Steak and chicken are the order of the day at Tramshed. The menu is simple – seasonal sharing starters, followed by chicken or steak. A mezzanine floor offers elevated private dining for up to 36 guests with views of the restaurant and the specially commissioned artwork by Damien Hirst featuring of course, a cow and a cockerel. Mini-Marks bar offers cocktails and bar snax all day long. Take a walk downstairs to see our very own art gallery. Mark Hix is known for his love of art and now we have our very own art gallery with exhibitions changing every 6 weeks. Pop in for a browse or come for a coffee and use the free wifi. The famous grade-2 listed tramshed building on Garden Walk and Rivington Street was designed by Vincent Harris and built in 1905 as an electricity generating facility for the Tramway System.
£26 to £40
It's not every day you can dine underneath a giant vat of formaldehyde. Of course inside this ginormous glass contraption is a chicken riding a cow. Bizarre, perhaps, though it actually makes a bit of sense when you see the menu...all there is on offer is chicken or steak. Even the appetizers (yorkshire pudding, cauliflower puree, and picked walnuts with broccoli) cannot be individually...more
Great idea. Simple menu and fantastic food. Chicken has such a great flavour, just mind the feet!more
Argh. Such a hard place to review.
I was debating on four stars but honestly, I don't think place lives up to the hype enough to run out and tell everybody to go...and here's why:
The starter course was exceptionally forgettable. Something waldorf salady, some miniscule meats, and a good but marginally tasty baked brad thing appeared. I can't really say any of these options were stand out....more
Come on an expense account. Stay for the chicken.
The room is great. Mr Hix knows how to arrange a space and make people feel welcome. We were there on a Wednesday night and the place was heaving.
Drinks were a little more creative than I expected. I ordered a perfect Manhattan up, which came down with a round ice cube in it. I was in the mood so didn't comment. It was nice as a...more
Come for the cow, leave for the hipsters.
Actually we came for the dessert, but did have a conversation about where we could purchase a cow, stuff and then set in formaldehyde. Fortunately one of our party knew a taxidermist so we were halfway there.
After failing to get in for dinner, we came back to experience the place and check it out for more organised nights in the future. As it was...more