Popular Spitalfields fish and chipper Poppies has picked a pretty perfect day to open their second restaurant. They'll be opening the doors on their 110 seater spot on Camden's Hawley Crescent on Good Friday - a day traditionally associated with a requirement to avoid meat and eat fish.
The new restaurant - on the site of what used to be fish and chip place Pier 1 - has been given a post war London makeover. Retro fittings include a restored 1948 vintage 1100 Jukebox, original 40s projector with home reels, reclaimed cinema seating and a period six-seater bar.
Even the trip to the loo has been designed to evoke the journey down to the underground in an air-raid with war-time government information posters on the walls.
The Camden Poppies will be on two floors - a restaurant and takeaway downstairs with more seating upstairs including a lounge and piano for use by any local entertainers and performers.
On the food front, as well as the usual fish and chips, they'll be sourcing food from local London suppliers such as Marine Ices in Chalk Farm, ales from the Camden Brewery, Nude Coffee in Brick Lane, sausages from the Ginger Pig in Marylebone and bread rolls baked in Wapping.
Poppies Camden will be at 30 Hawley Crescent, London NW1 8NF. Tel: 020 7267 0440 for reservations. Opening hours are 11am-11pm (when playing of the 'Last Post' signals closure), seven days a week. To find out more, follow them on Twitter @popsfishnchips