Popular Leeds city centre restaurant Tattu enjoys major makeover

Popular Leeds restaurant Tattu has reopened its doors following a major makeover.

Following an interior redesign, led by a nine month creative process, the team have reimagined the space at the Leeds city centre eatery. Taking inspiration from traditional Chinese architecture, Tattu Leeds closed for a number of weeks while the vision was realised.

Tattu Leeds’ growth is partly seen as a mark of support from the people of the city. Founders Adam and Drew Jones sought inspiration from the grandeur of traditional Chinese architecture, weaving a tapestry of blues, golds, and reds - royal hues that exude an air of regal sophistication.

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The bespoke furniture pays homage to the timeless craftsmanship of Chinese artisans, with dark timber, and marble patterns adding a touch of luxury. A layer of enchantment is embodied through spirit animals that come to life on hand-painted murals, an ode to Chinese storytelling.

The lighting, inspired by traditional Chinese lanterns, features hanging pendant lights made with crackled, smoked glass casting a warm glow over tables. The private dining room features timber slat screens with heavy satin curtains to provide privacy while upholstered walls create an inviting feel.

The menus at Tattu Leeds, curated by kitchen team Matt Downes, head of culinary, and Thomas Southern, group operations chef, includes new dishes to celebrate the reopening. You can see the menus here.

Co-founder Drew Jones said: “We are delighted to take on this project to create an incredible new space for the city to enjoy. Our business is called Permanently Unique Group because we are firmly committed to delivering one off experiences for our guests.

“Imitation is of course a form of flattery however elements of the original Tattu designs have been replicated by other restaurants both locally and globally and it is therefore crucial as a market leading business to keep refining our products and interiors to keep the experience exciting. We sourced all of our products from the Far East where the craftsmanship and understanding of this style of product is unrivalled. As such, we are thrilled to reopen on 4th of July and welcome guests to celebrate the new space at Tattu Leeds.”

You can book a visit to Tattu Leeds here.

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