Yauatcha City launches the Supreme Saturdays menuCultureFood & Drinks
Opened in March this year, the sister restaurant of the acclaimed Michelin-starred Yauatcha has rapidly become a locals’ favourite. The locals from the City of London, who surprisingly aren’t invading dining rooms exclusively for cursory lunches and business meetings Monday to Friday, enjoy long meals over the weekend.
Yauatcha City has recently launched Supreme Saturdays, a luxurious five-course menu that will keep you nailed to your chair for no less than two hours of food and drinks. Included in the offer, which comes at a contained cost, there are also two drinks and half a bottle of wine.
Our meal begins with Steamed Dim Sum Platter as couples, families and groups of friends sit at the tables around us to enjoy the warm ambient on a rainy Saturday afternoon. These skillfully crafted dumplings contain pork and prawn (shuimai); shrimp (har gau); black pepper and wagyu beef; vegetable and truffle; pumpkin with pine nut; and wild mushroom.
A few minutes of wait and another platter lands on the table, this time the selection of dim sum is fried – once again finely crafted. Among them, the Sesame Prawn Toast wins my preference but the Venison Puff and Mushroom Spring Roll come very close; the only disappointment is the Lobster Roll, which doesn’t give off the elegant crustacean flavour you’d expect from it.
There are three options for main dishes: Foie Gras Diced Beef, Truffle Pork Belly Rib and Lobster Vermicelli Pot. Each one sounds delicious and we decide to try them all. Unexpectedly (although maybe not, on second thought) the pork belly is tastier, tender and more comforting than the other options. The portions are too generous and intense after ten pieces of dim sum, but the wine and vegetables on the side offer some relief. However, if you leave some of the food on the plate the smooth and friendly service won’t take it personally.
The highlight of the menu is the incredible selection of desserts which customers can choose from directly at the counter (and also available for takeaway).
Of the wonderful cakes, the Raspberry Delice (raspberry, Madirofolo chocolate, lychee) and Chocolate Pebble (Alto el Sol single-origin dark chocolate, brownie, caramelised white chocolate) are our obvious choices but the Gianduja Lemon, Passion Fruit Mango Dome and Lemon Tart look more than inviting.
The Supreme Saturday menu is game-changing for the City’s dining scene, and it’s currently one of the most convenient quality long-lunch menus in London.★★★★★Food ▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮Drinks ▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮Service ▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮
Filippo L’Astorina, the Editor
Photos: Laura Denti
Supreme Saturdays are available every Saturday from 12pm to 5pm. To book a table at Yauatcha City, 1 Broadgate Cir London EC2M 2QS, call 020 3817 9888 or visit here.