Olive Tree Brasserie opens flagship restaurant

Greek restaurant chain Olive Tree Brasserie has officially opened its flagship restaurant in Lytham, Lancashire.

The site was a former Natwest Bank building, on Dicconson Terrace, and has been transformed by director and founder, Dean Wilson in a £500,000 refurbishment programme.

The refurbishment includes handcrafted tiles and a copper bar, complemented with dark blue leather seating, florals, olive trees and industrious copper piping, which acts as the ambient lighting around the 130-seater venue.

Olive Tree Brasserie Lytham has followed similar suit to the other venues in the brand’s portfolio with a vegan menu, pop-up supper clubs as well as gluten and allergy free options.
The new site is a relocation for the St Anne’s restaurant which is currently up for sale.

Wilson started the brand 10 years ago when he was 22 and has since opened four restaurants with two of them opening in 2018. The other outlets are located in Chester, Preston and Stockton Heath. He said Lytham was on his “list of priorities” for a new opening as it’s where he grew up and went to school.

Wilson said: “I’m incredibly proud to be opening in Lytham during what is our 11th year in business and I’m delighted to announce that it is our flagship site. The new restaurant really is a testament to the brand and reflects exactly what we want Olive Tree Brasserie to be – an inviting place to eat good food, in an atmospheric setting.

“I opted out of major cities, as it always felt that there was too much noise and distraction. I wanted to build a restaurant that people could fall in love with, spread word of mouth and create loyal and returning customers.

Dean added: “We love Lytham – it’s my hometown so it’s very special to me. Our vision is to feed people with a different taste and experience of Greek cuisine and give them the quality and experience you’d expect in any other one of our restaurants. We can’t wait to welcome everyone through the new doors.”

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