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Olive Tree Brasserie Chester opens in style

Pictures from the VIP party to launch new eaterie on Watergate Street Row

Former Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas, Granada TVs Lucy Meacock and director at Olive Tree Brasserie Dean Wilson

TV stars celebrated the opening of a new independently owned Chester restaurant last week.

The Olive Tree Brasserie, on Watergate Street Row, opened in style on on Thursday, July 21 with a VIP launch party.

Former Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas, who played Jason Grimshaw in the soap, and ITV Granada Reports presenter Lucy Meacock were among the guests.

Lucy said: “It’s really exciting to see a strong North West brand come to Chester. We are very spoilt to see so many excellent places to eat and drink in and around the city.

“I am a big fan of buying and supporting local enterprise so I like to eat and drink in Chester as often as I can. The Olive Tree looks amazing and I have already booked in for dinner. Can’t wait!”

The owners of the restaurant, a modern twist on Greek and Mediterranean dishes, entertained guests with a champagne and canapé reception as they were invited to explore the newly transformed building.

Director Dean Wilson worked closely with local design team Style Matters to create the new look restaurant and was happy to welcome much of the team back on the evening.

Director Dean Wilson with the team at the Olive Tree Brasserie(Image: NJS Photography)

The building was formerly occupied by Moules a Go-Go , which has recently reopened in Cuppin Street, in the former La Tasca.

Entertainment at the opening was provided by Lytham St Annes band Flip and DJ Nathan Duckworth.

(Image: NJS Photography)

Dean said: “We are really happy with the look and feel of the new restaurant. We think that the warm, relaxing and stylish surroundings are the perfect backdrop for our menu.

“The feedback and support so far has been overwhelming and we look forward to welcoming many new diners over the coming months and years.”

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