The Olive Tree Greek restaurant in Rodley, Leeds, opened in 1986 and has been delighting diners with its authentic cuisine ever since. Located on Rodley Lane, just off the roundabout where the A6120 and A657 meet, The Olive Tree is easily accessible, making it an ideal venue for group and corporate functions.
The Olive Tree is nestled within an imposing Victorian building and is the largest of the branches that have spread across Leeds. The dining room is kept clean and classic and makes the most of the carefully restored architecture. As there are only a few tables in each room, the venue has an air of intimacy surrounding it.
Head Chef Andreas has been cooking Greek cuisine for over 15 years and his expertise shines through in each dish found on the menu. Stand-out dishes include the starters of Halloumi Cheese grilled and drizzled with Olive Oil and the Keftedes, minced lamb, potatoes, onions and herb meatballs served with a fresh piquant tomato sauce. Main courses showcase the best of Greek with the classic Mousakka, minced lamb layered with aubergines in a béchamel sauce; popular Cypriot dish Kleftiko, a joint of lamb slowly cooked in a clay over with oregano and garlic, and the Kota Souvlaki, a traditional grilled chicken kebab marinated in olive oil, lime juice and oregano.
Diners at The Olive Tree Rodley can also enjoy entertainment on a Friday night as owner George plays the Bouzouki and encourages staff, and willing diners, to get up and party, Greek style!