How to describe Tattu London, the new contemporary Chinese restaurant by Tottenham Court Road station? The restaurant, located in Outernet in the Now building, opened in 2022 and has already made its stamp on the London foodie scene.
Opulent, sophisticated yet relaxed are the first words I’d use, says our Editor who dined at this rooftop oasis. My first impression on arrival at the sixth floor restaurant and bar was that I had landed in a cool private members club. The welcome was friendly rather than formal, which set the mood for the service throughout the evening. I much prefer that to a more old-school formal approach.
We started our evening with cocktails at the Phoenix bar, separated by away from the main restaurant areas by a moodily-lit pathway. The bar also has a outer courtyard terrace which offers great London skyline views and is totally weatherproofed with a cover and heaters to keep you warm in the colder weather.
I asked the lovely mixologist to recommend a refreshing aperitif and was served a Yichang Rickey, made with ODD Mescal, lime leaf and Yuzu cordial. It hit the spot with refreshingly zesty flavours mixed with smokey undertones. My friend loves a good G&T and was impressed with the house choice of Roku Gin.
Now, let’s get to the food part of my review
We were seated in the Koi Carp area of the restaurant, which overlooks the Inner Courtyard and its beautiful cherry trees in blossom. thsi is the largest of the four separate Residences of Tattu, which is designed as a traditional Chinese Courtyard House. It’s evident that incredible attention has gone into every detail of the design. You really feel as if you were thousands of miles away from London.
We were greeted by our server Lii who went into a lot of detail explaining the menu to us. Lii was so attentive and delighted us with stories about the history of many of the dishes, such as the moneybag filled with duck egg and Chinese sausage fried rice.
We decided to give the Modern Sharing set menu a go. It’s available for parties of two or more and is not cheap at £125 per person but comes with a large amount of generously sized dishes which are all perfect for sharing.
The entire menu was simply delicious. As for my absolute favourites, I’m still dreaming of them days after, I would pick the Yellowtale Sashimi, Shanghai Black Cod and the Caramel Soy Aged Beef Fillet. All cooked to perfection.
The desserts deserve a special mention for the creativity alone. They were pieces of art and almost a shame to eat. The menu came with a Cherry Blossom Tree made with candyfloss and white chocolate, which was stunning, as was the Koi Fish Garden mango and coconut pannacotta with white chocolate.
New spring and summer menu will be worth returning for
The Tattu London new spring and summer menu arrived on the 28th of March, featuring new seasonal dishes such as Tuna Sashimi Blossom and Scallop and Prawn Shumai and Satay Ribeye Beef.
The new Tribe of TATTU brunch will run from the 9th of April and every Bank Holiday Sunday in May from 12-4pm. A bank holiday party not to be missed with free-flowing cocktails and champagne.
Venue hire options
The venue is also available for private and semi-private hire and can hold between 20-170 guests. You can also host a part on the gorgeous outer Courtyard Terrace that can hold up to 16 guests for dining and 30 for a drinks reception.
The largest space, the Courtyard House, accommodates up to 150 guests seated, or 200 standing for a drinks and canapes reception.
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