Get ready to tantalise your taste buds, Leeds, because tamatanga is about to bring some serious heat to the city's food scene. This trailblazing Indian eatery has already won the hearts of foodies in Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham with its authentic, homestyle dishes and fun, laid back vibe.
Scheduled for early summer, tamatanga’s next eatery will be located at The Light on The Headrow in the heart of central Leeds. The new restaurant will feature fun, eye catching interiors similar to the vivacious designs seen in their other award-winning locations, all of which take inspiration from the vibrant streets of India.
The mouth-watering food menu offers a mix of both the familiar and the slightly less expected and many classic dishes updated with a modern twist. Everything is made using real, homely Indian recipes served up with speed and minimal fuss or fanfare. The tamatanga thali has become something of a signature dish – this large variety platter offers the choice of one or two different curries from the menu whilst the rest of the dishes are created and changed daily by an expert all Indian kitchen team using local, seasonal ingredients.
Another menu must try is the moreish tama chips, famed for their perfectly crisp coating and a secret blend of tamatanga spices which have made them a firm favourite since 2008.
The menu has been carefully crafted to include a wide variety of meat, veggie, vegan and gluten friendly dishes. The salads and grill plates pack a punch and come loaded with healthful ingredients such as butternut squash, quinoa, avocado and chickpeas.
A provocative range of carefully crafted cocktails is on hand to cool things down, ranging from the fruity and fabulous Peachy Blinder to the adventurous Wray’s Sorbet which blends tequila, strawberry cream soda and Wray and Nephew overproof rum to great effect.
As well as enticing customers with its refreshing take on Indian food, tamatanga has built a loyal and diverse following based on its laid back, fun vibe, and exceptional value. Daytime deals on food until 4pm and two-for-one cocktails every day from 12-7pm have allowed the brand to appeal to everyone from students to families and couples.
Children are also well looked after, with highchairs, balloons, crayons, colouring, and puzzles to make the family experience as much fun as possible. The kids menu has been carefully designed to appeal to even the fussiest of eaters.
tamatanga Creative Director, Mona Kular, had this to say ahead of the launch:
‘We’re absolutely thrilled to be bringing our food to a city as vibrant as Leeds. Our fresh, homely, and very real approach to cooking is perfect for lunch, dinner and anything in between. From warming curries to flavourful salads and heavenly small plates, there’s something for everyone.’’
‘’And with incredible cocktails, great music, and a seriously cool vibe, tamatanga makes any occasion a great one. We’re really looking forward to welcoming our first Leeds diners. tamatanga is the place to eat and drink Indian style.’’
The new restaurant has 160 covers (40 in the bar and 120 in the restaurant) and will create 50 new jobs. Keep an eye out on tamatanga’s social channels for details of their launch date, bottomless brunch, and other events.