Hungry Donkey

4.4
190 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Greek
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • 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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S
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 :)

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and good, had a lovely meal

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DH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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A
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
N. Ireland
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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...

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i
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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TP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
London
27 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good with friends nice staff and good Greek food and wines

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PR
London
60 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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EL
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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PS
London
30 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

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

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V
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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GB
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

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d
London
44 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RS
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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!

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BS
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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EB
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

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.

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l
London
83 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice appetisers and wine. But the vegetarian stuffed pepper was terrible.

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c
London
21 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food

Maybe they should tone dine the lighting for a bit more atmosphere,

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A little gem with proper Greek street food, Greek wine and Greek beer - no frills, no fuss, attentive and friendly service. My wife and I ordered various mezedes including Melitzanosalata and Keftedakia and a Greek salad. The smoky aubergine was perfect and the minty dip with the meatballs was just right. As to the wine and beers - I wish we were able to get such a selection in Greece - and very well kept! Very pleased indeed to have such a restaurant in our locality.

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ED
London
111 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm a returning customer. The lamb wrap is definitely worth going back for, and a great excuse to try something new on the menu.

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

We went to this restaurant for my wife's birthday, blinded by the dazzling reviews we found online. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a terrible idea. To start with the positives, the staff were very polite and attentive, but this was pretty much where the goodness ended.. The food was really substandard and overpriced.. £1.50 for one piece of bread (10x5cm) cut in four tiny pieces, £3.50 for terribly tasting (too much herbs and overcooked!) chips that would maybe go down ok in a pub, but not so much in greek cuisine, and £15 for two souvalakis that were so dry (the bread was too thick and there was hardly any sauce in the souvalakis) that it nearly made me cry. I was sad to have ruined my wife's special day by taking her here just to be served food that does not resemble the actual food served in Greece. I once spent a month in Athens and ate souvalakis nearly everyday, so I know what they are supposed to be taste like. I just so wish we went somewhere else that day. It finished with £50 less in my wallet and stomach pain.

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly and polite staff. The only negative being the price as for 2 adults and a kid we paid £77.

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BA
London
38 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our meal at Hungry Donkey. The service was really friendly and the food hot and fresh. You have to order the halloumi! We’d definitely return next time we’re in the area.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food, living with a half Greek it has to be up to scratch and it certainly was!!! Traditional food.. Now the ambience could be better but don't let this put you off, we'd be back in a flash. Maybe better music or less cafe style tables and chairs but hey now just being fussy. Book a table now.

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EH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Greek Food - would return! Very filling and good quality

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TJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time, waiter was attentive and knew his stuff. Can’t wait to go back

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, came quickly and great value! We also had a lovely glass of red wine

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MS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was tasty and the service was prompt and efficient.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Greek food I ever had in London! People there are very friendly and great value for money

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