Poppy’s Place, a new address for all-day dining in Fulham, is to open its doors in March 2014. Poppy’s Place is the first venture from the young team of restaurateur and consultant Scarlett Guess and Chef Alastair Prichard. It will offer a ‘farm-to-table’ cafe menu of seasonal breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes by day, and will, by night, transform itself into a candlelit neighbourhood restaurant serving robust British flavours with a focus on steak.
Alastair Prichard, an experienced young chef who runs a prominent West London catering company Alastair David, will take the helm in the kitchen. Business partner Scarlett Guess, who has experience running her family’s restaurant, the St James’ stalwart Rowley’s on Jermyn Street, and has consulted on a number of restaurant projects, will manage the restaurant.
The Poppy’s Place day will begin with the extensive breakfast menu covering the full range from a quick croissant and a cup of Workshop Coffee to hearty English breakfasts and brunch dishes such as hash browns and hot smoked salmon with horseradish crème fraîche.
Lunch at Poppy’s Place is set to become a local fixture thanks to a special ‘toastie’ menu featuring classics such as grilled ham and cheese alongside roast beef and emmental with gravy dip. There will also be a regularly changing choice of soups and salads as well as delicious sandwiches on artisan bread.
Children and families will be made very welcome at Poppy’s Place and there will be crayons and paper available to keep them amused as well as a special ‘Little Munsters’ menu, with sample dishes such as beef and tomato ragu pasta bake and chicken with potato wedges and peas, all served with cordial.
In the evening when Poppy’s Place undergoes its transformation from cafe to restaurant, it will offer a menu of small plates (e.g. endive with celeriac and ham remoulade; beetroot, squash, goats’ cheese and croutons), daily changing specials and steaks.
The unique look of Poppy’s Place, a home-from-home environment rich in atmosphere and style, has been created by Nicola Harding Design. The light-filled, panelled room is furnished with an eclectic mix of vintage furniture and quirky lighting. Low lighting, candles and elegant tableware will transform the cosy space into an inviting restaurant.
Poppy’s Place, 255 Munster Road, London, SW6 6BW.
020 7920 6420