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Poppies Fish & Chips

#317 of 17,967 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Spitalfields
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6-8 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR, England
+44 20 7247 0892
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I were in the area so decided to stop by on a whim to grab a quicj bite before taking the long train ride home. We first ordered take away (note: the woman who took our order didn't understand English, so I had to keep explaining what "fish without skin" meant...), but as we soon discovered, there... More 

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Thank Bella M
Castro Valley, California
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful dining experience. We searched for the best fish n chips and found them. Just like eating a cloud. The service is amazing, our server, Baruk, was attentive, professional and made the experience even better. Finally the background music is spectacular! A MUST!!!

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Thank jkentris
Greer, South Carolina
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by locals that this is the place to get the best fish and chips, and it sure didn't disappoint. You can get a variety of fish (cod, haddock, halibut, etc.) and the meal comes with tartar sauce, with malt vinegar on the table. Limited selection of beer, and reservations are recommended.

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Thank gleno123
London
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly the cod was over cooked & the chips dry & flavourless. Batter was good as was the battered sausage. Not the best example of the classic British dish that you can find in London.

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Thank Happygolucky81
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome place. Found it searching for "off the grid" fish and chips places in London as I've had many disappointing fish and chips experiences. Best fish and chips ever. Lots of locals line up for take away - always a good sign. Choose cod or haddock - both were lovely - fish very fresh tasting, breading crunchy... More 

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Thank bsusi01
israel, Israel
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and a lot of dishes including fish seafood and kids menu. The service was very good. The place was full in 6 pm Good place to eat if you like fish and chips

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Thank Nirit A
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Poppies several times (both Camden and Spitalfields) and found the food and service to be excellent on every occasion. My boyfriend and I have always been lucky enough to get a table straight away, but have noticed long queues outside the door at particularly busy times, so would advise you to book a table before you visit.... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the history of this shop and the man who owns it, but I don't see what all the fuss is about regarding the fish and chips. They just aren't that good, really not much flavor at all, certainly not worth standing in line for an hour. We didn't stand in line. We waited until we were passing by... More 

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Thank kjtravelingmomof2
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was exactly the way a lad needs to have his fish. Well done and authentic. Good portion. Great fries and nice beer great 50s setting.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, it is Mitch in that it is a london of 50 years ago. But the staff are friendly and the food is good. The prices are for tourists.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Seafood, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighborhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 0892
Description
Let us take you back to the 1940s/50s London with award-winning, traditional British fish and chips.

Enjoy mouth-watering, fresh, sustainably-caught fish, cooked in crunchy batter and served with golden chips and classic mushy peas. As you enjoy your meal, you'll be surrounded by authentic 1940s/1950s memorabilia including a jukebo and Second World War posters, lovingly curated by Poppies owner Pat'Pop' Newland.

Pop has been serving fish and chips in the East End for 60 years, and brings his passion for this much-loved dish to you. In addition to fish and chips,you can choose from other traditional British favourites, such as pie, fish cakes, saveloy, battered sausage, and that East End love-it-or-hate-it special - jellied eels.

For those with a sweet tooth, we've 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.

To wash it all down, choose from our selection of drinks which include traditional English cloudy apple juice, ginger beer, wine, beers and local ales.

Our take away food comes wrapped in newsprint boxes or cones, just as it was in the old days.

While reservations are not a must, we do recommend you book in advance as it can get very busy.

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 Wedged between the business-minded City of London, expressly trendy Shoreditch, and zestful Whitechapel, the lines between traditional and contemporary beautifully blur in this historic East End nexus.
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