Yauatcha - London, England

15-17 Broadwick Street
London, UK W1F 0DL
+44 (0)20 7494 8888
Hours: Mon-Sat noon-11pm

Located in the heart of Soho, Yauatcha is rumored to have started the dim sum craze in London. It is designed as a modern Chinese teahouse, and though you can have a long, multi-course meal here, Yauatcha is even better suited to grazers: it offers a multitude of hot and cold teas (and tea smoothies), small, wok-friendly stir fries, succulent pork ribs, fluffy pork buns, and other Chinese Sunday brunch fare. Featuring fish tanks, azure lighting, and minimalist touches, Yauatcha also offers afternoon seatings (it is a teahouse, after all) and an extensive cocktail list, broken down by Spicy, Citrus, Rich, Light, and various signature drinks. Restaurateur Alan Yau, who formed the Wagamama chain of noodle houses in the 1990s, is the brains behind the operation, and Executive Chef Tong Chee Hwee is the muscle in the kitchen.

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