Here at Domestic Sluttery we love tea and cake. It's even better if we are in a gorgeous restaurant and nattering with friends in pretty dresses. So everything about afternoon tea at Chinese restaurant Yauatcha sounded awesome.
I went to the Soho restaurant last weekend for a friend's birthday and I literally could not stop taking snaps. Luckily the friendly staff didn't seem to mind at all, which is fortunate because otherwise I wouldn't have memories of this gorgeous tealight candle-holder. Want. Now.
Sexy candle-holders aside, what really stood out at Yauatcha was the delicious food (but if I'm being honest, they had me at those three-tier serving stands - they could've served up mini rolls and jammy dodgers in them and I still would've been thrilled).
I won't do a thorough analysis of everything that I ate (I can, if you like?) but our tea consisted of dim-sum, exotic fruit salad (including dragonfruit - first time I've seen that outside Asda), macaroons and scaled-down versions of the French cakes that Yauatcha display by the window.
Ooh and scones! It's illegal to serve afternoon tea in the UK without some sort of scone, dont'cha know. Yauatcha's green tea and coconut varieties were, predictably, full of win.
My only quibble with the food was that there should've been more in the way of savouries - all the sweet stuff meant that we staggered out of there feeling a little sick. Yauatcha apparently serves some of the best Chinese food in London, and it would've been nice to sample more of that.
Also, the staff were a little tetchy when we asked to take home the food that we couldn't finish. They got stuffed in paper bags, meaning that the delicate cakes were squashed and ruined. Considering that they had boxes available, I thought this was a little stingy.
All in all, Yauatcha's afternoon tea was very reasonably priced at £25 per head. Go there for a yummy afternoon tea with an Eastern twist in a stunning restaurant. And don't wear a waistbelt.