Tattu team reveal plans for Italian-American restaurant and music venue Louis in Manchester

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Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 19th February 2024

The team behind Tattu and Fenix – two of Manchester’s most beautiful restaurants – have today revealed plans for a brand-new concept called Louis.

The venue will be a love letter to the Italian-American restaurants of New York, and as well as having classic Italian dishes will also be the home of nightly musical performances.

Set in the sparkly Spinningfields area, Louis takes its inspiration from the classic Manhattan restaurants portrayed on the silver screen as a home away from home.

Louis has teased its launch this morning on Instagram with a series of black-and-white, 1940s-era photos of New York, including waistcoated waiters, champagne towers, and jazz bands around a grand piano.

It comes from the Permanently Unique Group, who most recently launched the beautiful Fenix, a Greek-Mediterranean restaurant inspired by Mykonos, and who operate one of Manchester’s most long-standing luxury restaurants, Tattu.


Louis wants to bring a new style of dining to Manchester’s restaurant scene, and it’s an idea that’s been in the making for three years.

Guests will be served a menu developed by executive chef Ippokratis Anagnostelis (who recently launched Fenix), with dishes including handmade fresh pasta made in a dedicated workshop next to the kitchen.


Will Meredith will be on hand to create a 12-strong menu of American classic cocktails.

And everything will come with a soundtrack of live performances, from soul singers and pianists to jazz quartets and full swing bands.

The space is again designed by Fabled Studios, who will deliver a tiered seating design centred around the main stage, with cosy booths aplenty.


Louis will be a dinner-only venue with a reservation-only policy, open five nights a week, and will encourage a no-photos environment.

Permanently Unique Group wants its guests to focus on lived experience over content creation, creating an intimate and private environment.

Louis will open in Manchester’s Spinningfields in autumn 2024 at 3 Hardman Square.

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