Tattu – MCR

Have you guys tried out Tattu yet? It’s definitely my new favourite MCR restaurant obsession. It opened in Spring 15 and tattu is taking the Manchester food and drink scene by storm. The last 6 months have been nothing but success for the bar and restaurant situated on Gartside Street, Spinningfields.

Walking through it’s doors, you are instantly taken on a visual journey. For those familiar with the Terry Gilliam film The Imiginarium Of Dr Parnassus, the imagery in Tattu is not too dissimilar to themes within the 2009 movie. With the fantasmical  asian influences, you are able to experience three different areas, all which take on different styles of body art. 

Opened by brothers Adam and Drew Jones, they have taken inspiration from the highly conceptual restaurants on Americas West Coast. The interior creates the perfect ambience which can be enjoyed at any time in the day. I have spent birthday celebrations there, mid morning dim sum, post shopping dinner, and late night cocktails in the bar. Perfect by day, perfect by night. 

The interior designed by Edwin Pickett, explores the orient ad its own spectacular influences on body art in the world today. The food is SO divine I cannot speak highly enough of it! With a menu created by London based Executive Chef Andrew Lassetter, your new favourite dish will not be hard to come by amidst a selection of Dim Sum and small plates offering both contemporary and classical cuisine. The portions are small, but extremely filling due to the foods richness and high quality ingredients.  I’ve eaten noodles in Hong Kong and noodles in some of the best Chinese restaurants in England, Australia & Dubai but none compare to the noodles dished up at Tattu! Believe me when I say they are THE BEST I’VE EVER TASTED. 

P1010415By night, Tattu entertains the crowds with a DJ and cocktails designed by the international award winning Susie Wong – I recommend the Kiss From A Rose which will take care of all of your Gin needs!

Adam and Drew, aim to offer a concept that continues to evolve so that each time you visit you notice something new, whether that be by taste, smell or sight. With this little hint, next time you go, take the time to engross yourself into your surroundings and the exceptional setting that Tattu provides.

On a side note, I’ve had a few people asking me “Which would you rather go to, Wings or Tattu?” 

THEY ARE BOTH COMPLETELY DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS AND I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO COMPARE THEM EQUALLY DUE TO THEM BEING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SETTINGS AND MENUS. If I’m in the mood for Wings, it’ll be wings. If I’m in the mood for Tattu, it will be tattu. It will never a be a “I can’t decide between Wings and Tattu.”

So go forth, and get Tattu’d!

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DUCK AND WATERMELON SALAD

DUCK AND WATERMELON SALAD

STEAMED MIXED VEGETABLES, GINGER AND GARLIC (v)

STEAMED MIXED VEGETABLES, GINGER AND GARLIC (v)

LOBSTER AND PRAWN TOAST

LOBSTER AND PRAWN TOAST

CRISPY DUCK ROLLS

CRISPY DUCK ROLLS

BABY BACK SATAY RIBS

BABY BACK SATAY RIBS

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