Celebrate Christmas at The Hive!

All of our dishes are homemade and freshly prepared using Kent, Sussex and Greek produce. Please select from the options below and place your orders at least 72 hours in advance of your party.

2 courses – £25.00
3 courses – £32.00

 Call: 0800 0219 555 to book and discuss your requirements.
Or complete the form below, please remember to add your phone number.

Download Xmas Menu

ALLERGIES: Please notify us when you order. 

Festive Feasts for your Seasonal Celebration

2 courses – £25.00
3 courses – £32.00
Plus a Christmas Cracker for everyone

Sensational Starters

Grilled halloumi
On a bed of balsamic-dressed green leaves with chilli jam (Veg)

Meze bites
Greek salami, Parma ham, Sun dried tomatoes, feta cubes, mild green chillies & mixed olives (GF)

Carrot and coriander soup
Topped with crumbled feta and pomegranate pods with a toasted roll (VEG, VEGAN and GF option)

Trio of dips with grilled pita bread
Choose from Tzatziki, lemon & coriander hummous, taramasalata, aubergine and oregano dip or pea with spearmint pate (Veg, Vegan, GF option)


Mouthwatering Mains

Kotopoulo Forno – Roast chicken & Potatoes, Corfu Style*
Split new Tenterden potatoes and chicken marinated in extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, rosemary, thyme and garlic baked in the oven served with roasted Mediterranean vegetables (GF)
*Rolled on 5 star cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, mountain herbs and seasoning (GF)

Beef Pastistatha
This dish is a mouth-watering traditional recipe exclusively from Corfu. Simmered for hours until tender this slightly spicy speciality with rich fragrant tomato sauce is served over tube spaghetti with coarsely grated extra mature parmesan.

Lamb Kleftico – Lamb Parcel & Rice
Lamb rump, stuffed with tangy tomato and feta cheese baked in it’s own juices and passata in a parchment parcel with mixed peppers, onions garlic and oregano served on a bed of seasoned rice (GF)

Vegetable Yemmista – Stuffed Peppers
Peppers stuffed with garlic and seasoned wholegrain and wild rice served with giant cheesy mushroom and tomato salsa and chilli oil on the side (VEG, VEGAN option)

Lavraki me Patatas – Sea Bass & Potatoes
Sea bass gently steamed on a bed of pan sautéed potatoes and asparagus in extra virgin olive oil, lemon and white wine and simmered in a base of sofrito with our secret seasoning! (GF & Pescatarian) (V/GF)


 Delicious Desserts

 Corfu Orange Sponge
Served warm with cinnamon crème anglaise topped with grated dark Greek chocolate

Pistachio Baklava
Perched on vanilla ice cream with sprinkled with crushed nuts

Gooey Greek Walnut Cake
Served with honey custard

Kypseli Fondue
Your own personal basin of melting chocolate with skewers of fruit, marshmallow and doughnut balls (VEG, VEGAN & GF OPTIONS)


Optional Sides

Grilled mozzarella and garlic butter pita bread dressed with fresh basil leaves – £4.75 (VEG)

Butter-kissed Kent asparagus – £5.50 (VEG, GF)

Mediterranean grilled vegetables – rainbow of peppers, mushrooms, red onion and courgette – £6.25 (VEG, VEGAN, GF)

Greek salad – Mini (1-2 person £4.75) or maxi (for 3+ people to share £6.95) (VEG, VEGAN OPTION, GF)

The Hive’s House Fries – Generous basket (ideal for two) of homemade chips in skins deep fried in Greek 5 star cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, tossed in rock salt and oregano (VEG, VEGAN, GF) – £7.00

Drinks Menu

Greek Specialities and Local Tipples

At the Hive we are proud to support local producers and also specialise in importing the very best that Greece has to offer.
Ask us about beers, soft drinks, local coffee and herbal teas – click for more information on our range of teas

The Hive Wine List
*By the glass 125/175/250ml

White Wines

*2018 Pinot Griggio -Il Caggio £17.00—Italy

*2019 South Island –Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough £19.50 NZ

