ETM’s Maple bar and restaurant opens in Westfield

Maple interior

London operator ETM has announced the opening of Maple, a new bar and restaurant located in Westfield Square.

Following Westfield’s new £600m expansion, Maple has been created to appeal not only to the thousands of creative the now work in White City, but shoppers and families flocking to Europe’s largest shopping and leisure destination.

Open all day, every day, for morning coffee, light lunches, after-work drinks and dinner, Maple features a central statement bar, dominated by six overhanging copper beer tanks. Set across a number of levels, the venue is warm and welcoming with seating covered in a variety of fabrics, from rose pink and azure blue velvet through to leather.

Maple has an open plan theatre kitchen, private booths and an expansive alfresco terrace decked with overhanging planters and heaters, which is available to book. From 8.30pm Thursday through to Saturday, a resident DJ plays.

A carefully curated list of contemporary cocktails is available, featuring Grapefruit Speranza, a bitter twist on the Aperol Spritz combining Aperol, Belsazar rosé vermouth, pink grapefruit and prosecco or the smooth yet fruity Rhubarb & Rumble, with Chase rhubarb vodka, Aperol, rhubarb bitters, orange marmalade, egg white and lemon.

Customers can also enjoy fresh, unfiltered, unrefined craft brews, served straight from tank to glass.

Menus feature “elegant, classic dishes” using ingredients from sustainable, artisan producers including rare breed farmers and day-boat fishermen.

The bar menu includes small plates such as a soft-shell crab slider, maple-glazed chicken wings with sesame seeds and spring onion and poached chorizo with turmeric mayo and crispy shallot while the all-day dining menu offers dishes such as tuna tartare with avocado, a ginger dressing and seaweed crackers and confit duck leg on a bed of cannellini beans, pancetta and blackberries.

Breakfast and brunch dishes offer choices such as fruit plates and granola sitting alongside the likes of hot crumpets and sweetcorn and chilli fritters.

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