Thursday, 31 May 2012


Shrimpy's, Bistrotheque's (Pablo Flack + David Waddington + Tom Collins) new diner at the old filling station in Kings Cross, transformed by Carmody Groarke

next to the canal, curved fiber glass walls enclose the space

the old glass box of the gas station transformed into a 50 seat diner

pineapple lamps at the bar

silver and china

tropical and subtropical menu

chicharron and guacamole, and calamari with black olive caviar

white rioja 2002

smoked trout, shaved fennel, cucumber, watercress and doritos salad

bolinhos de bacalao with aioli

grilled pulpo with paprika and potatoes

lomito with chimichurri

and lobster remains

Donald Urquhart's fantastic murals

and a visit during the day a few days later

tables next to the canal

Shrimpy's great pineapple logo in the wine menu

our very friendly, handsome and elegant waiter Anh Viet

a view towards the bar/kithchen

amazing Contramar inspired tuna tostada

ceviche with plantains

and the more than fantastic soft shell crab hamburger

view towards tables and Donald's murals

the great artist Donald Urquhart, with gallerist Maureen Paley and Mr Detmar Blow in pink

and the view from the other side of the canal

Located overlooking the Regent’s Canal, in King's Cross, Shrimpy’s offers patrons a collection of dishes harvested from trips to the Americas, especially California, Mexico, Peru, Brazil and Argentina.

Shrimpy’s is housed in a disused petrol station, redesigned by London architecture firm Carmody Groarke. The exterior references the modernist gas stations of midcentury California, think Edward Hoper's Nighthawks diner meets Edward Ruscha gas stations inside Philips Johnson's glass house under a Mies van der Rohe canopy, while the restaurant interior features new art commissions by Donald Urquhart and Jonathan Trayte.

Shrimpy’s kitchen is open daily from 11am with non stop service until 11pm
The bar counter will always be available for drinks and walk-ins

Shrimpy's is at
The Kings Cross Filling Station
020 88806111

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