Monday, 23 July 2012

Shrimpy's American

After 5 + City Pig’s Summary


American (Quirky style)
Average price: £30 per person including main meal, service and drinks
The King’s Cross Filling Station Goods Way, N1C 4UR
Opening times
Sunday to Thursday 11am-10:30pm; Friday to Saturday
Eat in/Takeaway:
Recommended dishes
No particular dish
Vegetarian dishes
Loyalty card

Shrimpy’s is located at the old petrol station at King’s Cross St Pancras station. I almost got lost finding it as it was definitely not the most obvious.
A quirky modern style diner with waiters and waitresses dressed in white lab coats serving customers as I walked in. The walls are white with drawings but everything else was simplistic. The pineapple sign is Shrimpy’s logo and can be seen all over the restaurant.
It’s a rather small restaurant that almost felt like one of those pop up restaurants as it had a feeling of being in an oversized caravan.
Not that it put me off, it just gave off a very quirky feeling.
I decided to go for the soft shell crab burger as that caught my attention as being rather unusual here in London.
While CityPig’s pal opted for the lighter and healthier option - a monkfish dish.
The Soft shell crab was crispy but surprisingly it did not leave a greasy taste. Every bite was filled with succulent crab meat and a lovely mayonnaise style sauce. The fries were also non greasy and was very tasty.
The Monkfish was cooked very well as the moistness in the fish was maintained and a light citrus sauce with the radish complemented the dish very well.
Shrimpy’s meals in opinion are quite highly priced but I don’t think they are having problems attracting customers as a booking here is advised to secure a table. This is the place to come here you are looking for something slightly quirky.
There were a few problems in settling the bill as it was incorrectly calculated and took 3 times till the correct bill could arrive. However, overall the service was good and the meal was pleasant but I don’t think I will be a regular here.

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