A sister site to Bottles in Old Spitalfields Market, which opened last year, the ‘Italian-inflected’ bar and restaurant will serve a selection of natural, biodynamic and organic wines sourced from micro-producers alongside a small-plates menu.
Antonio Minuti and Edoardo Valeriani will oversee the kitchen, with the menu featuring arancino beccafico with wild fennel and seafood; espresso-glazed ribeye steak; and a Sicilian chorizo hot dog topped with sauerkraut and mint mayonnaise.
Contrasting with the ‘industrial’ aesthetic of the original site, Bottles Chelsea will be a ‘light and airy counterpart’ with a 50-cover bar and dining area.
It will feature a ‘bespoke timber wine wall’, where guests can buy bottles to takeaway.
Bottles was founded by Franco Mancini and Daniele Marano, who also own Bottles & Battles at Mercato Metropolitano London.
The pair opened the Spitalfields site in partnership with Italian operator Sood Family, which was founded by former Chiltern Firehouse chef Michele Pompili, Carlo Deho and Nadine Martins Verissimo.
Sood Family continues to be involved in the Spitalfields operation, but will play no part in the opening of Bottles Chelsea.