Tank rolls out website for Yau eatery

Chinese dim sum restaurant Yauatcha, in London’s Soho, is set to launch an e-commerce website next month, designed by Tank.

The website will sell food and non-food Yauatcha-branded products, including tea, tea sets, candles and incense.

Restaurateur Alan Yau appointed Tank without a competitive pitch – partly, insists Tank founder Masoud Golsorkhi, ‘because I visit his restaurant nearly every day’.

‘In his brief, Yau asked us to talk about the restaurant in terms of a dramatic experience,’ he continues. ‘Our solution has been to create a cinematic-themed site, with the homepage resembling a DVD menu.’

A ‘scene selection’ will allow the user to follow the story of a man and a woman meeting in Yauatcha.

Tank appointed fashion photographer Stefano Galuzzi to shoot the images for the story, which will appear on the site as though they were a set of movie stills.

The website will also feature an interview with Alan Yau. It is due to launch in mid-May.

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