Shrimpys
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Address: King's Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, London N1C 4UR

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 8880 6111

Operated by the team behind Bistrotheque, Shrimpy’s occupies a former gas station which is due for demolition in 2014. With views over Regent’s Canal, the restaurant serves Californian-inspired American cuisine.

Latest reviews of Shrimpy’s

RichardVines

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

29 August 2012

My reservations about Shrimpy’s are unrelated to the food. There’s just something so cool about the place, I found it uncomfortable. . The tables are squeezed into a narrow space….

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Tracey MacLeod, The Independent

4 August 2012

Shrimpy’s must-have dish – the soft-shell crab burger that had its own Twitter following within days – lived up to its rep, the soft sesame bun char-striped from the grill, the crab’s distinctive flavour shining through a golden puffy batter…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

24 July 2012

The burger just tasted like bap and batter; the only reason to believe there was a soft-shell crab inside it was that slightly eerie texture that feels like crunching through a small creature’s bones…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

15 July 2012

This food is not about sniffing courgettes in a farmer’s market; (…) It’s almost exclusively male and competitive; it’s, like, “Yo, why don’t we make a bacon butty using two cinnamon danishes as a bun?” (Ridiculously good.) It’s a Mars bar and jelly-bean omelette, it’s Jaffa Cakes stuffed with crispy duck, and it’s chilli- caramel mayonnaise…

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What the Critics say

RichardVines

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

29 August 2012

My reservations about Shrimpy’s are unrelated to the food. There’s just something so cool about the place, I found it uncomfortable. . The tables are squeezed into a narrow space….

Read full review »
The_Independent

Tracey MacLeod, The Independent

4 August 2012

Shrimpy’s must-have dish – the soft-shell crab burger that had its own Twitter following within days – lived up to its rep, the soft sesame bun char-striped from the grill, the crab’s distinctive flavour shining through a golden puffy batter…

Read full review »
zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

24 July 2012

The burger just tasted like bap and batter; the only reason to believe there was a soft-shell crab inside it was that slightly eerie texture that feels like crunching through a small creature’s bones…

Read full review »
AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

15 July 2012

This food is not about sniffing courgettes in a farmer’s market; (…) It’s almost exclusively male and competitive; it’s, like, “Yo, why don’t we make a bacon butty using two cinnamon danishes as a bun?” (Ridiculously good.) It’s a Mars bar and jelly-bean omelette, it’s Jaffa Cakes stuffed with crispy duck, and it’s chilli- caramel mayonnaise…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

14 July 2012

Florence had the softshell crab burger, which she adored and said was “exactly what I came for”, but which I thought was terrifying: a vast sea monster suspended in batter and hot oil and trapped in a bap, its arms and legs protruding like a tarantula splatted under a Bible…

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metro

Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

11 July 2012

The surprisingly small space is all juicy agaves, delicious, camp murals by artist Donald Urquhart and kitschy pineapple lamps – fictional hostess Shrimpy appears to have a pineapple fetish. Surprisingly, linen, glassware and cutlery wouldn’t look out of place in The Savoy. It’s a tongue-in-cheek mix of diner and grand hotel…

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Grace Dent, Evening Standard

15 June 2012

As a mark of how sublime the sundae was, I snapped a picture of it and carry it on my phone in a gallery called ‘Grace and Flavour: job satisfaction’. Shrimpy’s didn’t let me down…

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TimeOut London

Euan Ferguson, Time Out

8 June 2012

The cooking at Shrimpy’s is good rather than great, and the prices are not cheap. But what really makes the place a destination diner is the striking design, the beautiful canal-side setting, and the undeniable cool factor. They’ve done a great job on what will only be a two-year pop-up…

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David Sexton, Evening Standard

30 May 2012

Although the food has been themed to be what you might, in your dreams, find at “a dusty roadside cafe on a West Coast road trip”, the lavish table setting – all white linen, crystal glass and shiny silver plate – deliberately, you might even say ironically, distances you from any humdrum garage associations…

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