KYPSELI TAVERNA MENUS
Call to Book: 0800 0219 444

Authentic Ionian Cuisine & Local Produce with Weekly Specials
Open: 10am-10.30pm Monday-Saturday
10am-4pm on Summer Sundays
Licensed Bar: 11am to close
Brunches, Coffee & Cake: Served from 10am-12noon
Lunches: Served from 12noon until 3pm
Afternoons: Coffee, Cake and Pastries served from 3pm-5.45pm
Family Friendly Dinner Sitting: 5.45pm. Max. 2 hours at the table
Second Dinner Sitting: 8pm
Call: 0800 0219 444 to book a table, or place a takeaway order
Larger Parties: For bookings of six or more people, we take a £10 deposit per person

ALLERGIES: Please notify us when you order.

MENUS: Click the tabs below to see each menu, or scroll down on a mobile to access each menu.

Greek Meze to Mix & Match

Try any combination for a Greek meze treat, with lots of small dishes to try & share.
Or combine as sides with a main meal.
Served from noon till 3pm and the evening dinner sittings

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Greek Pita Breads to tear & share

Pita bread (plain) £2.25 
Ionian pita bread (brushed with olive oil & oregano) £2.45
Ionian pita bread 
(Chilli & herb, brushed with olive oil, chilli & mixed dried herbs)£2.55
Ionian pita bread 
(Garlic & basil, brushed with garlic butter & fresh basil) £2.65
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 also stock wholemeal stone baked gluten free pita which is sourced in the UK. (V, VG, GF)

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Dips £4.95 each

Fava Bean
Split pea paste topped with diced onion & olive oil (V/VG/GF)

Tyrokafteri Spicy Cheese
Blended feta cheese, olive oil & hot peppers (V/GF)

Tzatziki
Live Greek yoghurt cucumber and garlic dip (V/GF)

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

Taramosalata
Delicate blend of fish roe, bread (gluten free), extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and onion (GF)

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Olives £3.95 per portion

Classic Kalamata
Green with an almond in centre
Green, lemon & coriander
Mixed, chilli & garlic
Mixed, garlic & herb

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Variety

Feta fetish £4.95
Cheese cubes with a drizzle of olive oil, paprika & oregano (V)

Chillies £3.75
Mild green chillies (V/VG/GF)

Salami £4.25 
Classic succulent chunks of cured pork & garlic (GF)

Sundried tomatoes £3.75
Aged & oil preserved dressed with oregano (V/VG/GF)

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Cold Meze Platter £20

Just for you, or to share with a friend.
Select four items from across the above dips, olives & variety portions to eat with 2 plain or Ionian pitas.

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Savoury Pastries £4.50 each or £8.95 with Greek salad

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

Tiropita – Cheeses Filo Pie
Mix of Feta, Gouda and Mezithra cheeses in folded pastry (V)

Greek Pide £5.50
Rustic gondola peinirli with gouda cheese, ham and bacon

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Hot Meze Selection

Courgette & Feta Balls £5.95
Served with tzatziki on the side (V/GF)

Horiatiki loukaniko – Sausage £6.95
Slices of sautéed Greek village sausage with leek, baked with mixed peppers, onions and oregano served with a squeeze of lemon juice (GF)

Gigantes spanaki – Beans £5.95
Slow cooked giant butter beans in onion and tomato sauce with spinach (V/VG/GF)

Keftethes me saltsa – Meatballs £6.95
Hearty beef meatballs in a rich & tangy tomato sauce

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Salads

TomMozza Salata
Mini (one person) £6.50 or Maxi (two people to share) £8.50
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)

Greek Salad
Mini (one person) £5.50 or Maxi (two people to share) £7.50
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)

Greek Lunches

Served from noon till 3pm and the evening dinner sitting
Main meals for one, or to share alongside some Greek meze side dishes

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Kypseli Chef’s Specialities

Yeeros wrap* £9.65
Choose from pork, chicken, mixed meat or courgette & feta fritters, served in a Pita with  tzatziki, red onion, parsley, fresh tomato & chips
Authentic pita bread from Athens is grilled until soft and warm and then filled with sliced onion, fresh parsley, juicy tomato and a generous portion of homemade tzatziki (strained live Greek yoghurt, cucumber, ample garlic, olive and seasoning).
This then topped with tasty pieces of your chosen filling – the meats are roasted in a secret Yeeros spice mix.
Lastly, we add crispy hand-cut Kentish chips, dusted with paprika, before rolling and wrapping in paper for the best hand-held taste sensation ever!

