotels, and located in the heart of the revitalized Broadgate Circle area of the City of London.

Yauatcha City interior
I was already a fan of Sake No Hana, one of Yauatcha’s sister restaurants, so was delighted to be invited to try Yauatcha City. I should warn you that looking at these photos may make you seriously hungry and thirsty! I started off with a refreshing long cocktail, the cha la lai. This delicious mix of Belvedere vodka, apple juice and Champagne with oolong tea was beautifully decorated with black grapes.

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Mr Luxe continued his health kick with a mocktail Tokyo cooler with lemongrass, raspberry, elderflower, peach juice and guava juice. The lemongrass gave it an interesting kick, making it just as tasty as a regular cocktail. There is also a great selection of teas for those who want a traditional accompaniment.

Tokyo cooler
We had a prime window seat overlooking Broadgate Circle. It’s an area of the City that I’d definitely recommend exploring because they organize lots of events and there’s a whole new dining hub there. We were mesmerized by these acrobats and their aerial dance display!

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By now the first of our dim sum had arrived – steamed scallop shui mai which were both delicate and filling.

Yauatcha dim sum
We chose a side dish of spicy aubergine and sato bean, with okra, french beans and peanuts giving a satisfying crunch.

Yauatchae spicy aubergine
I was keen to try Yauatcha’s renowned baked venison puff, and I wasn’t disappointed. The pastry was light and airy, whilst the venison made the perfect filling. This really was a standout dish for me.

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We’re also fans of pork char siu buns – these had a great doughy outer consistency and an oozing pork filling. The pork was really high quality – I’ve had these in some restaurants in Hong Kong where it was not so good, so it’s nice to know that standards are so high here.

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We couldn’t resist trying the black pepper and Wagyu beef dumplings, only available from the Yauatcha City branch as part of their Supreme Special Dishes selection. Again, the quality of the meat is fantastic and works really well with the dumplings.

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We shared one main dish as we’d filled up on so many dim sum – stir fry pepper chilli seafood with asparagus recommended by our helpful waiter. I’d mentioned that I was keen to have a healthy main course and this fitted the bill nicely. The asparagus and pepper gave this dish contrast and the chilli gave it just the right level of spiciness.

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Many Chinese restaurants fall down when it comes to dessert, but not Yauatcha. Their concept is to serve French inspired patisserie with oriental influences, and it’s genius. On this occasion I sampled the utterly delicious raspberry delice with Madirofolo chocolate and lychee. It did seem a pity to bite into such a photogenic dish but there was no stopping me! Mr Luxe chose the chocolate pebble that you’ll see at the top of the page. Artfully combining Alto el sol single origin dark chocolate, brownie and caramelised white chocolate, it was a resounding triumph.

Yauatcha raspberry delice
I loved the desserts here so much that I returned recently and tried their cassis and violet grand macaron with a subtle vanilla cremeux, cassis and violet compote – heaven on a plate.

Yauatcha cassis and violet grand macaron
Before leaving, we had a look around and particularly liked the open kitchen where you see the chefs at work.

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There are two terraces, so plenty of room to dine outdoors.

Broadgate Circle Liverpool Street
And next door there’s Yauatcha’s first standalone Patisserie where you can buy a cake or some high quality tea to take out. Apparently they’ll be selling seasonal items too like Easter eggs and spiced panettone.

Yauatcha Patisserie
I wholeheartedly recommend Yauatcha City, and can see why their Soho restaurant has a Michelin star.
Do you have any favourite Chinese restaurants in London or elsewhere?

Yauatcha City, 1 Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS

  • Gosh, I am love eating dim sum so much! Those scallop shui mai look so yummy!

  • This looks excellent – food, drinks and the entertainment!! What fun to have that going on while you were eating 🙂
    Rosie xx

    • They’ve also got a talking hare statue nearby, the area has changed a lot

  • This is making me crave dim sum SO MUCH. My shop is only a brisk walk from Broadgate – I wonder if I’ve time to nip out for a quick break?! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

    • Did you make it out there Jasiminne? Those cakes have got your name on them 😉

  • Aisha

    Wow 🙂 so beautiful. Also the first photo makes me hungry !! x

    http://www.aishettina.blogspot.it

    • They put so much care into everything they do there, it certainly makes me hungry just thinking about it!

      • Aisha

        Yes… all look made with love and passion. Beautiful 🙂

        Have a nice week end.

  • Paola

    Lovely place, Interesting pics!!!!
    xo Paola
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  • Ivana Džidić

    I would love to visit this place…the food looks yummy!

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

    • I highly recommend it Ivana, could be the best Chinese in London!

      • Ivana Džidić

        If I ever make it to London….I really will have a stop here.

