Shrimpy's
Shrimpy's

Shrimpy's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shrimpys.co.uk/
  • Phone: 020 8880 6111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 12-3pm & 5.30-10pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 12-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: International
  • Executive Chef: Tom Collins
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Through our sister company, Waddington Collins, we can cater anywhere that you can imagine. From leafy gardens, or multi storey car park roofs to disused book depositories and winding Eighteenth century tunnels under London from four to four hundred guests our experienced team will rise to the challenge. Recent clients include Artforum, Mercedes Benz, Nike, ASOS and Harpers Bazaar. We also provide studio and location catering for some of the worlds leading photographers through our partnership with Big Sky Studios.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: King"s Cross
    St Pancras
    Euston
  • Parking: No
A word from Shrimpy's
Housed in The King"s Cross Filling Station, a disused petrol station transformed by architects Carmody Groarke.
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Shrimpy's reviews from OpenTable diners
222 reviews since 27 November 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4
    Value3.5
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
outdoor eating (124)fit for foodies (99)special occasions (50)brunch (50)romance (47)group bookings (33)sunday lunch (27)good vegetarian options (21)business meals (21)pre/post theatre (17)disabled access (12)outstanding value (7)child friendly (6)afternoon tea (5)Show More
  • excellent and convenient place
    EDMN
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    There were 3 of us with different tastes and needs. The menu was explained really well, our different requirements were met without hesitation so that we all enjoyed an excellent meal with great drinks. We also took a baby in a pram that they kindly accommodated and made us feel very welcome. We recommend this restaurant highly and we will be very sorry to see it close just before Christmas. Please open another restaurant in the same area.
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    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AndrewWWVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I think its a summer place and i thinks for what it is , its over slighly overpriced,
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  • Last visit before it closes
    HungryrabbitVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I heard Shrimpy's was closing at the end of the year so wanted to go back for one more of it's soft shell crab burgers. In fact when I got there I ordered the double, which may have been overdoing it but it is still a great sandwich! Relaxed vibe and friendly staff made my short visit very enjoyable - go before it's gone!!
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed off table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I hadn't seen my friend in a year and a half and we were rushed through our entire meal. The manager then tried to apologise but by then it was too late. Also the food was over priced. We were looking forward to a lovely night and instead it was a total let down,
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  • Kings place must
    sgxxVIP
    Dined on 27/10/2014
    The only thing that would improve shrimpys is making it easier to locate the entrance as its all a bit mysterious. I loved the quirky decor, attentive service and southern & South america fusion dishes, the humita was so tasty! Would love to go back for cocktails
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unassuming building, great food
    specialagentCK
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    I've now visited Shrimpy's twice, which gives you an idea of the quality of its food. You could easily walk right by the place, which is small and has a nondescript facade (I think I read somewhere that it is housed inside a temporary structure that was later made permanent). It's got kind of a mid-20th-century American vibe, with links to the American South-West--as evidenced not only by the hand-drawn paintings on the wall and the cacti in the window, but also by the flavours on the menu. Shrimpy's serves stuff influenced by Mexican-American cuisine, such as hibiscus lemonade and, my favorite, humita (a sweet mashed corn dish). The menu isn't huge--about a half-dozen dishes and then a handful of burgers--but it's really tasty stuff.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Great place to eat over summer as a big outside space, food was good though it could do with another veggie option.
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  • overpriced
    alex
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    The location and innovative use of the space is great. I heard great things about the softshell crab burgers but unfortunately they were too dominated by heavy batter and the large bun for the delicate flavour to cut through. Over £50 for 2 burgers, a side each and a drink is far too expensive especially as much of this extra comes from the tactic of separate charge for sides combined with 12.5% service.
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  • Great spot in KX
    Katidee
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    5 of us had lunch here. We had cheeseburgers (delicious) soft shell crab burgers (amazing, especially with the guacamole), fries (crispy) and macaroni cheese (gooey with a little kick). It was all very tasty and the cocktails weren't bad either. Service was attentive and the heaters on the terrace made a sunny autumn day by the canal even more enjoyable. Recommended!
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  • Great food, and great service.
