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Shrimpy's

The King's Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, London N1C 4UR

£44.00 South American Islington, Barnsbury

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  • Wine: £19.00
  • Champagne: £75.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10.30pm (Fri-Sat -11pm)

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The guys behind Bistrotheque in Bethnal Green have transformed an old King's Cross BP garage by the Regent's Canal into a ‘trendy destination eatery' celebrating the American dream, albeit in a very camp way (murals pay tribute to the likes of Diana Vreeland and Louise Brooks). A short, snappy menu yields good things such as skirt steak with punchy chimichurri, ‘meaty' monkfish with quinoa, almonds and courgettes and the highly controversial soft-shell-crab burger (‘like deep-fried lard' commented one recipient, although others have loved it). Bookends range from fresh-as-a-daisy tuna tostada and sea-bass ceviche to banana and peanut-butter sandwich; also check out the daily ‘egg card' brunch. Staff are cool but welcoming, and plenty of South American names are dotted throughout the eclectic wine list – if pisco sours and margaritas don't appeal. The huge alfresco terrace by the canal will draw crowds in summer.

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  1. Shrimpy's

    The King's Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, London N1C 4UR
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    Ruth W.

    Bit too pushy and over priced

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 4

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    The King's Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, London N1C 4UR
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    Adam D.

    Unique restaurant. More Hamptons than Kings Cross.

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 4

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  3. Shrimpy's

    The King's Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, London N1C 4UR
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    L. D.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 6

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    The King's Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, London N1C 4UR
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    Deborah A.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 7

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    The King's Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, London N1C 4UR
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    Polly R.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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    The King's Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, London N1C 4UR
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    Steve B.
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    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 4
    • Value: 3

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  1. Published : Thursday, 1st November 2012

    samphire and salsify :: Shrimpy’s

    My sister kindly decided to take me for lunch as a birthday treat and she chose Shrimpy’s as the place to go. I was quite excited as it was a place I’d been meaning to try for quite some time. It’s a restaurant by the guy who owns Bistrotheque. It’s situated in an old petrol station about a 5 minute walk from Kings Cross Station. The building that houses Shrimpy’s, now called The Filling Station, looks like a giant piece of installation art (that or a giant piece of corrugated iron) and after a bit of confusion we realised the entrance was round the back...
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  2. Published : Friday, 17th August 2012

    The Insatiable Eater :: Burger madness at Shrimpy

    This brings us to Shrimpy's and its soft shell crab burger. I mean, London is awash with burgers at the moment with new places opening up quicker than you can yell "order up". But so far there's been a relative dearth of seafood burgers (fish fingers excepted), so if there's an unexploited niche then you might as well fill it, right? So how does Shrimpy's fare with its foodie gimmick?...
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  3. Published : Saturday, 4th August 2012

    londonfoodaholic :: REVIEW: Shrimpy

    On the way home after the weekend I decided to visit EAT.ST in Kings Cross for lunch, unfortunately I came to discover that only one street food trader had turned up, which was very disappointing. Luckily, I stumbled upon Shrimpy's on the gritty goods way. I had read a few reviews previously so had a good idea what it looked like, very unique and stands out like a sore thumb hanging over the canal. It’s actually a converted filling station that has been turned ultra-modern, sporting neon signs and outside seating, some say it’s a piece of art, I disagree...
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  4. I’m a big fan of Diners Drive-ins and Dives and often find myself watching re-runs of Guy Fieri on his road trip around the US, hunting down the best stateside diners at anywhere from roadside shacks to petrol stations. Hence when I heard the guys behind Bistrotheque (one of my favourite places in the East End) had launched a...
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