REVIEW: POPPIES FISH AND CHIPS
Anight out in Camden after a few drinks often leads to two thing…food and gigs. Poppies fish and chips…or fish and gigs is here to offer you a new experience on your Friday and Saturday evenings. Their post war set up housed in their Camden town branch, the other being Spitalfields, is an eclectic mix of decor – We even spotted the dog from HMV in there.
With an East End feel the Camden joint sits nicely among its peers and with Pop behind the wheels you are in safe hands for all your fishy delights, golden chips, jellied eels and homemade mushy peas. Impressive portions and lots of choice from curry sauce and pickled onions to big fat slices of bread and butter.
Upstairs is where the action takes place on Friday and Saturday nights with bands playing everything from rock’n’roll to blues and jazz. It’s worth a trip up there just to see the space, gazze out the window at the passersby below and well who says no to a fish supper? Go on, just for the halibut. What’s more these gigs are free, it’s only hake rattle and roll people and we like it like it yes we do!
To experience the Fish and Gigs at Poppies head down to Camden and check out the bands on the below dates…
Friday 10th January – Soul Purpose
Saturday 11th January – The Hickory Swingers
Friday 17th January – Shane Hampsheir Quartet
Saturday 18th January – Tim Penn and the Second Line
Friday 24th January – Porter Shields & The Cosmic Creators
Saturday 25th January – Super Tenants
Friday 31st January – Beer Pressure
Saturday 1st February – The Red Stripe Band
Friday 7th February Nicola Emmanuelle Quartet
Saturday 8th February – Jivestar
Friday 14th February – Valentine’s Day with the Hickory Swingers
Saturday 15th February – The Chaps
Friday 21st February – Shane Hampsheir Quartet
Saturday 22nd February – The Goosebumps
Friday 28th February – Natty Congeroo & The Flames of Rhythm
Saturday 1st March – The Red Stripe Band
A live band and a fish supper for around 15 pound? Done deal.
Poppies Fish & Chips, 30 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP