Olive Tree Brasserie Has Recently Celebrated its First Birthday

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The Olive Tree Brasserie, a Modern Greek restaurant located in Chester has recently celebrated its first birthday. On Thursday the 27th July, the Olive Tree Brasserie in Watergate celebrated their first year in business with live music and a number of celebrity diners. The restaurant was fully booked for the evening of the milestone.

The Olive Tree Brasserie has been developed in order to make Greek and Mediterranean food more accessible to the public. With modern Greece and Greek food as inspiration for the menu at the restaurant in Chester, Preston and Lytham St Annes, as well as a selection of Greek/Cypriot beers on offer for visitors to try. The business also has the honour of being a supplier of the rare Greek spirit Mastiha which is made with the resin of an evergreen tree that only grows in the southern part of the Greek Island of Chios.

In attendance were a number of Influential bloggers and press as well as Ryan Thomas, an actor who is well known for playing Jason Grimshaw on Coronation Street. The event also saw a live performance from Daniel Sings, a multi-talented performer who played the saxophone and guitar at the event while the guests enjoyed a drink in celebration of The Olive Tree Brasserie.

The Owner of the Brasserie, Dean Wilson first started the business in Lytham St Annes nine years ago. Dean has said that he always intended to grow the business in order to give the public an opportunity to try authentic Greek cuisine. Opening in Preston before Chester, the brasserie delivers a new approach to Mediterranean cuisine for diners to enjoy.

The Olive Tree Brasserie in Chester has spent that last year growing in popularity and is now often chosen for a range of different occasions, from corporate lunches to family dinners and special celebrations.

There is the potential to introduce more modern Greek cuisine to the north of the country; removing all of the cliches and celebrating the fantastic mediterranean food on offer. Hopefully The Olive Tree Brasserie will continue to be successful for years to come.

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Award Winning Gastropub to Receive New Look and Menu

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Business partners Paul Merrett and Greg Bellamy first took over The Victoria nine years ago. The award winning gastropub is located in Sheen, in the south-west of London. The Michelin starred TV chef Paul Merrett and business partner Greg Bellamy have been involved in owning and running the restaurant for the past nine years, and during this time it has become a popular venue. The duo and their Sheen gastropub have become well known for the creation of British classics that are served with a contemporary twist.

The Victoria has recently undergone extensive work to refurbish the location and it has been announced that Paul and Greg will be ready to relaunch The Victoria in September this year. Alongside the unveiling of the newly refurbished restaurant, The Victoria will also be releasing a new menu for visitors to enjoy.

The Victoria is a part of The Jolly Fine Pub Group, started by Greg Bellamy and Paul Merrett in 2016. This restaurant group also includes: The Fox and Grapes in Wimbledon and The Malt House which is in Fulham.

The Victoria’s facilities include a classic pub bar as well as an airy conservatory that is used for dining space. There are also several hotel rooms available as part of the establishment for those looking to spend a little longer in the area.

Over the years The Victoria has won a range of awards for their services. Amongst these are Gastropub of the Year London Area in 2012 and the OpenTable Diner’s Choice award in 2016. These accolades show that the gastropub has managed appeal to both critics and the public. The hotel rooms at The Victoria are also of a high quality, earning The Victoria a mention in the Good Hotel Guide 2017. The Victoria has also been featured in the Michelin Guide and has been awarded a four star status by the AA guide.

These accolades are amazing for the hospitality spot, but not surprising as Chef Paul Merrett has experience working at The Ritz, and under a range of talented chefs including Gary Rhodes. Paul Merrett has also released a range of bestselling cookbooks and has made a number of TV appearances over the years.

The Victoria has recently undergone extensive refurbishments and it has been announced that Paul and Greg will be ready to fully relaunch in September this year, although their garden and pub will be operational as usual. Alongside the unveiling of the newly refurbished space, The Victoria will also be releasing a new menu for visitors to enjoy.

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Bell Court Newly Redeveloped Shopping and Leisure Will be Opening

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Bell Court is a newly redeveloped shopping and leisure location within the historic city of Stratford-upon-Avon. This development has made public that they first hospitality operator of the new location will be opening. Eagerly awaited by the residents in Stratford-upon-Avon is the Italian Wine Café, Veeno which is expected to open on Thursday the 17th of August.

Veeno is a wine cafe and bar. Able to seat 90 guests, the location has been revealed after the success experienced by the Everyman Cinema which had its grand opening in June. The Everyman Cinema has been successful and since its opening is June has welcomed more than 10,000 visitors through their doors.

It is thought that Visitors are attracted to the Everyman, and possible the Bell Court redevelopment as a whole because of the high quality and luxurious finish of the spaces, making the experience of shopping and spending time in the new shopping and leisure area more enjoyable.

For the past six weeks, work has been carried out to fit out Veeno, and the co-founder, Andrea Zecchino has expressed excitement on behalf of the rest of the team at Veeno for the opening of the restaurant and bar. Veeno has been designed, and will offer a service for guests that reflects the typically Italian aperitivo. This is the notion of gathering with friends and family to enjoy a drink and food while unwinding after work. Aperitivo is a concept that is deeply ingrained into the Italian culture and is thought to be ideal for the Bell Court development.

Veeno will also be offering something new to the quintessentially English town of Stratford-upon-Avon, with a wide selection of Italian wine on offer as well as a number of authentic Italian dishes such as Spuntini. There will also be a range of appetisers on offer at the new restaurant and bar that will be imported from specially chosen Italian producers.

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