Yauatcha City

Yauatcha City by Alan Yau overlooks Broadgate Circle in the heart of the city and provides a sophisticated trendy take on dim sum which is considered a casual street food in China. I was impressed with the artistically presented food and excellent service throughout the meal. Good vegetarian selection with different styles of mushroom being central to many of the dishes. The patisserie holds beautiful desserts including exotic flavoured macaroons and chocolates so save some room! I would highly recommend the £29 9-dish tasting menu Bookatable offer as a great way to try a selection of Yauatcha’s specialties for a reasonable price.

Reservations: Can book online via OpenTable or email reservations@yauatchacity.com
Location: Broadgate Circle. Closest station: Liverpool Street
Price: £30 plus service charge
Rating: 7/10

Gunpowder

Spitalfields new charm hidden away on White’s Row specialising in aromatic, rustic Indian tapas food. This converted curry house, which has maintained its red brick work and some of the classic furniture, hosts a great selection of mouth-watering vegetarian dishes. An exciting menu inspired by family recipes with new dishes being experimented with and added daily. I have no doubt word will spread very quickly about the explosions of flavours you can expect at Gunpowder. Rich flavours, locally sourced ingredients and very friendly staff!

Reservations: Can book on OpenTable or email reservation@gunpowderlondon.com.
Location: 11 White’s Row, Spitalfields. Closest Stations: Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street
Perfect for: A casual dinner with friends (ideally a small group).
Price: £20-30
Rating: 9/10