Gorgeous Greek Food in the Heart of London
Ever since visiting Santorini just a few short months ago (although August feels like lightyears away) I’ve been loving Greek food. Souvlaki and Tzaztiki became a fast favourite when I was ordering in Santorini so it was such a treat to visit The Hungry Donkey located in Spitalfields.
I took my friend Yasmin and her little sister Elise to the Hungry Donkey for lunch last Saturday. Yasmin absolutely adored the interior because the little restaurant has full glass windows it was perfect for photos and she’s quite the photographer. The restaurant had a few tables and most people were sat outside even though it was a little too chilly for me out there at this time of year. It wasn’t crowded as it is a bit off the main track in Spitalfields but just a five minute walk away from the main area which is really convenient if you want a quiet bite with friends.
Yasmin and I began by ordering a gorgeous wine. I was so surprised to see that it was actually rose gold in colour – the blogger’s dream! We ordered the Domaine Spiropoulos wine and the waitress explained that they leave the skins of the grapes on which gives the wine its distinct colour. Yasmin’s sister Elise ordered an iced tea which she really enjoyed too.
I was so excited to eat authentic Greek food again so I spent quite some time on the menu before deciding on the Vegetarian Souvlaki Pitta Wrap. Yasmin had a lamb version of my order and Elise ordered the Mushroom and Halloumi burger. Sometimes eating out for lunch or dinner can be difficult because I usually eat Vegetarian but there were several options I could have gone for. The Veggie Souvlaki pitta was so full of flavour. It had a lot of Veg inside and was coated in this really lovely sauce. The halloumi to top it all off was great too, I’m such a halloumi fan. Elise loved her burger and Yasmin really enjoyed her lamb pitta too.
My lunch came to just £15, including wine and service charge, which I was absolutely amazed by! It can sometimes be a little difficult to find cheap eats in London. Yasmin and Elise spent a little but more than me but theirs was still very student friendly too. I was really impressed with The Hungry Donkey. It was a great, quiet, restaurant not too far from Spitalfields with great ambience, staff and food. I’ll definitely be stopping by there if I’m in the area again. Yasmin won’t forgive me if I go without her so I’ll have to go with her!
*This post is in collaboration CitizenMag, my posts are always impartial and honest and are not influenced by my collab partner.
Let me know what restaurants you’ve been to in London recently! Does The Hungry Donkey sound like somewhere you would visit?