SNEAK PEEK: mysterious new restaurant Tattu featuring ‘secret room’ in Spinningfields

£2.5m Tattu restaurant/bar to open this April...

Question marks are literally being raised by movers & shakers in Manchester. Particularly in the Spinningfields area of our beloved city, as bright colourful signage and a new twitter account cause a mysterious frenzy. We met up with a member of the inaugural family-run venture to get an insight…

“Tattu will deliver a modern
interpretation on Chinese food”

It’s a ‘unique’ new bar/restaurant opening in Spinningfields this spring. The site was agreed back in 2013 but, like most property agreements, it has been a long and gruelling process. On a positive note, this has given the guys behind Tattu the time to refine and perfect their concept, ready for the target launch of late April.

Typography play of their name ‘Tattu’ transcends from both (tattoos) body art and (you) individuality. The interior design is all about the Eurasian journey of where body art came from that Tattu aim to demonstrate visually through their concept.

Tattu Spinningfields Manchester Question Marks

Filling a void in the Manchester food & drink market, Tattu will deliver a modern interpretation on Chinese food with an emphasis on dim –sum and sharing dishes. They have drawn in an experienced executive chef from London named Andrew Lassetter who has worked with restaurants such as Cocoon, Kyashii, Bungalow 8 in New York, Konbu and Circus to name only a few. He’s also trained in Shanghai, China. So he really knows his onions. And, indeed, dim sum.

You know what dim sum is, right? The original dim sum restaurants originated in Canton, and were a lot like cafés: small establishments that served tea along with a bit of sustenance to fill a small hole. A similar concept to Spanish tapas. These days in many parts of Southern mainland China, it’s become – a bit like Sunday lunch – a weekly ritual family sharing meal.

Tattu Spinningfields Manchester Dim Sum

Based in a large site, just off the main foot-fall of Spinningfields, this brand new family-run venture will be somewhat of a destination bar/restaurant offering a bespoke customer journey that aims to excite all the senses.

With an overall investment of £2.5 million the split level venue will house three separate areas spread over two floors with the main restaurant on the mezzanine level overlooking the floor below. Each area has its own separate identity, all celebrating the journey of traditional body art.

We’ve heard rumours of a luxurious secret room that holds 60 people, hidden away from the main restaurant, to provide for those looking for more than a straight forward dining experience.

Tattu is a celebration of artistic-expression and has a strong commitment to being unique, operating a policy that ensures every customer has a personalised experience every time they dine. “U” are the focus at Tattu. Literally watch this space.

Visit their website: and follow them on twitter @TattuMCR

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