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Aces of expensive, moodily dark wood paneling and other luxurious surfaces contribute to the Insta-friendly scene at this original outpost of what’s now become a national chain of glam pan-Asian destinations. Feedback was relatively limited this year, but raised no complaints regarding its mix of Chinese dishes with sushi and Thai favourites.
“A great-looking restaurant” – this glossy Chinese was the first outpost of a glam-looking national chain that hit central London this year occupying a striking building on Oxford Street. One or two reports suggest it can “fall short on food and service” but others acclaim it all-round.
This glossy, 2015 take on Chinese cuisine from brothers Adam & Drew Jones has been the launchpad for a national chain, with branches in Leeds, Birmingham, Edinburgh and (scheduled for 2022) London. Inspired by body art, the impressive interior is its star turn, with the “pricey” food taking second billing – making it very much a place to see and be seen.
“A great see-and-be-seen atmosphere” – Adam and Drew Jones’s expanding, Chinese, national chain is characterised by “superb surroundings” and as a result its Manchester branch (the chain’s first, which opened in 2015) is “understandably one of the most popular venues in town”. But there’s a general feeling that “it’s nice looking but could do better” – “surroundings set an excellent first impression but I expected more of the food” (“on our visit, we couldn’t spot anyone Chinese in the kitchen, and it showed”); “and it’s pricey too”. “Overall there are better Chinese restaurants in Manchester… they’re not as striking though”.
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Have you eaten at Tattu?
Tattu Restaurant & Bar is located in the heart of Manchester’s Spinningfields district. The restaurant offers contemporary Chinese cuisine, fusing traditional Asian flavours with exquisite presentation.
The bar provides an intimate atmosphere, inviting guests to relax and enjoy the extensive cocktail menu. Each one of our diverse cocktails is inspired by the designs of different body artists with their own unique styles and unusual flavour combinations. A detailed wine list and bottle serve menu are also available.
Tattu takes inspiration from body art and its rich history, inviting guests on a sensory journey from East to West, delivering a unique experience unlike any other.
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The Parlour is Tattu’s private dining room and exclusive event space. We are able to accommodate up to 40 people for a fine dining experience or 80 for a party or canapé reception. The space is serviced by its own entrance, bar and restroom facilities.
The luxurious aesthetic and unique interior provides the perfect setting for exclusive events, functions and meetings and we’re able to provide a variety of entertainment including live acts and DJs upon request.
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