Mark Hix is set to open his new 5,000 sq ft restaurant and bar, the name of which has yet to be confirmed, on the site of Sushinho on Devonshire Square in Bishopsgate, London.
The new venture will be similar in style to the 16-month-old chicken and steak restaurant Tramshed on Rivington Street. It will be the second of a number of sites based on the chicken and steak concept.
The ground floor restaurant will have a 100-cover dining room, and diners can choose either a whole Swainson House Farm roast chicken for 2-3 to share, including chips for £25, a 250 or 500g Glenarm mighty-marbled steak at £20 and £40, a 1kg porterhouse at £69 or kilo rib steaks coming in multiples of 250g all served with chips and Bearnaise, along with the option of starters and desserts.
The new city site will also be home to a second Mark's Bar, which will be housed in the basement offering a similar cocktail menu and food experience to that of the Soho site. It will have a 2.30am license.
Mark Hix said of the deal: "This is a hugely exciting acquisition for us, we've been looking to open a site in the city for some time and this site meets our criteria on many levels, not least because it has a great basement where I can open our second cocktail bar Mark's which we are very fond of in Soho. The city has changed since I worked in my first head chef's job at Mr Pontac's 25 years ago, restaurants were few and far between and top hats were fading out!"
Business partner and Finance Director of the group Ratnesh Bagdai added: "Commercially, this deal simply made sense and the timing of such fits in line with
our measured growth plan. Whilst we will continue to seek further city locations I very much look forward to this pre-Christmas Devonshire Square project."
Hix's Restaurants Etc has eight sites, and the new City site will be its ninth.