A firm favourite in Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Leeds, Tattu is known for its exquisite modern Chinese food along with its stunning, Instagrammable setting. Founded by two brothers back in 2015, Tattu set out to bring some excitement to the UK culinary scene, and the result is an ever-raved-about brand with devotees across the country. There’s currently no branch further south than Birmingham, but in an exciting update, Tattu has now confirmed the rumours first reported in April: this amazing spot is coming to London.
Not only that, but the London outpost of Tattu is set to be the brand’s flagship; a spectacular spot that’ll sit on the rooftop of the Outernet building on Charing Cross Road (for what it’s worth, Outernet is pretty hype-worthy too, with plans to bring a 2000 capacity live events venue and the world’s largest high-resolution wrap-around screens to a site next to Tottenham Court Road station).
They’ve already promised us a modern, unconventional approach to Chinese cooking, complete with smoking skull cocktails and candy floss desserts, and now even more details have emerged. For starters, Tattu’s spot atop the Outernet building means that the restaurant will boast some excellent views across central London, with space for 220 guests across the restaurant, bar, and terrace.
On Tattu’s menu will be dishes made to be shared, with beautifully presented small plates and a colourful array of dim sum. Just a quick glance at their current menu will have you salivating over everything from Shiitake Bao and Sweet and Sour Iberico Pork, to Tang Yuan Doughnuts with black sesame, raspberry and ginger. In fact, the desserts deserve an extra special mention; each one is a masterpiece in its own right.
Of course the food alone is worth the visit, but the restaurant’s award-winning interiors certainly can’t go unmentioned. Each restaurant is designed to take its guests on a journey, and we expect the London outpost will be just as otherworldly. Joyce Wang Studio are in charge of the décor here, and we’ve been promised “a truly unique concept of discovery and sensory exploration for the dramatic rooftop space”. As is Tattu’s ethos, the interior decorators will be armed with natural materials from around the globe – and they always aim to pay tribute to the character of the city they’re in, meaning no two Tattu restaurants are the same. (There’s always an abundance of cherry blossom though – don’t you worry about that.)
There’s no concrete launch date as of yet, but you know the deal: as soon as we hear anything, you’ll be the first to know.
All images courtesy of Tattu.
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