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 11am to close

We are closed ALL day on Sunday from the 1st Oct to the 31st Mar, unless a private hire reservation has been made. On Sundays during the summer we will be open from 10am to 3pm. Due to Covid-19 we will be closed on Sundays until further notice

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.

Please CALL to book a table at The Hive, or order a Takeaway or Hamper on 0800 0219 555

SPECIAL OFFERS: Eat Out to Help Out Mon-Wed until the end of October 2020 with a voucher (download below). Other special offers from the Hive on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

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Greek Meze

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.

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.

Breads

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

Chilli and herb 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

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Nibbles   £3.75 per portion

Sundried tomatoes (V/VG/GF)
Mild green chillies (V/VG/GF)
Chargrilled pickled red peppers (V/VG/GF)
Dolmades (stuffed vine leaves) (V/VG/GF)
Aubergine and oregano paste (V/VG/GF)
Greek salami (GF)
Parma ham (GF)

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Olives   £3.75 per portion

Kalamata olives (V/VG/GF)
Jumbo green with lemon and coriander (V/VG/GF)
Kalamata and green with garlic and herbs (V/VG/GF)
Green almond olives (V/VG/GF)

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Feta fetish  £4.25 (V)

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 

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Dips

Tzatiki   £4.55
 Live Greek yoghurt cucumber and garlic dip (V/GF)

Hummous   £4.75
Chickpea paste, extra virgin olive oil and fresh coriander

Taramasalata   £4.95
Delicate blend of fish roe, bread (gluten free), extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and onion     

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Hot Meze

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

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Mixed Meze

For One   £11.95
1 x pita, 1 x feta & olives, 1 x dip, 1 x side portion of the daily special

For Two   £18.95
2 x pitas, 1 x feta & olives 2 x dips, 1 x main portion of the daily special to share 

Kids’ Mixed Meze  £5.00
 1/2 a pita, 1 x dip, 1/2 x side portion of the daily special

Takeaway & Greek Feasting Hamper Menu
Please call to place & pay for your order on 0800 0219 555

Treat yourself to a full Greek meal from meze to dessert in the comfort of your own home, or as a picnic. All our cartons and packaging are made from plant-based, bio-degradable materials. If you order the day before we will give you the option to include a daily special as part of your takeaway or picnic.

**NEW**Greek Feasting Picnic Hampers:
Feasts to eat with family and friends at home or in the great outdoors.
If you order hot items, we will package in foil and recommend that you eat them within 2 hours.
Ideally order at least 24hrs before you require your hamper.

Drinks: We now licensed to sell wines, beers, ciders and spirits with any takeaway or hamper order.

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Breads

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

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Deli

Nibbles £3.45 per portion
Sundried tomatoes – V/VG/GF
Mild green chillies – V/VG/GF
Chargrilled pickled red peppers – V/VG/GF
Dolmades (stuff vine leaves) – V/VG/GF
Greek salami – GF

Olives £3.75 each per portion
Kalamata olives  (V/VG/GF)
Jumbo green with lemon and corriander (V/VG/GF)
Kalamata and green with garlic and herbs (V/VG/GF)

Feta fetish £4.25 (V)
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 

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Dips

Tzatiki £4.55
Live Greek yoghurt cucumber and garlic dip (V/GF)

Hummous £4.75 (V/VG)
Chickpea paste, extra virgin olive oil and fresh coriander

Taramasalata £4.95
Delicate blend of fish roe, bread (gluten free), extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and onion     

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Hot Meze

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

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Filo pastry pies £5.50

Spanakopita (V/VG)
Spinach, leek, fresh dill and onion in folded pastry

Tiropita (V)
Mix of Feta, Gouda and Mezithra cheeses in folded pastry

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Salads

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)

Horiatiki salata
Mini (one person) £4.75 or 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)

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Pizzas – House Speciality

Mozza-onion pizza (V)
Authentic pita bread base from Athens brushed with Ionian dressing. Topped with caramelised onion and mozzarella and grilled until golden
Small (20 cms wide) £4.95 or Large (23 cms wide) £6.95 

Margarita pesto pizza (V/VG-option)
Authentic pita bread base from Athens brushed with Ionian dressing. Topped with garlic passata, mozzarella, fresh pesto and dressed with oregano and basil leaves
Small (20 cms wide) £5.95 or Large (23cms wide) £7.95

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  

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Gyros – House Speciality

Chicken £9.95
Authentic pita bread base from Athens brushed with ionian dressing, a layer of tzatziki, stuffed with Greek salad and last but not least tasty pieces of chicken marniated and roasted in Gyros spice mix (oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, basil, marjoram, garlic, onion, fenugreek, pepper, cumin and paprika).

