Mark Hix’s chicken-and-steak restaurant within a former East End tram-generator building features an installation by Damien Hirst and a menu designed around chicken and steak to share, alongside seasonal starters and puddings.

Above Tramshed sits Mark’s Kitchen Library, an intimate chefs table for 12 guests, surrounded by Mark’s personal cookbook collection.

Nestled underneath the cow is Mark’s CNB Gallery, dedicated to showing the work of both established and up-and-coming artists with 12 exhibitions a year headed up by Gallery Director, Rebecca Lidert.

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What to expect:

Meat with a side of meat and extra meat. Beef and chicken to be specific. It’s carnivore heaven.

 

When to head there: 

On a weekend or week day evening.

 

What to wear:

It’s very casual. In true Shoreditch style… anything goes.

 

How to get there:

It’s just off Great Eastern St on a back road somewhere. Be sure to get it up on your Citymapper as if you haven’t been there before it can be quite hidden away.

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Lewis' verdict:

I love steak and chicken. Which is exactly what this restaurant gets right, hence why I was so excited to give it a go. It’s part restaurant, part art gallery and all of the art on the wall is for sale and revolves around – makes it a much more interesting place to eat. We ordered a yard of beef (!!!!!!) and a full chicken that came with it’s deep-fried claws in the air, with this you get a huge range of sauces and enough French fries to last you a month, it’s a serious feed so you need to either workout before you go there or starve yourself for a good 7-8 hours.  ​

Robyn's verdict:

Searching out the best steak restaurants in London has got to be one of my favourite past times. Having already been to the tramshed's big sister restaurant "HIX" I was so excited to hear about the venue. The atmosphere is much more laid back and the giant booth tables make it perfect for a group. We opted for the "yard of beef" and a full chicken, the meat was so tender and delicious and as I love the whole sharing vibe when eating with friends this was a perfect choice! The giant cow in the centre of the stunning raised ceiling makes for a conversation starter if your heading there for a first date too. Would definitely return!

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