Mark Hix to open restaurant at the Tramshed building in east London

03 April 2012 by
Mark Hix to open restaurant at the Tramshed building in east London

Celebrity chef Mark Hix is to open a 150-seat restaurant in the Tramshed building in Shoreditch, east London, next month.

The former Chef of the Year Catey winner, who already operates six venues in the capital, as well as a restaurant in Lyme Regis in Dorset, will open Tramshed together with business partner Ratnesh Bagdai in May.

The restaurant will feature a main dining room featuring both banquettes and communal tables and an 8m bar offering counter dining as well as a mezzanine floor.

The menu will have steak and chicken at its heart, offering 200g multiples of marbled sirloin next to a whole Woolley Park chicken to share.

The menu theme will also be reflected in the restaurant's interiors, which will showcase specially commissioned artwork from Damien Hirst featuring a cow and a chicken. Interiors are being developed by Waugh Thistleton.

Commenting on the new launch, Hix said: "I've always been extremely fond of the building ever since I moved into Great Eastern Street some 10 years ago. It's been a long-term mission of mine to do something with it and I am delighted to finally be in a position to create something really exciting here."

The famous Tramshed building on Garden Walk and Rivington Street was designed by Vincent Harris and built in 1905 as an electricity generating facility for the Tramway System.

Hix runs two standalone restaurants in London, Hix Oyster and Chop House and Hix Soho, as well as Hix at the Albemarle at Brown's hotel, Hix Belgravia and Mark's Bar at the Thompson Belgraves hotel, and Hix at Selfridges. He also runs Hix Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis.

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By Kerstin Kühn

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