2nd January 2018
Iqbal Wahhab, founder of the Cinnamon Club and Roast, is to open Atticus, a Southern US-style eatery called in February, with plans for a nationwide chain.
Atticus will specialise in “soul food”, Southern US staples such as barbecued meats, fried chicken, pork ribs, stews and macaroni. The food will be sourced from sustainable British farms. It is believed customers will typically spend £10 for breakfast, £25 for lunch and £35 for dinner.
Wahhab and his backers expect to spend £1.5 million on the development and opening Atticus. The bar and restaurant, which is named after Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird, will be based in Angel, north London. .
Wahhab said he wants the restaurant to provide opportunities for disadvantaged people such as ex-offenders. To that end, he has partnered with Bounce Back, which helps ex-offenders with training and finding work. The charity supplied people to paint and decorate the new restaurant.