Maple Restaurant And Bar
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What It Is: A big all day drinking and dining spot in the new Westfield London development.
Perfect For: Lunch, Cheap Eats, Drinks And A Light Bite
Maple is very pretty. As soon as we walked in there was a lot of ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the copper details, the shiny bar with ember glass, and the big red booths. Sadly, that was where the wonder ended. The ‘botanical cocktails’ were basically a nice standard tipple with a flower thrown in for good measure. This time at least, the food felt a bit like someone performing a terrible jazz rendition of your favourite Beatles song. Our crab linguine would have been lovely, if they hadn’t laced it with so much chilli that our earlobes started sweating. Our chicken with gnocchi and summer squash was more like eating tiny rock-solid roasted potatoes (do not deny us promised gnocchi), and the squash was raw. Maybe, just maybe, they were having an off night, or they haven’t quite hit their pace, so we’ll be back to check it out again.
Verdict: A nice looking spot for a drink.
This swanky, multi-level 170-seater in Westfield London is serving everything from goji berry granola and flat whites for breakfast, to confit duck leg and maple syrup old fashioneds in the evening. There are booths, bar dining, a large alfresco terrace, resident DJs at the weekend, a statement bar, and cocktails.
We checked out Maple and wrote about it in our Ride-Along Report