SquareMeal Review of
Poppie's Fish & Chips Soho
It’s refreshing to see one of London’s traditional staples being celebrated and Poppie’s does exactly what it says on the tin. This third branch (following Poppie’s Camden and Poppie’s Spitalfields) replaces the original House of Ho (you can still find a House of Ho in Fitzrovia) and therefore has a prime Soho position. Fish arrives daily from Billingsgate, as well as jellied eels, saveloys and fishcakes. The look is just what it should be: a celebration of 70s Formica and Anaglypta wallpaper. Owner Pat ‘Pop’ Newman has been in the fish and chip business for over 60 years, starting at the age of 11 when he cut the newspapers to wrap the fish in; if you’re after a takeaway, they’ll still wrap it in newspaper for you.
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