*2018 Gribble Bridge Biddenden Ortega dry £22.00-UK

*2016 Gribble Bridge Biddenden Ortega £22.00 UK

2018 Chablis Domaine de la Motte £36.00—France

2018 Puligny Montrachet les Levrons £80.00 France

2018 Sancerre Terres Blanches £38.00 –France

*2019 Thema Sauvignon Blanc £23.00—Greece

*2018 Nico lazaridi Queen of Hearts £ 19.50—Greece

*2019 Dessert wine Schonburger Biddenden –£22.00 UK

Rose Wines

*2019 Biddenden Gribble Bridge £21.00—UK

*2019 Nico lazaridi Rose £24.75—Greece

*2017 Rose D’Anjou £18.50 –France

2019 Whispering Angel £38.50 –France

Red Wines

2013 Gevrey Chambertin Close du Justice £85.00—France

2014—Chateau Angludet Margaux £55.00—France

2014—Clos de la Curve St Emillion Grand Cru £50.00 –France

2016 Chateaneuf du Pape Chante Cigale –£50.00 France

*2018 Merlot Vistamar Sepia Reserva £20.00—Chile

*2019 Malbec La Poderosa £19.50 Chile

*2018 Biddenden Dornfelder -Gribble bridge £22.00

*2019 Shiraz Woollomooloo –Australia £16.50

*2018 Mega Spileo Mavro kalavritno Merlot £19.50 –Greece

2017 –Espirt de Puissegun £28.00 –France

*2016 Thema Red £25.50—Greece

2018 Villia Maria Merlot Hawkes Bay -£22.00. New Zealand

Sparkling /Champagne

Champagne Nv Billecart- Salmon Rose £90.00-france

Champagne Poll Roger Reserve Brut £62.00-france

Ridgeview Blanc De Blanc £62.00-UK

Ridgeview Bloomsbury £39.50—UK

Ridgeview Cavendish £39.50-uk

Ridgeview Fitzrovia Rose £45.00-UK

Prosecco –Il Caggio £19.50 Italy / Small bottle £5.50

We came in the evening and, my god, the Anglo-Greek food by Emma was delicious! 😍 really warm friendly hospitality and a beautiful place to chill out- thanks for having us!

Anna H

“Lovely, friendly hosts. Excellent food, we chose the taverna table. Amazingly generous and the hosts definitely went the extra mile for a 70th celebration. Flexible spaces for work , networking and play. Sound proofed areas. Exquisite decoration throughout. Definitely returning.” Caroline

My 5 star review is based on their food – I’m convinced this is the best restaurant in the area. This place is a refreshing change when you get tired of restaurants who don’t ‘make’ the food they serve. When you learn that the chef lived in Greece in a Greek family and when you know important ingredients are imported for an authentic flavour, you can start to understand why this place is different. It really raises the bar for the area, everyone within reach should go.

Ben F

Thank you so much for the really lovely take away you organised for us last night. The food was, as always, excellent. It was beautifully presented and packaged too. A real treat for a Monday night.

Once again, thank you and look forward to another excuse to support your local business.

Liz from Cranbrook

Lovely setting & amazing food. Everyone was very friendly and we had such a great time! 100% recommend.


“Visited your new restaurant for the 1st time last night and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Lovely staff and very welcoming and knowledgeable about the food and drink. Looking forward to coming back again” Michael

The food was delicious! I visited the Hive last month and as a Greek person with high expectations in Greek cuisine, I can say that the food served there is amazing! In addition, the environment is pleasant and the staff friendly and polite. An excellent place to visit. Great job, guys!  **** Google Review

Alexandros Apostolopoulos

Great addition to Cranbrook High Street. We’ve used the Hive for arranging meetings, business entertainment and social events. Great work space, delicious food and an excellent new wine selection. Worth a visit for locals and if you’re visiting the town.

