Restaurants: The Cinnamon Club owner to open new ‘soul food’ eatery | City & Business | Finance


Iqbal Wahhab, who is behind The Cinnamon Club in Westminster and Roast in Borough Market, is targeting the mass market with Atticus, which 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 thought that customers on average will spend £10 for breakfast, £25 for lunch and £35 for dinner.

Wahhab and his backers expect to spend £1.5million 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 that if it proves to be successful, he will look to expand Atticus into a chain of restaurants.

Wahhab added that 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.

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