Tramshed is a chicken and steak restaurant in the heart of Shoreditch. It’s right in our wheelhouse because we both love chicken and Shiima is quickly becoming a steak lover.
Tramshed is in a former East End tram-generator building which explains the name and the aesthetic of restaurant. It’s open and rustic but also stylishly designed, with Damien Hirst’s Cock and Bull installation prominently displayed in the centre of space.
The vibe is very casual and the service is right on the money – very friendly and helpful.
The menu is split into snax, starters, chicken, and steak… and as you’d expect, we touched all of them 😁.
The Yorkshire pudding itself was delicious. Simple flavour and perfect texture. We weren’t fans of the whipped chicken livers, but that’s because we don’t enjoy pates.
The cock and bull croquettes were fantastic. Delicious crisp pastry with a perfectly balanced filling.
The Korean fried chicken was really good too. The flavours were simple, not too sour or spicy. Just simply seasoned light batter and soft fresh chicken.
The black cow mac ‘n’ cheese started off “okay”. It wasn’t particularly cheesy or rich, but then it was so easy to eat because it felt oddly light and quickly became moreish.
The half roast chicken had the flavour the best Sunday roasts. Well roasted good quality chicken, seasoned with salt and pepper. The sage and onion stuffing were delicious as well, one of the best I’ve enjoyed, and the chips were so nice.
So… the club steak had potential. It looked delicious, but it was almost raw inside. I’m a fan of medium cooked steaks and Shiima’s more medium-well, but this was closer to rare than medium.
A friend of ours who likes his steak medium rare joined us at this point, and even he couldn’t eat much of it because it was insanely chewy.
Oh yes! And it was three of us so we grabbed the opportunity to order three desserts.
The cheesecake was amazing! Creamy cheese mixture and the banoffee had the right balance of banana and toffee flavours. Absolutely indulgent.
I’m not usually a fan of cherry but this was really good, particularly the shortcrust pastry. The filling itself wasn’t sharp like I expected, just simply sweet.
Neither of us enjoyed this. The doughnuts had an odd smell we couldn’t quite reconcile, so didn’t eat it.
We enjoyed Tramshed. The concept of chicken and steak is right is perfect for us, the casual vibe and the service are very inviting, and the food is mostly good. We recommend for casual dates and meals with friends, family or colleagues. Large group special occasions as well because Tramshed has a unique aesthetic and a lot of space. Tramshed is moderately expensive.
Cuisine: British – Chicken & Steak
Dress Code: Casual
Shiima’s Star Dish: Black cow mac ‘n’ cheese
Amen’s Star Dish: Banoffee Cheesecake w/ Peanut Brittle
Price: £30-40 pp (excluding alcohol)
Rating: 4 out of 5
32 Rivington Street
London, EC2A 3LX
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