Most unions mean purchasing a fancy outfit and spending the weekend at some sad manor house in Sussex. Don’t worry though, there’s no fascinators needed at the marriage of Bottles and Sood Family. Bottles is a permanent wine bar on the edge of Spitalfields Market, and Sood is a pop-up pasta specialist that formerly occupied a spot in the Spitalfields Kitchens. It’s a dark and woody affair, and with wines ranging from £5.50 to over £20 a glass, there are plenty of options for all budgets, and servers are than capable of pointing you towards something that’ll nicely compliment the food which remains as good as ever, although at £13.50 for a plate of spaghetti all’amatriciana with crispy guanciale, it is perhaps a little more expensive than a lot of other pasta specialists. There’s also a terrace that you can settle down in whilst watching Old Spitalfields Market go about its business.
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