This blog will be turning into a London burger trail blog at this rate judging by my last day out in London, oh and the one before that! I assure you that I’m not munching on mince every day even though it looks like it. Beef isn’t even always my burger of choice these days, not since a trip to pop up restaurant Shrimpy’s anyway! I thought I’d take the ‘oily plunge’* and try two soft shell crabs in a bun instead when Mariell, Jostein, Carrie and I visited The Filling Station complex in King’s Cross. Scary thought – yes.
Weird to eat when you actually get down to it – not really!
Visiting Shrimpy’s marked not only a gastronomic first for me, but a location first too. It was my introduction to that northern neck of the woods above St Pancras station where the stunning and relatively new Central Saint Martins school of art and design have located their main campus. Barges and Moorhens alike float down a river that does a great job of adding serenity and timelessness to an otherwise potentially confused area. It’s a big open place where you feel like something’s going to happen, full of juxtapositions; both calm and exciting, new and old where very other building is a futuristic new-build, still wrapped up in scaffolding.
I clearly really liked it as a couple of weeks later, I was back on the CSM fountained forecourt, this time for a spot of roller skating! – did you see the post?
Catch Shrimpy’s and it’s beautifully illustrated interior before it turns into something else!
* Catherine on GBBO referring to dunking her donuts in oil first. Yeah, you got it – got Great British Bake Off on the brain!