Updated 4/12/19 with the opening date.
In a nutshell: Chelsea wine bar
Summing it all up: Wine bar Bottles goes west. There will still be the selection of Italian dishes matched with their large wine selection - and a hidden private dining room too.
After launching in Spitalfields, wine bar Bottles is moving to the other side of town for their next wine bar. The Chelsea opening will have a more modern look than its sibling, but will still concentrate on matching wine with Italian small plates.
From the wine perspective, they say they will focus on "ever-changing range of styles, regions and indigenous grapes while also focusing on micro-producers in natural, biodynamic and organic wines" with sommeliers on hand to guide you through the selections. There will be fine wines in the cellar that focus on Italy and a cocktail selection too.
And alongside all that wine, there's the food, run by Antonio Minuti and Edoardo Valeriani in the kitchen. There will be a combination of tapas dishes moving onto larger pasta, seafood and meat plates. Here's a taster:
- Arancino ‘Beccafico’, wild fennel, seafood
- Black cod ‘Magnum’, nocellara olives
- Sicilian chorizo hot dog, sauerkraut, mint mayo
- Paccheri, langoustine, Eryngii mushrooms, smoked butter
- Espresso-glazed ribeye steak
- Viennese brioche, Malvasia creme anglais, candied capers
And on top of all that - there's a secret dining room inside the kitchen downstairs that can be hired out for private events.
More about Bottles
Where is it? 100 Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 3AD
When does it open? 9 December 2019
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