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Tattu launches second restaurant in Leeds City Centre’s East Parade

Contemporary Chinese restaurant Tattu has officially opened its second site on East Parade, Leeds city centre.

The restaurant brand, which launched its first venue in Manchester’s Spinningfields district in 2015, has developed the 6,000 sq ft site to create a 180-cover restaurant split over two floors, including opulent private dining room and ground floor terrace. Tattu has also recruited a total of 80 staff for the new restaurant, both front and back of house.

Led by executive chef Clifton Muil, the restaurant’s menu focuses on delivering modern Chinese cuisine using traditional Asian ingredients and locally-sourced produce to create innovative interpretations of classic Chinese dishes.

The restaurant has also developed three dishes inspired by locally-sourced Yorkshire produce, specifically for the Leeds venue. Comprising a spiced Yorkshire beef puff dim sum, Whitby crab cake with soy aioli and a Yorkshire pork rib-eye with apple teriyaki, each dish will be available on the restaurant’s à la carte menu.

Each restaurant take visual inspiration from body art and the development from its origins in the east to its prominence in today’s western culture. Tattu Leeds has built on this inspiration, focusing on the detail offered by contemporary body artists, replicated by using detailed natural materials such as Bardiglio marble and basalt rock, which has been imported from Hong Kong.

The Leeds site also features a cherry blossom tree adorned with white petals in tribute to Yorkshire’s white rose emblem. In Asia, the cherry blossom tree is a symbol of luck holding the belief that it showers people with love and happiness, something that Tattu’s owners wanted to share in each venue.

Adam Jones, owner and managing director of Tattu, added: “Since opening our first restaurant in 2015, we have made it our mission to be unique in every way. It’s important that we introduce a new perspective of our brand to the city of Leeds that celebrates everything about this part of the UK.

“The dining scene here in the city is expanding rapidly, there’s some really exciting operations opening with a lot of interest from London outfits too. We saw an opportunity to be part of that growth and are looking forward to joining other establishments in the city to offer something completely different to customers.”

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