With next to no online presence, Poppy’s is the very definition of a hidden gem.
(Not to be confused with the legendary fish and chip shop, Poppie’s.)
Poppy’s have three branches filled with peculiar taxidermy, sparkly chandeliers, gorgeous antiques and various oddities – and it’s perhaps the last place you’d expect to find excellent Thai food. It’s more suited to quaint afternoon teas and coffee and cake – but of course they have that, too.
By day, you can scoff on red velvet cakes and macarons until your heart’s content. But, come dinner time, the menu makes a swift transition to Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup and dozens of other Thai classics, with a few Malaysian and Chinese dishes thrown in here and there. There’s no alcohol available to order, but you can bring your own for a small corkage fee. (There’s a handy off-licence just down the road.)
A trip to Poppy’s is a magical, fairytale adventure – although, somehow, it also feels like you never left your living room.
You’ll find Poppy’s on Greyhound Road, Brackenbury Road and Glenthorne Road. More info here.
Also published on Medium.