Place

Yauatcha

Where?
15-17 Broadwick Street. Soho, London, W1F 0DL
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When?
Mon - Sat 12pm - 11.45pm Sun to 10.30pm
How much?
£50 lunch for two with drinks

Dim sum used to be tough to find in London. You had to know the right spots, or book a table in advance only to splash out on a way-too-fine dining experience in west London. But like Mexican food, the Cantonese bite-sized brunch has become pretty widespread. Chain outlets and awkwardly concepted ‘Asian-fusion’ spots have popped up around the Capital offering sad excuses for the yum cha experience. We recently visited Yauatcha, a stalwart in the dim sum game, to find out if the Alan Yah-founded eatery is still one of the right spots mentioned above. The cocktails and entertaining service eased us in. Our waiter charmed with knowledgeable recommendations and provided a fun dialogue throughout the evening. We loved that our favourite dish, shiu mai, is offered five ways – catering to all but the vegetarian and that the cheung fan is jam-packed with filling – in our case – a juicy char sui. We couldn’t get enough of the delicately crafted dumplings and are pleased to confirm that Yauatcha is still very much on point