Fish & Chips at Poppies of Spitalfields






















Poppies of Spitalfields /  6-8 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR, United Kingdom / 020 7247 0892


Is there anything more quintessentially British than Fish & Chips? 

As it would have been such a shame to have missed out the trademark English dish, we went in search of some of the best Fish & Chips houses. Lucky as I am, turns out that my lovely quaint neighborhood, good ol' Spitalfields, housed one of London's top Fish & Chip stores. Stepping a dainty foot gingerly over the sky blue threshold, I knew on sight that it would be one of my frequent haunts in London. 

Decorated like a 50's diner, Poppies' color palette is a soft pastel blue contrasted against black and white checker-board tiles. Red and white striped life-saving rings, framed photographs of old movie stars and a miscellany of memorabilia dot the walls . As retro music hummed softly from the jukebox in the corner, I patiently waited as the delicious sizzling of fish and chips hissed and filled my ears. 

Though anticipation and hunger may not have ensured that I was the fairest judge of taste, I must say that the fish was succulent, soft and crisp. The cod itself was slightly tasteless, which is a problem easily solved with the addition of tartare sauce, it was easily the best deep fried fish I have ever tasted. The Chips were quite scrumptious as well, each packed with a strong solid taste of English potatoes. What truly surprised me was how much I enjoyed the fresh seasonal salad, each leaf and vegetable was brisk, fresh and tasteful, a perfect meal in itself even without the Fish & Chips. 

So fellow readers, if you're on the lookout or harboring a craving for a plate of Fish & Chips, I heartily recommend Poppies of Spitalfields with its adorable atmosphere and crisp and sweet tasting Fish & Chips, definitely a fabulous place for a casual lunch with the girls!

xx
S


42 comments:

  1. Cool pictures and yummy food
    Kisses
    Aga

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  2. This looks so delicious. Fish and chips is one of my favourite meals!

    LUXESSED

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  3. Oh, this is a yummy post, I see England treats you well.

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  4. Um -- Jealous! This looks delicious. Now I'm starving. So thanks. :)

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  5. So great! Love the retro feel about it! :)

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  6. That looks like such a cute little cafe fish & chips shop, I love it... English fast food is my fave! Oh and the food looks yummmmm, feeling a bit hungry now...X
    Xoxo

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  7. I've never tasted fish & chips! But I want it soo badly! Loving your posts! :) Blog more often :)


    Much love


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  8. Amazing photos! The food looks so so good! I like your blog, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?

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  9. Look delish, I love the retro feel!

    Best,

    Tamara B.
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  10. Yummy!!! I eat chips 6 times a week hahaa. They don´t put them in the newspaper over here sadly!!
    xo

    glamDevils

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  11. Looks amazing! The photos are great!

    xx

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  12. I love Fish & Chips. It looks like a great place! :)

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  13. it look all so amazing! Now i'm hungry! ;) Your blog is great! How about follow eachother? Kisses from Portugal***

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  14. Mmmm it's late and I'm hungry!;)
    xx
    B.
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  15. So beautifully British! Now I want some! xx

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  16. you really should make a photo editing tutorial, i always love how your pictures come out! and that diner looks so cute. i've never had fish and chips but your pictures really have me craving them

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  17. It looks like an amazing place for a good lunch or dinner! Great pictures!:)
    xx Simona

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  18. I'm craving for Fish n Chips now, lolzzz.Great photos, look like you are having such a fantastic time in England. Enjoy & take care.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  19. this place looks adorable! i love the server's outfits.

    fancy {no}pants

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  20. ohmygosh everything look sooooo delicious :D amazing photos :)

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  21. nice post and very good pics :)
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  22. yum yum yum! i would love to have some of that!!

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  23. First of all, GREAT pictures! And second, I wanaaa be there! What a cute rastaurant..oh my, have to visit it one day! :)

    xo
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  24. hey really nice blog and amazing pictures! Maybe we follow each other!? Let me know :)) Greetings from germany www.yuliekendra.com

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  25. oh all these photos are making me hungryyy! it looks like such a nice fish and chips! really wanna go try it out now!

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  26. Look so tasty!!! gotta get myself one of these!!! xxx

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  27. OMG! Can I have some of the fish and chip!? It seems really delicious and this is making me hungry!

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  29. The fish and chips look super fresh and crispy! Yum! Hope London does you well :)

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  30. looks good

    Love,
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  31. That food looks sinfully delicious .. Mouthwatering. Must - make - food - now. :D
    Plus that place looks so cool, starting from the menu! We don't have anything like this around here (well totally different country & culture, we don't have long history of fish&chips^^ Actually I've never tasted these!)

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  32. Gorgeous photos!
    Drooling over the foodporn :D
    That's such an adorable restaurant! I love places themed like old diners.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Vogue Villain

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  33. This post actually made my mouth water! Everything looks delicious and the quality of your photographs is great!

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  34. I love the retro 50s theme, especially the waitress' outfit! <3 the fish looks scrumptious too. I think I eat too much of fish and chips though haha xD

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  35. The place looks amazing both on the outside and the inside!

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  36. love london AND fish and chips! i lived there last year and this makes me miss it.
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