RESTAURATEUR MAPS OUT BIG PLANS
A Lancashire restaurant entrepreneur has mapped out ambitious plans for the future of his modern Greek eatery brand
Dean Wilson, owner of Olive Tree Brasserie in Lytham St Annes and Preston, celebrated the first birthday of his Chester site with the help of long-term friend and Coronation Street actor, Ryan Thomas (who is best known for his role as mechanic Jason Grimshaw).
A host of the region’s press, bloggers and influencers enjoyed live music and a delicious selection of meze from the menu which has ingredients both locally sourced and imported directly from Greece.
Dean, who personally develops all of the dishes on every menu, including extensive vegan and gluten free plates, said: “From growing the business very organically in Lytham St Annes nine years ago, I always had a passion to get more people to taste what true modern Greek cuisine is.”
“It’s been great to showcase our new approach to Mediterranean food and we are proud to have become the go-to place for corporate lunches, family dinners and even special celebrations, no matter what time of year.”
He said: “There is a huge gap in the market in the north to introduce something contemporary when it comes to Greek cuisine – no more clichés – just displaying the great food this emerging country on the food scene, in a stylish setting.”
“We’re so proud of how successful Olive Tree Brasserie has been and we certainly want to continue that success moving forward. We already have our eyes on a few different locations to open more restaurants – so watch this space!”
Olive Tree Brasserie
Unit 5 & 8 Miller Arcade
Church Street, Preston PR1 2QY