Many pop-up restaurants move on or fade away as the founders realise that a catering career isn’t for them after all. But other pop-ups can become precursors for more established venues – successful examples include Clove Club and Sager & Wilde. One of the most successful east London pop-ups is Rita’s, which opened in 2012 in a temporary venue in Dalston, at that time as a ‘Bar & Diner’. It’s now moved up the road into better premises on Mare Street, dropped the longer name, and seems to have got into its stride with strong drinks and interesting dishes.
Read our review of Rita’s now.