Great EveningI was meeting a friend and we were able to chat without being both bothered. We were not rushed. The food was excellent. We sat at the bar. This worked well for this reunion but I would ask for a table in other situations. I will be back when I meet another friend.17/05/2013 00:00:00Good spt to eat waiting for a trainAfter speaking with mates they recommended the place, and with time before a train journey popped in.
It was very quiet at 6pm on a Monday night, so was easy to get a table.
The service was great, the food fantastic. The only thing I would say is maybe have fries as an inclusion with the sandwiches, instead of a separate side.
No major gripes, so hopefully i'll be back soon!29/04/2013 00:00:00Friendly, kind and deliciousThis really is my favourite place for dinner on a Sunday night. Relaxed, calm and very kind staff make you feel extremely welcome. The food is superb. The cocktails are divine. The tea is rather good.28/04/2013 00:00:00ShrimpysWent to Shrimpys to meet an old friend. Fun venue with very helpful staff. They also had a pop up bar and cinema when we were there. The coleslaw was amazing!!! Yummy food. Recommend highly25/04/2013 00:00:00Busy busy!Luckily I reserved for me, my parents and my boyfriend a table because Shrimpy's is so busy! Amazing food, good price and nice atmosphere (David Bowie was playing all night, we liked that). Maybe the good thing about the restaurant is also sometimes a disadvantage: our table next to the kitchen was not as comfortable as others but we enjoyed a wonderful spicy dinner,24/04/2013 00:00:00Wondeful MealWe had a wonderful meal at Shrimpy's, the atmosphere was excellent, the service top class and the food was simple but perfect. I can't wait to go back!20/04/2013 00:00:00Good mix of foodEnjoyable experience, with a selection of globally themed dishes. Laidback feel in the space. The only minor downside is the cocktails were a little on the small side.13/04/2013 00:00:00A great spot for brunchThis American style diner is the perfect destination for brunch. The breakfast cocktail is divine and the perfect accompaniment to the delicious crab burger. The service was outstanding and we just loved everything about it!13/04/2013 00:00:00ExcellentFrom start to finish, our Shrimpy's experience was faultless. We went for a very late lunch on Saturday and although the lunch time revellers were dispersing when we arrived, the ambience was not lessened by the reduced numbers. The staff were incredibly friendly and offered excellent recommendations of what to choose from the menu. We had delicious cocktails along with incredibly tasty food. I cannot recommend it enough.13/04/2013 00:00:00Consistently goodIt's my 4th visit the Shrimpys and the food has been consistently good. Service is excellent.
I love it how it's tucked away behind Kings Cross, cool venue, great food, great service!12/04/2013 00:00:00A little hideaway....We came late after a concert at Kings Place.
The staff were very knowledgeable and obliging
The restaurant is very well hidden behind corrugated fences.
But when you find it what a lovely surprise! SOooooo pretty.
Beautiful table ware-silver and glass. The usually fabulous soft shell crab burger was not up to its usual standard and the pulled pork looked like it had been round a while, but all still edible and it was gone 11 by then so didn't want to moan at them.04/04/2013 00:00:00Really lovely restaurant,Really lovely restaurant, very friendly staff, great service and really good food. I had the amazing double crab burger and my husband the skirt. Not sure about the alcoholic coke float, rather strong on the herbal italian liquor, but it was an interesting experience none the less! The pisco sours were excellent. Would love to go again to try the rest of the menu. Highly recommended.02/04/2013 00:00:00Perfect for a lazy late lunchExcellent service, fantastic food, delicious cocktails and a lovely atmosphere - what more could you want? The only thing I'd ask for is slightly bigger portions, but prices are very reasonable.01/04/2013 00:00:00Very nice evening out at Shrimpy's.Very nice evening out at Shrimpy's. Loved the food and service was very friendly & relaxed. Definitely worth checking out !31/03/2013 00:00:00Catch it while you canPerfect if you come from St Pancrass station. Spend a couple of hours in old BP shop between golden palmtrees and pineapples, have a greasy softshell burger and let Rob and Emily make you part of their world. I hope they'll manage to find a new spot after the place has been closed next year. Maybe make it a little less cramped next time?30/03/2013 00:00:00Comfy, cosySuch a small and lovely place. We were after a quiet spot for a good catch up and great meal; Shrimpy's (early Saturday evening) did the job (could use a little more light though). They were very accommodating when I needed to change by booking at short notice, and when we asked not to be seated right beside another group.
