Northern Ethiopia restaurants

Top Choice European in Gonder

Four Sisters

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 …
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…
Top Choice Ethiopian in Adigrat

Geza Gereslase Cultural Restaurant

If it’s Ethiopian food you’re after, the big tukul across the street from Eve Hotel is easily Adigrat's best. Traditional decoration and well-priced dishes such as mahberawi (an Ethiopian meat platter served with in…
Top Choice European in Mekele

Black Rose

This stylish outpost of an Addis lounge bar is one of Mekele's more intriguing dining options. Downstairs it serves excellent pizza, pasta and Ethiopian dishes in a quietly sophisticated setting with world music pla…
Top Choice Cafe in Bahir Dar

Wude Coffee

For high-class Ethiopian fare in a chic city-style garden cafe, come to Wude Coffee, although it's just as good for a stiff macchiato. While the indoor tables are intimate and cosy, we prefer the outdoor perches.
Top Choice European in Mekele

Karibu Kitchen & Bar

This garden restaurant is the first choice for faranji food, with a pleasing garden setting where the wood-fired pizza is the star of the show.
Ethiopian in Mekele

Geza Gerlase

This cultural restaurant within a cavernous traditional tukul is a great place to enjoy excellent Ethiopian dishes. Specialities include zilzil tibs (strips of lamb, fried and served slightly crunchy with mustard-an…
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, …
International in Simien Mountains National Park

Limalimo Lodge

High on a hilltop north of Debark, with some of the best views you'll find in the Simiens, the stylish and uber-contemporary Limalimo Lodge opens its restaurant for non-guests and it's well worth the trip. The cooki…