Tramshed

Tramshed

British | Shoreditch | Won't break the bank

Tramshed is bizarre and wonderful. The room is dominated by a dead chicken sitting on top of a dead cow plonked on a plinth. Damien Hirst don’cha know? Then there’s the hideous painting of Cow and Chicken (CartoonNetwork – google – go) that surveys the whole place. They also don’t have a cloakroom. What they do have in spades is atmosphere, and people are queuing to soak it up so book well ahead. Go early to squeeze into the bar for Hix’s fabulous cocktails, though avoid the underwhelming bar snacks. The menu is sparse; chicken or steak, and why choose? They don’t carve the chicken but plonk it down in front of you suspended upright. It looks cool, but gets a bit awkward when chicken and chips start flying everywhere as you desperately try to carve in a ladylike manner. They’ll start you off if you ask nicely though, and in a big group it’s general cause for hilarity. The food is only so-so, which is slightly unforgivable when the menu’s only one A4 side, but somehow the atmosphere makes up for it all. This is a place to go to party.

Address: 32 Rivington St, EC2A 3LX
Phone: 020 7749 0478
Website: www.chickenandsteak.co.uk
Nearest Tube: Old Street
Need To Know: Takeaway available

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