'Not really Indian' restaurant picks Mailbox for UK launch

10th April 2017

Restaurant NRI by Atul Kocjhar has picked the Mailbox in Birmingham for its debut site in the UK. A 476 sq m (5,125 sq ft) is being designed by Zopsigog for the launch of the brand, to open in September.

Atul Kochar has two Michelin Stars and has appeared on a number of TV cookery shows. He is known for changing perceptions of Indian food. NRI stands for Not Really Indian, reflecting the mixture of origins and cultures in the food served. The UK opening follows a successful launch of the concept in Mumbai.

The Birmingham restaurant will be on Level 1 of the Mailbox and will have space for 180 covers. It is set to feature a variety of colours and finishes, with CGI renders showing a number of different dining rooms each with different interior styles.

“NRI by Atul Kochhar is yet another fantastic addition to the premium retail and dining mix at the Mailbox.  The debut restaurant will enhance the Mailbox’s position on the map of exciting and unique locations outside of London,” says Lauren Wellman of property group Shelley Sandzer, which secured the site.