Dim sum favourites, the Hakkasan Group is expanding its empire with the launch of the second Yauatcha next month. Opening in the City’s latest culinary venture, Broadgate Circle, Yauatcha City will be an all-day dining experience based on a Chinese dim sum teahouse.
Open Monday to Saturday for lunch, dinner and drinks, the menu will be overseen by Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee who has been with the group for 12 years and was previously the Head Chef at the original Hakkasan Hanway Place so he knows a thing or two about dim sum, which you know is handy for a Chinese dim sum teahouse.
Diners will be able to choose Cantonese dishes with a modern influence and dim-sum, which will include steamed, baked, grilled and fried variations, we’re talking scallop shui mai, prawn and beancurd cheung fun and venison puffs. If you’re a bit of a tea aficionado, which as Londoners is pretty much our default setting, then you’re in luck as there are 38 different types of tea. Yep that’s right, 38.
The restaurant will feature the key design elements of Yauatcha Soho, namely the aquarium, starlit ceilings, pink and blue palette and open kitchen; however unlike Soho, Yauatcha City will have two bars, a main dining area and two outdoor terraces. Also in a Hakkasan first, there will be a standalone Yauatcha patisserie which will be below the main restaurant and will serve macarons, petits gateaux and chocolate.
Chocolate, dim sum and tea – sign us up.
Yauatcha City: Opens 20th May, Broadgate Circle, EC2, www.yauatcha.com