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