Glass enjoys a dinner with a view at Tattu London

DESIGNED with attention to detail, reflected in interior and each plate arriving to the table – Tattu has finally appeared to London and opened their first site at the rooftop of The Now Building next to the Tottenham Court Road.

Arriving at the top floor me and my guest are welcomed to sit at the bar. Thankfully the previously grey weather has cleared up and we are able to enjoy sipping our cocktails overlooking the streets of the West End. We both opted for something refreshing and light.

My Jade Flower cocktail, based on vodka with sour cucumber and lychee came in a bottle resembling an old-school potion revealing clouds of steam when I poured it over the ice.

Tattu London Interior

The interior of the restaurant has been designed to resemble a traditional Chinese Courtyard House. Each room has been dedicated to a different one of four mythical Tattu creatures. Phoenix inspires The Flamboyant Opposite House, filled with feathered fabrics and details of copper paneling, which reflect its fiery nature.

The influences of Koi Carp are visible in The Intimate Western Residence, with its flower hung gate and rippled glass textures. The impressive Inner Courtyard is the highlight of the restaurant, placed in the center of the entire venue.

You will see bronze and crackled elements taken from the Dragon as well as amazing cherry blossom chandeliers created by Cox London, but the main treat is the glass roof encapsulating the room, which allows the guests to dine underneath the London sky.

Tattu London Chillean Seabass

The menu offers a modern take on Chinese cuisine and is divided into small and larger sharing plates and dim sum selection. The new location of already popular and beloved independent restaurant group, has a completely new and exciting menu created by the Executive Chef Andrew Lasseter.

Amazing if like me you are not a fan of committing solely to one dish and want to experience as many different flavours as possible.

Tattu London Pearly King Crab

We have started with Date and Water Chestnut Wor Tip with figs, spinach and red vinegar which was delicate mixture of textures. I wouldn’t be myself if I haven’t tried the seven spice seared tuna, one of my all-time favourites, served with truffle aioli, caviar and citrus ponzu – an absolute dream.

Tattu London Tuna

Yellowtail and kiwi sashimi has caught my eye straight away, as I love any unusual combination of flavours. Together with lotus root, dragon fruit and chilli salsa it was tender, sweet and spicy at the same time. Following that was shanghai black cod, which we have been recommended, and it definitely was not disappointing.

We indulged ourselves in our final dish with a side of Tattu candy rice which mixed with orange, beetroot and candied ginger not only tasted delicious, but also looked beyond inviting having an electric pink tint.

Tattu London Royal Koi Fish

The dessert was another multisensory experience as the cherry blossom arrived in the clouds of smoke revealing a delicious mixture of white chocolate and cherry sorbet – one of the slightly lighter puddings if you fancy something sweet but don’t have too much room left after the delightful dinner.

Tattu London is a definite must if you want to explore new and exciting flavours whilst overlooking busy streets of West End.

by Olga Petrusewicz 

Tattu London, The Now Building, Outernet, WC2H 0LA
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