Hix to serve up simplicity at Tramshed
14 May, 2012
Chef Mark Hix will launch what will be one of the most interesting new openings of the year in late May - the Tramshed in Shoreditch. It will also be more evidence of a growing trend in the eating out sector - simplicity of menus and ingredients.
Hix’s new venture will focus on two items: chicken and steak. It will offer whole, free-range and slow-reared chickens for two or three people to share, plus aged steak from Northern Ireland served in multiples of 200g. Hix wrote in his Independent column at the weekend: “A table of six could have a whole chicken and a kilo of steak to share at under £10 a head.” Tramshed will also have a private dining room for up to 12 people in which Hix will cook bespoke lunches or dinners, plus a takeaway menu.
Tramshed is located in a 1905 building that once generated electricity for a tram network on Rivington Street off Great Eastern Street, and is expected to open by the end of the month. Hix previously said of his new venture: “I’ve always been extremely fond of the building ever since I moved into Great Eastern Street some ten years ago. It’s been a long term mission of mine to do something with the building and I am thrilled to finally be in a position to create something really exciting here.”
Hix’s new concept echoes new arrivals like Goodman’s Burger and Lobster in Mayfair, which, as the name suggests, offers just two menu choices.
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