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The Abyssinian

277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
+61 3 9376 8754
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“flatbread” (9 reviews)
“injera” (14 reviews)
“mixed platter” (5 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time here a couple of weeks ago. Ordered the mixed platter for two people and a bottle of wine. Ended up being plenty of food, and enjoyed the experience of just sitting and "grazing" on the food while we chatted and...More

Thank Brendan L
Reviewed 29 January 2018

The Abyssinian gets good reviews, and when we sat at our table and felt the energy of the place it seemed that the reviews were well deserved. My husband and I chose the vegetarian platter, which involves a selection of dips, vegetables, fermented cabbage, and...More

Thank Lolita16
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

amazing food and fantastic tastes to sample, clean, friendly staff, would recommend, good value and we all enjoyed! 👍🏻

Thank vmak12
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Really fun place to eat. got the big plate with traditional pancakes/bread and about 9 different dishes. Was so yummy and a real experience to eat. tried several local beers. This is a must do place to have a feed in Melbourne.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We found this place when we were on the search for dinner. The place was busy and we wandered in to enquire about getting dinner even though it was late. We were given a table and the waiter gave us some good guidance on the...More

Thank Rosemarie L
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Eating at the Abyssinian in Kensington with good friends - a wonderful evening of shared food. The food was delish! Fish, goat, chicken, chick peas, broad beans and salad served on Yummy Ethiopian injera. Fabulous meal!! BYO. If you are after Ethiopian coffee ask about...More

1  Thank Heather W
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

In my return visit to Melbourne I had to take Tram 57; Stop 25 to get to The Abyssinian! Great service; great vibe and stunning food. Best to book and be prepared to use your fingers. Highly recommended again!!!

Thank Kiwitraveller502011
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Amazing Ethiopian cuisine. Multiple dishes served on top of injera. Eat with your hands. Great vegetarian options!

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I was my friend turn to pick this time & we drove 30km to try Ethiopia 🇪🇹 food ! Guess what ?! It was fabulous 👍we ordered Goat, lamb, Kangaroo, Chicken, Fava beans & Lentils. We had few Ethiopian beers which was nice ! Overall...More

1  Thank 319cocacola
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I've eaten African cuisine before and loved it. This is my first time to The Abyssinian. What can I say? Wow! Authentic feel with delicious food served in amazingly large platters with flat bread. I was with two others. I'm the vegetarian. There aren't overwhelming...More

Thank mitchellt1967
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karen l
20 December 2017|
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Response from mitchellt1967 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that injera bread is gluten free... I would suggest asking the restaurant directly.
karen l
24 March 2017|
Response from Kiwitraveller502011 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they can do gluten free if you order ahead.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9376 8754
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