Tramshed
Tramshed

Tramshed

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chickenandsteak.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02077490478x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday- Tuesday: 11:30am - 11pm

    Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12am

    Sunday: 11:30am - 9.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Tapas / Small Plates, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Rachel Hitchcock
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities:
    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.
  • Private Party Contact: Reservations 02077490478x
  • Entertainment:
    Away from the restaurant is Mark’s Library Kitchen. As the name suggests Mark’s extensive cookery book collection surrounds the walls of his demonstration kitchen. Here, each month Mark will host his ever-popular cookery demonstrations for up to 12 people. A perfect gift for your foodie friends.
    Cock 'n' Bull gallery is located in the basement of Tramshed.
    Open every day from 11am till 7pm the exhibitions rotate every four to six weeks, and also features a curated library by Claire de Rouen. Cock 'n' Bull is also available for private hire. Pop in for a browse or enjoy a coffee and wifi.

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    The nearest tube is Old Street on the Northern line and overground, and also Liverpool Street on the Central, Metropolitan, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines. Liverpool Street is also a main line station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details:
    There is plenty of parking around the area, from street parking, to small car parks to NCP parking off Shoreditch High Street
A word from Tramshed
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.

Head downstairs to see our very own art gallery, Cock n Bull.With exhibitions changing every 6 weeks it's always worth popping in for a browse! The gallery can also be hired for private dining and events.

