Tramshed concept rumbles into the City

October 10, 2013

Restaurants Etc Ltd, which owns five Mark Hix restaurants including his new chicken and steak concept Tramshed in Shoreditch, is opening a new 5,000 sq ft restaurant in Devonshire Square, after DCL – the leisure specialists – secured a letting on the former Sushinho site.

As with the East London establishment, the 100-cover restaurant will offer a straightforward and enjoyable dining experience with a simple choice between chicken and steak. The menu focuses on quality and value and includes a whole Swainson House Farm roast chicken for 2-3 to share, a 250 or 500 g Glenarm mighty-marbled steak, a 1kg porterhouse or kilo rib steaks all served with chips and Bearnaise. These will be accompanied by a selection of starters and desserts.

There will also be the second Mark’s Bar in the basement, which will serve a similar cocktail and food menu as its namesake in Soho and benefits from a 2.30am license. The new restaurant will open in November (2013).

Mark Hix said: “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 chefs job at Mr Pontac’s 25 years ago, restaurants were few and far between and top hats were fading out!”

Josh Leon, Associate Director at Davis Coffer Lyons said: “I know Mark and Ratnesh very well and knew a ‘Hix’ business could really thrive in this location. We knew the owners of Sushinho needed a fast sale but weren’t keen on an open marketing campaign so we acted quickly and got the deal sewn up in just over a week from viewing to completion. Jack Stacey at Blackstone, the owners of Devonshire Square, was really proactive and forward-thinking which was instrumental and I think it’s a great outcome for them too. Hix is well-known in The City and has a lot of fans there so we are confident this new restaurant will be a success.”