Heading out in Manchester and getting a tattoo - very different to heading out in Manchester to go to Tattu. One you might regret in the morning, one you most definitely won't.
Tattu is a big kickass Asian fusion bar/restaurant in the heart of Spinningfields. These are interiors designed to be sexy, people, so Instagram at the ready. Think dark intricate woodwork, curved booths to get comfy and close on, plus some seriously fine foliage. Yep, a real cherry blossom tree takes centre stage. So it can stay pretty all year round then artificial leaves are attached by hand. That's the kind of attention to detail that we love.
We were immediately drawn to the mahogany backed bar like Argonauts to the Sirens. They got their game locked down - when we went, it was all about the Crouching Tiger. Gin, tequila and pink grapefruit make for an elegant yet powerful drink, just like its namesake. Or have an Asian-inspired aperitif in the form of the Cherry Blossom Negroni.
Come for a hot date, bring your whole crew for a party, and if you’re feeling peckish, the Lobster & Prawn toast and Wild Mushroom Spring Rolls rock. But it’s the Giant King Prawn with Yuzu pepper and smoked garlic that’ll have you going back for more.