The experience at Poppies
You will soon discover that Poppies is more that just a fish bar. Pop has recreated East End London between 1945 and 1955. It was a time of rebirth: the end of the war, the return of our forces from overseas, thriving trade in the food markets and the rebuilding of our city. Hot, quick, tasty, fish and chips were the fuel that powered the people.
Poppies’ owner, Pop Newland, has been serving fish and chips in the East End all his life. Our menu includes mouth watering fresh fish cooked in crunchy batter, served with golden chips and classic mushy peas. Served piping hot, our sustainably caught fish originates from Peterhead Fisheries and is delivered daily by T.Bush, a third generation family business at Billingsgate Market. We only buy fish of the finest quality which is prepared on the premises by our onsite fishmonger.
Our jellied eels are supplied by Mick’s, renowned throughout the East End both for their quality and the sustainable practices that bring them to your plate.
If you use our take away service, then it will be wrapped in newsprint boxes or cones, just as it was in the old days.
For those with a sweet tooth, we have included some traditional English puddings such as apple pie, Cartmell’s award winning sticky toffee pudding from Cumbria and ice cream from the Minghella family business on the Isle of Wight. When Pop was a boy, fish and chips was commonly enjoyed with a cup of tea or cream soda but our menu also includes a wide variety of beers, wines and soft drinks for you to enjoy.