Review on Tattu Manchester
Tattu Manchester is part of a unique group of modern Chinese restaurants with siblings located in Leeds and Birmingham. The brains behind the group are brothers Drew and Adam Jones who opened their Manchester branch in 2015, located in the bustling Spinningfields area at the heart of Manchester's financial and business district. The name Tattu was derived from a combination of the word tattoo, the art form that inspired their interiors and tatau, an ancient word from eastern culture that means to make a mark.
It's a beautifully sculptured venue spread out over two floors with a ground floor bar and a 130-cover upstairs restaurant. Decked out in a sumptuous black and gold palette with rich earthy tones, there's intricate rope effect lighting, glass skull globes and windows featuring two huge anchors decorated with lighting and roses. The dining room has intimate table and booth seating with ornate black fret screening and a stunning 4-metre cherry blossom tree taking centre stage.
The kitchen under the helm of Clifton Muil fuses traditional flavours alongside modern cooking techniques, sending out vibrant and flavoursome dishes designed for sharing. Among the many culinary delights on offer there's seared tuna, ponzu, truffle aioli and caviar or red roast loin ribs, yellow bean, kumquats and star anise. Dim sum is also a highlight in Tattu, either steamed or fried and baked. Elsewhere there's dishes like chicken curry clay pot with baby onions, coconut and wasabi pea puree or from the sea white miso salmon, pickled ginger, red onion and caramelised lime. As for desserts, think cherry blossom, chocolate mousse, cherry and candyfloss or a coconut and mango smoothie bowl, granola, lychee and pineapple.
To accompany the food there's a carefully curated wine list together with signature cocktails.
Chinese / Asian / Dim Sum
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.45pm Mon-Thu (All day Fri-Sun)
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.30pm (10.45pm Fri-Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express