East London

Rita's Bar & Dining

Rita's Bar & Dining

Originally a big hit when it opened at Birthdays in Dalston, Rita's Bar and Dining has returned, moving to a permanent location in Hackney. Expect more much more variation than before, but still with a strong focus on chicken, margaritas and loads more - and you can book this time too.

Restaurant details

Address: 175 Mare St, London E8 3RH

Telephone number: 020 3096 1530

Contact restaurant

Nearest station: London Fields Overground

• Photo of Rita's dining room by Ben McMahon
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area

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Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 5.5
Marina O'Loughlin Guardian
Reviewed on September 26, 2014
"Rita's still seems largely designed for people whose tastebuds haven't matured much beyond Year 5." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on February 15, 2014
"The fried chicken roll was a wondrous thing: boned thighs that had been brined for so long they were practically hammed. Not unsalty by any means but robust and exciting and nicely offset by a sweet brioche bun." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on December 11, 2013
"Star of the show is miso-grilled aubergine and mushroom toban. In his bread-and-butter email my companion refers to this assembly — where vegetarians take on meat eaters on their own terms — as “a roarer and piss-head noodling good”." READ REVIEW

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