Shoreditch is one of my favourite parts of London; the street art is amazing so if you ever need an East London restaurant, I can recommend a few.
Tramshed is owned by Hix Restaurants and is known for its collaboration with Damien Hirst artwork. The Cock and Bull art installation sits in the middle of the restaurant and is literally a whole cow with a chicken on its back in formaldehyde. It pretty much sums up the menu at Tramshed – it’s mostly chicken and steak although they do offer a vegetarian menu too.
I’ve visited Tramshed a couple of times now and always order the whole chicken to share. The chicken arrives head down with loads of chips, delicious stuffing and gravy. It’s ideal for sharing between 2 – 3 people and great value at £29.50. This definitely has the ‘wow’ factor about it but a word of warning: the chicken arrives with its feet on. This is taken off by the waiter at your table and once you get past that fact, it’s delicious! You then serve yourself with the rest of the chicken. The meat is really moist and the gravy has a really delicious flavour. It’s essentially a modern roast dinner!
It’s a lot of food but if you’re with a large group you could order a couple of extra sides – the onion rings and creamed spinach is divine.Tramshed is quite a large restaurant but it’s really popular on a weekday evening so I’d recommend booking a table in advance.
The steak menu sounds pretty incredible so on my next visit I think I’m going to sample some of the marbled steaks that are on offer.
Tramshed is located on Rivington, Shoreditch in East London which means it’s just round the corner from Columbia Road Flower Market and would make a perfect Sunday lunch spot.
Overall, I thought the food was really tasty and enjoyed the dining experience at Tramshed. Have you been? What did you think?
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