Poppies' owner, Pop Newland, has been serving fish and chips in the East End all his life. The menu includes mouth-watering fresh fish cooked in crunchy batter, served with golden chips and classic mushy peas.
Poppies only buy fish of the finest quality which is prepared on the premises by their onsite fishmonger.
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Poppies Fish and Chips
6-8 Hanbury Street
- +44 20 7247 0892
Wish the Chips (3 Stars) were crispier, maybe some salt - but the Haddock was moist and very tasty (5 Stars). Hot, crispy batter, and although I only selected a 'regular' order, it was large enough that only one piece was needed.
Got lucky though and choose a very good and fairly hoppy local beer - which paired perfectly with the Haddock, and provided that extra bit of citrus that was missing...more
Friendly service and decent food! I thought the haddock tasted better than the cod. Very touristy spot.more
The British don't seem to fall for mid-20th century nostalgia like we Americans do. They go for Victorian, WWI, or Camelot....
But Poppies is a restaurant that leans heavily on TV, radio, and advertising from the post-WWII era. And of course, they serve that most nostalgic of British dishes...eel pies. Just kidding, fish n'chips. (Though were can you get jellied eels and old...more
At first, I was a little turned off by the very commercialized look of the food and the gimmicky-ness of the brand, from the pre-fried, heat-lamped pieces of fried sausage and fish to the 50s decor and higher pricing. But ends up, this was everything I ever wanted in fish and chips. Crunchy batter breading on fresh, big pieces of cod, and chips/fries that were a delight to behold and to bite...more
If you have a smaller appetite, I would recommend getting the kids meal, cod bites and chips, it was a decent size and I would not have been able to finish the adult size. The fish and chips were pretty good, I had fresher and better fish and chips at the Tail End in St. Andrews, Scotland, but Poppies wasn't bad.
I give 5 stars for the sticky toffee pudding and ice cream... so good!!more