The Hive Community Kitchen


Welcome to The Hive!


A space to eat, meet, and make friends. See the menu here, and see below for more information! Currently open on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 11am-2pm (and also open on Mondays from 8th Jan 2018). At St Paul's Church Hall, 491 Wilmslow Road, Withington, M20 4AW. 


Picture is of the Chef, Pete, and our vicar Gisela


Wednesday 6th December 2017 saw the official launch of “The Hive”, our joint Community Kitchen venture in collaboration with L’Arche and the Withington and Fallowfield Foodbank.  It was an amazing day with the Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, coming to ceremonially cut the cake and unveil our much-admired touchy-feely wall fresco!  Loads of people attended and had a lovely time – it really feels as though The Hive has a secure future as a place of welcome.


Picture is of Kevin from L'Arche, Bishop of Manchester David Walker, and our Rector Gisela


If anyone had any doubt that The Hive is a place for building community they had only to look around them last Wednesday to see the wide group of people who had come together.  From babies to retired people volunteering their time to help serve; workers on their lunch break and unemployed people looking to put their time at the service of the community; people with and people without disabilities being served and serving others.  Looking around you would see a community caring for itself; healing itself; creating belonging.


Picture is of some of the Hive's kitchen staff


The Hive is a wonderful place, and from 8th January 2018 we will be open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am until 2pm.  Please come along – we guarantee the warmest welcome!


Find The Hive on facebook, here.


Current specials

Homemade sausage roll with onion chutney, mash, and onion gravy  £4.50

Filled soft roll -- ham salad with mustard mayo £2.25

Feta cheese salad, with dates and walnuts £2.50

Scotch pancakes with Damson jam £1.95

Winter broth soup £1.95

Fusilli Pasta with either:

corgette and goats cheese


chargrilled vegetables




Breakfast Items

Toasted hot cross buns or fruit loaf, with butter 80p

English muffins, toasted with butter 80p

Bacon sandwich on toasted white bread £2.25

Eggs (in any way) served with toast £1.75

Danish pastry £1.20

Light Bites

Lentil Soup with Ciabatta £2.25

Arabic Mezze £2.50

Tuna Melt £2.25

Omlettes £2.25

Main Dishes

Tomato and basil penne pasta £5

Spiced chilcken and vegetable tagine £5

Syrian kebab £4.50

extra halloumi and falafel for kebabs 50p

Cakes and desserts

French apple flan £2.25

Citron tarte £2.25

Chocolate and caramel pastry £2.25


Tea 70p

Coffee £1

Canned drinks 75p

Smoothies £1.95