OLIVE Tree Brasserie is coming to Warrington in March as part of the award-winning restaurant company’s expansion.

The next venue for the chain will be in Stockton Heath, based in the former Lloyd's building..

Owner Dean Wilson already has restaurants in St Annes, Preston and Chester and said the move to the Warrington area was a ‘natural choice’.

The 32-year-old said: “Stockton Heath is somewhere I have been going for a long time, often for special meals.

“It’s got a great energy about it and from the research we’ve done, it’s on an upward trajectory in terms of being a great food destination, so it really was a natural choice for us.”

Olive Tree Brasserie is a Mediterranean restaurant serving up dishes from the Greek Islands, where Dean sources almost 40 per cent of his stock, including halloumi, olive oil and the famous Mastiha liquor.

The 110 seat restaurant will be of a similar contemporary design to the existing restaurants with industrial lighting, exposed copper piping and geometric patterned tiles throughout.

The Stockton Heath Olive Tree will also feature live music each Friday night, a wine, beer and cocktail bar, as well as a private dining room and function space.

The menu will include signature dishes such as the Olive Tree kota (chicken breast, spinach, saffron, feta and herb rice), pastoruma with mint balsamic dressing and souvlakis which are chargrilled marinated Greek kebabs.

Dean, who recently won an Eat Out Magazine Award over Yo! Sushi, added: “Our restaurants aren’t just famous for food. The atmosphere, entertainment and staff all help to give that truly rounded experience.”