YORKSHIRE RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH – TATTU LEEDS
Luckily, just before the November Lockdown, Isabelle and I had a wonderful evening at Tattu restaurant in Leeds.
I’ve been wanting to visit Tattu in Leeds for a long time and I had booked for the 4 of us to go on my birthday this year. Sadly, Isabelle had to isolate for 2 weeks which included my birthday, so I had to cancel our booking and Tony, Max & I went somewhere more local.
After a boring 14 days of isolation for Isabelle during half term, I treat her & me to a night at Tattu to make up for missing my birthday, working so very hard at school & for being utterly amazing in lockdown.
It was lovely to dress up as the opportunities have been few & far between this year. I was slightly shocked how busy Leeds centre was and social distancing in Trinity Shopping Centre looked non-existent. A tiny part of me loved seeing ‘normal life’ happening again until you remind yourself we’re still very much in a Global Pandemic and this is very irresponsible on so many levels. Luckily when we arrived at the restaurant the social distancing and COVID-19 precautions were very much in place.
The ambience and aesthetics of Tattu are simply stunning!!! ‘Sooo Instagrammable’ as my 15 year old daughter put it whilst taking ‘selfie after selfie’!!!!!
We were shown to our table by the extremely attentive restaurant manager and immediately greeted by our equally attentive and lovely waiter.
The service was quick, and our drinks arrived within minutes of ordering whilst we perused the menus to choose our food. The restaurant has a superb cocktail menu & I would have loved to not have been driving so I could have sampled a few of the delicious cocktails that kept passing our table from the bar!
The food menu is full of delicious sounding dishes & I opted for a few small dishes rather than a main meal. Isabelle ordered the Chinese BBQ Chicken with special fried sweet potato and I ordered the Crispy Belly Pork, Crispy Duck Spring Rolls & Duck Egg & Sausage Fried Rice.
The waiter looked in surprise that I only ordered small dishes and not a larger meal as well but when it came I was glad I did as the portions were extremely generous and I couldn’t possibly have eaten more.
The food all looked simply stunning when it arrived & worthy of the glossy magazine pages in a food magazine. It didn’t disappoint on taste, flavour, quality & quantity either. It absolutely lived up to my expectations and beyond and we drooled over every mouthful. I was annoyed when I started to feel full as I didn’t want to leave even a mouthful. For the record I didn’t & I haven’t felt that full in a long time!
The attention to detail in every aspect of décor, service, food, staff, colour scheme, aesthetics, ambience etc etc makes the restaurant stand out amongst most others I’ve ever been to and we loved every minute. It was also wonderful to spend some mum & daughter time in such a gorgeous setting.
I knew when I booked it was going to be a pricey evening and I wasn’t wrong. Yes, it is expensive, but you get what you pay for and it is a quality restaurant. The attention to detail in every aspect, from booking your table to the end of your evening is excellent & the staff were wonderful. As it had been my birthday, I was also treated to a delicious complimentary desert complete with sparklers. Isabelle assures me she didn’t say anything so I can only presume I entered my date of birth on booking, but I really don’t remember. A lovely surprise none the less.
It was worth every penny and I cannot wait to go back as soon as Lockdown is over.
On booking, expect an expensive evening so maybe save it for a special occasion BUT, I can assure you, you will not be disappointed, I can’t recommend this wonderful restaurant more.