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November 8, 2019

A 140-cover split-level restaurant, Tattu is on West Register Street in the Mint Building. It has been running a soft opening for the last few weeks but is now officially open.

Of course, looks are not everything but Tattu does look amazing.

Intricate wooden fretwork, antique furnishings, polished marble walls and a stunning sakura blossom canopy make the restaurant unique in Edinburgh.

Gorgeous presentation

Mixed dim sum basket.

Mixed dim sum basket. Pic: Facebook.

The dishes are just as easy on the eye and the kitchen brigade must spend a lot of time ensuring that the presentation of each dish is spot on.

Founded by brothers, Adam and Drew Jones, Tattu’s Edinburgh opening is the family-owned restaurant’s first in Scotland, and fourth in the UK; joining sites in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.

Speaking of the restaurant’s Scottish launch, Managing Director, Adam Jones, explained:

'As a cosmopolitan city where "traditional meets contemporary", Edinburgh completely resonates with Tattu and the kind of unique experience we want to create for our diners.

'The offering in the city is incredibly diverse and contains some amazing operators. We hope that Tattu will be a welcome addition to this exciting dining scene with our twist on modern Chinese cuisine.'

Char siu pork.

Char siu pork.

Rather than making claims for authenticity, Tattu sells its food as inspired by Chinese cuisine.

This means signature dishes such as the beef fillet with caramel soy and the delicate, seared tuna with truffle aioli.

As well as set menus and a lunch menu at £24 for two courses, there is an à la carte menu with sections such as tempura, raw and seared, dim sum, small plates, large plates and sides.

There are plenty of vegan and veggie options along the lines of wild mushroom spring rolls and chilli crusted tofu.

Pricing is in line with Tattu's neighbours around St Andrew Square.

Drink in the sights

The bar at Tattu in Edinburgh.

The bar at Tattu in Edinburgh.

Japanese black Wagyu served with green beans and truffle sesame soy.

Japanese black Wagyu served with green beans and truffle sesame soy.