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The Vintage Guide To London | January 19, 2018

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The retro chippie: Poppies of Spitalfields

The retro chippie: Poppies of Spitalfields

Right across the road of Old Spitalfields Market is fish and chip shop Poppies, run by Eastender Pat Newland.

With its juke box, retro-styled waitresses and World War Two ephemera, Poppies is definitely harking back to Forties and Fifties London.

But don’t just go there for the vintage-inspired deco, the menu is fantastic too. Fish is sourced daily from Billingsgate Market, the fishcakes are home-made and so are the mushy peas. For some traditional London tastes do try the jellied eels or one of the many pies on offer. If you have a sweet tooth you’ll be pleased to know the puddings – apple pie, sticky toffee pudding –¬† are delicious too.

You’ll love little touches like the wrapping paper made to look like newspaper and the excellent customer service.

Poppies Fish & Chips Spitalfields
6-8 Hanbury Street
London E1 6QR

Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street
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Opening times Restaurant and Takeaway:
Monday – Thursday:
11.00am to 11.00pm
Friday – Saturday:
11.00am to 11.30pm
11.00am to 10.30pm


  1. Yasmin Selena Butt

    Excellent, not sure how I’ve managed to miss that on my jaunts to Spitalfields and Brick Lane, but I will look out for it. Nothing beats proper fish and chips! It kicks the ass of the inadequate French fry! So pleased you featured it..xx

  2. Lovely looking place, but was not impressed with the chips.

  3. Lena

    Fair point, too soggy?