Enjoy in the Buzz Lounge during business hours or throughout the building when The Hive ‘Goes Social’
Open for everyone, Greek Kitchen and Licensed Bar
Nibbles: Coffee, cake, soft drinks, meze & snacks from 9am
Lunches & Dinners: From 12 noon
Licensed Bar: From 12 noon to 10.30pm
Lunches & Dinners: From 12 noon
Licensed Bar: From 12 noon to 10.30pm
We are closed ALL day on Sunday from the 1st Oct to the 31st Mar unless a private hire reservation has been made.
Open to all – delicious authentic cuisine from our Greek kitchen & licensed bar.
The Hive is a family business and its cuisine a celebration of its Anglo-Greek heritage. The family’s younger generations derive from Cranbrook in Kent and Corfu in the Ionian Islands. Our Greek dishes are influenced by Italian cuisine because Corfu was under the rule of the Venetian Empire for more than 400 years.
Meze – small dishes
From our kitchen we serve a delicious variety of healthy Corfiot mezes (small plates) and simple English favourites using local produce wherever possible. Our guests can also enjoy a sharing platter which offers a mix of each so that you can enjoy the flavours of both.
Main Meals and Great Meal Deals
We offer a range options for main meals ranging from light lunches, salads and soups to hearty dinners, with some options for great value meal deals.
Sweet Treats and Cheese for Afters
We have an amazing range of Greek sweet treats as well as some more traditional options for pudding or a cheese course.
Authentic Taverna Style Dining – please book in advance on 0800 0219 555
As big fans of relaxed Mediterranean dining that brings family and friends together and as part of our commitment to promoting community, during week day evenings and at the weekend you can also book a ‘taverna table’ with your own ‘one-pot’ as a centre piece dish with Greek salad, pitta bread and a selection of mezes, followed by dessert. This sociable relaxed way of dining is charged at a set rate per person and needs to be booked in advance.
We offer a fantastic options for party and event catering.
If you have any allergy or intolerance it is essential you bring this to the attention of the duty manager, so that we can ensure we can cater for your needs.
A selction of small plates. These are prepared daily, so please see our blackboards or ask a member of our team what is fresh from the kitchen when you visit.
Pita bread (plain) £1.95 (V, VG, GF)
Ionian pita bread £2.25 (V, GF)
Brushed with extra virgin cold pressed olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Ionian mountain herbs and seasoning
Our pita bread is made at a leading bakery in Athens that was established during the 1950s and is express delivered to us.
We do stock wholemeal stone baked gluten free pita which is sourced in the UK
Feta fetish £4.25
For feta lovers, this tangy meze dish is a joy with wine or lager. Mature feta cubes, sprinkled with paprika, oregano and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
Green almond olives (V/VG/GF)
Kalamata olives (V/VG/GF)
Jumbo green with lemon and corriander (V/VG/GF)
Green & black olive, sundried tomato, feta & greek basil (V/GF)
Green olives, goats cheese, rosemanry & chilli (V/GF)
Green olives with florina peppers & chilli (V/VG/GF)
Kalamata olives with fig & mint (V/VG/GF)
Aubergine and basil with extra virgin olive oil (V/VG/GF)
Roasted pepper with fresh chillies (V/VG/GF)
Sundried tomato with fresh basil (V/VG/GF)
Live Greek yoghurt cucumber and garlic dip (V/GF)
Chickpea paste, extra virgin olive oil and fresh coriander
Delicate blend of fish roe, bread (gluten free), extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and onion
Horiatiki loukaniko £5.50 (GF)
Slices of sautéed Greek village sausage with leek, baked with mixed peppers, onions and oregano served with a squeeze of lemon juice
Gigantes spanaki £5.50 (V/VG/GF)
Slow cooked giant butter beans in onion and tomato sauce with spinach
Keftethes me saltsa £5.50
Hearty beef meatballs in a rich tomato sauce
For One £9.00
1 x pita, 1 x feta & olives, 1 x dip, 1 x side portion of the daily special
For Two £17.00
2 x pitas, 1 x feta & olives 2 x dips, 1 x main portion of the daily special to share
Filo pastry pies £8.50
All served with Greek salad
Spinach, leek, fresh dill and onion in folded pastry
Mix of Feta, Gouda and Mezithra cheeses in folded pastry
Pitas in a basket £9.95
(Evenings only unless pre-ordered)
Pita garnished with Ionian dressing, filled with Greek salad, topped with marinated chicken pieces, with Tzatziki on the side
Pita garnished with Ionian dressing, filled with Greek salad, topped with slices of sautéed Greek sausage with leek & Tzatiki on the side.
