One of Malaysia’s prominent F&B groups looks to shake up the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ with its latest brand expansion

Rockafellers is coming to Penang! The Olive Tree Group (“The Group”) has taken the next step in its goal to bring good alfresco dining and bar experience across Malaysia with the announcement of a fresh, new outlet for its brand – Rockafellers. Rockafellers has long established its brand outlets as the go-to place for their live music and its ambience. Big screen TV’s for a good football night or just a spacious cosy place to have a good night.

Described as a “Ye Olde Pub”, the Rockefellers Kitchen + Bar serves up the best of Northern Indian, British & Irish cuisine seeped in long history with an updated modern face. A perfect spot for barflies and casual diners, patrons will be in for an enjoyable time with its menu offering a selection of etiquette-optional finger food, scrum-delicious burgers, savoury pies and stews, charred steaks, wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas and fused up Indian food. A must-try that is recommended by Leslie himself is Rockafellers’ mutton byriani.

Helmed by Leslie Gomez, who has been recognised by various entrepreneur titles from Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards(APEA), SME and Entrepreneurs Business Award (SEBA), and Top 10 Malaysia just to name a few; is a veteran within the local hospitality industry for 22 years in Malaysia. The Olive Tree Group is on a mission to be the ultimate entertainment destination with a dedicated team who strives for perfection. The brand is home to 12 brands of high performing restaurants and bars including La Chica, The Beach Bar, Sutraa, Soul Room, Temptations, Why Not, WoW Genting, and some of which you might already be familiar with.

Rock Bottom, that goes beyond your average ‘sports concept bar’, mixes a traditional bar ambience with the good spirit of the game and offers a little bit of everything with North Indian, European and Fusion cuisines as you groove with a live performance.

$!Leslie Gomez, Founder of The Olive Tree Group

Frangipaani in Bukit Damansara creates a unique dining experience, accurately reflecting the era of the British rule in India with the best of contemporary Indian food in a luxurious and sophisticated setting.

And Luca—the latest fine dining branch from Olive Tree— is located in BSC (Bangsar) which promises to be the go-to spot for anyone who appreciates fine food and scenic environments. Presenting an ambience that’s glam with a touch of home, no night is complete without dipping into their finest dishes and a vast selection of quality wines from France and Italy.

Mr Gomez, believes that a good foundation is key and it’s not a one-man show to success. Having centralized its management operations and rolling out its brand licensing he has this humble advice – “Leaders have to understand their company is not just about one person, it’s about the whole foundation that runs the show.”

The Group has expanded into a 19-outlet enterprise with place holds across the Malaysian peninsular such as Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands, Johor and Malacca. This new addition in Penang marks its 20th establishment.

Since its inception, the Group has been awarded multiple distinctions from - HAPA Awards, SME 100, World Top Gourmet and Brand Laureate as one of the best places to visit, eat and drink. The Group has also recently listed Rockafellers as open for brand licensing for those interested in opening their very own Rockafellers. Leslie has big plans for the Group moving forward and one of them is to open at least 5 Rockafellers outlets a year over the next five years.

Rockafellers Penang will be opening its doors on 22 June 2022!