*Extra sauces 50p each
For souvalaki plate and yeeros – spicy cheese and spicy tomato

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Filo pastry pies, served with Greek Salad £8.95 each

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

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

Pide
Rustic gondola peinirli with gouda cheese, ham and bacon

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Pita Pizzas – House Speciality

Mozza-onion pizza – Caramelised Onion (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) £5.50 or Large (23 cms wide) £7.50

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) £6.50 or Large (23cms wide) £8.50

Add the following for an extra £1.25 each – onions, mushrooms, peppers, spinach leaves
Add the following for an extra £1.95 each – Greek sausage GF, parma ham GF, Yeeros chicken, Yeeros pork

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Side Dishes £3.50 each

Skin on fries with oregano & rock salt

Green beans rolled in garlic butter with pine kernels

Roasted Mediterranean vegetables

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Salads

TomMozza Salata
Mini (one person) £6.50 or Maxi (two people to share) £8.50
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)

Greek Salad
Mini (one person) £5.50 or Maxi (two people to share) £7.50
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)

Evening Meals

Our evening menu includes regular dishes as well as a specials board.
Order alongside some Greek Meze from our Meze Menu

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Kypseli Chef’s Specialities

Pastitsio £12
Layered baked pasta with beef cooked in cinnamon-spiked red wine and tomato, topped with béchamel sauce.
Served with a side salad

Souvlaki Plate £13.50
Pork, chicken, mixed meat or courgette balls, pita, tzatziki, cos lettuce, topped with fresh tomatoes, parsley, red onion, feta, kalamata olives & chips

Yeeros wrap* £9.65
Choose from pork, chicken, mixed meat or courgette & feta fritters, served in a Pita with  tzatziki, red onion, parsley, fresh tomato & chips
Authentic pita bread from Athens is grilled until soft and warm and then filled with sliced onion, fresh parsley, juicy tomato and a generous portion of homemade tzatziki (strained live Greek yoghurt, cucumber, ample garlic, olive and seasoning).
This then topped with tasty pieces of your chosen filling – the meats are roasted in a secret Yeeros spice mix.
Lastly, we add crispy hand-cut Kentish chips, dusted with paprika, before rolling and wrapping in paper for the best hand-held taste sensation ever!

*Extra sauces 50p each
For souvalaki plate and yeeros – spicy cheese and spicy tomato

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EXAMPLE Specials – see our specials board in Kypseli for Current Specials

We will be changing our specials board on a daily basis, but these are the kind of dishes we will feature

Cheese Saganaki £4.95

Pan fried Greek cheese with a wedge of lemon

Moussaka £12.95

Layers of minced beef and pork in a rich tomato sauce layered with aubergine and topped with bechamel oven baked.
Served with a wedge of feta and fries

Sea & Green Salad £8.95

Taramosalata, king prawns, peas and mixed fresh herbs.
Served on a bed of cos lettuce with oil and lemon dressing

Yemista £8.50

Stuffed Mediterranean vegetables. Served with chilli oil.
Beef sauce or spicy cheese sauce.

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Filo pastry pies, served with Greek Salad £8.95 each

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

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

Pide
Rustic gondola peinirli with gouda cheese, ham and bacon

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Pita Pizzas – House Speciality

Mozza-onion pizza – Caramelised Onion (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) £5.50 or Large (23 cms wide) £7.50

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) £6.50 or Large (23cms wide) £8.50

Add the following for an extra £1.25 each – onions, mushrooms, peppers, spinach leaves
Add the following for an extra £1.95 each – Greek sausage GF, parma ham GF, Yeeros chicken, Yeeros pork

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Side Dishes £3.50 each

Skin on fries with oregano & rock salt

Green beans rolled in garlic butter with pine kernels

Roasted Mediterranean vegetables

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Salads

TomMozza Salata
Mini (one person) £6.50 or Maxi (two people to share) £8.50
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)

Greek Salad
Mini (one person) £5.50 or Maxi (two people to share) £7.50
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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Greek Sweet Treats

Served all day and all perfect with a Dimello Coffee, or Speciality Greek Tea. Choose from the drinks menu tab

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Patisserie Treats £4.50 each

These gorgeous creations are designed by our Kypseli Chefs to finish a Greek meal to perfection.
Or, as the ultimate indulgence alongside a Dimello coffee, or Greek tea.
 

