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The Abyssinian Restaurant

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by Rae Rogers (subscribe)
I'm an event coordinator running regular events for The Singles Game www.thesinglesgame.com.au
Published April 23rd 2014

When you have a visitor who is a chef and works in a three hatted restaurant in Sydney, is hungry and has high expectations, where do you take them?

There are myriad Melbourne restaurants to choose from but add in a short time frame (it's 6pm and the flight is at 9pm) and a fussy eater and you have a challenge. My dilemma was to find a place of interest that serves great food not too far from the airport (or between the city and airport).

I found The Abyssinian, an Ethiopian restaurant in Flemington.

The restaurant has a lovely ambiance and an earthy feel, decorated with interesting artefacts and staff who are happy and friendly. We were immediately impressed by the choice even before the food arrived.

No time for entrées tonight, we needed to eat and leave so we went for the non-vegetarian platter for three. We asked if we needed to order rice or bread; our waiter told us we didn't need anything else and we would basically get a taste of everything on the menu.

The food was great, a tasty selection of chicken, beef, goat, fish, lamb, lentils and salad all served over layers of light and airy bread. Adding to the experience is there are no utensils or plates served. It's a traditional finger food experience.

I highly recommend it.
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Why? This restaurant supports the UNICEF Bread for Good Project
Phone: (03) 9376 8754
Where: 277 Racecourse Road, Kensington
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