  • Harija Ravi

    WOW this is just amazing!! Great post, can’t wait to read the next one!!

    Thanks a bunch for your support on my blog,I am glad you liked my recent post on My Pan AM Experience:

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  • Lizlizo

    OMG you always go to the best restaurants. Your blog is so inspiring!

    – Liz Lizo
    http://www.LizLizo.com

    • That’s very kind Liz, and I am so lucky to go to these great places

  • Now this is impressive food presentation! This really does have the wow factor especially the first photograph! How lovely Suze! http://www.shehearts.net xx

    • I love the way they’ve fitted the Yauatcha logo on that chocolate pebble! Have a great weekend Laura

  • Kelly M

    Damn! Another deliciously beautiful post.. now I am hungry again! The belvedere looks spectacular as does the desert. SO TASTY!

    XO K
    http://www.kellmenow.com

  • BerryBloomXO

    I have never tried dim sum but this all looks so yummy!
    The terrace table looks so lovely to dine on! Okay, I really want to go now!
    Lovely review! <3
    xoxo,

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    • You have to try it Puja! The terrace is a great place to dine and there’s also an area inside where the windows open right out

  • I haven’t had dim sum in so long, everything looks delicious! Have a great weekend 🙂

    http://www.mintnotion.com

    • I hadn’t eaten it in a while, sometimes it leaves me feeling hungry a few hours later but not here – enjoy your weekend too!

  • JOURNAL OF STYLE

    Their desserts are spectacular, Suze! What a wonderful mouth-watering experience you’ve made!!! That’s food art at its finest. And so the drinks! Would love to taste! 😉

    Ira / JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

    • The desserts are really outstanding, never had such good ones in a Chinese restaurant before!

      • JOURNAL OF STYLE

        Haha, me either! Absolutely never! Thank you for your reply, Suze!

  • Oh wow, the food looks amazing! Sounds like a wonderful place to visit!

    • It’s a fantastic restaurant, loved it! Have a great weekend

  • Kiki Rampone

    Those desserts look so incredible! I’d love to try that violet macaron…the dim sum all looks so great too! Lovely post, thanks for sharing!

    xo Kiki

    http://colormekiki.com/

    • The violet macaron was delicious, although my fave is the raspberry delice

  • Thedottedbowblog

    Beautiful pictures! 🙂

    xx Arwa
    dottedbow.blogspot.com

  • Chinese and French is such a random mix, but judging by this food its a match made in heaven 🙂 I’m ALWAYS disappointing with chinese restaurant desserts too but these look like utterly gourmet treats! MMMMM

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

    • Yes it’s a brilliant idea to have French style desserts, apart from green tea ice cream I’m not a big fan of traditional Chinese desserts

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    I love Yauatcha in Soho, I’ll have to pop down and try the new one 🙂
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

    • Wouldn’t be surprised if they get a Michelin star here too soon

  • Lucy

    Suzi the first picture is just mean, everyone reading this is not salivating on their phone/laptop. I am a huge fan of Sakura no Hana and this looks as good. My favourite is Ken Hom Lucy x

    • Ooh I’ve got a Ken Hom cookbook! Have never been to his restaurant though, so one to try

  • This has to go on the ‘must try’ list!

    • I’m sure you’d love it Emma – great food, fab location, nice waiters!

  • Acrobats? You’re right, this area of the city certainly looks to be worth exploring! The presentations of the patisserie’s food is divine and the option to dine outdoors is a lovely one 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • The nice thing is, there are no cars nearby so ti’s really peaceful when you do dine outdoors. Hope you had an amazing time in Rome

  • These look so good and that dessert is so unique

    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • The desserts are possibly my favourite thing there but it’s all good

  • Corinne C

    How posh are those drinks!

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

  • Wow,this looks awesome
    I do love peaceful places to dine in

    • That’s a good point, it’s actually very peaceful there

  • love&limoncello

    Looks fab Suze. I also spy a delightful orange dress or top in the photo. Xx

    Zoe | Love and Limoncello

  • Beauty Follower

    The perfect combo… chinese food with french sweets 😉

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

  • ♫ Alison M ♪

    That patisserie looks so gorgeous and the dim sum looks fab as well, great combo

  • AdventureHan

    Ooo I love dim sum! Delicious!

  • Andrea Petersen

    I love Broadgate Circle so much atm! Have only been to Yauatcha in Soho (of which I have just finished writing a review myself, haha!) but the food really is outstanding, isn’t it?! Wish we’d got to try those wagyu dumplings though, delish! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Alfredo Ciano

    I Love This Post : Nice Locations , International Atmosphere & ( Principal Thing…)…Perfect Food !!! The China Wave on the World of Food !!! ByeBye , Lots of Fun !!!

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