HIVE GREEK MENUS – EAT IN OR TAKEAWAY:

TAKEAWAY ORDERS:
Mon-Wed collect 1pm – 5pm
Thurs-Sat collect 1pm-8pm
Order at least 3hrs before you plan to collect
NB: Feasts from the Greek Taverna Table 24hrs notice required
Call: 0800 0219 555 to place your order. Orders accepted by phone ONLY

DINING IN AT THE HIVE:
Open in the Buzz Lounge for coffee, cake and Greek meze from 9am Mon-Sat
Call: 0800 0219 555 to book a table for lunch or dinner, or complete the form at the bottom of this page

ALLERGIES: Please notify us when you order. 

Festive Feasts for your Greek Seasonal Celebration

2 courses – £25.00
3 courses – £32.00

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)

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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)

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 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)

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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

Greek Meze & Light Bites 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, or Greek Feast.
TAKEAWAYS: Order at least 3hrs before collection

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Greek Pita Breads to tear & share

Pita bread (plain) £1.95 
Ionian pita bread £2.25
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. (V, VG, GF)

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Dips

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

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

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

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  (V)

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Nibbles £3.45 each

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
Greek salami – GF

Olives £3.75 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)

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Salads

TomMozza Salata – Tomato & Mozzarella Salad £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 – Greek Salad
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)

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  Hot Meze
A light lunch for one, or to share as part of a meze selection

Spanakopita – Spinach Filo Pie £5.50
Spinach, leek, fresh dill and onion in folded pastry (V/VG)

Tiropita – Cheeses Filo Pie £5.50
Mix of Feta, Gouda and Mezithra cheeses in folded pastry (V)

Horiatiki loukaniko – Sausage £5.50 
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 £5.50
Slow cooked giant butter beans in onion and tomato sauce with spinach (V/VG/GF)

Keftethes me saltsa – Meatballs £5.50
Hearty beef meatballs in a rich tomato sauce

Main Meals or Takeaways

Main meals for one, or to share alongside some Greek meze side dishes
Ask us about our Daily Specials
TAKEAWAYS: Order at least 3hrs before collection

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Filo pastry pies, served with Greek Salad £8.50 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)

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Salads

TomMozza Salata – Tomato & Mozzarella Salad £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 – Greek Salad
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)

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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) £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 – Filled Pita

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 (roasted Mediterranean vegetables instead of chicken)

Feasts from The Hive ‘Greek Taverna Table’

Special feasts with one ‘show-stopper’ main dish for family groups, or bubbles
TAKEAWAYS: Order at least 24hrs in advance of collection

1. Choose ONE main dish ‘one pot’ of your feast, which will come with Greek salad & pita breads for all.
2. Select of TWO dips for your group > hummous, taramasalata or tzatziki
We have vegetarian or vegan options if required

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£20.00 per head

Keftethes me Saltsa – Meatballs & Rice
Hearty beef meatballs in a rich tomato sauce served on a bed of seasoned rice

Yaya’s Briam – Roasted Vegetables
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 – Chicken & Pasta
Marinated Greek chicken chunks with sauce over pasta topped with fresh pesto, split cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and crumbled feta.

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£22.00 per head

Kotopoulo Forno – Roast chicken & Potatoes
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 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)

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)

Greek Sweet Treats

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Pistachio Baklava Bites, House Speciality – £1.00 per piece

Pistachio Baklava Box £12.00
(12 squares presented in a beautiful gift box with organza bow)

Kataifi Bites – £1.00 per piece

Vanilla cream filo pastry Bougatsa – family size (6 portions) – £6.00

Daily Deals

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

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

Greek Ingredients to Takeaway

NEW FOR 2021 – Greek Ingredients to takeaway, with your Takeaway!

We have decided to launch a range of our own ingredients, that you can order with your takeaway, to cook with at home!

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.

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Becky
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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.

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