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Ben Abeba

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
This is a new restaurant which I visited several times on a recent visit to Lalibela. It is an amazing structure and serves excellent food as well as having wonderful loos.
$3 - $8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
African, European, Ethiopian, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews shepherds pie scotch egg salad injera burger bread juice scottish lady co owner stunning views unique architecture watch the sunset visiting lalibela business partner surrounding mountains amazing place the food is great
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ben Abeba is a wonderful restaurant. It is situated on top of a hill jetting out with sweeping views of the surrounding valleys. The architecture is interesting, with views from different levels and different angles. The Scottish lady who owns it is hospitable. The food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank woonwahs
Reviewed 3 days ago

Exentric and nice architecture. Go here and have a drink, Eat elsewhere, as the food is really forgettable.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tomas K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My guide took me for lunch to this restaurant. I was very impressed by the location and the views but the best part was meeting the Scottish co-owner and hearing her story. I ordered a hamburger but unfortunately was a little disappointed in the quality...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank j0yr0chf0rd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relatively speaking, I can easily say this is northern Ethiopia's best restaurant. The service is superb (the owner makes you feel so welcome). The views of the town and of the skies (at sunset) are great. The fusion of Scottish and Ethiopian food works very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank haroldbox
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views but they are available from many places in Lalibela. Food was very poor and slow. Also I cannot see that the crazy Gaudiesque design is anything but an eyesore I it's beautiful setting ? Neither functional nor architecturally majestic. Eat in excellent hotel...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jon c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is good but they were very busy the night I went and took a while to get the food. It gets cold up in the open bays after the sunset so finish your dinner by then:)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hiruy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben Abeba is designed like a flower and has a spacey kind of look. A Scottish lady owns and runs it so shepherds pie was the house specialty- yum! It’s a very lovely restaurant and very unusual for Lalibela/ Ethiopia. There are ramps everywhere but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Kerryn72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very unusual restaurant that looks very cool with an amazing view. The food is average and definitely recommend as a lunch place

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JorgeFelippe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unique restaurant with stunning views, we came here for a NYE party and had a great time. Perfect for sunset.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I were there for New Year's Eve. The food was just okay, but overall it was a fun place to go to celebrate.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Heather S
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Bright N
January 29, 2016|
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Response from travelmartin | Reviewed this property |
As Ziolith pointed out, the restaurant lies at the northern edge of town, you will already see the unique shape of the roof from a distance.
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