Fish and chips – the quintessentially British dish, Britain without fish and chips is like Romeo without Juliet, Bonnie without Clyde, Ant without Dec… you get our drift, it is an institution. Now Poppies Fish and Chip in Spitalfields have reason to celebrate as it is has just been named as the UK’s Best Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant in the National Fish and Chip Awards organised by Seafish!
With its vintage style décor and Poppettes (waitresses) dressed in wartime land girl outfits, Poppies run by Pat Newland or Pop has been in business for the last 50 years, feeding hungry Londoners with their traditional fish suppers which includes the classic east-end jellied eels.
Having seen Spitalfields transform from a traditional society of markets, trading and textiles into a booming post-war economy where television, juke boxes, teddy boys and new fashions brought new life to the area, Pat wanted to create London’s best fish and chip restaurant and this award is testament to all his hard work.
Paul Williams, Chief Executive of Seafish, said, “Poppies Fish & Chips in Spitalfields stood out for their commitment and determination throughout the entire awards process and we’d like to congratulate them in taking the top accolade."
So for the best fish and chips in the whole of the UK – head to Spitalfields to the award- winning Poppies.