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Meet Your Neighbour: Poppy’s French Bistro

Poppy’s French Bistro is a delightful, cozy restaurant located in the heart of the arts district in the historic Tremont Building on Simcoe Street in Collingwood Downtown.  This approachable dining destination offers lunch and dinner service and on Sundays you can also book in for Brunch.

Poppy’s is the sixth restaurant in the Tuner Hospitality Group portfolio and a passion project for Co-Founder Renee Turner.  “We wanted to create a space where everyone could feel welcome to gather for a nice meal, drink (or two) and good conversation in Downtown Collingwood,” says Renee. “We worked in collaboration with our Executive Chef Francis Bermejo to create a menu that is authentic French cuisine and all of the wines we offer are French, sourced on consignment.  People can expect friendly service and a great meal that is comforting.  We felt that authentic French cuisine was missing from the Collingwood dining scene and we immediately fell in love with the vibe this space has and love being where we are on Creative Simcoe Street,” continues Renee.

Fun Fact:  The name Poppy’s is inspired by a lady that Renee and her husband and business partner Bruce met while on vacation in Paris.  “She was riding a bicycle with a basket full of French baguettes,” recalls Renee.  “People are always asking me if I’m Poppy.”

“My favourite thing since we opened Poppy’s is meeting new people.  Each day is different, and since we’ve been open, we have enjoyed a steady stream of clientele that keep coming back,” says Renee. “Our Chef du Cuisine, Roy Zalamea and our team of servers just do such an excellent job and we’re very proud of that.”

If you’re looking for authentic French cuisine, have a craving for classics like Steak Frites, Salad Nicoise or Cuisse de Canard Confite, you’re in the right place.  You can find Poppy’s French Bistro at 80 Simcoe St. in Collingwood Downtown, and check out the rest of Poppy’s menus and make reservations on-line on their website  Follow them on Facebook or Instagram @poppysfrenchbistro

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