    LEET
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    The restaurant outdoor area is nice, the inside is a bit small and leaves something to be desired, but it's more than made up for by the delicious food, and really great service.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    tinnedpilchard
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Keep it open as long as you can because there is something magical about Shrimpy's
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    MissJones
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Great atmosphere, interesting food and drinks menu and a nice location. Sitting out doors on the patio really felt nice.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating
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  • Sunset at Shrimpy's
    memacVIP
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    Shrimpy's terrace by the canal on the back of King's Cross station is a pleasant and relaxed place for some food and a drink with friends.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Didn't really get the soft shell crab burgers thing. They just seemed like batter to me! If it wasn't for the toppings they'd be totally tastless. Puddings pretty fun of the mill as well.
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    child friendly, group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little spot by Regent's Canal
    Maglite
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Shrimpy is not the Mexican place you'd except, which in a way was quite a good surprise as Mexican places can sometimes be quite tacky. The food menu has strong Latino connotations though you can still order the usual cheeseburger (I didn't dare ordering the double one, which was as high as a building really). I loved the Jimaca & orange salad, unusual and tasty. The Wild mushrooms mole arepa wasn't available on the day I went (out of 6 mains in total I thought that was quite disappointing) but the quality of the products made up for. I didn't get to try any cocktails but the list was as long as it was appealing :) You can sit outside on long tables with friends and family right by Regents Canal. That's a massive plus! I'll be back.
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    brunch, good vegetarian options, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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  • Fantastic evening
    Debra
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    We sat outside under a heater lamp and had a thoroughly fun evening with friends - definitely order the soft shell crab burger.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gingeroo
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Great food that's a bit different, and super delicious. One of my fave London restaurants.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance
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  • Softshell Crabs, imaginative sides
    sDate
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Nice place, pretty decent value. Food is rather outstanding if you consider the fact that the restaurant is located on a temporary site inside what used to be a petrol station. We ordered their fresh lemonades, the softshell crab burgers and the pozole. The humitas and spicy slaw sides were both excellent. Menus and brand are beautifully crafted. Service is attentive, there were lots of staff on hand for the numbers of customers present. I can definitely recommend.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, group bookings, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Good atmosphere, unique location.
    Huvt
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Food was enjoyed by all. Interesting setting and a unique idea. Great to see the location changing and to walk around before Nd after mel.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food and atmosphere
    KatieA
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The restaurant is located 3 minutes’ walk from King's Cross. The area is still under development which looks promising. The restaurant inside is rather small but they have a very large outside seating area with heaters. The food was amazing we had the octopus salad, seabass ceviche, hot chicken wings, lobster burger and steak. Everything was of great quality and tasted amazing. The steaks were mouth-watering! Definitely a good choice for casual lunch or dinner with friend!
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    brunch, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating
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  • Great for Sunday brunch
    chunkb
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Shrimpy's worked out really well fir three of us who wanted an early lunch/ late brunch in the Granary Square and Kings Cross area. Food was perfect and the staff very attentive and helpful. We sat outside as the weather was reasonable and the location canal side provided a pleasant Sunday lunchtime backdrop. Thoroughly recommend the soft shell crab burger and the frickles in particular!
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    brunch, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrimpy's Pop-Up Dream
    Gastronaut108
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Yet again, Shrimpys was an absolute delight. A real one -off. Food is nothing short of exceptional, atmosphere unusually enjoyable, music great, service fabulous... The staff are just charming & so helpful & the whole place is so pretty, & quirkily decorated. Cal-Mex cuisine is of such good quality it would be hard to find better anywhere over here. We will be back, again & again. Long Live Shrimpy's!
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • Another Amazing night @ Shrimpys
    TastebudsVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food is always fresh and tasty, the space is quirky and perfectly comfortable, the atmosphere is so buzzy and the service is one of the best - casual yet super on the ball, polished and friendly. Love this place :)
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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  • Love Shrimpys
    Traffs
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Shrimpy's is so unique and a great quirky location! Great good - try the soft shell crab burger.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice food
    emanuelaVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    the location is very nice alongside the canal. the atmosphere is good and the food is delicious.
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  • I love Shrimpys!
    CRUAZVIP
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Have been there twice now and it doesn't disappoint - very cocktail is great, everything I've tried on the menu is great and the staff are super friendly. Soft shell crab burger - heaven!
