We are delighted to announce the launch of Oak & Poppy. Located in the heart of Hampstead, the new bar & kitchen sees an emphasis on seasonal nutritious dishes, served within a striking retractable glass roof conservatory in the main dining room – launching just in time to soak up the mid-summer rays. The newest jewel in Hampstead’s crown, Oak & Poppy opens today, just a stone’s throw from Hampstead Heath, and provides the perfect pit stop for casual grazing with family and loved ones from breakfast through to dinner.
The interiors feature a bespoke hand-crafted wooden tree at the centre, complemented by lush accents dotted across the space, from the entrance, to the bar and tables, as a nod to this vibrant centrepoint. Light oak features throughout, softened with pastel pink tones evidenced from the walls to the fabrics and tables, trimmed with brass.
Hanging pendant lights create a warm and inviting ambience throughout the day with variance created in levelled seating, from a wall-to-wall banquette to regular tables and high stools at the bar to capture the action of the expert bar team.
Dishes on the all day menu are perfect for sharing and range from Fish Tacos with Pickled Slaw & Chipotle Mayo and Mac & Cheese Croquettes with Smoked Chilli Jam to incredibly fresh salads, Maple, Soy & Lime Glazed Salmon with Egg Noodles, Pak Choy, Shiitake Mushrooms & Sesame Seeds and the Duo of Beef Burgers with Cheddar, Pickles & Kimchi Mayo. Morning diners can choose from the likes of the Buttermilk Hotcake with Berries & Ricotta and the indulgent PB & J Croissant from the breakfast menu, alongside mastered breakfast classics.
Creative cocktails include the refreshing Surfer’s Health with vodka, Disaronno, Drambuie, pineapple juice and lemon juice, The Forager with rosemary infused vodka, falernum velvet and pink grapefruit and the American Oak with rosemary infused Campari, sweet vermouth and aromatic tonic alongside a well selected wine list.
Managing Director Mitch Tillman notes of the new opening;
“We are thrilled to be opening our next venture in Hampstead, an area we feel would benefit enormously from an excellent all-day offering for locals, for any occasion. The new site will continue First Restaurant Group’s commitment to offering high-quality dishes where there is something for everyone, delivered with excellent service in an inviting setting in which all are welcome.”