TomMozza salata £5.75
Tomatoes, mozzarella, basil leaves (and red onion- optional) drizzled with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, dressed with fresh pesto and garnished with basil leaves (V/GF)
Mini (one person) £4.75 Maxi (two people to share) £6.95
Village salad, a delicious mix of crispy lettuce, cucumber, tomato, mixed peppers, Kalamata olives & feta cheese, dressed with wine vinegar, olive oil and oregano. (V/GF/VG-option)
Between Autumn and Spring we serve a daily homemade soup with a fresh bread roll and chunk of cheese. See our ‘Today’s dishes’ board for details of our healthy warming soups.
Our own house speciality. To quote our customers: “It’s better than pizza!”
Margarita pesto pita (V/VG-option)
Small (20 cms wide) £4.95 Large (23cms wide) £6.95
Authentic pita bread from Athens brushed with Ionian dressing, topped with garlic passata, mozzarella, fresh pesto and dressed with oregano and basil leaves
Add the following for an extra £1.00 each – onions, mushrooms, peppers, spinach leaves
Add the following for an extra £1.95 each – Greek sausage, marinated chicken, parma ham
All £4.75 each
Pistachio Baklava bites with Taywell’s caramel & fudge pieces ice cream (V)
Almond and walnut Kataifi with Taywell’s Madagascan vanilla ice cream (V)
Greek yoghurt with walnuts and Greek thyme honey or Kent runny honey (V) (GF)
Fruit Burst – Melon with two scoops of: cherry sorbet/mango & rasperry ripple/strawberry ice cream topped with your choice of: raspberry &vanilla coulis/ mango, passion fruit & yuzu coulis
We also have a selection of cakes on display which can be married any ice cream of your choice
Corfu-Meets-Kent Cheese Board
Solo £6.95 Sharer £9.95
On our cheese board we create an explosion of flavours as we combine some of the best hard and crumbly cheeses from both regios with fruits.
A variety of crackers with some of each cheese- Kefalotyri, mature Feta, Kentish Blue & Mayfield Swiss servied with fig preserve. quince jelly, kumquat marmalade and walnuts
Taverna Table – Evenings & Weekends Only for Group Dining
NB: must be booked AT Least 48 hours in advance
A group set menu to include a ‘one pot’ of your choice listed below for the table, served with Greek salad, pita breads and a selection from our tapenades, pastes or dips. You can add other ‘mezes’ to the table at an extra cost. We are happy to prepare an addiotonal ‘one -pot’ for those with special dietary requirements.
Due to demand and the food being freshly prepared taverna tables must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
£20.00 per head – select one of the following for your table:
Keftethes me saltsa
Hearty beef meeballs in a rich tomato sauce served on a bed of seasoned rice
Oven baked mixed peppers stuffed with rice, diced mushrooms, courgettes and herbs with steamed asparagus on the side.
£22.00 per head – select from one of the following for your table:
Kotopoulo forno (GF)
Split new potatoes and chicken marinated in extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, rosemary, thyme and garlic baked in the oven.
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.
Lavraki me patatas (V/GF)
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!
Tailor made parties
At the Hive we have helped lots of people celebrate with friends, family and colleagues in style. With beautiful versatile space, a well-stocked bar and a kitchen that prepares plenty of freshly cooked tasty food, we do our very best to make each occasion special. Our family-run business understands how important it is to give your guests a really good experience. We are passionate about creating a vibrant yet relaxing atmosphere around your event.
We are able to provide buffet parties from £15.00 per person and seated dining from £20.00 per person, excluding drinks.
In addition to our published Greek menu we offer an additional mouth-watering selection of party food platters including favourites such as:
Minted lamb koftas on skewers
Grilled halloumi on balsamic baby leaves garnished with pomegranate
Mini Mediterranean quiches
Vanilla cream bougatsa and Pistachio baklava
We cater for all ages and most dietary requirements, so please
get in touch today to discuss your needs in more detail and to check availability
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
Full menu to follow shortly to include:
Herbal Teas – click for more information on our range of teas
Booking Enquiry for a table at the Hive
Please remember to tell us
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
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. We will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your booking, or to discuss alternative arrangements.
Biodegradable food packaging
Biodegradable dish washing and cleaning products
Can crusher for all can waste
Recycling of all bottles and any plastic waste, but we try to avoid the latter if we can
Ceiling garden – hanging plants to oxygenate work areas
Air purifiers – designed to filter out pollutants whilst heating or cooling rooms