Mark Hix has finally seen his patience pay off with the opening of HIX at The Tramshed in Shoreditch, east London. In 2011 all seemed lost when his plans to open a restaurant on the Rivington Street site were scuppered due to fears about late night noise. Fast forward to May 2012 and the famous Tramshed building on Garden Walk and Rivington Street, built in 1905 as an electricity generating facility for the Tramway System, has been revived and reinvented as a 150-seat restaurant complete with a Damien Hirst cow-in-formaldehyde-tank artwork. The chef who began with a restaurant in Lyme Regis, Dorset, has already proved his mettle with London restaurants including Hix Oyster and Chophouse in Smithfields, Hix Soho, and his recent venture, Hix Belgravia at Belgraves hotel. For Tramshed he has teamed up with business partner Ratnesh Bagdai to open a restaurant in which steak and chicken features prominently on the menu (as well as the art) with marbled sirloin measured by weight. Architects Waugh Thistleton have employed "great planks of Douglas fir, leather and heavy gauge stainless steel" to compliment the existing Edwardian glazed brick interiors while seats - the same ones used by the USA prison service - are made from recycled coke bottles.
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43 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, EC2A
1 minutes away from HIX at The Tramshed
An independent Shoreditch gallery dedicated to exhibiting outstanding graphic design. Artists represented include James Joyce, a London-based artist and designer whose clients including Nike, Levi's, Wallpaper*, ...More