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Lovely food
    Shelley1VIP
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    The food at Shrimpy's is great, the hot chicken wings had a fantastic flavour although were overpriced for the size and number you get. The crab burger was also amazing. Would definitely go again
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating
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  • Lovely, accommodating service
    BirthdayHost
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    The charming lady who served us was incredibly accommodating as we changed our reservation details at the last minute, made good recommendations from the menu and was very tolerant of our messy baby. A lovely summer afternoon with good fresh food.
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    brunch, business meals, good vegetarian options
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  • Lunch on a sunny day
    srah
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Interesting venue, behind an old filling station with a view over the canal. Went with client, not sure that I would use for a business lunch again but certainly would go with friends. Really good food, service very good with helpful and friendly staff. Slightly expensive for what it is but that's life I guess.....
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canalside Dining at its Finest
    bobchoco
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Perfect place to have a cold beer and crab tempura burger on a hot summers evening, it was buzzing on a Tuesday evening, inside and out.
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed
    Kingseat
    Dined on 14/7/2014
    Lovely evening spent on they terrace with good food and wine!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints...
    TastebudsVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Shrimpys is the perfect venue - great location, fuss free, & very cool, chilled ambience, really nice staff, and great food - sadly I hear it may be closing soon - big loss to the area. Thanks Shrimpys! Don't change :)
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • Disapointed
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was my second visit and probably bnow my last. It felt like the care and quality was gone and this was reflected by the empty tables even on a Friday night. My fried chicken with corn in the cob was just that.......moist chicken in a bland and soggy coating with corn. The crab burger was more of a success, so at least they haven't lost that high point from the menu. But sadly the cocktails too were off the mark. It feels like the hype and success has made them complacent, and standards have dropped to way below the quality expected for the price.
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  • Friendly, Fun & Fantastic
    Bunarella
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    On arrival there's an outside bar that serves snacks with seats along the canal, a patio for alfresco dining but we went inside for a table for two – they also accommodate customers along the bar inside. The food was very good, we tried the meat options on the menu (my friend is not a fan of seafood). He absolutely enjoyed his meal with lots of hmmm with every mouthful. I tried the seafood offerings on a previous visit, that too was equaly yummy (their signature dish of Soft Shell Crab Burger although very good and come recommended in other reviews, I preferred other dishes more). Side dishes are a must. The staff were super and all come with a genuine smile and bags of helpfulness. Worth every penny, go have fun.
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    brunch, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed, tucked away hideaway
    CNNN
    Dined on 29/6/2014
    Had a lovely brunch here, would have been even nicer if the sun had been shining. Ugly, modern street frontage belied the cute little hideaway behind. Relaxed environment (really good background music!) and really friendly service. Recommend the gorgeous octopus and chorizo. Little pricey than I would have preferred for brunch though.
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  • A bit pricey for an OK experience
    Alfonso
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Friendly service, nice terrasse outside especially in the summer. Only disappointment was the bill which got to 88pounds for two of us and that included a 27 pound bottle of wine. my burger was good and my girlfriend got a crab burger that was "ok". We will come back but probably only for a drink/cocktail on the nice terrasse with the cool music!
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    brunch, outdoor eating, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    Twiglet
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    Been meaning to try it for a while, so booked for a pre-Scala gig dinner. Good location and great outdoor area, although we were seated indoors at the bar. Good drink selection and food was fine - found the softshell crab burger rather overrated (the flavour was mainly from cheese), and service veered between great friendly and efficient to farcical (hint - if your bar staff don't know what a glass of house white wine is, you're in trouble). Would recommend for its great outdoor area and big tables but wouldn't return otherwise.
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  • Summer style eating!
    sharonB
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    This is a fabulous restaurant situated on a unique site. Formerly a petrol staton it overlooks the canal and the granary square. The menu is varied and the cocktails are amazing.We had a great time sitting on the terrace and our waiter was very informative with menu suggestions. Try the slaw it is a very fresh addition to the meal. Will be back again as it is such a great eaterie!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    Great food and a lovely place to sit while the sun goes down. Let down by ropey service and prices that are about 30% too high. I would not go back despite enjoying my evening.
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  • Small and good
    EDMN
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    A small and crowded restaurant with good food and friendly staff.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.