Contemporary Chinese restaurant & bar, Tattu, has announced it will officially open the doors to its first Scottish venue, and fourth in the group, in Edinburgh city centre on Friday 8th November 2019, as works progress at the new site on St Andrews Square.
The new restaurant will have a three-week soft launch period beginning on the 18th October 2019, which sold out in record time when dates were released on Sunday 22nd September.
Taking traditional ingredients and classic flavours, combined with innovative ideas and cooking techniques, Tattu will serve its renowned Chinese-inspired cuisine with a number of exclusive dishes developed for the Edinburgh menu by Executive Chef Andrew Lassetter and his team.
Tattu Edinburgh’s à la carte menu will feature dedicated Tempura and Raw sections, with the Szechuan Rock Shrimp and Soft Shell Crab X.O set to be firm favourites from the Tempura range. While a unique Asian-style Beef Carpaccio and Tuna Yuzu Ceviche headline the Raw options. Joining the line-up of small plates are the Lamb Lion’s Head Tacos served with Galangal, lime leaf and coconut.
Guests will be among the first to sample Tattu’s new winter dessert selection with the introduction of the Chocolate Brownie Pagoda, inspired by the Chinese temples, featuring layers of homemade brownie topped with a chocolate parcel concealing a sumptuous mascarpone ice cream. Diners can revel in the art of surprise with the new dessert wontons filled with milk and dark chocolate, spiced orange and coffee flavours served with a plum dipping sauce.
Occupying the ground and basement level of the newly refurbished Mint Building on West Register Street, the brothers behind the brand, Adam and Drew Jones, have invested in the regeneration of the prestigious development to create a space inspired by both the rich historic and contemporary characteristics of the city.
Tattu Edinburgh will welcome guests to dine under a tunnel of Sakura blossom, recreating the tranquillity of a Chinese garden setting. In the Far East, cherry blossom is a symbol of luck and good fortune – the trees are a signature element of each Tattu site, each one is unique in design.
Adam Jones explains: “The build of our fourth Tattu has been an extremely rewarding process and we’re bringing the final elements together to create a concept that we hope will excite guests and deliver a truly unique dining experience. Our menu has been tailored to offer some of our most renowned dishes and favourites, as well as a number of new additions reflecting the heart of Scotland’s capital with a Chinese twist. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all guests when we open our doors in October.”
The restaurant group was founded in 2015 and launched its first site in Manchester’s Spinningfields district in 2015. Since then it has opened sites in Leeds and Birmingham, with Edinburgh set to be the fourth site in four years.