First Restaurant Group is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new project – Oak & Poppy in the heart of Hampstead. The new bar & kitchen will see 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, Managing Director Mitch Tillman and Operations Director Olly Etridge’s Oak & Poppy will open a stone’s throw away from Hampstead Heath, and provide the perfect pit stop for casual grazing with family and loved ones from breakfast through to dinner.
The interiors have been imagined by Creative Director Meredith Winston and 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 will feature throughout, softened with pastel pink tones evidenced from the walls to the fabrics and tables, which will be trimmed with brass.
Hanging pendant lights will 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 will be perfect for sharing and range from Fish Tacos with Pickled Slaw & Chipotle Mayo and Lemon Sole with a vibrant Fennel Salad, Crushed Potatoes & Green Salsa and Maple, Soy & Lime Glazed Salmon with Egg Noodles, Pak Choy, Shiitake Mushrooms & Sesame Seeds to a Duo Beef Burgers with Cheddar, Pickles & Kimchi Mayo. Morning diners can choose from the likes of the Buttermilk Hotcake with Berries, Ricotta & Maple Syrup and the indulgent PB & J Croissant from the breakfast menu, alongside mastered breakfast classics.
Creative cocktails will include the refreshing Poppy’s Orchard with gin, drambuie, fresh apple juice and lemon, The Forager with rosemary infused vodka, elderflower liqueur and grapefruit juice and the Americanoak with sweet vermouth (cinnamon rosso), Campari and Fever Tree aromatic soda alongside a well selected wine list.
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.”