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.
Hidden upstairs is Marks Kitchen library which can be hired out privately to groups of 8-12.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSunday Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBritish
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Tramshed reviews from OpenTable diners
1006 reviews since 2 June 2014
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambience4.1
    Value3.4
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
group bookings (456)special occasions (378)fit for foodies (353)business meals (298)sunday lunch (233)romance (104)brunch (102)child friendly (92)outstanding value (87)disabled access (69)pre/post theatre (65)outdoor eating (18)afternoon tea (17)good vegetarian options (10)Show More
  • great food sharing with friends!
    vava
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    The steak is excellent, very yummy. We tried medium the first time and 'medium rare' for the second time, 'medium rare' is more recommended. We also ordered the chicken, it tastes very good too! Suitable for 4-5 people to share!
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  • Fun place
    Louise83
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Really cool place with very good food and ambiance. Great before a night out!
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  • Amazing!
    Kittykatty
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    I've been here a few times now with various friends in big groups, the food has always been cooked well and delicious!! The service is always amazing and the drinks range from reasonable to expensive.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for kids at weekend
    bobcat
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    We went here for lunch on a Saturday. Food was great, kids eat free & the service was friendly & accommodating of our lively bunch. If you don't have kids, don't worry. The place is big enough so you won't be seated near any. Also a small art gallery downstairs.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service and mediocre food
    Luvlondon11
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    We were looking forward to coming while in for a quick trip. Despite reading reviews that the place had gone downhill a bit, we decided to give it a try. Our waitress didn't even apologize for not coming to give us water or get our drink order -- for nearly 15 minutes. Then it took another 15 minutes to even receive the drinks. It went downhill from there. Our appetizers were fine, but our main dishes were uninspired. We weren't in a rush, but this was ridiculous. If I'm going to have a 3 hour dinner I want it to be an experience, not a situation where dishes are coming out at different times, our medium rare steak comes out literally raw...I could go on but I won't. If you have a choice, skip it. Too many other options.
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  • Awful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    The food was fine, but the service was absolutely awful, bordering on non-existant. We had to prompt every single order as we were roundly ignored for the duration of our stay. Nice setting for a restaurant, but tables are packed in too tight and the service was abysmal, enough for me to not want to go again.
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  • Good but not special
    torremaspa
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    Lunchtime. Not very full, but just on the OK side of empty. Good prompt and smiling service. Virgin Mary - one of the best ever. Piri piri chicken - decent but small. Side salad - small one leaf-type salad with a mustard vinaigrette. Again OK. My companion's beef fillet salad looked fine too if not over generous. We both had a pudding. Mine was apple pie (small but good) with custard served in a ludicrously small jug - at least twice or three times the amount would have been required (what does custard cost?) to look decent. The other was an adequate looking treacle tart. No wine. Bill was about £75 for two. Verdict? The place looked "cool". Food OK if not particularly exciting. Expensive but not outrageous. Go again? Maybe.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tramshed
    MidweekFoodie
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Good fun and great layout. Atmosphere is excellent and service was really good. Would highly recommend it to others looking for a decent meal & a fun night out.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmm!
    bigapple
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    This is a 'nice' place - ambiance, even on a Monday evening was great, but the food is a little limiting, and just on the ok side of 'greasy'. I think its getting a little 'old' though as a venue as the food doesn't really ever change, and the choices are the choices - chicken or steak!
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  • Dessert
    BasinLondon
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Very nice "art-restaurant" in beautifull renovated shed. Steaks were very tender. The dessert with caramel fondue, marshmallows and donuts was very good!
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    brunch, child friendly, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Cold
    Lovechicken2
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    The restaurant itself is lovely and big however we were freezing inside! And then the food which I admit would have been lovely if it wasn't like warm! It was as if it had been sitting out for ages definitely not straight from an oven! The staff weren't very attentive apart from one waitress who when she did speak to us was very lovely! Also we went on a Sunday lunch time so wasn't exactly busy or the end of the day so no reason for barely warm food to be served! Such a shame as was really looking forward to this lunch!
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  • OUTSTANDING
    dinnerdiver
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    From the genuinely friendly staff who greet you at the door to the toilets, this place exceeded our expectations repeatedly. My Atlantic prawns were exquisite, fresh and tasty, my fish fingers, chips and mushy peas were let down only by their name which makes them sound so much less than they are. Beautiful cod, expertly fried, divine minted mushy peas and fabulous tartar sauce. My date's steak was,apparently, the most perfectly cooked, soft and tasty rib-eye he had ever had the good fortune to eat. And the dessert... warmed,salted caramel sauce with doughnut pieces and marshmallows so soft they melted in your hand en-route to the sauce to share, thank god! Just get it. Don't even think about it.It's the right thing to do.Like eating here.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good grub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    It's an experience to dine in London at a recommended venue
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st
    TBlox
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    We came for a 21st birthday and the whole experience was perfect! It made our trip to London so much more special! We would all definitely return again. Excellent food and presentation.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caramel Heaven
    CocoPT80
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    I went with my friend for a late lunch and chose the beef salad as a mains. The meat was perfectly cooked and quality salad leaves were used but the dish was too salty. So that was a tad disappointing. However, I tasted some of his chicken and it was delicious. We shared the salted caramel marsh mellow and doughnut desert. 1 week later and I am still dreaming about this. It was literally heaven. And I will be going again on a regular basis; each time sampling a different mains but will end with the same desert every time. WAWSERS.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant evening
    Alex
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Excellent food and good atmosphere. Highly recommended.
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  • Tramshed Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    We were both really looking forward to coming here but left somewhat disappointed. To be honest the atmosphere in the restaurant felt somewhat cold and impersonal. The waiting staff kept kicking my chair as they passed me without any acknowledgement whatsoever. Starters of ham hock terrine and salmon were okay but the bread on the salmon was weird, chewy and tasteless and the terrine had no bread offered at all which was strange! The mains, sirloin steak had a strong smoky taste which was not to my liking but the fries and onion rings were good. Green salad was 4 pounds and was literally a bit of lettuce. We both finished with blueberry cheese cake which was divine! I don't think I would go out of my way to visit again. Quite average.
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  • Stag dinner
    chomissaire
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Excellent food and service, maybe slightly too expensive on the beers and meat but excellent memories already !
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  • Perhaps got a bad day in the office
    Lovesgoodserviceandfood
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Waitress was aloof - training?, taking an order?, offering suggestions and giving a dam?. Thankfully the waiter that appeared in her absence took over did a great job to recover. Food -Croquette poor seasoning, Yorkshire pud & livers - oily pud, salty livers, salmon - soggy bread, un-crisp pickles, bleu steak arrived medium/well (replaced thankfully), onion rings-good , fries fantastic!, leaves with hazelnuts and cashel blue - tasty, condiments great array, beer/wine good. Cutlery bluntest steak knifes ever. We ate mid afternoon, perhaps high numbers of staff were just tired and bored, it happens.
