Book your Kypseli Christmas

Kypseli No15 Stone Street, Cranbrook
For tables of 2-16 people on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evenings
2 courses for £24.50 or 3 courses for £29.50 (excluding drinks)
Call: 0800 0219 444 to book a Christmas table
Or email
For bookings of six or more people, we take a £10 deposit per person
NB: Festive menus may be subject to change and we will advise of any changes

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.

Meze Starters

Your meze selection will be available when you and your guests arrive
The final menu is still be designed, so example dishes are listed below, but may vary

Pita breads

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Classic succulent chunks of cured pork & garlic (GF)

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

Family Style Feasting

The final menu is still be designed, so example dishes are listed below, but may vary. Served to the table, dishes designed to mix and match and help yourself


Hot Meze Selection

Bekri Meze – ‘drunken pork’ stew, cuts of slow-cooked neck in red wine, honey, tomato, onion, garlic and peppers with a kick (GF NEW)

Gigantes Plaki – giant butterbeans oven-baked with leeks, spring onion, dill, red onion and spinach (V VN GF)

Horiatiko loukaniko – village sausage of pork, leek and garlic oven baked with red onions, courgette and peppers (GF)

Keftedes – meatballs in tangy tomato, basil, garlic and mozzarella sauce (please ask if you don’t want the cheese added) (GF)

Kolokithokeftedes – courgette and feta fritters with tzatziki on the side (V)

Manitaria me parma – oyster mushrooms pan sauteed in olive oil with parma ham, garlic, thyme, parsley and chilli (Please ask if you want a vegan option) (GF NEW)

Tyri saganaki me florinis – slab of battered Greek hard cheese on a bed of red Florina peppers served with honey, mustard, balsamic, olive oil and mint dip (V NEW)

Tyrokeftedes – mouthwatering balls of gruyere cheese, egg and flour in a crispy coat of mozzarella and breadcrumbs (V NEW)


Your Christmas Centre Piece

Choose ONE main dish as your festive centre piece for your whole table.
Vegans or vegetarians can opt for the Vegetable Yemista in addition.

Lamb Klefiko (GF)
Lamb rump, stuffed with tangy tomato and feta cheese slow-baked in it’s own juices and passata in a parchment parcel with mixed peppers, onions garlic and oregano, plus Yannis’s secret seasoning. Served on a bed of seasoned rice (GF)

Vegetable Yemista (V VN GFO)
Juicy peppers and tomatoes stuffed with rice, herbs and cheese

Chicken Kikkinisto  (GF)
Chicken cooked in a tomato, onion, garlic, cinnamon and all-spice sauce served over pasta


Salads & Sides

Black eye bean, mixed pepper and parsley salad (GF NEW)

Greek salad (V VN GF)

Tomato, mozzarella with pesto (V GF)

Skin on fries, made from real local potatoes from Tenterden. Served dusted with salt and oregano

Choose from our Patisserie Counter

Browse our counter to see what takes your fancy!

These cakes and gateaus continuously change as they are fresh every day

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 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.

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


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!


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

“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

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


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

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

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!


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


“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

“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

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
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