Well-known restaurateur returning to his home town

Dean Wilson at Bank House

A well-known restaurateur is returning to his home town to launch his latest venture.

Dean Wilson, the man behind the Olive tree brasserie brand, is opening his latest venue in Lytham as part of a national expansion.

Fresh from opening a Greek/Mediterranean restaurant in Cheshire’s Stockton Heath Dean is now focusing on opening another 110 seater venue in Lytham before the Autumn.

Dean who has spent ten years working in the North West, said opening in Lytham’s ‘restaurant hub and foodie quarter’ was a dream come true.

He added: “We’ve been waiting for the right site to come along for us to set up in Lytham and we’re beat off stiff competition from some fantastic restaurant groups, to secure this spot.

“As soon as planning permission was granted we were straight in and have already made really great headway.

“We’re very excited to finally be opening a site in Lytham after wanting to do this since starting the brand.”

The former NatWest Bank building will have industrial lighting, exposed copper piping and geometric patterned tiles throughout.

The new site will also feature Olive Tree Brasseries’ signature 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 32-year-old  who has sites in St Annes, Stockton Heath, Chester and Preston too, said: “It’s important that when diners come and visit one of our venues that they feel they are getting the real Olive Tree Brasserie experience.

A new venue in Lytham signals a successful year far for the brand, which started in St Annes in 2008.

Already winners of several Lancashire accolades, it recently bagged the Gold Award for Taste Cheshires’ Best Large Restaurant for its Chester site, as well as a nomination for its venue in Stockton Heath in the Warrington Food and Drink Awards for Best Newcomer.

The new Olive Tree Brasserie at Bank House, Dickinson Terrace will create not only create 30 jobs for the local area, but Wilson is dedicated to using local tradesmen during the construction.