Forty Years of Poppies Restaurant. 12 January 2013
Four decades of continuous and successful operation under the same ownership might be considered quite an achievement by some. But all we have done is keep on keeping on.
Over the years Poppies Restaurant is proud to have welcomed in the vicinity of 3 million Bali visitors to its garden oasis, from countries far and wide.
Many return, some with their children, and now even their children's children, and all are looking for what they enjoyed the first time - which is what we try to give them again. Chances are that they are served by the young and friendly offspring of staff who looked after them or their parents many years ago, and who this time around may have had the added benefit of some training at a hotel school.
As we celebrate the past forty years we look ahead to the future. The old kitchens are being torn down and replaced in their entirety. Sparkling new fixtures and equipment will enable our team to do an even better job of providing the Poppies dining experience to yet another generation of guests.
Meanwhile we continue to introduce minor changes and upgrades. Chef Ngurah has instigated an array of impressive Daily Specials, to complement our regular menu, which itself has been reviewed and added to, without taking away those favourites from the past. New and beautiful batik tablecloths give us a new aesthetic dimension, and the recently renovated washrooms have attracted much favourable comment. Our signage and our exterior walls have also been spruced up.
Despite massive competition and Bali's current congestion difficulties, Poppies moves ahead confidently into its fifth decade.