Hungry Donkey

4.4
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203 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Greek

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
Welcome to Hungry Donkey, a modern Greek restaurant specialising in simple, authentic Greek cuisine. Inspired by classic Greek street food our focus is on quick and enticing dishes served up in hip surroundings for the hungry folks of East London.

Our food brings together fresh flavours with an emphasis on simplicity and responsibly-sourced ingredients. We have seasonal specials, as well as a host of traditional favourites, and we also cater for vegetarians and vegans. We are extremely proud of our all-Greek wine and spirits menu and have brought together a unique and exciting range of wines, craft beers and spirits from all around Greece.
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RS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great place and excellent service.

D
London
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.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great place. Great service. Recommended 100%

OT
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!!!)

M
London
5 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.

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friendly atmosphere, authentic food.

PC
London
9 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.

TS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very crowded and obviously popular. Food was excellent and service quick

p
London
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.

DP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
London
3 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.

S
London
2 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.

KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
London
2 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

OT
Toronto
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 :)

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and good, had a lovely meal

DH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

A
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
N. Ireland
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!

M
London
5 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...

i
San Francisco
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.

TP
London
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!

S
London
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.

OT
London
40 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good with friends nice staff and good Greek food and wines

PR
London
74 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.

EL
London
13 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

MT
London
17 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

OT
Philadelphia
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!

PS
London
34 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

V
London
15 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.

GB
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good quality food and value for money. Will be back soon :)

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Bit noisy, but that was the other people thinking that shouting is an acceptable way of conversing!
Service quick, food tasty and tender, good wine..friendly waiting staff. Top local eatery

d
London
48 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place was a great little find. Great food and wine. Would recommend for any one in the area looking for some great value food.

R
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely restaurant! Food is very good and fresh, staff are excellent.

RS
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was very good, I had chosen Hungry Donkey because it offered a wide choice of vegetarian options and wasn't disappointed!

Service was also good, but we were one of three couples in the whole restaurant and were all sat next to each other, so close it felt like we were on a group date. A bit off putting when the rest of the restaurant was completely empty!

BS
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Hungry donkey was the most authentic and delicious Greek restaurant I have been to in London. The staff were amazing, the restaurant was warm and the smell was unforgettable. Definitely will be returning again as it ticked all the boxes!

EB
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very disappointing. Despite booking a table , we were made to sit at a tiny breakfast bar that overlooked another table and was right next to the pass - so staff were standing right on top of us all night. There was another table for two available but we couldn't sit there as they were 'fully booked'. A walk-in party were able to sit there though? The food was ok but the selection of dips is very overpriced and my friend's chicken souvlaki was undercooked. She ordered cheesecake for dessert - it appeared to have just been taken out of the freezer. The base was so hard that she couldn't cut through it without it crumbling everywhere. Plates were taken away incredibly quickly and the whole thing felt like they were hurrying us out. I love Greek food but I won't be coming back here.