Veggie / Vegan £9.95
As above but with Briam (roosted Mediterranean vegetables instead of chicken.

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Desserts

Pistachio baklava bites, our House Speciality – £1.00 per piece
Kataifi bites – £1.00 per piece
Vanilla cream filo pastry bougatsa – family size (6 portions) – £6.00

Main Meals & Side Dishes

Our main meals and salads are freshly prepared and full of flavour just as they would be in Greece. Please also note we also have a pizza menu and we offer special Greek feasting with friends and family so check out our Taverna Table menu

Filo pastry pies, all served with Greek salad £8.50

Spanakopita (V/VG)
Spinach, leek, fresh dill and onion in folded pastry

Tiropita (V)
Mix of Feta, Gouda and Mezithra cheeses in folded pastry

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Gyros  £9.95

Chicken
Authentic pita bread base from Athens brushed with Ionian dressing, a layer of tzatziki, stuffed with Greek salad and tasty pieces of chicken marinated and roasted in Gyros spice mix (oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, basil, marjoram, garlic, onion, fenugreek, pepper, cumin and paprika)                   

Mediterranean vegetable
Authentic pita bread base from Athens with Ionian dressing, a layer of tzatziki, stuffed with Greek salad and roasted Mediterranean vegetables in Gyros spice mix (oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, basil, marjoram, garlic, onion, fenugreek, pepper, cumin and paprika).  

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Salads

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)

Horiatiki salata
Mini (one person) £4.75 or 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)

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Soups £6.50

 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.

Pita Pizzas

Our own house speciality, freshly made and cooked under the grill. To quote our customers: “It’s better than pizza!”

The small pizzas are perfect for a child’s main course.

Margarita pesto pita (V/VG-option)
Authentic pita bread from Athens brushed with Ionian dressing, topped with garlic passata, mozzarella, fresh pesto and dressed with oregano and basil leaves
Small (20cm wide) £5.95     Large (23cm wide) £7.95
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  

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Mozza-onion pizza (V)
Authentic pita bread base from Athens brushed with Ionian dressing. Topped with caramelised onion and mozzarella and grilled until golden
Small (20cm wide) £4.95 or Large (23cm wide) £6.95 

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Desserts

Greek Bakery Treats

Kataifi – £1.00 per piece
Pronounced ‘Kuh tuh EE fee’ this stringy looking dessert is made from stands of filo dough filled with ground walnut and almond and submerged in lemon syrup scented with cloves and cinnamon

Melomakarona – £1.30 per piece
Traditional honey and cinnamon biscuits with a crumbly walnut topping. Made with premium ingredients including the finest extra virgin olive oil, flour, Greek honey and brandy, Melomakarona are delicious with tea, coffee and dessert wine

Melomakarona me chocolata – £1.50 per piece
For those that can’t resist their chocolate, these are made with the same ingredients as plain Melomakarona but also half-coated in dark chocolate 

Pistachio baklava – £1.00 per piece
Our house special, these nutty moist filo pastries are addictive. Our sticky baklava bites have a balanced sweetness. Flaky buttered layers of pastry, chunky pieces of pistachio and orange blossom and cardamom syrup with a touch of lemon juice to keep the sugar in check, make this the most popular treat in the Hive. If you would like it served with Greek yoghurt and honey or a spoon of vanilla ice cream just let us know

With double cream or vanilla ice cream for an extra 75p

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Cakes & Tarts  £2.75 each

Please note this is the full range we serve each week. We aim to have at least 5 of these available each day, including vegan and gluten free options. Please ask a member of our team for what is on display today.

