Tattu, one of Manchester’s leading restaurants, has unveiled its new seasonal menu and an incredible winter transformation.
The beautiful Spinningfields restaurant specialises in contemporary Chinese fusion cuisine and is famed for the huge pink cherry tree that stands in the centre of its dining room.
But for the colder months, it has transformed into an icy paradise, its tree turned into a crystalline blue, taking inspiration from China’s most northernmost provinces, where snow-capped mountains and bright stars scatter the horizon.
Tattu’s The Great Snow concept also includes new sharing menus with snow-scaped dishes, where signature menus of small and large plates encourage social dining.
The restaurant’s legendary Frozen Cherry Blossom dessert, a festive fusion of cherry, spiced apple and chocolate, is back for the winter season only. It’s joined by the Snow Leopard, a unique dessert featuring honeycomb, white chocolate and meringue, in a leopard-print casing.
£1 from the sale of every Snow Leopard dessert will be donated to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), a wildlife conservation charity operating across Africa and Asia to end wildlife crime and protect endangered species – including the Snow Leopard.
On Sundays, the Far East will collide with a great British institution when Tattu hosts its Imperial Sunday Roast.
Meat options include Chinese BBQ chicken, aromatic roast duck, and char siu pork, with mock caramel soy beef fillet and satay cauliflower for vegetarians. Trimmings will include steamed bao, pickles and crispy shallots, pak choi, beansprout noodles, and duck egg and sausage rice, with an Asian pear sticky toffee pudding for dessert.
Limited-edition cocktails, including The Great Snow (an effervescent mix of Grey Goose vodka, elderflower, lemon and prosecco) and Zhanshi (a rich and fruity expression of Patrón Tequila, coffee, blackcurrant and oat milk) will be behind Tattu’s award-winning bar.
To complete The Great Snow’s atmosphere there’ll be DJs playing deep house soundtracks, and bespoke visuals.
The Great Snow will run at Tattu from 1 November to 31 December – you can book a table here.
Habas restaurant in Manchester announces shock closure – with huge closing-down discount
Habas, the Middle Eastern restaurant launched by the team behind El Gato Negro, has announced its shock closure.
The subterranean restaurant will be going out with a bang though, promising one last knees-up with a big discount.
Habas will be doing 25% off its entire food and drink menu this New Year’s Eve so that fans of the eatery can raise a glass to the Manchester restaurant.
They’re also hoping that Mancs will raise a glass to new beginnings, teasing a brand new concept.
Habas is located at Brown Street in Manchester city centre and has been serving up its Middle Eastern menu since 2021.
It comes from Mills Hill Developments Limited, the company also responsible for El Gato Negro and Canto, fronted by celebrated chef Simon Shaw.
Habas has stressed that its closure ‘is not forever’ as it announces details of its New Year’s Eve closing down party.
You can ring in the new year with a selection of mezze dishes, sharing platters and small plates, feasting on chicken tagine and traditional tzatziki, all 25% off on Sunday 31 December.
Drinks, too, like the cranberry elderflower martini, blackberry ginger smash and clementine daquiri will be with 25% off.
Simon Shaw, Chef Parton at Mills Hill Developments Limited, said: “As of January 2024, we have made the decision to close the doors of Habas Bar & Restaurant, however we are thrilled to announce that our Brown Street venue has an exciting new concept on the way.
“Throughout December, Habas, will continue serving up the city’s best middle-eastern cuisine, so make sure you pop in and see us. AND on New Year’s Eve, Habas, will be hosting an unforgettable celebration with 25% off food and drinks. We want to rejoice with all of our customers, with one final hurrah!
“We would like to thank all of our guests and reassure Habas fans that this is not the end of Habas Bar & Restaurant forever, simply a farewell from Brown Street for now.
“We look forward to welcoming you to our new exciting concept in Q1 of 2024.”