"This is definitely one Greek kitchen you want on your radar"Review Rating: Reviewed by Laurel
It’s hard not to fall in love with Greek food, but the new brunch menu at Hungry Donkey Greek Kitchen is a whole different ball game. January is undoubtedly a depressing month, given the at-tempted post-Noel healthier eating. The good news is the food at Hungry Donkey is delicious, wholesome goodness; you feel like you’re nourishing yourself with every mouthful.
The main menu is fairly extensive, with small bites, mezedes and salads, souvlaki and a whole host of mouthwatering Greek desserts. The new brunch menu features a wealth of egg dishes, alongside classic items such as spanakopita. Being that it was a horrendously chilly January Sun-day when I visited, the Hungry Donkey was my first choice. Eggs sunny side up, accompanied with a Greek sausage and a delicious mixture of mushrooms and peppers in a lightly spiced, almost Shakshuka-esque tomato sauce with grilled sourdough bread. It was cosy, warming comfort food at its absolute best and washed down with a refreshing homemade iced tea. If you’re a coffee fan, make sure you try the traditional Greek coffee - it’ll blow your brains out. My friend tucked in to a couple of their classic chicken and pork souvlaki skewers, with a fresh and crunchy Greek salad and a side of their deliciously salty halloumi. It had to be done really.
I was actually a bit gutted that their portions were so hearty and filling, leaving no room for dessert. However given the taste factor of our brunch, it’s certainly on my list for a return visit to enjoy some of their sweets. If you’re in the neighbourhood it’s worth the stroll down from Spitalfields, this is def-initely one Greek kitchen you want on your radar.
Laurel reviewed Hungry Donkey Greek Kitchen on Wed 24 Jan 2018