In light of Chinese New Year, let’s kick-start this year’s blog theme with my favourite cuisine of them all – oriental style…

For all the Manchester foodies out there, it was exciting to hear about last year’s launch of the modern Chinese restaurant which sure had its buzz around the City, being one of the newest most talked-about chic & sophisticated Restaurant & Bars in the area; introducing Tattu.

Located within my favourite area of Manchester, Spinningields, let’s start with a little snapshot into the restaurant’s dark & moody decor as seen below – TOTAL interior goals;

Being January and all, it’s worth noting Tattu’s current offer with 30% off!! So I’d take full advantage whilst you can and snap up the opportunity before the menu goes back to full price.

Tattu delivers contemporary Chinese cuisine, fusing traditional flavours with modern cooking methods and exquisite presentation to create a unique and exciting dining experience.

Let’s get straight to the menu; divided into sections from the A La Carte – Snacks, Dim Sum, Small Plates, Large Plates, and lots of tasty Side dishes. Here’s a few visuals and descriptions of what my friend Emma & I ordered…


Crispy Kale Seaweed – Ichimi pepper, five spice and sweet chilli sauce. Sprinkled with Salted Edamame, (£5).


Dim Sum:

Lobster and Prawn Toast, accompanied with a Sweet and sour chilli sauce, (£9).


Small Plates:

Chilli Crusted Tofu with Kohlrabi, coriander and chilli soy, (£9).


Large Plates:

I couldn’t hesitate as soon as I saw this on the menu – the classic Aromatic Crispy Duck with Cherry hoisin, Szechuan oil and pancakes, (£21).


Wine wise – Emma & I were both in the mood for a white to compliment our Chinese cuisine and so we enjoyed a classic Pinot Grigio; always a safe bet and most cost effective to share a bottle as opposed to ordering by the glass…

For all the noodle fans out there, you can get your fix from one of the Side Plates on offer, such as the Singapore noodles (Prawn, Chicken & Pork) – always a good sharing option during your mains.


Post meal – we found it best to substitute a dessert with an Espresso Martini (our number one cocktail!) – I decided to mix things up as suggested by the friendly waitress, and agreed to a White Espresso Martini.

The White Espresso Martini consisted of Vanilla vodka, cocoa liqueur, white chocolate and coffee foam – an interesting take on the classic coffee liquor.

All in all, I’m delighted to now have a reliable, ‘go-to’ Chinese restaurant nearby (of course branching outside of China Town); Tattu ticks all boxes from the setting, service, and most importantly, an authentic tasty menu which keeps you wanting more.

With the slightly more premium price point of the menu & beverages, this place is a must visit destination for a more special occasion.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday               12pm–1am
  • Tuesday               12pm–1am
  • Wednesday         12pm–1am
  • Thursday              12pm–1am
  • Friday                   12pm–2am
  • Saturday              12pm–2am
  • Sunday                 12pm–1am

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