Rita’s Bar and Dining, the highly-regarded pop-up venture, is to open a cocktail bar underneath its first permanent restaurant in London’s Hackney.

Called Night Elm, the bar is to open on 17 September below the site on Mare Street in London Fields.

The operator said it would “return to the heart of our pop up days” and feature cocktails with bar and snack food.

The concept started life as a pop-up in East London founded by four friends “who share a love for great food and drink, music and good times”.

Last year, it ended a temporary residence at the Birthdays site in Stoke Newington Road, Dalston.

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