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There was once a time when wine bars were the preserve of unimaginative tax accountants named Elliot, or your parents. They’re actually pretty cool these days, and Sager + Wilde is one of the best. Their second restaurant a few minutes from Bethnal Green station is housed in an old railway arch, and as well as an cosy ambience courtesy of flickering candles, there’s also a sneaky mezzanine upstairs and a terrace for the warmer months. The food’s good, with Mediterranean dishes that go great with wine - the mussels are excellent, and there’s a satisfying pasta with crab and chilli that has a proper kick. Head there for a relaxed session with friends, or for a date where intimacy is a good thing.

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