by Simone loves.....

Steak and chicken are the order of the day at Tramshed. The menu is simple – seasonal sharing starters, followed by chicken or steak .

Yesterday we teamed up at the mezzanine floor for a Citizens of Humanity elevated private dining with views of the restaurant and the specially commissioned artwork by Damien Hirst featuring of course, a cow and a cockerel.

To celebrate the opening of Tramshed, Damien Hirst created a sculpture specifically for the restaurant. ‘Cock and Bull’ (2012). A Hereford cow and cockerel preserved in a steel and glass tank of formaldehyde – is installed 4 metres above diners. The work forms part of the ‘Natural History’ series, Hirst’s seminal collection of preserved animals.

Alongside Hirst’s monumental formaldehyde work, the artist has created a painting entitled ‘Beef and Chicken’ (2012) specifically for the restaurant. Installed at the mezzanine level, the painting depicts the 1990s cartoon characters ‘Cow and Chicken’ (Cartoon Network).

Take a walk downstairs to see our very own The Cock ‘n’ Bull Art Gallery. Mark Hix is known for his love of art and the exhibitions change every 6 weeks.

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.

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, Mark is hosting exclusive one-night only events this autumn, collaborating with celebrated chefs from across the country to demonstrate and cook a 4 course meal with wine to match.

The latest addition to the artwork at Tramshed comes in the form of street art from RUN (a wall painter from Italy) and Dscreet (A graffiti artist from Australia who paints owls). As I learned yesterday during a Street Art tour in East London.