The Menu

The Hive Beach Café provides a cosmopolitan style menu from a crab sandwich to a Seafood Platter fit for a King or Queen, line caught sea bass, brown trout and one of my favourites must be our locally caught crab sandwich with a side portion of chips, washed down with a bottle of our new dry wine from Portesham, only 486 bottles produced this year – a must to try.

Don’t forget to check out our Breakfast Club Menu too, it’s an excellent way to start the day.

The mouth watering sea food platter has to be one of the most extravagant dishes on our menu. In it you will find spider crabs, lobster, Portland oysters, gambas, langoustines, clams, mussels and more. What more could you want out of life? (24 hours notice required).

In the kitchen we have a young team, Tim, Barry and Gibby creating all sorts of interesting dishes, they try to keep it simple and healthy using only the best ingredients (local as possible). They change the menu daily depending on the supply of fish. They are extremely enthusiastic and you can watch as they work from the other side of the fish counter.

We also have a wide selection of foods for those who are not so keen on seafood, from a simple ham sandwich with chips on the side to vegetarian options with mouthwatering delicacies such as goats cheese and red onion.

The following is provided as a guide only. Our menus change daily so do check the chalk boards and clipboards on arrival.

Grilled Somerset Goats cheese salad with a balsamic glaze and granary bread.

West Bay Turbot, wild mushroom and tarragon cream sauce, new potatoes.

Grillled Cornish coast Sardines, cracked black pepper, sea salt, olive oil, salad and granary bread.

Tempura battered Cod with chips and either minted mushy peas OR salad.

Red onion, Goats cheese and thyme puff pastry tart, served with salad.

Baked Halibut fillet with a white wine and Mussel cream sauce, new potatoes and salad.

Pan fried Scallops with sautéed potatoes, chorizo, black pudding and pancetta with salad

Grilled Herrings with garlic butter, salad and granary bread.

Line caught Portland Bill wild Seabass, Cornish sea salt and olive oil, new potatoes and salad
For 1 £24.50
For 2 £45

Pan fried Lyme Bay Monkfish, curry sauce, red onion and pepper cous cous

Whole Lemon Sole grilled with a herb butter, new potatoes and salad.