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Hungry Donkey, London,

Hungry Donkey

4.4
4.4
209 Reviews
£26 to £40
Greek
We are launching our very own Eat Out & This Donkey Will Help YOU Out initiative for the entire month of September, giving you great reason to catch-up (safely) with friends and loved ones while enjoying our great Greek food and warm Greek hospitality in our safe and welcoming Greek corner in Aldgate East, while still benefiting from a great deal!
We want you to experience your own Greek holiday every day of the week! As such every Monday to Wednesday in September you: get 50% OFF food and refreshments when dining in! (max. £10 per guest)

You shouldn't have to travel to Greece to enjoy an authentic Greek meal, so at Hungry Donkey, we provide our guests with a wholesome, traditional, and home-cooked Greek dining experience in the heart of London.

When you dine with us you will enjoy delicious Greek food, a welcoming Greek atmosphere, and true Geek hospitality!

*due to the 22:00 curfew last booking time is 21:00 allowing for a quick dinner.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Vegetarian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 17:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7392 9649

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Hungry Donkey caters for private events, office lunches, and special events. Give us a call to discuss your requirement in greater detail.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations team: 020 7392 9649

  • Area

    Aldgate

  • Cross Street

    corner with Old Castle Street

  • Parking Details

    On street parking is free after 7 pm.

  • Public Transit

    Aldgate East tube/Liverpool street tube.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 209 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. LA

    LARI

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Nice place for a fast and more casual dinner. The food is very good. However, in our case, we didn't know much about Greek food. In our oppinion, the team could have given more suport. Moreover, we felt like we had to order and decide everything fast. We felt a little bit unconfortable for that. But its a nice place.
  2. IS

    IsabelleS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner at The Hungry Donkey. There are many veggie options in the menu and all were delicious. The service was fantastic. Will come again
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The experience was great, the staff made you feel safe and helped you with whatever you needed. The service was quick and did not have to wait long to order, to be seated or for the food to arrive. We was not rushed. It was nice to see how they have adapted due to coronavirus as they had screens in between each table area, they had the track and trace barcode on the tables and they had barcodes for the menu and to pay at the table.
  4. g

    georgey

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly welcome on arrival. Seated quickly at a patio table once booking was confirmed. Drinks also arrived promptly and the cool beer was most welcome due to the hot weather. We had a selection of small plates with a salad, which were mostly delicious. The spinach and cheese filo pastry was a tad dry and heavy but the rest was really good. Woukd return!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was okay, our server Viktoria (I think that was her name) was very sweet and attentive.
  6. SS

    ScottS

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    Massively overpriced for what you get. Food was tasty enough and the service was OK if a bit slow, but the price is crazy considering the portions aren't at all large and the food is neither Michelin-starred nor AA rosette standard. Would not go back unless they revisit their pricing strategy!
  7. M

    Mc1301

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    We’ve eaten there now in past 2 weeks. Lovely food and staff. Only concern both times was the awful draft that the restaurant experiences because of layout and the large entrance door. Both times we’ve left feeling super cold. It’s lovely in the summer but we eat there with some trepidation in the winter. Can something be done to heat the place up more?? Hope so!! The only fault we could find . What we love: the wines, the fresh vine tomatoes, the lovely friendly service, and the food never disappoints from mezze nibbles and pittas to the meat to the desserts...
  8. RS

    RSant

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great place and excellent service.
  9. D

    Dianeeatsout101

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a perfect local restaurant with good food and a good atmosphere which we will most certainly visit again.
  10. MC

    MichelleC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really tasty Greek food and good service. I would definitely go back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great meal, friendly service. Happy to recommend for a friend's get-together.
  12. A

    Ajay

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great place. Great service. Recommended 100%
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality food in a small but open and comfortable atmosphere. I would recommend Hungry Donkey to anyone (I just hope not too many people discover it as I don’t want it to be permanently booked up!!!)
  14. M

    Mc1301

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Service super friendly but much slower than would have liked. Especially as they weren’t at all busy. Food outstanding. A real favourite of mine.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Friendly atmosphere, authentic food.
  16. PC

    PeterC

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It is rare for me to go to - and much more rare to like - Greek restaurants. Based on a selection of starters (mezedes), Hungry Donkey was excellent. As good as good places in Greece.
  17. TS

    TimS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very crowded and obviously popular. Food was excellent and service quick
  18. p

    pennyw

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped by for a quick meal before the rush... quiet and clean and food was very tasty and well cooked. Staff were very amenable especially as my husband and I were quite choosy about where we sat! Great restaurant near to Liverpool st Station. Good value for money.
  19. DP

