Tramshed

Tramshed - The Epic Guide to London

Remember the show “Cow and Chicken” on Nickelodeon? Well that’s actually the idea when you go to East London restaurant Tramshed. It’s either steak or chicken you get on your plate. And oh, the chicken comes with its legs still attached.

Restaurateur Mark Hix already had this idea for simple dining in mind when he commissioned special artwork by Damien Hirst, which resulted in two pieces: a painting of the forementioned cartoon characters on the wall, and a large tank of water filled with an actual cow and chicken on the back, on a column in the middle of the room. Impressive to say the least.

Hix, who opened seven restaurants and a bar in the past four years, had his eye on the 1905 building for quite some time and the big, open space is a former electricity generating station for trams does prove to be an excellent decor for the restaurant.

Opinions about the food seem to be divided on the internet, but all I can say is that I had a really lovely dinner munching on a classic British meal. Because I found the claws quite unappetizing, I was rather happy that I didn’t take the chicken (or any of the surrounding tables). We did, however, have a great side of buttered veggies (it was kale, and it tasted amazing), and a lovely apple pie with custard for dessert.

Artlovers might be pleased to know there’s also a gallery in the basement. When we were there, the Cock ‘n Bull Gallery was closed, but for me, the water tank was impressive enough for one day anyway…

Tramshed - The Epic Guide to London

Tramshed - The Epic Guide to London

Tramshed - The Epic Guide to London

Tramshed - The Epic Guide to London

Tramshed - The Epic Guide to London

32 Rivington Street
London EC2

Mon to Wed: 12:00 -22:00
Thu & Fri: 12:00 -23:00
Sat: 12:00 – 22:30
Sun: 12 – 21:30

www.chickenandsteak.co.uk

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