It appeared that everyone had heard of or been to Poppies Vineyard in Martinborough except me. Ok my friend wasn’t having that. She was treating me to my belated birthday lunch treat on a recent Saturday, to help me keep up with the play of course.
I venture over the Rimutakas maybe once or twice a year but do tend to hang out in Greytown, more-so than Martinborough. We did a spot of shopping first, contributing greatly to Greytown’s economy and we also had a wee stop at a new cafe, Two Flat Whites. It was fantastic. As I only had a coconut water to drink, I’ll venture back for the real deal another time there and do a blog post worthy of reading later.
We arrived at Poppies about 1245pm and my friend had booked us a table inside. I was a little disappointed that we couldn’t eat outdoors as the setting was so Tuscan, and being Italian this would have been the real Macoy, especially with the stunning weather. Oh well.
Whilst I was busy snapping pics of this gorgeous place, I bumped into some lovely Welly friends who had the perfect spot outside. They called out to me, so their pic now features in my post. A big shout-out to Richard and Jan. I was well jell of their outdoor table I tell you.
The setting of this place is jaw-dropping gorgeous. The decor is very French-country. I could just imagine a long Italian lunch out the back at the large table or I recommend anyone getting married to choose this as a venue. This is more from a selfish point of view of course, so I can return and hang out in their stunning room with chandeliers. Even the loos are gawjus.
The place was hopping. There was a group doing some wine tasting at the counter, along with us girlies and all other tables soaking up the atmosphere in the restaurant.
They only serve platters here however they are sumptious and have everything you could possibly imagine. Our waitress with a thick French accent took us through what was on offer and that just made it all sound so much more appealing. They do provide a substantial amount of bread however if you’re GF or follow Paleo, you don’t even need it as the peppers, mushrooms, salume, cheese, salmon, frittata, olives and stuffed vine leaves are more than enough. We chose a glass of house Rose to complement it and that just hit the spot nicely. You can also buy bottles to take home.
The service is fantastic; friendly and prompt and we’d all return here in a heartbeat. It was just fabbo.