Restaurants

Top Choice European in Lalibela

Ben Abeba

Easily one of Ethiopia's coolest restaurants, this Ethio-Scottish-owned, Dalí-esque jumble of walkways, platforms and fire pits is perched on the edge of the ridge for 360-degree views. The food is tasty – we especi…
European in Lalibela

Unique Restaurant

This basic but cosy little restaurant (‘bad house, good food’ is what the charming and irrepressible owner Sisaynesh tells people who hesitate outside her door) serves the usual mix of national and faranji (foreigne…
Ethiopian in Lalibela

Old Abyssinia Restaurant

The combination of excellent food (mostly Ethiopian with a few European dishes), fine views and an on-site cooking school means you can take care of all of your culinary needs in one go here. It's lovely and quiet, …
European in Lalibela

XO Lalibela

With a classier dining area than most (but with no views), XO Lalibela serves up a fresh modern menu that does have some Ethiopian dishes, but it put most of its attention into its roast chicken, burgers, fajitas an…
European in Lalibela

Seven Olives Hotel

We don't recommend staying here, but it's a popular lunch spot where travellers enjoy the leafy, bird-filled terrace. It does the usual mix of local and faranji food – the fried Nile perch or tilapia served with a s…
Ethiopian in Lalibela

John Café

A great little local breakfast spot in the town centre.
European in Lalibela

Zewditu Bar & Restaurant

The partners behind this restaurant used to work in other restaurants before striking out on their own. Both the pastas and the tibs are tasty and the simple traditional dining room is popular with locals.