Four Sisters

Top choice european in Gonder

Now here's something special. One of the best places in northern Ethiopia for both food and atmosphere, Four Sisters has brilliant traditional food (order 'national food' for an overview of what it's capable of), a lovely, leafy setting with stone walls and Debre Berhan Selassie–inspired paintings and nightly traditional music and dance.

It also has European food (if you must) and occasional lunchtime buffets (Birr172). Owned and operated by four sisters, the service is good, as is the coffee. It’s pricier than other options, but makes for a fun evening and even locals come here for a special night out, but lunch is also excellent. The road is unlit, so take a taxi or bajaj if coming after dark.