Location: The Now Building, Centre Point, WC2H 8LH
Budget: Happily Affordable ££
Type of night: Date Night , Drinking and Eating , Eating , First Date
Type of venue: Cocktail Bar , Restaurant Bar , Restaurant
For those of you that have been to Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham or Edinburgh recently, the name Tattu probably sounds familiar. A staple in its respective cities, the Chinese restaurant and cocktail bar has a signature aesthetic and vibe to it that makes an evening feel like a whole experience. Now, London is getting its very own slice of the action with a slick new 220-cover restaurant.
Founded by two brothers in 2015, Tattu fuses meaningful design with innovative Chinese cooking. The venue gets its name from the art that inspired the interiors, as well as the ancient word ‘Tatau’ which means ‘make a mark’. The idea? To have a full sensory experience while diving into the seasonal menu of dim sum, small plates and innovative cocktail creations. The expansive new site will sit atop The Now Building on Denmark Street in Soho. Interiors have been designed by Hong Kong/London-based Joyce Wang Studio, with individually decorated rooms and an intimate courtyard terrace that promises panoramic views of the iconic London skyline.
Against a sleek backdrop of dimmed lighting, indoor foliage and plush seating, you'll be able to tuck into Peking duck bon bons, soft shell crab and sumptuous black wagyu. While the London menu hasn’t been released yet, we can expect staple menu items in the capital, alongside a long list of signature cocktails. Favourites include the Empress Jade, made with gin, pinot and apple, Tattu Twinkle with Champagne, vanilla, elderflower and lemon, and Sake Sour of vodka, plum sake and passion fruit.