Thursday, September 13, 2007

Yauatcha, London, UK

15 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 0DL, UK

Telephone: +44 20 74948888

Just a quick note on this nice spot I had the chance to visit a couple of weeks ago: Obviously London is full of nice places to go out, and in most of them – Yauatcha included – there is hardly a chance to get a table for dinner without reservation. Yauatcha’s basement seems to be a very nice dim sum / cross kitchen restaurant, with a nicely designed interior. But the clue is the minimalistic upper floor (street level that is). This is a nice place for getting a nice dessert and tasting one of their about 25 different teas (which makes it a good place for the urban version of the traditional five-o’clock tea, as well). Amongst the selection there are 8 different ice teas, and a large number of Assam-, Darjeeling-, flower-, dark-, green-, black-, white-, and blue teas. The food clue at Yauatcha’s upper floor is their range of cakes, each one of them a piece of art

(see picture), featuring creations like “Kumquat Mont Blanc” or “Jade Ganache”, for £5 each. As a summary, this is a great place for desserts or an urban afternoon tea in a minimalistic surrounding.

Visited: August 2007

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