Pablo Flack and David Waddington are considered pioneers of the London dining scene, with venues for their restaurants ranging from the Royal Academy of Arts to a car park overlooking the Olympic site. After the 333 Club, Shoreditch Electricity Showrooms and Bistrotheque, they recently opened Shrimpy’s at the Filling Station, a new temporary cultural quarter in King’s Cross. As Waddington states in The New York Times Magazine, the restaurant is “a little piece of the Americas: bright, bold and flavorful,” serving Latin food inspired by trips to the West Coast. The restaurant takes up residence in the former petrol station and has been transformed by the British architects Carmody Groarke, who designed a series of pavilions for last year’sFrieze Art Fair and the recent Bauhaus show at the Barbican. Their architectural intervention, an illuminated fiberglass wall that wraps the building, sets the space aglow. While the exterior references modernist Californian gas stations, the interior features new art commissions byDonald Urquhart and Jonathan Trayte. Their colorful wall paintings reinforce the American inspirations for Shrimpy’s: Donald Duck, Louise Brooks, and Gypsy Rose Lee. Enjoy it with some salsa creole, ceviche or chimichurri.