Poppies has recently expanded from Hanbury road Spitalfields to Camden. Poppies is named after Pop Newland who grew up in east end during the 40s and 50s. He has recreated this era in his restaurants. The new Camden restaurant is made up to look like a 50s diner complete with jukebox and air siren.
Poppies prides itself on quality fish sourced from Petershead fisheries a third generation, sustainable billingsgate trader. Great fish and chips aren't the only thing Pops serves up her,e he mixes in British pies, jellied eels and craft beers as well. All sourced in London the craft beers come from meantime and the Camden brewery. While eels come from Mick's a well known east ender.
Just for the hell of it I had the Halibut! Ha! And it was darn good as were the chips, the portion sizes are pretty big, I struggled to finish which is unusual. My girlfriend had fish cakes which I sampled and were delightful light and crispy with a good deal of herbs. The mushy peas were unlike any I have had before, good texture and with a good peppery flavour. You can also order the entire menu to take away.
The desserts are also made by great British suppliers. Ruth Wakeling supplies delightful apple pies and Cartmel does the sticky toffee pudding a long term favourite of mine. Poppies is doing great things in their two restaurants serving up wonderful fish and chips in quirky 50s settings. Above all else this is a delightfully British restaurant championing quality suppliers, so definitely deserves a visit!