Sometimes you need somewhere to fill in the post-lunch/pre-dinner part of the weekend. Not quite ready for a full-on bar, but you want more than just a coffee. Dessert and a cocktail is the perfect, if slightly decadent, solution.
Last Saturday afternoon C and I met at Yauatcha, on Soho’s Broadwick Street. I’ve tried their famed venision puffs before, but haven’t been for lunch or dinner yet (I would definitely like to try some more of their dim sum). Their cakes are displayed at the front (you can take-away too), all intricate, jewel-like and glistening.
You can go in just for dessert, and we sat at the back in the cosy bar. After a pot of fragrant orchid tea, we moved onto the hard stuff – the lychee martini is particularly good. We went for a selection of their macaroons – their flavours are interesting, and we chose tonka bean, toasted coconut, milk chocolate and peanut, yoghurt and hazelnut. The green tea choux bun with hazelnut, and the apricot mille-feuille with pistachio also looked particularly delicious.
Pop in if you need a mixture of something sweet and something boozy one lazy weekend afternoon.