1. A Spinningfields bar that brings the aesthetics: Tattu
There’s no denying that Tattu – one of Manchester’s, let alone Spinnningfield’s, coolest hangout spots – is a feast for the eyes. The bar and restaurant are opulent yet tasteful, with Asian inspired interior that would make The Macau Palace feel like a tawdry night out.
Located in the modern glass and steel Hardman Square, Tattu brings its A-game to a very competitive area. Though the dim sum, Chinese hotpot, and bewildering array of other dishes are to die for – it’s the drinks that put it onto this list.
The cocktails stand out, synthesising pan-Asian takes on all the classics (London dry gin with Chinese vermouth, anyone?), whilst there are literally pages of wines. Oh, you can also pay £200 for 50ml of the appropriately named and irresponsibly priced Louis XIII cognac if that’s more to your taste. Finally, as if all this wasn’t enough, there is a literal tree in the centre of the main dining room – you know, normal stuff.