Olive Tree Brasserie
Modern Greek Food In Chester
Me & Patrick were kindly invited down to the 1st birthday anniversary of the opening of one of my favourite new restaurants in Chester, The Olive Tree Brasserie. It resides on the rows of Chester a short walk away from Chester Cathedral (also where I graduated from my degree almost a year ago!) This Greek restaurant combines Mediterranean dishes in a modern way, so it's something more than a plate of olives and feta cheese. They source the finest high quality fresh produce locally. They also import some ingredients directly from Greece which adds authenticity to our flavoursome dishes. They cater to both gluten free and have a brand new vegan menu to try out!
The Food We Tried
To start off our Greek journey of food, we sat down near the famous tree with a glass of fizz and within minutes had Houmous and Hitipiti served with pitta and Skoumpri served with toasted ciabatta served up. We're seriously fascinated with how they got their fantastic recipe for their Hitipiti! It's a serious must try! The combination complimented well with traditional and modern twists on tastes.
Dean Wilson set up his first Greek/Mediterranean style restaurant in Lytham St Annes in 2007 with his second branch opening in Preston in 2012. Dean went on to refurbish and invest in Preston’s restaurant cellar to create a stunning cocktail bar area. Deans commitment and passion for making modern Greek/Mediterranean dining experiences accessible and enjoyable for all allowed him to open the third Olive Tree Brasserie restaurant in Chester in July 2016.
Dean and his team regularly travel to Greece for inspiration, meeting with suppliers to find new and exciting products to bring back.
As well as delighting guests with authentic Greek/Cypriot beers, the Olive Tree Brasserie are proud suppliers of the rare Greek spirit Mastiha. This spirit, made from resin of a small evergreen tree that only grows in the southern part of the Greek Island of Chios is an exclusive natural product that boasts a delicious irresistible taste.