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survey result

Summary

£88
 ££££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Silky-fine cheung fun, filled with sweet fresh prawns”“dumplings wrapped in translucent skins”“delicious venison puffs”… – “you can’t go back to Chinatown dim sum after a trip” to one of these “hip and happening”, Chinese-inspired haunts, whose “addictive bites keep reeling you in”. The “flash” Soho original, created by Alan Yau, “still feels fresh after all these years” – with its moody basement and lighter ground floor – while the Broadgate spin-off is much larger in scale, more conventionally glam, and with a big cocktail terrace overlooking Broadgate Circle. Any drawbacks? Service is “efficient” but “sometimes brusque”. Top Tips – Soho also serves tea, and has a line in “gorgeous, elegant patisserie”.

Summary

£88
 ££££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Silky-fine cheung fun, filled with sweet fresh prawns”“dumplings wrapped in translucent skins”“delicious venison puffs”… – “you can’t go back to Chinatown dim sum after a trip” to one of these “hip and happening”, Chinese-inspired haunts, whose “addictive bites keep reeling you in”. The “flash” Soho original, created by Alan Yau, “still feels fresh after all these years” – with its moody basement and lighter ground floor – while the Broadgate spin-off is much larger in scale, more conventionally glam, and with a big cocktail terrace overlooking Broadgate Circle. Any drawbacks? Service is “efficient” but “sometimes brusque”. Top Tips – Soho also serves tea, and has a line in “gorgeous, elegant patisserie”; EC2 does “exceptional-value weekend lunches”.

Summary

£81
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Dim sum are top class – beautifully presented and all of them delicious” – at this slick, “fun” and hugely popular Chinese-inspired duo (originally created by Hakkasan and Wagamama founder, Alan Yau), whose stylish looks are “verging on bling, but well done”. Both branches score highly, although the well-established Soho original still has the edge over the relatively new Broadgate Circle branch. “Great cocktails” too – “their tea is also exquisite”. Top Tip: cool terrace in EC2.

Summary

£81
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fabulously tasty dim sum with a modern twist” and “slick” styling fuel the fun at this incredibly popular and vibey, Chinese-fusion duo, with the more moody Soho original still outscoring its big and “bright” Broadgate Circle spin-off. Service is the weakest link – it can be “somewhat haphazard”.

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Yauatcha Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Yauatcha Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Yauatcha restaurant.
Jacob H
Very enjoyable food; particularly the good ...
Reviewed 3 months, 28 days ago

"Very enjoyable food; particularly the good selection of vegetarian dim sum. The problem with the service, and this seems to be a feature of the Hakkasan group as a whole, was that they were both quite slow in bringing the food to our table (with a big wait between starters and main courses) and also attempted to kick us out on the 2 hour mark exactly, as they brought a pot of mint tea to our table, which really spoils the end of the meal. The ambience: dark basement, rammed full, bare tables, etc., does not match the prices or the food."

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