Inspired by the Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, a city in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province, Yauatcha introduces the Yauatcha Ice City.

The annual festival in one of China’s most northern provinces features towering ice and snow structures created by 300 ‘ice miners’, many of whom are construction labourers and farmers. To build the frozen city, tens of thousands of ice blocks are prized out of the mammoth frozen river, Songhua, which winds its way through the city of Harbin. The ice is used to build life-sized castles, pagodas, bridges and even a restaurant selling piping hot noodles, dumplings, steamed buns and hotpot. The buildings are illuminated at night, appearing to truly come alive as a breath taking city. 

Paying homage to this fascinating festival, the terraces at Yauatcha will be transformed into an impressive winter terrace, featuring an Ice City which glows into the night. The tables will be dressed with faux fur rugs under hanging chandeliers and fairy lights. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy a selection of cocktails created in collaboration with Moet champagne, including a hot cocktail made with Hennessy XO cognac, as well as our signature dim sum and wok dishes.

The Yauatcha Ice City opens on Monday 8th November.