A Lancashire-based Greek restaurateur has beaten a national chain to win a coveted industry award.
Olive Tree Brasserie, which has a restaurant in Preston, stood up against national Japanese chain Yo! Sushi and Southern-based gourmet burger multiple site operator Hache Burgers.
And he walked away with the prize of Best Menu Development at the Eat Out Magazine Awards in London.
Owner Dean Wilson, who founded Olive Tree Brasserie 10 years ago, said he was “delighted” with the win.
Dean, 32, said:“Winning amongst my peers and battling it out against people like Yo! Sushi wasn’t easy.
“But it just shows that our hard work and determination to create some of the best Greek food around has paid off.”
Dean has recently acquired a fourth site and the opening forms part of a wider expansion plan, adding to sites in Preston, Chester, and Lytham St Annes.