EVER SINCE City Buzz first revealed that developers had big plans for Greek Street, a steady stream of new names have been scrambling to get a foot in the door while the revamp takes shape.
Stockdales, The Alchemist, La Rambla, Gusto, Iberica and The Liquorist are just some of the latest arrivals that have fought for a spot on the now sought-after street.
Now a new restaurant is throwing its name into the mix.
Modern Chinese restaurant Tattu is eyeing up a spot on the corner of Greek Street and East Parade.
Tattu is planning to take over a unit at Minerva House.
As City Buzz previously reported, cocktail bar Dirty Martini was also looking at the site, however it looks like those plans are now on hold.
Adam Jones, owner and managing director of Tattu, said: “We’ve been looking at several sites across the north of England but have been patient in finding the right location for the second Tattu.
“Leeds is a city full of culture with an individual character that we felt was the perfect fit for our brand, which is one that aims to deliver a very unique experience.
“The development of the city is incredibly exciting and something we very much want to be a part of.”
He added: “We will work hard to bring something new and beautiful to an already flourishing market.”
The stylish restaurant serves dim sum, small plates such as Peking duck pancakes and coconut chicken salad, with mains including caramel soy beef fillet and saffron miso black cod.
If you really want to push the boat out, the Manchester restaurant serves lobster and Wagyu beef fillet, with the latter coming in at £70.
You can even wash it down with one of their finest bottles of white wine for a budget-busting £895 – or stick to a glass of house white for £4.10.
Sake and cocktails, which are priced around £10, are also on the menu at the restaurant, which also has its own indoor cherry blossom tree.
It seems Greek Street is well and truly on the up, with this new venue potentially attracting big spenders that could mean even more businesses flocking to the area.
It’s great to see the road flourishing after it went through some tough times just a few years ago.
With the loss of OK Karaoke, Quid Pro Quo and The Living Room, it seems the tide is finally turning for Greek Street.
It has seen a string of investment, from a £20m revamp to improve outdoor space and office space to the new 90-bed boutique Dakota hotel, which is currently being built.
The street is also in the middle of a trial pedestrianisation period.
The car-free plans came into effect last month and aim to give the area a more upmarket, cafe culture vibe.
It means that several of the restaurants and bars have expanded onto the street with tables and seating for those wanting to soak up the sunshine. It is part of a six-month trial, but if successful it could be extended.
With another newbie joining the ranks, we’re hopeful it will help this corner of the city centre continue to thrive.
It’s not the first and we bet it won’t be the last name to try and cash in on the Greek Street revolution.