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24 July 2014
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Tramshedone star

020 3641 8345

32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ

£47.00 British Moorgate, Liverpool Street

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  • Wine: £18.75
  • Champagne: £35.50
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10.30pm (Sun -10pm)

Square Meal Review of Tramshed ?

Mark Hix’s Tramshed sets out to make an immediate ‘jaw-dropping’ impact, and it’s hard to take your eyes off Damien Hirst’s dramatic centrepiece of a chicken astride a cow (nicknamed ‘Roberta’ by the staff). But the food is also worthy of attention, even if the menu is limited to just two main items: choose from deeply savoury, crisp-skinned chickens impaled on a spike (with feet still attached) or ‘mighty-marbled’ steaks that are on a par with the capital’s best. Starters might bring coley croquettes or a ‘mammoth’ Yorkshire pudding with a side dish of creamy cauliflower purée for dipping, while ‘outstanding’ puds could include raspberry-ripple cheesecake or a salted caramel fondue to share, complete with dunking doughnuts and marshmallows. Some readers gripe about the ‘cold’ ambience, but Tramshed shows no signs of going off the rails.

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  1. Tramshed

    32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ
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    Brian Day.

    Tuesday lunch

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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 7

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    32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ
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    David P.

    Mixed bag

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 5

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  3. Tramshed

    32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ
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    Maria B.

    Tramshed - WOW

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 5

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  4. Tramshed

    32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ
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    Peter C.
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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 4

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  5. Tramshed

    32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ
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    Aw37
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  6. Tramshed

    32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ
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    Di
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 2
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 2
    • Value: 2

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  7. Tramshed

    32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ
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    Emma B.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 4
    • Value: 3

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  8. Tramshed

    32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ
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    Naomi O.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 4
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 4

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  9. Tramshed

    32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ
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    Massimo G.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 4

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  10. Tramshed

    32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ
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    Junglefresh.
      Gold Reviewer  (44)
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 5

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  1. Published : Wednesday, 28th May 2014

    MotleySpicer :: Review: Tramshed

    Tramshed is a massive open warehouse style restaurant with a inversely small menu. Yet, while it only does a few things, it does them very well. The open air layout gives the feeling of dining al fresco while hiding you away from the elements. All the staff were polite with our waitress being both hilarious and attentive. While it’s not cheap, Tramshed is a reasonable place to head out for a dinner with good friends with 3 courses plus wine ringing in around £45pp. This is one of Mark Hix’s restaurants and his touch is evident in the style and quality of the food. Of course, it’s hard to miss the giant cow and chicken which makes up the centrepiece of the restaurant. It’s strangely not off putting as you’d think (given it’s a massive tank of formaldehyde) and adds something to the serenity of the space...
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  2. Published : Sunday, 26th January 2014

    The Hungry Porker :: Tramshed

    The Damien Hirst centre-piece really sums up this restaurant. A cock and bull preserved in formaldehyde is raised above the diners in the heart of the room. Quite the statement. Just like the menu, which offers nothing more than steak or chicken. How you feel about Damien Hirst will likely reflect how you feel about Tramshed. Either you’ll think he’s a genius who is at the forefront of modern thinking. Or...
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  3. Published : Sunday, 16th June 2013

    A Table For Two :: Tramshed

    Tramshed appeared last year as another page to Mark Hix’s extensive portfolio. Situated on the desirable Rivington street. Tramshed sits ominously amongst the other buildings. Behind its door is no less of a sight. Almost floor to ceiling white tiles, long spanning bar and of course the lesser spotted Damien Hirst cock and bull sits above your head...
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  4. Published : Friday, 2nd November 2012

