I’ve been useless with keeping up with this blog but I have a good reason. In the last two months the flat I live in has sadly been sold and I have moved jobs. It’s been a little mad to say the least but somehow things seem to be falling into place a bit too nicely. I’m waiting for the bomb to drop….
Tramshed has been at the top of my ‘List of restaurants to try in London’ since it opened in May this year. Timeout gave it four stars and despite chicken and steak being the only choices on the menu “limited options doesn’t need to mean limited success, and Tramshed makes two ingredients go a long, long way”.
I went with two of my old work colleagues and we shared a chicken and two sides. The meat was plenty for three – we all had at least two helpings. The onion rings were sweet and salty, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The greens were delicious and added a nice colour to the plate.
After mains we shared the Parkin with a toffee fondue and marshmallows. Incredibly rich and perfect for those who have a sweet tooth. These were the best marshmallows I’ve ever eaten – beautifully light and fluffy. The parkin was a little dry but complimented the stickyness of the piping hot toffee.
Aswell as the food being so good, you get to enjoy it in a very special venue – a tramshed (hence the name). This grade II-listed building is vast with ridiculously high ceilings conveniently squeezing in Damien Hirst’s masterpiece – a cock and bull in formaldehyde which occupies the centre of the room. Jake and Dinos Chapman have also designed the ‘stop you in your tracks’ wallpaper at the main entrance which could keep you standing outside for a good while fixated on all the bizarre disturbing characters. It’s an excellent way of keeping a queue of hungry customers entertained whilst waiting in the cold on Rivington Street.