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Shrimpy's at The Filling Station Kings Cross london

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Shrimpy's burgers at The Filling Station Kings Cross london

Burgers… Again?!

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, JosteinCarrie 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!

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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?

Shrimpy's at The Filling Station Kings Cross london

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Shrimpy's at The Filling Station Kings Cross london

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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!

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  • becky | life in 35mm film October 28, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    i love shrimpy’s, their po boy sandwich is the bestest! awesome cocktails too 🙂

  • Katty October 27, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Great shoots!

    Best
    Katty

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  • Emma October 27, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Turn it into a burger blog by all means, the more the merrier 🙂

    I definitely need to check this place out before it changes.
    Hmm maybe…

  • Lola @dressupwithlola.com October 27, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    i have absolutely no problem with your blog being turned into a blog about burgers! Mmmmm! i’ve still got GBBO on my brain, what were your highlights? some people on twitter were saying that the clip showing howard jogging was the best part, I kinda agree-but also when he had his custard robbed haha XX

    • Lulu October 27, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      Hahah right a burger blog it is! 😉
      Aah I’m soo happy you’re a gbbo fan too! My fave part of this series has to be when Howard cried over Ali leaving, oh sweet sourdough, I had to watch the clip about 5 times before I could get over it! What a babe!
      I loved Glen too though, he was gold!

      Xxx

      • Lola @dressupwithlola.com October 27, 2013 at 2:47 PM

        hahah ahhh Howard crying was like the sweetest moment ever, I rewound that clip like 5 times. too cute, total babe 😉 I saw Ruby in topshop 3 weeks into the show and told her how much i loved her baking and her cardigans, felt like right idiot afterwards, we have the masterclass to watch next week :)) XXX

  • hollie October 26, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    The best burger I have ever had was in London, and I live in Texas!!

    • Lulu October 27, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      NO WAY! that cannot be correct Hollie, surely not! I’m expecting amazing burgery things for when I eventually visit America! X

  • Katie October 26, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    everything looks so beautiful and clear <3
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