    DavidP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and welcoming staff. Thank you for a lovely dinner.
  20. J

    Joanne77

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Went on a Weds evening. Arrived at 6.30 and the place was empty but soon filled up. My friend and I shared 6 of the hot and cold meme dishes - very tasty. Good value for money.
  21. S

    Simon

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bright and airy good value Greek restaurant. Outside seating. Pleasant service. Good variety of freshly prepared food and generous portions. Nice for a break in the Petticoat Lane/Spitalfields area-much nicer than inside the market.
  22. KC

    KevinC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Greek food I’ve had. Simple and perfect. Great value as well.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, great vegetarian options. Service was a little slow in terms of receiving the menu and a server taking our order, however the food did arrive quickly. Servers were friendly and happy to take the time to explain the menu to us. Only suggestion is to create a little space as the tables are a little cramped; otherwise very happy with our dining experience
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was amazing & tasted great! You could tell all the ingredients were cooked fresh, it was a great introduction to London after a tiring flight from Dublin! Would recommend :)
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and good, had a lovely meal
  26. DH

    DebH

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fabulous meal in a lovely place. Would definitely re-visit.
  27. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and very good food, one of the best we tried.
  28. M

    janeM

    N. Ireland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous authentic Greek food & wines. Had 3 courses & devoured the lot (apart from the huge portion of galaktoboureko which was a bite too far!) Moussaka was delicious; real comfort food!
  29. M

    Mc1301

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This place is a real find. Very unassuming in side but the food and wine quality was absolutely exceptional in every way. I had the warm pittas and tsaziki (sp?), the moussaka which came with a dozen of the juiciest and tastiest vine piccolo cherry tomatoes I can ever remember eating and the drop dead Greek cheese cheesecake.. Can’t wait to go again...
  30. i

    ib2000

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went here because it was close to our hotel, and i noticed that they serve a couple of vegetarian dishes. This made me very happy, because i'm a big fan of Greek food, but most Greek dishes aren't vegetarian. The restaurant was very cute and had a nice vibe. A bit noisy, but that didn't bother me too much.
  31. TP

    TP11

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great little place, loved the setting - open and bright. Good selection on the menu including vegan and vegetarian options - food was flavourful and fresh! Service was great, very attentive. Definitely recommend for a nice casual meal!
  32. S

    Sheps

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is absolutely incredible; great variety on offer and all good portion sizes., fresh and authentic. It's a little on the expensive side, but really worth it. The Rhosecco sparkling wine is also beautiful.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good with friends nice staff and good Greek food and wines
  34. PR

    PatriciaRocha

    London

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing authentic Greek food - the meat was absolutely delicious. Service was perfect too and the venue despite small’ish is lovely. It’s not expensive, but it’s not super cheap.
  35. EL

    EmilyL

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really lovely meal here. My husband has a couple of allergies and they were so friendly and welcoming and catered for him superbly. Delicious food, great ambience, wonderful service
  36. MT

    MarT

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    George and the staff took great care of us! Delicious, authentic Greek food, straight from the motherland. Doesn’t get much better than Hungary Donkey
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a visit to London from New York, we stopped in for dinner. Everything was really great! I loved the food, the staff was extremely welcoming and helpful. I’d 100% recommend the Hungry Donkey to friends visiting the area. I will be back for sure!
  38. PS

    PurpleString

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Cramped, or elbows touched the people at the next table. One fantastic waitress but ridiculously understaffed. And over priced. 2 drinks each and 5 tapas to share, £90
  39. V

    Veggie

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I do love this place as I love Greek food. The Greek tapas style menu is up my street as I like a choice, however, you can go for more of a main meal style too so everyone is happy. On the negative side it does work out quite expensive as a large wine for example is actually a medium priced as a large and the tapas can soon add up before you know it. On the positive the food is very good, they have good drinks choices, there is outside seating for a nice day. I would recommend for special occasions or a treat.
  40. GB

    GrahamB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good choice of Greek food and value for money. Souvlaki was excellent. Friendly and helpful staff.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hungry Donkey does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Hungry Donkey also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7392 9649.

Hungry Donkey is rated 4.4 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    corner with Old Castle Street

  • Area

    Aldgate

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 17:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Vegetarian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    On street parking is free after 7 pm.

  • Public Transit

    Aldgate East tube/Liverpool street tube.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7392 9649

  • Catering

    Hungry Donkey caters for private events, office lunches, and special events. Give us a call to discuss your requirement in greater detail.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations team: 020 7392 9649

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