THE HUNGRY DONKEY – Eating Greek in London

Come hungry, leave happy.   The only two things you need know for today’s post.    Where we at? Greek Kitchen aptly named The Hungry Donkey.  In a nutshell, we’re talking authentic Grecian food, done well and LOTS of it. The place sits just behind the craziness that is the ‘city’ area of London, known… Read More »

The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food.
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Come hungry, leave happy.
 
The only two things you need know for today’s post. 
 
Where we at? Greek Kitchen aptly named The Hungry Donkey.

The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food. In a nutshell, we’re talking authentic Grecian food, done well and LOTS of it.

The place sits just behind the craziness that is the ‘city’ area of London, known mostly for its bankers, (yes, B-ankers) briefcases and high rise, swanky restaurants.

Here things are a lot more casual with sharing mezes, bigger mains and no need for briefcases.

The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food.Food wise, the menu definitely isn’t short on loads of Greek inspiration for the meat eater, vegetarian or health freak in us all. Not to mention there are some very generous portions are to be had!

You can either go for a whole load of mezes…

The best way to try a few things and get stuck in. 

The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food.Like dips and flatbreads.

The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food.Traditional spanakopita (Spinach and feta pie)

The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food. The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food.Gigantes (Big beans)

Spicy sausage (Boar, pork and leek)

Feta bougiourdi (Pan fried cheese with tomato)

The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food. The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food. The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food.Or if you prefer there are larger plates to be had like these…

Beef stifado, souvlaki wraps and stuffed vegetables.

The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food.The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food.The Greeks have seriously got eyes for desserts too with a few custard/filo combos to choose from (we love it already) and THE most unusual tasting buffalo milk ice cream. Definitely one to try.

The Hungry Donkey is a casual Greek kitchen serving sharing mezes and bigger plates of great Greek food.Having a Greek best friend, I’ve fallen in love with their approach to food. The way that it’s almost an event, spending hours sharing, talking and enjoying. While The Hungry Donkey is not to that degree (we are still in crazy London remember) that’s the vibe they’re trying to bring to the capital. 

The mains are good but the mezes are really the star of the show, and while there is plenty of cheese and pastry on the menu (oh yes!) if you’re trying to eat a bit healthier or not a meat eater it really wouldn’t be much of a challenge. No boring salads in sight.

With a lot of melitzanosalata, tiropita and papoutsakia on the menu, you may need a few language lessons before you go. Or maybe a stiff drink. Haha.

Address: 
56 Wentworth St, London E1 7AL
Website: http://www.hungrydonkey.co.uk
Nearest Station: Aldgate East