Rita"s began as a pop-up restaurant in East London from 2012-2013. 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'. 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. 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.

Typical meal price: From £25.00 (USD38.53) per diner

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Venue Details & Map


175 Mare Street
E8 3RH
Public transport:
London Fields, National Railway
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Yelp Reviews

3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Rita's

4.0 out of 5 7 August 2015
by Shaun D.

If you go you MUST get the Chicken Roll. Perfectly fried chicken in a bun with a nice spicy sauce. The cocktails are pretty decent and potent. The hot dogs were ok, different combos but way over priced compared to the Chicken Roll. I need to try some other bits on their menu. (Visit - 10/01/2015 Dinner)more

5.0 out of 5 14 July 2015
by Zachary C.

Wow! Best. Restaurant. Ever.

Came here for Sunday bunch at 12:00. There were loads of tables at that time and the place looks great! The colour scheme is really cool. It's like something out of a Wes Anderson film :)!

I had the chicken and waffles. D-A-Y-N-M! The flavour of the crust they put on the chicken literally made me die. But then the angelic waitress brought some mac'n'cheese and my...more

3.0 out of 5 3 March 2015
by Brittany B.

There seems to be a number of restaurants popping up in London who serve "American style ____". Being American, I like to roll the dice on these to see if I can't quell a craving from back home.

Rita's serves "American style diner fare", albeit a slightly more upscale take on this concept. Not too many diners have duck on the menu....

We went for brunch on a recent rainy weekend. The setup...more

5.0 out of 5 17 January 2015
by Megan P.

I love Rita's. Last night the four of us started with blood orange margaritas, sake hi-balls and the usual but always delicious frozen ritas. Their drinks are mixed perfectly. With a balance of booze, sweet, salty and tart that always hits the spot.

After a few drinks we shared some fried cheese, black sauce wings, buffalo wings, tostadas, a few chicken rolls, a patty melt, green chilli mac...more

4.0 out of 5 26 January 2014
by Josy A.

Om nom nom.

Yelp has quite a lot of American reviewers, but I'm not one of them, so I must confess I have never eaten a combination of fried chicken and sweet waffles. The idea would probably have never even come into my head if I didn't have yelp friends to tell me about it. Therefore I have absolutely no idea if this tastes like it should in the American South...but I know I like it.


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