Weekender: Fourth site set to open for Olive Tree Brasserie

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National restaurant group Olive Tree Brasserie has announced it is to open a fourth site in the spring, with the launch of its next eatery in Stockton Heath in Cheshire.

Owner Dean Wilson already has properties in St Annes, Preston and Chester and said the move to the Halton and Warrington area was a ‘natural choice’ as part of his expansion plans into the wider North West.

Wilson, 32, said: “Stockton Heath is somewhere I have been going for a long time – often for special meals.

“It’s got a great energy about it and from the research we’ve done, it’s on an upward trajectory in terms of being a great food destination, so it really was a natural choice for us.”

Olive Tree Brasserie is a modern Mediterranean restaurant serving up dishes from the Greek Islands, from where Wilson sources almost 40% of his stock, including halloumi, olive oil and the famous Mastiha liquor.

The 110-seater restaurant will be designed akin to those existing restaurants with industrial lighting, exposed copper piping and geometric patterned tiles throughout.

The new site in Stockton Heath will also feature weekly live music each Friday night, an extensively stocked wine, beer and cocktail bar, as well as a private dining room and function space.

The menu will include signature dishes such as the Olive Tree Kota (chicken breast, spinach, saffron, feta and herb rice), Pastoruma with homemade mint balsamic dressing and Souvlakis – chargrilled marinated and skewered Greek kebabs.

Wilson added: “Our restaurants aren’t just famous for food – the atmosphere, entertainment and staff all help to give that truly rounded experience. I’m looking forward to serving that up to the wider Cheshire audience.”