    Snap and Follow :: TRAMSHED

    I am Natalie and last week I went to the Tramshed with my friend Charlie. I ventured passed this place when I went for Tapas with Sasha and I decided I just had to try it out. The Tramshed is a one-of-a-kind restaurant close to Old Street station that serves high-grade chicken and steak. The first thing you notice when you walk in, is a massive Damien Hirst artwork called ‘Cock n’ Bull’...
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  5. The US election season is upon us. Americans get to choose between pachyderms and donkeys. The rest of the world looks on with a fascination normally reserved for train wrecks. On the left we have a chap who can make …
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  6. As a fan of contemporary art, Antony Gormley rates as one of my top three living artists; his incredible Blind Light at the Hayward in 2007 is still my favourite exhibition of all time. I also love the White Cube gallery in Hoxton Square; as it says on the tin, it's a very manageable 2000 square feet of pure, clean white space which has hosted the very best of modern British art since opening in April 2000.http://whitecube.com/Imagine then, dear reader, my joy at discovering Still Standing, an Antony Gormley exhibition in that very gallery until mid-September. Still Standing features Gormley's familiar body forms, but this time constructed from small rectangular cast-iron blocks. In the White Cube they can be viewed from different perspectives as you walk amongst them, with nothing to interrupt or impose upon your experience. Entry is free- check the website for opening hours. Friends who may not be that into art and would moan and groan at the prospect of a trip to the Tate or the National can usually be cajoled into ten or fifteen minutes at the White Cube - particularly as there are some fabulous eateries dotted around the area. On this occasion I had a particular venue in mind; the latest venture from top British chef and Midas-touch restaurateur, Mark Hix.http://www.chickenandsteak.co.uk/ The Tramshed (so-called because it is housed in an utterly gorgeous high-ceilinged building that was once a tramway generating station) is a three-minute stroll away and has been hitting the headlines because of its main course menu. Not because it is too confusing, or esoteric, or self- congratulatory, but because you basically have two options: steak and chips, or chicken and chips. End of. My companion looked quizzically at the menu and said, 'What do you do if you're a vegetarian?' The answer? Eat somewhere else.Hix's pal Damien Hirst has supplied two specially-commissioned pieces; a vitrine of a cow and a cockerel (entitled, appropriately, Cock and Bull) dominating the main floor, and a huge Cow and Chicken cartoon on the upper section - are you getting the common theme yet?Hix haters have been rubbing their hands together in schadenfreude-fuelled glee, predicting that Hix has overstepped himself and will come a cropper over Tramshed. I'm not so sure.On my visit we opted for the chicken, deciding to skip the three-dish starter sharing plate as we had been warned that the chicken could easily feed three people; they were right, it could.  It arrived upright, claws intact and legs theatrically to the sky, topped with a ball of stuffing and surrounded by a mound of chips finished in chicken fat and rosemary. The staff were delightful and happily carved for us (returning at regular intervals rather than carving it all at once so that it didn't get cold) and the chicken itself was delicious; juicy, flavoursome meat under a seasoned crispy skin. We shared a bottle of the Tramshed red, a light lunchtimey red designed to complement both main course options, and didn't have room for dessert. Tramshed also has a gallery called Cock 'n' Bull in the basement which I didn't get a chance to visit, but really want to: as well as traditional viewing space they are building a unique library based on the recommendations of experts in given fields - say, Alice Temperley and Jacquetta Wheeler on fashion. This is a really exciting idea and I'm looking forward to following it as it grows.So, am I coming back to the Tramshed? You betcha. Anywhere that serves food this good, showcases British art, and puts the soap and hand cream in the ladies' loo in squeezy udders instead of boring plastic bottles has my vote. And anyway, I haven't tried the steak.You can have anything you want, as long as it's cow or chicken. Hix, we salute you.Yours carnivorously,Girl About Town xx
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  7. Published : Monday, 16th July 2012

    samphire and salsify :: Hix at The Tramshed

    The concept of Hix at The Tramshed in Shoreditch is very simple – it sells steak or chicken. If you’re a vegetarian I think you get a slap round the face and are asked to leave. If you were hoping for a bit more detail – the “mighty marbled” Glenarm sirloin steaks served with chips...
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  •  Art Classes for Kids at Tramshed £15 pp in August

    • Throughout August Tramshed will be running a Kids Art club at Cock n Bull Gallery. While you enjoy dinner upstairs, we'll look after the kids downstairs. The class, which is ideal for children aged 6 and above, will explore the art of sculpture whilst working on a variety of sculptural creations of their own, using assemblage, additive and subtractive methods, and exploring a variety of 3-D materials. They will work with clay, wire, wood, plaster, found and natural objects to create realistic or abstract three-dimensional art. There will be a series of 4 classes all taught by artists, assisted by the gallery team.

      Available: Available in the month of August only.

      Expires: 31 Aug 2014

      Booking in advance is essential. Please mention offer when booking.

  •  Children eat for free from the Calves' menu at Tramshed

    • Children aged 10 and under can enjoy a free meal from the Calves’ menu between 4 - 6pm Monday to Friday and noon - 6pm at the weekends when accompanied by an adult dining in the restaurant.

      Available: Available between 4 - 6pm Monday to Friday and noon - 6pm at the weekends when accompanied by an adult dining in the restaurant.

      Expires: 01 Sep 2014

      Booking in advance is essential. Please mention offer when booking.

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