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  • Fun and delicious
    FiddlingTravelNotes
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Tramshed is really fun. Great atmosphere, delicious food and superb service. True winner!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING !!
    saurios59
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    TRAMSEHD is one of the most amazing and better restaurants in London ! I've been there TWICE : one for the chicken an another for the beef Cool ambience and marvellous food !!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple but rewarding menu
    TimB
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Great steak and tasty chicken are the main options here. Worth going for either, but am less sure how vegetarians might cope!
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  • GREAT STUFFED CHICKEN
    saurios59
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I ate the hald-stuffed chicken on 6th Sept. birthday night ! I love EVERYTHING !!!! The food ; the staff ; the gallery ! Even the toilet !!!! AMAZING BIRTHDAY NIGHT
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but too long waiting
    btaior
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had an amazing dinner, but we had to wait almost two hours to be served! I booked a table for a group (we were 11) for 9pm and we received the food at around 10.30pm... It was very good (a bit overpriced, 1kg steak for 75£!), but the waiters were very nice anyway...
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    brunch, business meals, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups
    HollyVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This was my second visit and it was as good as I'd remembered! We were a big group of 11. We ordered a variety of starters for everyone to share - they're very tasty and I think this was my favourite bit of my meal! Most of us had steak for our mains. One did get left off the order but this was quite quickly rectified. The wine was really nice and I really like the Tramshed as it has a great atmosphere but it isn't too loud - conversations still easily heard. We'll definitely go back again.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tramshed
    Beccy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I thought the restaurant setting was lovely, write cool and trendy, food was gorgeous. This was let down by the service, they didn't recognize my booking and add such had an issue with open table and had to provide proof that I ate there. The waiting staff seemed more interested in a chat being the bar, so it took a while for us to get drinks, which is a shame because I was really looking forward to eating here.
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  • very good services
    Anni
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    it is so impressed, when i saw the picture of this restaurant, but later on, I felt a little uncomfortable, since u will eat a whole chicken up side down and face a big chicken specimen. Excellent Services, no doubts. good place for friends and families to have a meal, prices are reasonable. but extremely.......not suitable for vegetarian.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    I went here with a group of colleagues the other day - we normally have the lunch specials and come here almost once a month. The food was fabulous as usual (although one sandwich was a bit cold), but the service was very slow. The wait staff seemed disorganised, which is not how it normally is. Not sure if there's new management? Anyway, we waited 20 minutes for our drinks, 45 minutes for our food, and as we were on our lunch break had to rush to eat in about 10 minutes. I can't fault the food though (steak sandwich is out of this world), so will definitely try again.
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  • Excellent food, LONG waiting times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    We had a lovely meal. It took a long time to place our order, which then meant our drinks arrived when we'd finished our starters. We would have ordered more drinks if there was attentive staff. We then waited another 30 minutes for someone to catch our eye for us to ask for the bill. We just ended up going to the front desk to pay ourselves. Not sure why we didn't just walk out without paying-no one would have noticed.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor & disappointing. not valued.
    ejbru
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    a poor experience. felt "taken for granted". worst table in the place at front door. made us feel "unwanted". no attention at service since the large group(s) seem to take priority over everything and everybody. why the sudden "discretionary" service charge of 12.5%?? nowhere indicated on your website or at time of reservation --- abusive for poor service ! will not be back after numeorus and good experiences. made felt bad to only odre meat and wine without appetizers, afterwards it was only down-hill. appalling for such a great place. lucky meat was very good, inspite of getting hardly 3 teaspoons full of bearnaise sauce for the 3 of us and had to ask 3 times for some more. the palce is a success so guest-care is secondary it appears.
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  • Winner, winner chicken dinner
    Instaview
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    This was a good evening meal, I went with my girlfriend and we shared a chicken, alongside some lovely starters and a great bottle of wine. We had a nice evening, the mood was lively but conversation wasn't an issue, the service friendly and the food fantastic. I think next time though we'd definitely go for the steak. ;)
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  • Stiff81
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Good food, great cocktails and amazing building. Barn-reared chicken is really unacceptable as sourcing locally and animal welfare should be high on the agenda certainly for a high end restaurant which the prices here would suggest! It's massively understaffed which means the staff while polite are rushed and abrupt. We did wait a while to get served. Even the front of house staff were fairly short. Also was charged service for buying a bottle of prosecco!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening at Tramshed
    LISA
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    I've tried a few Mark Hix restaurants and this visit to Tramshed was long overdue. Tramshed has a welcoming, open design and the food was great. All round a very enjoyable evening.
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  • For Damien Hirst and art
    Veronica
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    We went to the restaurant for inside design and Damien Hirst works and the gallery at the basement. The food is good and especially drinks. Kids eat for free. I will note this down.
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  • Excellent Service and good food
    rolfey
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    2nd visit to the Tramshed this time with the kids after a day out in London. Service from our waiter was excellent and patient Kids enjoyed the experience and the surrounding as well as tucking into the chicken. Will be going back again soon
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Steak & Chicken
    fuzbucket
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    As long as you like Steak or Roast chicken then you are good. It is unlikely to surprise you but it is tasty. The space / ambience is great and given the bountiful follow on venues in the area after a good solid dinner then the Tramshed works well for group bookings.
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  • Has its quirks
    Stoofer
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Despite the kids under 10 eating free.... not sure if the restaurant turns off the two animated Lesbians (a sort of animated artwork) in the toilet.... but that may give a few boys an eye opener. The food is quirky, a whole chicken, tastes great, with fries. The porterhouse is ok. The starters are ok, a bit hit and miss *(we had a big group and had all of them). For vegetarians - don't come. There are two choices and they aren't great. Its Quirky and cool to take new clients here, but once they have seen it, there is nothing to return for. The restaurant should do something new / exciting / different on the menu every year. But I guess its still busy... but unsure of how long it will last. Still if you haven't been -the chicken is excellent
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  • Greenbean
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Had a great lunch here with my wife. Had the crab starter, chicken burger + chips followed by chocolate brownie and coffee. Service was attentive but not over the top. I really liked the surroundings...it really is an old tram shed with many of the original features. Would definately recommend to others and can't wait to return
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Terrible service
    Disapp
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    Food was great but it's an expensive meal for what it is and the service is very poor, does match the price ticket
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  • Excellent dinning for meat eaters
    AA5672
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    A dining experience worth to mention! Everything was exciting : the service, the food, the atmosphere , the gallery .
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.