ETM makes a pit stop at one of London’s busiest stations

One of London’s leading bar and restaurant groups is expanding its presence in the capital with a new site in one of the city’s busiest stations.

13-strong independent group ETM has announced it will open a new bar, restaurant and sports lounge, at London Bridge.

The launch of the new site, Redwood, follows on from a £1 billion revamp at London Bridge Station, which has seen a range of improvements including a huge new concourse, modern facilities, two new entrances on Tooley Street, and 92,000sqft of new retail space, with more than 70 retail units – the most ever in a Network Rail station.

The all-day two storey pub, designed by Russell Sage Studio, is set to be located adjacent to the Shard and has been designed to appeal to local workers as well as the 47 million people that use the station every year.

The pub on the ground floor will be open from breakfast through to dinner while the 54-cover al fresco terrace with heaters, will offer premium grab-and-go from a custom-built service hatch and the mezzanine floor will house a premium sports lounge that will screen the world’s biggest sporting fixtures throughout the day and night.

Ed Martin, co-founder and CEO of ETM, commented: “We’re hugely excited to be bringing Redwood to London Bridge and being part of the exciting redevelopment of one of London’s busiest stations. The opening of our pub, restaurant and sports lounge, Greenwood, in Victoria’s Nova development has been a huge success and proves there’s a huge appetite for experience-led venues that deliver on quality food, drink and sport.”

The ETM Group recently secured a £10m funding from HSBC to support its growth plans and the next 12 months will see the independent hospitality group open at least three new venues, including Maple at Westfield next month and Redwood at London Bridge.

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