If you are looking for a restaurant to taste the classic British gastronomy, I recommend you to stop at Poppie's Fish and Chips, one of the best addresses offering authentic fish & chips. This restaurant, which is a real institution in London, has been serving fish & chips since 1945. In fact, this Spitalfields establishment won the Fish & Chips award in 2014 in the United Kingdom.
Today there are three Poppie's Fish & Chips in London; one in Spitalfields, one in Camden and one in Soho. The decor inside the restaurant harks back to the 50s with the walls lined with black and white illustrations of British celebrities and rock and roll music in the background. The 'poppies' are also part of the theme.
The restaurant menu offers fish, seafood dishes, squids, langoustines, sausages, chicken and homemade cakes, but the speciality of the restaurant and what makes it renown is the delicious fish and chips made with fish from the seaside town of Peterhead in Scotland. All dishes are served with chips and a homemade tartare sauce. The fries are crispy and you have the choice of cod, haddock, sole, mackerel and halibut. The whole fish is coated and cooked in a delicious crunchy batter.
It is possible to order takeaway wrapped in Poppie's own unique printed paper.
You can choose between a "regular" meal or a "big" meal, knowing that the portions are generous enough for a "regular" plate. A fish & chips portion and a beverage starts from £16 and from £11 for a takeaway.
Camden's Fish & Chips restaurant is the only restaurant to offer live entertainment and music events every Friday and Saturday night, where you can listen to jazz, rock and swing music from the 1940s.