Dan & Jo J

Fantastic food. Delicious sea bass steamed on top of a bed of sauteed potatoes that had been marinated in oregano, olive oil and lemon juice, with a crispy Greek salad. The best we have ever eaten. You must try it!

j Warram

Thank you very much for the Greek feasting hamper on Saturday night.  It was all absolutely delicious and was very well received.  I was very happy with everything. Absolutely the right amounts of everything too – a bit left over which was finished off the next day.

Catherine from Cranbrook

When we passed the Hive we were drawn to the Greek menu and ordered a take away Greek Feast for two, for the next day, with the lamb Kleftico. The meal was simply delicious. We chose two dips, with pita bread, the salad was very fresh and the lamb was so tender and tasty (and wrapped using bee ribbon!) . There was plenty of food to tide us over the next day. Would certainly have again. June 2021


Saw the Greek Restaurant by chance online. Ordered a feast the day before and collected yesterday. The ordering process was easy and Stuart was helpful, even when I didnt fully consult the ‘boss’ who wanted something different! I had the Lamb Kleftico and my wife the Chicken and Pots. Both were really tasty and fresh. The Lamb was tender and the cooking juices tasty. The chicken was really authentic and my wife loved every bit – even chewing from the bone. We began with the Greek salad (fresh and traditional) and hummous and tzatziki (both fresh and clearly homemade). We followed with baklava and they were not too sickly sweet but crisp and delicious. Stuart was really helpful in bringing the meal to the car for me. We would recommend and will definitely be back. John


Delicious food, had a chicken gyros, filled to the brim and very tasty! Good selection of drinks and the staff were very friendly! They do cakes and tea/coffee too!


I would highly recommend the Hive. My fiancé and I absolutely love the authentic home cooked Greek food. Generous portions, plenty of choice and a great selection of wines and beers. The owners, Emma and Stuart are always so kind and welcoming during our visits. The Hive is also a great place to pick up locally made produce such as honey and chutneys. A relaxed atmosphere for an evening meal, very clean and always playing great music.

I recently wanted to surprise my fiancé with a meal for his 40th birthday. Since all restaurants are closed due to lockdown, Stuart offered to prepare a meal for takeaway. Emma and Suzi cooked up a wonderful feast, including a traditional slow cooked lamb Kleftiko with seasoned rice, dips, bread and salads. It was beautifully presented and it made having a meal at home into a restaurant experience!


“A great evening at Kypseli in Cranbrook recently, this is wonderful authentic Greek food with a local twist. Loved the moussaka and home made hoummus and what makes this place special is the love that reaches out from the kitchen to your plate! What better than live music and dancing after a great meal! Thank you Emma & Stuart, see you soon and T.Wells awaits your arrival later in the year!” Paul

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Hive Loyalty Schemes

Favourite Things Hive Loyalty Card

When you order, ask the team to start and stamp a loyalty card for you. Name two of your favourite things from our menu, then every time you order it we will add a stamp. Order an item nine yummy times and you will get your favourite thing or things, next time for FREE!

BeLocal Points

For every £1 spent at The Hive receive 5 reward points worth 1p each. So that’s 5p (not 5 bees) per pound, which can then be redeemed against any full price purchase on food, drink or events at The Hive.

Booking Enquiry for a table at Kypseli Taverna, No15 Stone Street, Cranbrook. But it’s MUCH quicker if you phone us on 0800 0219 444.

    • Call us on 0800 0219 444 to book your table for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can fill out this form, but we only check our email a couple of times a day, so it is much quicker and easier if you call us to discuss your booking requirements.


    • The date of your booking

    • The time of your booking and if there is any flexibility in your arrival time

    • How many people are in your party, and if any are children. For bookings of six or more people, we take a £10 deposit per person.

    • Whether anyone in your party has any dietary requirements or allergies

    • And lastly a telephone number we can contact you on

    Please note that whilst we will do our very best to accommodate you and your party, we are a small venue and have limited capacity, especially during business hours. Which is why we encourage you to call us rather than email. We will however endeavour to contact you as soon as possible to confirm your booking, or to discuss alternative arrangements.