• The Abyssinian

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  • White Veg-options
Eritrean, Ethiopian

Serves meat, vegan options available. Eritrean & Ethiopian food with various vegan dishes. Olive oil ghee is used in place of palm oil to prepare all dishes. Open Mon-Sat 5:30pm-10:00pm. Closed Sun.

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5 Reviews

First Review by Aloo


Points +186

02 Jul 2022

Friendly and delicious

The vegan platter for one is huge, easily feed two people, and the two person platter would fill three easily.
Super nice people.
The injera bread is deliciously sour.
Prices are fair. Just order the platter and leave happy.

Updated from previous review on 2019-02-01

Pros: Lovely staff



Points +13872

26 Mar 2022


We came here for a friend’s birthday on recommendation of a other friend who’d dined here before. The restaurant was warm and attractive and staff friendly and welcoming. As far as the menu went, the vegan platter for two seemed the best bet. Service was quick, although items food and drink were placed randomly on the table, not necessarily in front of the person who ordered them. When our platter arrived my partner and I needed to shift to sitting opposite each other in order to share it, so don’t sit beside your dining companion if you plan to share. The food was tasty and filling, with the usual variety of bean, lentil and vegetable dishes on injera, but I have had better.


Points +5450

18 Mar 2021

Was ok, much nicer food years ago.

I hadn’t been in many years, and was a little disappointed in the food. We had the vegan platter. The injery bread was very sour and some of the side dishes were a little dry. Some were quite tasty though, and the space and the staff were very nice.

Pros: Nice place , Nice staff

Cons: Injery bread was way too sour


Points +105

07 Oct 2019

Vegan platter

We went here the other night and had the vegan platter for 2. We asked for it to be mild, as neither of us really eat chili. Firstly, the staff were so friendly. We had a wonderful waiter who was very efficient and polite, and had the best smile. Plus on top of that the food was amazing. Fresh, tasty, and a good variety on the platter. We live 40km on the other side of town, but we will definitely travel to go there again. Loved it

Pros: Food, Staff, Setting


Points +6498

18 Jul 2017

You'll have to make a booking

This place is often booked out. Although I have been a number of times, I find it hard to go past the vegan platter: a selection of curries, salad on injera bread. I love the variety and being able to share a platter - we often have four of us eating from the same platter. Such an experience.
Service is friendly. Nice decor and great place to catch up with friends. They do have outdoor seating as well, which is utilised a lot in the warmer months.
Reasonably priced too.
Definitely recommend.

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