Mark Hix’s new chicken and steak restaurant doesn’t do things by halves. As you stride into the once tramshed on Shoreditch’s Rivington Street, you are taken aback by the striking space, daring design and hustle and bustle of the open plan restaurant space.
Who goes here:
A mix of stylish people in suits from the city, with the occasional fashionista or two thrown in for good measure.
Why you’ll want to visit:
The simplicity of the menu, leaving you a simple choice of perfectly cooked chicken or steak. The dining space is pretty fantastic too, you’ll notice a lot of work has gone into restoring this old tramshed into a sleek, yet industrial feeling space. The star of the show is certainly the Damien Hirst cow and rooster sat in a wobbling tank of formaldehyde, which reigns over the central dining area.
The Hirst cow and Rooster
What to look out for:
The giant Yorkshire pudding for starters, with a smooth cauliflower puree on the side followed by a wonderful ham hock and apple salad.
For those with a curious streak, nip down to the Cock ‘n’ Bull art exhibition in the tramshed basement.
When to go:
Booking in advance is recommended. The restaurant is very busy during the week, so a lunchtime trip may be advised for those looking for a little peace and quiet.
How to find it:
32 Rivington Street. Head to Old Street tube station or Shoreditch High Street rail station and its a short hop, skip and a jump from there.
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