This spot from the team behind Bodega Rita's (the Coal Drops Yard spot that closed in 2020) opened before Christmas 2020 as a bottle shop and deli; the full Rita's restaurant followed in October 2021.
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This well-travelled ten-year-old cult pop-up has been “a great addition to Soho” since it alighted in 2021 on the cute, quirky site formerly occupied by Aurora (RIP), opposite the venerable Andrew Edmunds on Lexington Street. Gabriel Price’s highly rated cooking takes an American-inspired approach to the best of English ingredients, pleasing critics as disparate as Jimi Famurewa and Tom Parker Bowles, while Missy Flynn looks after the front of house and guarantees “so much fun”.
On the dead cute Soho site that was for years Aurora (RIP) – just opposite Andrew Edmunds and with a tiny courtyard to the rear – this autumn 2021 newcomer from Missy Flynn and Gabe Pryce is the latest site for a brand that started as a pop-up in 2012 in Hackney, and has landed here via Bodega Rita’s (the Coal Drops Yard spot that closed in 2020, but has since relaunched on Cowcross Street in Clerkenwell). On the menu, a fairly eclectic assortment of modern bistro dishes with Mexican and US influences.
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|Wine per bottle||£20.00|
49 Lexington Street, London, W1F 9AP
|Tuesday||5 pm‑12 am|
|Wednesday||5 pm‑12 am|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑12 am|
|Friday||5 pm‑12 am|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑12 am|