A taste of Greece on offer following six-figure investment

The Olive Tree Brasserie arrives in Leeds this December, bringing its modern take on Greek cuisine to the city.

The Leeds restaurant will be the fourth Olive Tree joining branches in Lytham, Chester, and Stockton Heath, with the brand planning further expansion across the North.

The new Leeds venue will mark a new phase of Olive Tree’s vision, following a £700,000 investment on South Parade which has transformed what was previously Stockdales restaurant and bar.

On weekends, Olive Tree will offer musical accompaniment courtesy of its resident DJs.

As well as table and booth seating, the restaurant will also offer a private dining area for special occasions, meetings and corporate events.

The food has Greek inspiration at its core, with a focus on sustainability and a large range of vegetarian and vegan options with 40% of the menu being plant based.

Meze and main course items include Mediterranean favourites such as the famous Gyros, Lamb Kleftico, Moussaka, Kebabs and Dolmades, and also lesser-known Greek dishes such as Honey Pastourma (a Greek cured beef sausage).

The bar will stock Greek beers, coffees, and rare spirits such as Mastiha.

Cocktails will include Mastiha Mojito (a spirit created from the resin of an evergreen Greek tree), the Olive Tree Espressotini (featuring the warming nuttiness of hazelnut liqueur), and the Cranberry & Clementine Sangria (the Spanish classic, given a Greek twist – think red wine and Metaxa spiked with the flavours of cranberry, orange, rosemary, and blueberry). 

Executive chef Aaron Thomas said: “We’re so excited to bring our modern Greek food experience to Leeds. 30 new staff members will ensure we settle into our new Leeds home nicely, alongside our long-standing, passionate team.

“Greece is a part of the Med renowned for its back-to-basics focus on the best tastes, served up with simplicity and warmth. 

“Combining this with our focus on stylish decor and relaxed vibes, we think Olive Tree Brasserie is the place to be.”