Bottles Spitalfields: the wine bar for foodies

Great location, beautiful interiors and superb wine list? This place has it all.

Going out for a post-work drink in the city is one of life's pleasures- however if you're anything like me, you're usually just as interested in food as you are in the drinks. Rather than than find yourself picking at soggy onion rings or cold fries, whiling away the hours at Bottles means that delicious food (and wines to go with it) are simply an order away!

The sister restaurant of Bottles and Battles in Elephant and Castle, this cosy corner on Brushfield street feels a world away from the busyness outside. Find a space for two at an intimate bar table, or meet fellow oenophiles at the central communal table that dominates the space. Joyfully boisterous but not oppressively loud, the atmosphere here has been gently cultivated to bring out the very best of foodie nightlife.

Bottles have partnered with Sood to bring their customers the absolute best in regional Italian dining. Start with a charcuterie board to share, generously laden with rich cheeses and cured meats, as well as baked bread twists and sundried tomatoes. The Spaghetti all'amatriciana is not to be missed- piles of perfectly al dente spaghetti tossed in a rich and tangy sauce, topped with the must luxurious crispy guanciale. If you're just looking for a light snack or nibbles to share, try the Pecorino rice balls; perfectly crisp, hot little spheres filled with gooey cheese, that definitely won't leave you feeling underfed!

The wine menu itself focuses on sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines, with an emphasis on Italian wines. The Sommeliers are friendly, knowledgeable and always on hand to recommend to individual tastes and price ranges, and to find the perfect wine to pair with your choice of food. A restaurant that's definitely worth a visit should you find yourself in the area!