56 wentworth street, london, E1 7AL
+44 20 7392 9649
12 august 2015
korean, peruvian, vietnamese - london cuisine has travelled round the world and back in constant search of the new plat du jour. refreshing then to see a spin on one of the more staple global menus, greek, courtesy of the hungry donkey. an intimate little joint a skip away from brick lane it specialises in mouthwatering grecian street food. the ‘greek salad’, ‘souvlaki’ and even ‘pita and tzatziki’ we’re accustomed to are imitations in comparison to the real deal served up here with authentic ingredients shipped over from the med. wantonly moreish pan-fried saganaki cheese, spanakopita [spinach pie] and fasolakia stews make for perfect shareable comfort food alongside classic souvlaki skewers, wraps and moussaka. sweet endings are an extra sweet end – and the spectacular names will need some translation. the delectable kaimaki ice cream can be described as vanillary-marshmallowy-but-not-really and the galaktoboureko is a hunk of semolina custard in sticky syrup. great for a pit-stop, even better as a feast of a takeaway - everything can be ordered to go.