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Rita'sRita"s began as a pop-up restaurant in East London from 2012-2013. <br />Founded by a group of four friends, the menu is as varied as their personalities, showcasing what the group set out to present as simply 'the best bar food they could think of'. <br />Signature dishes such as the famous buttermilk fried chicken roll became standout but the restaurant menu has now evolved from bar food, maintaing the ethos of simple, good quality well made dishes.<br />Head Chef Gabriel Pryce, after a five year stint working in NYC brings his interests in both classic American fare and the food from more far flung reaches so readily available in such a city to the menu and style of food created at Rita's, Adapting these influences to working with fantastic suppliers and seasonal, English produce along with the skill and experience of newest addition to the Rita's family, Andrew Clarke, (previously of Salt Yard).

 

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Stepney Green Tube Station
 
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Homerton Overground Station
 
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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  22% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 12 minutes from Rita's
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  26% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 25 minutes from Rita's
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  23% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 25 minutes from Rita's
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 
 
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Duke's Brew & Que
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
33 Downham Road, Islington, London N1 | 18 minutes from Rita's
American Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Bird
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
42-44 Kingsland Road, E2 | 24 minutes from Rita's
Run by Paul Hemings and Cara Ceppetelli, who both grew up in North America, Bird in Shoreditch aims to provide Londoners with a new style of ... More
 
 
 
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Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
27A Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 25 minutes from Rita's
Soho House have brought two of their projects together under one roof, creating Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Whitechapel. The industrial-style 60-seat restaurant, which extends to ... More
 
 
 
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Wringer and Mangle
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
13-18 Sidworth Street, E8 | 1 minute from Rita's
Following on from the success of the award-winning Hoxton Pony, drinks master Gerry Calabrese presents Wringer & Mangle. Located in London Fields in a ... More
 
 
 
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Climpson's Arch
London > Restaurants >
Arch 374 Helmsley Place, E8 | 1 minute from Rita's
Set up in 2013, Climpson's Arch has been a business incubator, giving up and coming chefs space to test out their ... More
 
 
 
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Exceline African Cuisine
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
175 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 | 2 minutes from Rita's
Home-style east African cooking is hard to come by on the London dining scene, making Bethnal Green's Exceline Exotic Dishes a celebrated east London haunt. Food ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - 2pm-2am
Rita's, 365-366 Warburton St, E8 | 2 minutes from Rita's
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Netil House
London > Entertainment >
1-7 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8 | 3 minutes from Rita's
A stone's throw from London Fields, Netil House is home to 94 creative studios, a market, gallery and Netil360, a rooftop space with wonderful 360-degree views ... More
 
 
 
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Hackney Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 7 minutes from Rita's
Picturehouse Cinemas, who run the popular Greenwich Picturehouse and Clapham Picturehouse opened the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street in October 2011 which features the biggest ... More
 
 
 
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Oval Space
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London E2 | 10 minutes from Rita's
Oval Space is a multi-use arts and events space with 6,000 square feet of space in Bethnal Green in East London with stunning views over the ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Rita's
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The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
London > Attractions > Museums
11 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 | 6 minutes from Rita's
Viktor Wynd launched his Little Shop of Horrors in 2009 and in 2014 it re-opened as a museum of rare and priceless marvels of the natural ... More
 
 
 
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Vyner Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 6 minutes from Rita's
The remnants of its former use as an old industrial area are still visible on Vyner Street. But, in recent years, it has become a hotbed ... More
 
 
 
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Yinka Shonibare Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Street, Hackney, London E8 | 6 minutes from Rita's
Turner Shortlisted British artist Yinka Shonibare has bought this former office block, in need of some attention, and hardly changed a thing. While the artist decides ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Rita's
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E5 Bakehouse
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 395 Mentmore Terrace, Hackney, London E8 | 2 minutes from Rita's
Ben Mackinnon brings the art of sourdough baking to Hackney through his E5 Bakehouse located in a spruced up railway arch near London Fields in East ... More
 
 
 
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Netil Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Westgate Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Rita's
Next door to Netil House, Netil Market is home to a permanent community of independent businesses operating every day of ... More
 
 
 
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Broadway Market
London > Shopping > Markets
East London, Hackney, London E8 | 6 minutes from Rita's
Broadway is a great little market that is expanding rapidly and enjoys a tremendous reputation. It's worth the trip down there as there's a tremendous variety ... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 16 minutes from Rita's
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 17 minutes from Rita's
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 22 minutes from Rita's
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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London Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Martello Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Rita's
Located in a bustling, regenerated area of east London, London Fields park has been transformed from a neglected area of common ground into a thriving rich ... More
 
 
 
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London Fields Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
London Fields, Westside, E8 | 6 minutes from Rita's
London's only Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, the luxurious London Fields Lido was re-opened amid much excitement in October 2006 after almost 20 years of ... More
 
 
 
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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 13 minutes from Rita's
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
 
 
 
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Pub on the Park
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Martello Street, Hackney, E8 | 3 minutes from Rita's
Perched overlooking London Fields the Pub on the Park is is one of the finest pubs in the East to spend a summer's day. Outside there's ... More
 
 
 
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The Dove
London > Nightlife > Pubs
24 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 | 5 minutes from Rita's
Award winning Hackney stalwart The Dove is a wonderful traditional pub on Broadway Market and sister pub to hidden Clerkenwell gem, The Dovetail. A great place ... More
 
 
 
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The Cat & Mutton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Broadway, Hackney, London E8 | 6 minutes from Rita's
Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Rita's clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fields Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
365-366 Warburton St, Hackney, London E8 | 2 minutes from Rita's
Located under the railway arches beside London Fields in Hackney, the London Fields Brewery opened in 2011 and was inspired by the drought of craft beer ... More
 
 
 
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PortSide Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
Off Broadway, 63-65 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 | 6 minutes from Rita's
If rum is your tipple of choice, then PortSide Parlour is the place to quench your thirst. Located in an underground bar beneath Off Broadway on ... More
 
 
 
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The Pickle Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
13-14 The Oval, E2 | 9 minutes from Rita's
Directly opposite Oval Space and run by the same team, The Pickle Factory hosts shows, bands and club ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Rita's.
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 7 minutes from Rita's
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 25 minutes from Rita's
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 30 minutes from Rita's
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
 

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V & A Museum of Childhood 16 minutes walk from Rita's

Photographic portraits exploring sibling relationships and how they affect our sense of identity. The result is "a wide-ranging - and ...More

 
Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
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The original puppet from War Horse will be on display at a free Museum of Childhood exhibition documenting the life ...More

 
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V & A Museum of Childhood 16 minutes walk from Rita's

Working with the museum and photographer Tom Hunter participants undertook an exploration of some of the housing in East London; ...More

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Arcola Theatre 18 minutes walk from Rita's

A comedy-drama by Sam Potter, exploring the meaning of family in today's society....More

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The neighbourhood's first winter rooftop, Dalston Roof Park is open to public on select dates throughout winter. Every Wednesday the ...More

 
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Cafe OTO 18 minutes walk from Rita's

The duo perform John Cage's Six Melodies For Violin And Keyboard, Experiences No. 1 For Two Pianos and Two6, Ole-Henrik ...More

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