Iqbal Wahhab confirms soul food restaurant plans

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Iqbal Wahhab to launch Atticus

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Restaurateur Iqbal Wahhab has confirmed his plans to open a soul food restaurant in north London.

As previously reported by BigHospitality sister title MCA​, Wahhab has taken the former Bibigo site in Islington’s Angel Building.

The Bangladeshi-born businessman has been talking about opening a US-inspired restaurant for some time.

Named after a character in Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is expected to open in May and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with dishes including eggs in purgatory; old fashioned shrimp and grits; Bayou scramble and dixie cup (apple soaked pecan granola with yoghurt, fruit and honey).

There will be a lunchtime sandwich offer, including po' boys, while main courses will include blackened catfish; gumbo; short ribs and fried chicken and waffles.

Projected average spend is £10 for breakfast, £25 for lunch and £35 for dinner.

Wahhab and his backers have invested £1.5m into Atticus and hope to eventually roll it out as a national chain.

Wahhab co-founded influential Indian restaurant the Cinnamon Club but parted ways with the Westminster restaurant soon after it opened. He was also involved with Indian wrap concept Moolis. He founded traditional British restaurant Roast in Borough Market in 2005 but is now understood to have left the business.

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