Staff were friendly, gave accurate descriptions of the dishes and looked after us.
The food was delicious and filling; look out for the monkfish and quinoa, and the banana and peanut butter sandwich to finish. Maybe not all dishes are easily affordable, but you just eat according to your means (and maybe have a forkful of your mate's main).23/03/2013 00:00:00Last minute lobsterThis was the the second time we had been to Shrimpy's. We had a late night reservation for a table and a late night reservation for 2 lobster - best lobster we've had in a very long time. Waitress and staff who served us were super nice, cocktails were lovely too - thanks22/03/2013 00:00:00ExtraordinaryWent for a Friday lunch with my fianceé - loved the cocktails and the Chilaquiles w/chorizo. It's tucked away and peaceful, and the staff are very attentive! One of London's best hidden gems.22/03/2013 00:00:00Fantasy foodShrimpy's is a little place near Kings Cross with a huge reputation. The menu is very difficult to choose from as there are so many delicious sounding options. Everything we ate was delicious. Service is very attentive and friendly and you really get a genuine warm welcome there. I loved it.21/03/2013 00:00:00Little gemWe had our dinner at the bar - one had to get used to it at first, but it actually works as the service is the same as at a table. The place seems very well run. Nice, personal touches from both bartender and host - from letting us taste some of the open wines to the candle in our pudding (it was my partner's birthday).The food was interesting - good calamari and pork stew, though all in all it is a bit pricey. We are happy to have discovered this little gem - and we will be back.19/03/2013 00:00:00Shrimpys!!Reasonably priced, good food and good atmosphere. polite and prompt service but with a laid back feel. The type of place you can eat out and relax into your meal.06/03/2013 00:00:00Absolutely loved Shripmy'sAbsolutely loved Shripmy's and will definitely be coming back many times - has become one of my favourite eateries in London!05/03/2013 00:00:00You have to go to Shrimpy'sMy boyfriend said it may be his new favourite restaurant. Outstanding and friendly staff. We were unsure about some things on the menu and the waitress explained them in detail and made recommendations. We had Plaintain Chips and Salt Cod Croquettes to start. Both were delicious and the dips were full of flavour. For our mains we had cheese burger and fried chicken with the chicory slaw and butter bean salad. Again I couldn't fault it, the flavours were delicious. We washed this down with a nice glass of red. We skipped dessert but I really fancied an Expresso Martini, which wasn't on the menu, five mins later I had the best Expresso Martini, I have ever tasted. 10/10 all round and the soundtrack was brill too. Can't wait to go again.05/03/2013 00:00:00really good pop up restaurant,really good pop up restaurant, great service, buzzy atmosphere, excellent food!22/02/2013 00:00:00petrol headsmad location, the petrol station kings x. great fun for one more year, a must.15/02/2013 00:00:00Soft shell crab burgerI would go back just for the soft shell crab burger! The squid starter is also very good washed down with unique cocktails14/02/2013 00:00:00Valentine's DinnerTook a late reservation hoping to have a decent meal and was pleasantly surprised. Great hideaway, setting, knowledgeable staff & excellent food. Great hamburger! Delicious Humida! We ate at the bar so we saw right into kitchen. Definitely go back and tell others before this amazing pop up closes. Many thanks14/02/2013 00:00:00Although in an odd locationAlthough in an odd location which demands a walk from Kings Cross to a remodelled filling station, Shrimpy's is well worth the effort. Go soon, as apparently it will be closing in 18 months or so.