Tiramsu Deluxe 
The best coffee, boozy cream and biscuit dessert (V)

Caramel Gateau 
Caramel sponge & cream, finished with choc chips (V)

Classic Chocolate Orange
Real orange pieces with a chocolate sponge base (V)

Oreo Dessert
Yes! Oreo biscuit base partnered with a creamy top. Sweet, but not too sweet! (V)

Greek Classics

Pistachio Baklava Bites £5.80
House Speciality x 2 pieces (V)

Chocolate Baklava Bites £5.80
House Speciality x 2 pieces (V)

Kataifi Roll £5.80 each

Orange pie (V) £5.95

Walnut pie (V) 5.95    

Vanilla Cream Bougatsa (V) £5.95        

                               All served with a scoop of Taywell’s ice cream – vanilla, chocolate or honeycomb  or a scoop of Taywell’s sorbet – lemon, mango or raspberry

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Petit four £2 each

Petit four cherry
Petit four chocolate
Petit four coconut

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Savoury Pastries £4.50 each

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

Tiropita – Cheeses Filo Pie
Mix of Feta, Gouda and Mezithra cheeses in folded pastry (V)

Greek Pide £5.50
Rustic gondola peinirli with gouda cheese, ham and bacon

Drinks from our Licensed Bar

Greek Specialities and Local Tipples from 11am ’til close

At Kypseli 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

Cocktails £8.25 each
Greek Mimosa – Prosecco, tsipero, lemon juice, cinnamon
Metaxa Mojito – Metaxa, lime, soda, mint
Passoa Sunset – Vodka, passion fruit Passoa, lemonade, freshly squeezed orange juice
Ouzo Sunrise – Ouzo, fresh grapefruit juice, lime juice

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After Dinner Shorts £3.25 each
Limoncello – lemon liquor
Metaxa – amber spirit similar to brandy from aged muscat wines from Samos & botanicals
Ouzo – aniseed liquor, served straight or with ice water and ice
Tsipouro – Greek un-aged brandy

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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

Soft Drinks, Teas & Coffees

Greek Specialities and Local Soft Drinks, served all day

At Kypseli 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


This family run coffee business was founded in 2002 in the suburbs of Athens, amongst the vibrant coffee culture of Greece.
This quintessentially Greek brand’s mission is to select, roast & craft the finest cultured & well-balanced espresso and filter coffees.
Our core coffee is Dimello’s ‘Centro’ which we grind on site each morning: 100% arabica, specialty grade from Central & South America, Africa and India. Intense with chocolate, jasmine and toasted bread notes.
More about Dimello Coffee >> 

Americano £2.80
Cappuccino £2.80
Double espresso £2.50
Espresso £2.00
Flat white £2.80
Latte £2.80
Macchiato £2.60
Mocha £2.80

 Iced Coffee

Frappe £2.80
Freddo cappuccino £2.60
Freddo espresso £2.60

Hot Chocolate

Milk chocolate plain £2.80
Milk chocolate lux (with cream) £3.30
White chocolate plain £2.80
White chocolate Lux (with cream) £3.30
Extra toppings 50p – fudge bits, honeycomb balls, marshmallows, mini smarties, chocolate or rainbow sprinkles

Greek Teas £2.80 per pot

Complimentary lemon if requested.
50p extra for Stevia (candy herb natural sweetener), or choose from our wide range of delicious honey: Cranbrook honey * Pure Kent honey * Greek Thyme honey * Greek Wildflower honey.

View our Tea Range

Greek Ingredients

We have decided to launch a range of our own Greek ingredients, that you can cook with at home!
Pop into Kypseli at No15 Stone Street, Cranbrook to grab yours!

Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil 5L £40.00
This is 5 star organic premium cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, which is the purest form and the highest quality, presented in a gorgeous tin.
Good for the heart and the immune system.

Oregano £15
Half a kg of herbs straight from the mountain

Pistachio Baklava Box £12
12 squares presented in a beautiful gift box with organza bow.

If these products prove popular locally we plan to introduce Thyme, Honeys and Teas with beautiful re-fillable jars and bottles.
We would love your feedback and ideas about Greek ingredients that you enjoy and crave at home.

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.

    • PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE IN THIS FORM:

    • 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.

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

    Becky

    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!

    Max

    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

    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

    Chloelia

    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

    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!

    Chloe

    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

    John

    “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

    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

    “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

    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

    “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

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