Coffee and walnut triple layer
Crazy Carrot cake (vegan)
Lemon Grove cake (vegan)
Victoria Sponge cake (gluten free)
Almondy peanut & caramel slice (gluten free)
Chocolate brownie slice (gluten free & vegan)
Pecan tart
Raspberry and almond tart

Cold or warmed, with double cream or vanilla ice cream for an extra 75p

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Taverna Table – feast & celebrate with family & friends

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. This sociable relaxed way of dining is charged at a set rate per person and needs to be booked in advance. 

Taverna Table – Evenings & Weekends Only for Group Dining
NB: must be booked AT Least 48 hours in advance

Group set menu to include a ‘one pot’ of your choice for the table, with Greek salad, pita breads and a selection of two of our three dips. Choose from hummous, taramasalata or tzatziki. You can add other ‘mezes’ to the table at extra cost.  We are happy to prepare an additional ‘one pot’ for those with special dietary requirements.

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£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

Yaya’s Briam
Vegetables roasted in premium organic olive oil, oregano, rosemary and garlic on a bed of Mediterranean Quinoa served with a sofrito and white wine sauce  

Emma’s Kotopoulo Special
Marinated Greek chicken chunks with sauce over pasta topped with fresh pesto, split cherry tomootes, fresh basil and crumbled feta.

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£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 served with roasted Mediterranean vegetables (GF)

Kleftico
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)

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! (GF & Pescatarian)

Daily Deals – Thurs-Sat whilst we are running Eat Out to Help Out

Take time out or catch up with friends and family at the Hive and enjoy great value too! We offer these two deals every day to make it as affordable as possible to pop-in for a drink and bite to eat.

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Sweet tooth treat £5.00

Ideal for mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Please note that tart and Greek pastries (2 pieces) can be served with either double cream or Vanilla ice cream as a free extra, please just ask the waiter serving you

Choose from any of our cakes, tarts or Greek pastries (Baklava bites or Kataifi rolls) available today to have with any of our hot coffees, loose leaf or Greek speciality teas

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Meze moment £10

Ideal as a light lunch or evening snack or after-work social

Half a large warm pita bread (choose between Ionian or plain) with Hummous,  Tzatziki or Aubergine dip

Then select two of the following from our deli range:

Sundried tomatoes
Mild green chillies
Chargrilled pickled red peppers
Dolmades (stuffed vine leaves)
Greek salami
Kalamata olives
Jumbo Green olives with lemon and coriander
Kalamata olives with garlic and herbs

Served with a choice of the following drinks from the bar:

A Mythos Greek lager
A small glass of chilled house white (Pinot Grigio)
A small glass of room temperature house red (Syrah)

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Food & Drink Loyalty Card

If you don’t already have one, don’t forget to ask the member of our team that is serving you for a food & drink loyalty card

Party Food for Celebrations

Due to Covid 19 restrictions we are unable to provide our party service at the moment. As soon as government guidelines allow we shall resume this service.

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

Corfiot brushettas

Mini Mediterranean quiches

Falafel bites

Vanilla cream bougatsa and Pistachio baklava

Walnut and almond Kataifi rolls

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

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

Full menu to follow shortly to include:

Beers

Wines

Soft Drinks 

Local Coffee

Herbal Teas – click for more information on our range of teas

From 4th July 2020: Please CALL to book a table at The Hive, or order a Takeaway or Hamper on 0800 0219 555

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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
  • Biopak eco-packaging, biodegradable food packaging. Award-winning packaging that puts the planet first.

  • We serve our takeaway meals in plant based compostable and recyclable containers as part of our commitment to protecting the environment.

  • Recycling of all bottles and any plastic waste, but we try to avoid the latter if we can. Occasionally we utilise aluminium cartons for temperature control purposes to keep food piping hot or chilled, which can also be recycled.

  • Can crusher for all can waste

  • Biodegradable dish washing and cleaning products

  • Allergies. Please notify us of allergies you or those dining with you may have, when you place your order. If you do not tell us at the time of placing your order, we will assume that no special dietary requirements apply.

  • Ceiling garden – hanging plants to oxygenate work areas

  • Air purifiers – designed to filter out pollutants whilst heating or cooling rooms