Having been unable to go on our Greek holiday this year we were definitely in need of a Greek food fix. With that in mind it was time to pay our first visit to the Hungry Donkey which is just a five minute walk from Liverpool Street station and only a couple of minutes from the popular spitalfields area. As our Saturday's are quite booked up it was also great to see that this restaurant was open on a Sunday so off we went. We actually arrived quite early but this wasn't a problem as we were given a warm and friendly welcome. With our masks on and our hands sanitized we were then shown to our table. We started with two fabulous Greek cocktails while we looked at the menu that really had a fantastic selection of greek dishes from hot & cold mezedes , souvlaki , smashing plates , souvlaki plates , salads , sides & desserts. It was also nice to see that all the wines were greek as well as the cocktails and digestifs.We decided to start with a selection of three dishes from the hot mezedes section. They were the Papoutsakia ( roasted aubergine , tomato , onion sauce & feta cheese ) , Revithokeftedes ( greek falafel topped with tahini & sesame seeds ) & Spanakopita ( filo pastry filled with spinach & feta cheese ) This was a great way to start as each dish was delicious.Now it was time to order our mains to which we chose first the restaurants specialty Lamb Kleftiko ( lamb shanks , peppers , potatoes , graviera cheese ) we also decided to have the Kid Goat Soutzoukakia ( meatballs , brown & wild rice , graviera cheese ). We accompanied these dishes with a greek salad and some hand cut feta chips. Everything was perfectly cooked and the flavours were amazing. To go with our mains we enjoyed two fabulous glasses of greek wine.After a little rest it was time for desserts where we opted for the Kormos ( sliced cocoa loaf with berries & strawberry syrup ) and the Bougatsa ( warm custard filo pie with cinnamon and drizzled with icing sugar and more cinnamon ). I accompanied the bougatsa with a homemade Rakomelo which was boiled tsipouro , honey , cloves & cinnamon. This little cocktail was one I fell in love with straight away and was a perfect pairing with these amazing desserts.We finished with a coffee and a complimentary glass of mastiha to round of a truly fantastic greek feast. The food was amazing and quite different in style to other greek restaurants. The service was friendly and also felt the staff were very knowledgable about all the food and drink as well. I would highly recommend a visit especially if your a lover of greek food and I definitely can't wait to return again myself.Efharisto and look forward to seeing you all again soon
18:23 24 Sep 20
Food is good, though they've removed some of my favourite things like the saganaki and the fava. Service was very good, and I like that they go with the European style of providing a bottle of tap water straight off the bat.
20:47 21 Sep 20
Excellent food 🇬🇷❤️
11:00 16 Sep 20
09:33 16 Sep 20
Great food, great ambience
19:43 14 Sep 20
Love love love this restaurant. When there for a first date and to food was amazing.
05:16 08 Sep 20
Sehr leckeres Essen, aber die typisch griechischen Klassiker fehlen... wie zB. Gyros, Souvlaki und Bifteki fehlen.
14:50 07 Sep 20
00:27 04 Sep 20
Lovely experience with friendly staff and tasty food!
08:37 26 Aug 20
Ordered from Deliveroo. Very good food and packaged nicely.
21:24 25 Aug 20
Good quality ingredients, but food could do with a bit more creativity.
22:16 06 Aug 20
Very cozy place, super clean. Polite staff, quite a long wait for the food but the food was very tasty and deserts omg delicious! Medium high prices
08:08 06 Aug 20
So delicious every time! And excellent friendly service. I'll keep going back again and again and again! I recommend the htipiti, kleftiko, greek sausage, halloumi... I could go on...
12:33 28 Jul 20
Super good quality Greek food! You have to try the kid goat kebab, one of the best kebabs I've ever had.
20:26 24 Jul 20
Happened upon this place when wandering around Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market. Popped in for what was going to be a light lunch but ended up a greek feast. Food is so tasty; especially recommend anything with halloumi in it, and also the htipiti dip.
16:52 09 Jul 20
We had a birthday meal here last week, great set menu and really great staff.
18:48 18 Jun 20
17:49 27 May 20
Really nice meal (delivery) - this was a treat in the lockdown times
11:14 22 Apr 20
Delicious food for Greeks and non-Greeks alike. Super handy during the lock-down as well - we got trays of food for our fridge / freezer in addition to a dinner. Thank you for keeping us well fed guys!!
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22:48 21 Apr 20
Too strong coffee
14:31 14 Mar 20
Great food and service.
22:36 04 Mar 20
Authentic greek food. Amazing wine and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend this little gem