So the legend goes, in 1920’s New Orleans, the Martin Brothers gave free food to striking tram workers, serving meat and seafood scraps on french loaves. As they flocked to the the Martin Brother’s deli in their droves, the striking tram workers became know as Poor Boys or Po’Boys, with the iconic sandwiches served to them adopting the same name.

Here at Poor Boys, we are a local independent restaurant started by two brothers who were inspired by the city of New Orleans, with the amazing atmosphere, culture and food – whose aim was to provide the great Southern Louisiana hospitality in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.

Our food pays homage to the Famous New Orleans Po Boy sandwich as well as some exciting creations based on our favourite New Orleans and Regional Classic American flavours, complimented by a great range of New Orleans Beers, Ales and Cocktails as well as delicious Floats, Root Beers and Shakes.


At Poor Boys we serve classic New Orleans and Regional American flavours in a variety of ways including Grilled Canadian Lobster, Colchester Rock Oysters and Buttermilk Fried Norfolk Chicken coated in Louisiana Hot Sauce. With an exciting range of dishes and create your own flavour combinations, the key to our food at Poor Boys is the produce. We only use a range of carefully selected suppliers, local where possible, to provide the freshest highest quality produce we can source.


Here at Poor Boys the drinks do not play second fiddle. The Mardi Gras atmosphere of New Orleans is personified through our drinks menu with a range of delicious botanical Soft Drinks, Ice Cream Floats and amazing Shakes not to mention the finest New Orleans Craft Ales and Cocktails outside of Louisiana.

Main Menu

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Brunch Menu

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Kids Menu

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Drinks Menu

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You can find us at: Poor Boys, 5 Griffin Centre, Marketplace, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1JT (Griffin Centre is located off the Marketplace in between Patisserie Valerie and Laura Ashley and alongside the Hogsmill River)

Our opening hours are as follows:

Mon & Tues – Closed
Wed, Thurs & Fri: 12:00 – 23:00
Sat: 10:00 – 23:00
Sun: 10:00 – 20:00

For large bookings, private parties or offsite catering with our Pop Up Market Stall, please email us on: jas@eatpoorboys.com


For reservations please call us on 020 8546 4777