Olives at the Olive Stores…

We are delighted to announce that we will be returning to the Olive Stores. Sarah & Trevor Crysell the owners have now expanded their empire this time to their new outpost at the Hop Farm at Paddock Wood.

Sarah was keen to have us back and so as we will have a little bit more space and a slightly bigger kitchen we thought yes it would be great to showcase their new venue at the Hop Farm with a fitting menu!

We are therefore popping up at the Olive Stores @ the Hop Farm for our April dinner date of Saturday 20th April.

We thought a menu that featured Olives in a big way would also be a challenge so we plan to serve a menu that will use olive ingredients at every course.

“Beetroot Verrine”

a glass with mix of beetroot, black olives and feta cheese


“Poached Salmon Quenelle”

served with a warm olive oil, diced peppers & chopped green olives


“Spiced Rubbed” Roasted Pork fillet

with olives, capers & lemon

Served with Cous Cous and Green Beans


Hari’s Cheese Selection with Porridge Oat Biscuits


Pineapple Carpaccio with Olive Oil & Sea Salt Ice Cream


Coffee with Petit Fours

Menu subject to market purchases and alterations

Arrival: 7:30 pm for Welcome Drink & Olive inspired Nibbles

Dinner: 8:00 pm

Suggested donation £45 per person inclusive of welcome drink and glass of dessert wine with the pudding.

Please note as this dinner will be on Licensed premises there will be a selection of wines available by the glass or bottle for purchase on the night. (Bring your own is not an option – Sorry)

The menu will showcase Olives in an imaginative way. The first course will have black olives and feta cheese that will compliment the beetroot sweetness with a salty kick. The next dish will be a warm fish mousse that will be served with a warmed olive oil dressing and a peppers with diced olives and a balsamic dressing.

The main course will have a north African feel to it as the meat will be marinated in some spices, roasted and served on a bed of cous cous with green beans and a dressing of lemon, olives and capers.

We will then serve a selection of cheeses and our Porridge Oat Biscuits that we hope will also have a few chopped black olives running through them (yet to experiment with this!)

Finally we will serve up a fresh pineapple carpaccio (thinly sliced pineapple) that will be dressed with a saffron scented syrup, toasted pine nuts and a scoop of Olive Oil and Sea Salt Ice Cream.

Coffee will come with some olive inspired petit fours!

If you wish to attend this event you will need to complete the following booking form and we will normally contact you within 24/48 hours to confirm the reservation with a credit card number. No payment is taken we ask you to bring cash on the night!

Some guests will need to share tables so please indicate on the form below if you are happy to do this.