Mailbox welcomes Michelin-starred chef
Published: 18 April, 2017
Twice Michelin starred Atul Kochhar to open in Birmingham
Kochhar, renowned for his ability to combine his Indian heritage with his love of British ingredients, will open his new restaurant concept – NRI by Atul Kochhar at The Mailbox.
Located in a high profile position at the front of the Mailbox, NRI by Atul Kochhar will span over 5,000 sq ft and will showcase high-quality but affordable spiced dishes that draw inspiration from everywhere Atul has ventured, from Malaysia and Japan to South Africa and beyond.
Sitting within NRI by Atul Kochhar will be Atul’s exclusive dining room called The Chef’s Table by Benares – a 24 cover standalone sophisticated and contemporary space overlooking a private kitchen where Atul and his team will be working and serving Michelin-quality prix fixe menus.
Simon Samuels, partner at Brockton Capital, said: “As well as luxury fashion, home and lifestyle, the Mailbox is fast becoming a foodie destination in its own right. Birmingham’s culinary scene has a deservedly growing reputation, and we’re delighted that Michelin starred chefs are recognising the Mailbox as the destination to showcase their food to the city.”
The announcement of NRI by Atul Kochhar follows the opening of Tom’s Kitchen, the restaurant and bar by acclaimed chef Tom Aikens, in December last year. The Mailbox is also home to Harvey Nichols’ 45,000-sq ft flagship store; fashion retailers including Paul Smith, BOSS, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein Underwear, Armani Collezioni, Daniel Footwear, L.K. Bennett and Gieves & Hawkes; Ribble Cycle’s first ever flagship showroom, in addition to Castle Fine Art, Everyman Cinema, Malmaison, AC Hotels and the Mailbox’s popular canalside bars and restaurants.