Back in 2015 #TeamCoco dined at, what was then, one of Manchester’s newly opened restaurants, Tattu. Since we had a taste of Tattu we haven’t stopped going on about it and how it’s still one of our favourite places to dine in the world! So when we heard that the contemporary Chinese restaurant will be launching its second venue in Leeds, in June, we did a happy dance at House of Coco HQ! As work progresses on the city centre site located in Minerva House, part of the new Bond Court development on East Parade. The new 180-cover, split-level restaurant will create a total of 80 jobs for the city. The restaurant will serve a unique and modern take on Chinese cuisine, incorporating traditional ingredients and cooking techniques combined with new ideas and distinctive presentation. The menu will include a reflection of dishes from the Manchester restaurant with the addition of individual plates created especially for Leeds, utilising premium, locally-sourced produce. Diners can expect to see signature dishes such as the Aberdeen Angus steak served with shiitake, asparagus and caramel soy, as well as new additions that have been developed by executive chef Clifton Muil and his team for the spring-summer menu, including sweet soy sticky short rib and Tattu’s interpretation of traditional dishes such as Cantonese style chicken and the classic banana fritter dessert.
The Leeds restaurant will also join the Manchester site in the launch of a brand new lunchtime dining experience – ‘Taste of Tattu’. The menu aims to provide guests with an express lunch offering featuring a two or three course option, priced at £19.50 or £24.50. Taste of Tattu features a number of the restaurant’s best-selling small plates combined with innovative dishes from the wok and stunning desserts. Taste of Tattu will run daily alongside the renowned dim sum lunch menu, and will deliver all the quality and creativity of Tattu’s à la carte menu.
Owners Adam and Drew Jones have committed to creating a bespoke venue for Leeds that pays homage to the first restaurant, while offering diners a new and unique experience. The design for the venue will represent the progression of body art, focusing on the level of detail and intricacy that artists are now able to deliver in their work. A bespoke white rose design has been created for the venue in honour of the city it will call home, along with features and materials that demonstrate the beauty and intricacy of modern body art. Adam Jones, managing director of Tattu Restaurants, said: “We are very excited to see peoples’ reaction to the new design. There has been a huge focus on detail – true to the Tattu brand – but we have explored a new take on the concept for Leeds. The ‘U’ in Tattu stands for unique and the new restaurant will be exactly that. Each element, from the dishes on the menu to the beautiful cocktails, the crockery and glassware and the whole customer journey, has been carefully considered to deliver something we hope will be very special. “Over the past two years we have worked very hard as a team to refine and constantly improve our offering and are very happy with the direction the brand is taking. This new venue has been created especially for the people of Leeds, and we look forward to welcoming our new guests when we open in June.” Recruitment is now underway for all positions including front of house, kitchen and bar. For details on how to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on how to attend the restaurant’s soft launch period and official opening dates, sign up at www.tattu.co.uk/leeds or follow @TattuRestaurant on Twitter and Instagram for live updates.