‘BOTTLES’ is a new Italian wine bar in the historic Old Spitalfields Market 2018. From the co-founders of Bottles & Battles, who have teamed up with pop-up restaurant concept, SOOD Family, ‘BOTTLES’ will combine Italian warmth with London edge. A relaxed and buzzy space to enjoy food and wine. Sounds like our cup of vino!
Italian food and wine experts, Franco Mancini and Daniele Marano, have brought something entirely new to the city’s wine scene. With this new project, the pair are looking to share their passion by creatinga friendly and unpretentious environment that’s all about discovering new wines.
The collection available
With every member of waiting staff a sommelier in their own right, the expert team at ‘BOTTLES’ will be able to personally advise guests. The focus at ‘BOTTLES’ will be quality wines made by independent producers, showcasing regional and indigenous varieties and exploring forgotten grapes. As well as introducing new tastes to London, the team behind ‘BOTTLES’ have included an international flair and a small but strong selection of fine wines will be integrated into the overall impressive offering of around 180 labels.
A wine bar with a mouth-watering menu
With a knowledgeable and progressive approach to Italian food, SOOD Kitchen @ ‘BOTTLES’ perfectly fits the informal but attentive service, smartly appointed restaurant space and the eclectic wine selection. The talented culinary team of Michele Pompili (Chiltern Firehouse), Carlo Deho’ and Portuguese native Nadine Martins Verissimo (Taberna do Mercado) will make ‘BOTTLES’ their new home after a year-long residency at Kitchens of Old Spitalfields Market.
With each dish having been designed to match specific wines from each region, the chefs have paired authentic Italian ingredients in an unconventional way. The concise lunch menu at ‘BOTTLES’ will be tailored to busy City diners, looking for a quick bite and restorative glass.
The venue layout
The venue, which is situated over two floors, with entrances both to Brushfield Street and Old Spitalfields Market, will accommodate up to 50. An outside terrace with heaters and additional seating for up to 25, will lead out onto the market.
With brass light fittings, exposed bricks and vintage reclaimed fruit crates offset by lush old gold and blue velvet soft furnishings and distressed leather stools, the design combines sophisticated notes with an industrial feel. Featuring large communal tables on both floors, the space encourages all kinds of groups – from large parties enjoying bottles and sharing dishes, to couples looking for a more intimate meal.
The lower floor space with an open kitchen and cosy decor lends itself to private parties, tasting dinners and wine and food masterclass alike. On the first floor, a tall refrigerated display of cured meat and cheeses is the room’s centrepiece together with the vintage freestanding flywheel slicer. While a bespoke Mozzarella Bar at the market entrance is perfect to perch at with a glass and a snack. Downstairs, as the evening progresses, the lights will be dimmed and music turned up, as guests stay on into the night to set the world to rights over a bottle.
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