A South American influenced menu has some really interesting dishes, the service is very friendly and efficient and there is a view of the canal running past the door.
Summer lunch would probably be particularly rewarding, but visit Shrimpy's anytime.30/01/2013 16:00:00Food of excellent qualityJust perfect and so tasty, the chefs really did a fantastic job!!29/12/2012 16:00:00An Excellent All Round ExperienceThe food, ambiance and excellent personal service were all outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant.28/12/2012 16:00:00Wonderful!Emily is the most wonderful host! She treats you like a queen and runs the restaurant with diplomacy, efficiency and charm! :)19/12/2012 16:00:00Really enjoyed the whole Shrimpy'sReally enjoyed the whole Shrimpy's experience - great food, novel and interesting setting delivered by a really engaging and welcoming team of people. Will definitely go back16/12/2012 16:00:00Shrimpy'sWe went for dinner at Shrimpy's Saturday night and I loved it! We were allocated seats at the "counter" which is basically the bar but that was fine as it gave us a great view of the kitchen so we could be nosy and see all the food being made and coming out. My husband and I both enjoyed our starters of the octopus and the sea-bass ceviche. Despite the mixed reviews of it on Toptable we both ordered the soft shell crab burger for main. It had a great flavour but we thought that it definitely benefited from the addition of our side order of slaw, as, without some crunchy veg to accompany it, it could have been a bit stodgy. We drank beer with our meal. They only serve one kind of beer, so it was lucky that it is a delicious one!14/12/2012 16:00:00A hidden gem. The best serviceA hidden gem. The best service in London and the most amazing food. You must try this place before it goes. I'm going to return very soon. Try the hamburger done medium rare - delicious!13/12/2012 00:00:00A hidden gem...Tucked away behind the modernistic façade of the Filling Station lies this wonderful restaurant, with an original menu, friendly staff and a fun atmosphere. Has gone straight into our top 10!04/11/2012 00:00:00Shrinpy's delightWe had an amazing time at Shrimpy's for an early lunch. Highly recommend for top notch food with amazing staff.03/11/2012 17:00:00Bijou and beautifulMuch has been written about the architectural merits of The Filling Station where Shrimpys is and it is a quirky building from the outside with no obvious signage for a) the entrance and b) Shrimpys itself. The restaurant is small and narrow, and tables are a bit too close for comfort. But the food is very good. I chose 2 starters - smoked trout and shaved fennel and roasted calamari with black olive tapenade, and they were excellent. Really well balanced flavours and textures. The waitress was charming and the lighting and noise levels just right. Not a budget option, but great quality.24/10/2012 00:00:00Yum yum!!I love this place... really quite small but wonderful service and delicious food. The smoked trout was amazing, and the signature soft shell crab burger was awesome! A real great place for a lunch before heading to the Olympic Park!07/09/2012 16:00:00fantasticgreat peruvian food - the humita, soft-shell crab burger and friend chicken are a must!11/07/2012 16:00:00Soft shell crab burgerThat's what brought us here, and it was worth the trip. Surprising mix of casual and fine dining here, which worked well.15/06/2012 16:00:00Shrimpy's is dishing out excellentShrimpy's is dishing out excellent food at the moment in a great little venue. The tables are packed in, so don't go for a confidential chat. Enjoy the great cocktails, canal view and varied menu.08/06/2012 00:00:00Great restaurant!Loved the soft shell crab burger and cocktails! Services was friendly and attentive. Would recommend.08/06/2012 00:00:00WonderfulDespite being a little rough around the edges as they have only just opened, the food was divine and the service excellent - attentive without being intrusive.
Best Margharita I've ever had!28/05/2012 00:00:00Went on one of the openingWent on one of the opening nights and loved it! The menu was small but perfectly judged with loads to tempt. My meal (ceviche then crab burger) was delicious. The atmosphere was buzzing and the team impeccable. Can't wait to go back!24/05/2012 00:00:00