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“Great for Sunday brunch”
Review of Serenade

Serenade
Ranked #92 of 267 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Hanoi, Vietnam
Level 6 Contributor
596 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
“Great for Sunday brunch”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We wanted to go and enjoy their Valentine's Day fine dining offer, but then we had to cancel last minute due to sickness. So, we took then the next best option: The Sunday brunch. At 148ETB (6$) p.p. a steal. (Well, don't expect smoked salmon or bubbly)

As pretty much everyone says, the place is not easy to find, but with some good maps and CityMaps2Go on the iPhone, we found it without asking. (there is also a sign somewhere)

The setting was lovely, most tables outside under tarp roofs. The main restaurant house has become a gallery and is worth browsing around.

This is not your typical buffet brunch. You stay seated and they keep bringing you food until you turn your place marker to 'baka' (enough). We got some different breads with jams and butter, followed by fresh fruit, then a middle eastern Meze platter. Then Ful (Beans) with all the essential condiments, scrambled eggs, home-made ricotta cheese with tomatoes, grilled veggies. And if one is still hungry, in the bar section one can find a made to order pancake station, pasta prima vera, kinche, fir fir and of course injera.

Coffee and tea are included, water and soft drinks are extra.

I recommend going early as it fills up around noon and then the waiter becomes very busy.

Telefon: 0911 200072

  • Visited March 2013
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Ramelton, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“High Quality Restaurant”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Serenade had a good menu and good food, including good vegetarian options and of a much higher standard than I expected in Addis Ababa. You can't beat for €8 for 3 courses of excellent food. Yes it is up a dark lane way - but our taxi left us to the door so this was no problem

Visited March 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 6 Contributor
358 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“NIce brunch”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Nice location and good food. Prices very reasonable for the quality and service offered. The restaurant also has a small but nice garden where you can enjoy lunch/brunch. Recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
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Suffolk
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A hidden gem.”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

This restaurant is familly owned and the owner is the Chef !! A little difficult to find but certainly worth the effort. Excellent food, well presented witha very frendly staff and not too expensive by anyones standards.

Visited November 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Exaggerated and.. No alcohol..?”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Well guys, someone says that life is too short for eat junk food and drink bad wine. I completely agree. This is the reason why I could accept to pay a bill of 400 birr to fulfill my belly in addis, when normally it's very, very difficult to pay more than the half in almost all the country. Actually I had a delicious artichoke soup, which was able to let me forget the average fish I had as a main dish. But honestly, you can't miss a decent wine list if you want to run a restaurant of that kind. And don't tell me about religion, I had respectable chardonnays even in Morocco. No way to get alcohol, a simple beer neither.

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