Hidden away underneath Boundary is Tra Tra, a cavernous French restaurant we’d never heard of before now. Located on Redchurch Street, the impressive Victorian warehouse building has huge elevated ceilings, exposed brickwork and live jazz.
It’s a bit of a meat feast, as is often the way with French cuisine. We’d barely got our coats off before tripe was pressed upon us. If that’s one step too far, fear not, there are more palatable boards of charcuterie floating about as well. Aside from that they’re pretty proud of their Croque Monsieur’s which are offered as an express option at lunch. Think chorizo, comté, truffle and spring onions and cured ham, fourme d’ambert and walnuts or veggie friendly goat’s cheese, honey, sundried tomato and basil, served with salad and a glass of fizz for £12. Available Tuesday to Friday from 12pm until 3pm, and 12pm until 4pm on Saturdays, they promise to turn it around in 30 minutes so you can be back at your desk before your boss looks up from his spreadsheet.
They’ve also started a new decadent Sunday lunch where the table will choose a ‘Hero Dish’ to share. Slow-cooked shoulder of lamb, slow-braised beef short rib in bourguignon sauce or slow-cooked octopus served with a highly addictive saffron aioli are all up for the taking. This is priced at £30 per person or £45 if you’d like bottomless French fizz. If your still feeling peckish, it’s probably worth trying the salted caramel fondant which was awarded Hot Dinners Best Dessert of 2017! Praise indeed.
And not only that, but to celebrate National Wine and Cheese Day taking place next Wednesday 25th July, the restaurant will be offering bottomless cheese and charcuterie boards which will be topped up as soon as you ask!
Booking is essential and can be made via the venue’s email firstname.lastname@example.org