The list of RIP’d London restaurants in 2020 is as long as it is disheartening. If we had a flagpole at The Handbook it would be continually flying at half-mast. But the circle of life applies to restaurants too, and for once there’s a good piece of news to celebrate out of a sadness. A brand new food hall is opening on the site of one of London’s most recognisable restaurants. And we’re genuinely excited!

When the iconic Hix restaurant Tramshed we mourned the loss of a friend, its unlikely we’ll ever eat spatchcock chicken under the watchful gaze of a formaldehyde Damien Hirst cow and chicken ever again. It was one of the earliest hospitality victims of the pandemic, but now the space will once again bustle with diners as The Tramshed Project opens.

Billed as a part-foodhall-part-co-working-space-part-gallery, The Tramshed Project will offer Londoners a socially distanced destination to head to enjoy some great food, an alternative place to WFH when sitting at H is getting just too much or just somewhere to chill with fiends.

An alternative place to WFH when sitting at H is getting just too much...

The initiative is the latest from Dominic Cools-Lartigue, founder of Street Feast, and will see the venue transformed thanks to chefs Andrew Clarke and Daniel Watkins, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen author Zoe Adjonyoh, and chef and restauranteur James Cochran.

Aside from dining, a 2,000 square foot gallery will play host to exhibitions, workshops and discussions and the upstairs of this Grade II listed venue, dubbed the Library, will seat 40 diners at a counter and will be used for demonstrations and events.

Opening tomorrow, Friday 9th October, the Tramshed Project will be launching with a series of events and programmes to celebrate Black History Month.

According to founder Cools-Lartigue “Among the many lessons of lockdown, we learned the power of purpose. We heard countless tales of communities coming together to do good and help their neighbours in need. That same spirit of togetherness is at the heart of our approach to opening The Tramshed Project”.

Head down to the new opening from tomorrow and settle into a booth in the 120-capacity foodhall and enjoy the rebirth of a London icon.

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