Tattu, Edinburgh – pretty as a picture

Tattu, Edinburgh - an Instragrammer's delight

Tattu, Edinburgh – an Instragrammer’s delight

Tattu, the new stylish contemporary Chinese restaurant, has finally opened its fourth restaurant in Edinburgh.  While I may have missed out on the soft launch of Tattu, I finally got a sneaky preview last night and completely get what everyone is raving about.  It’s an Instagrammer’s delight.

The word Tattu is derived from a combination of ‘Tattoo’ the art form that inspires their interiors and ‘Tatau’ which is an ancient word from eastern culture that means to ‘make a mark’.

It certainly does that, and exudes style, panache and luxury.   Founded by brothers Andrew and Drew Jones, the interior features a Chinois style interior of wooden fretwork, antique furnishings, chinoiserie furnishings, and polished marble walls, mirrored tables, all bedecked under an avenue of cherry blossom trees.

Tattu, Edinburgh

Tattu, Edinburgh

The team really pulled out the stops and we were treated to their signature Skull Candy cocktails, a selection of their well-chosen wines, and various bites including crispy duck rolls and wild mushroom spring rolls with a truffle cream.

Tattu’s famous smoking skull. Vodka, bubblegum and strawberry.

Tattu’s famous smoking skull. Vodka, bubblegum and strawberry.

You’re going to be hard pushed to get a table if you want the popular Friday and Saturday night slots leading up to Christmas.  I may have to save this for a new year treat – and with January being my birthday month, I might just have the perfect excuse. I can’t wait to return to sample their colourful dim sum, those delicious small plates and some of the lovely Chardonnays I spotted on your wine list.

Tattu Restaurant and Bar

18 West Register Street,
Edinburgh, EH2 2AA

0131 558 1922



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About Kerry Teakle

Working in communications during the day, by night, Kerry is a self-confessed culture vulture and foodie, and can be found lapping up anything culinary or to do with the arts.

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