SquareMeal Review of
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Inspired by the film Forrest Gump, this jazzy seafood chain is a staple in the USA and now it's arrived in London’s Trocadero – its first appearance this side of the Atlantic. Launched in 1996, Bubba Gump now has more than 40 locations spread across the North America, Japan and South-East Asia, but one formula fits all – family-style eateries specialising in shrimp dishes and other seafood classics, plus a big dollop of Southern and Cajun cuisine (both Forrest and his buddie ‘Bubba’ Blue were from Alabama). Typical stateside favourites include popcorn shrimps, seafood hush-pups, ‘dumb luck’ coconut shrimp with Cajun marmalade and meaty plates of jambalaya, Dixie-style back ribs and Southern-fried chicken. London can expect the same, with back-up from luscious desserts such as choc-chip cookie sundae or mama’s bread pudding.