Rita’s have been appearing here and there since 2012 in various guises, including pop ups, residencies, and semi-permanent restaurants (…that fate decided were actually pop ups too).
And now, finally, almost a decade on it looks like they might have just cracked it.
Rita’s will open up on Soho’s Lexington Street, and it’s going to serve the inventive takes on American-style comfort food they’ve become much beloved for. That means grilled sugar pit pork collar; salt cod taquitos; and barbecued beef tartare with garlic. They’ve even figured out how to create a vegan ‘cacio e pepe’, while for the non-vegans, they’ll be serving a blow-out steak dinner for two served with all the trimmings – starters, sides, desserts, everything.
The drinks list is looking pretty healthy, too – you can score their signature marg (hence the name Rita’s) which includes a healthy dose of hibiscus, as well as a little Ponche de Vino Tinto, a hot Mexican red wine punch, among many others.
We’ll be back with the full scoop once they’re open…
NOTE: Rita’s is set to open on 19th October. In the meantime, you can book a table, and find out more, HERE.
Rita’s | 49 Lexington Street, W1F 9AP
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