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Seven Olives Hotel Restaurant

Lalibela, Ethiopia
+251 33 336 0020
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good53%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (69 reviews)
“injera” (38 reviews)
“tibs” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, European, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extraordinary, authentic food for lunch. Just the spot for a short respite from seeing all that Lalibela offers. If you are interested in the exquisite rock-hewn churches of Lalibela (and you should be), you will definitely need a local guide. You can't​ do better than...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is located in a nice mountain side area with nice trees and decent outside siting. The food is mostly typical Ethiopian. It is an average place options are very limited.

Thank roberto a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't great the day where we went, and I wasn't hungry, but I had to eat. It was certainly not the seven olives special dish that brought my hunger back. Despite my state I could tell that I will never order that again, and...More

Thank tetedoeuf
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Pros: + Good food + Cold drinks + Quiet garden area to relax and watch birds + Friendly staff + Good service + Convenient location

Thank Reggie W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great outdoor dining area, just don't visit the bathrooms. We ate the Ethiopian fasting food which was delicious, fresh and very filling. One serving is enough for two people. Dig In! :-)

Thank Atick
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Their fasting plate is excellent! We ordered two dishes, but their portions are huge, so just share one. And the setting was really pleasant.

Thank Deetaa
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Situated in the middle of the old town area and just above the entrance gate for the northern set of churches --- Seven Olives restaurant was a great spot for a relaxing lunch on my first day in Lalibela. LOVED the outdoor setting with lots...More

Thank inthepinesNC
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The hotel do not seem to be very nice - rather old and needing restoration; but the restaurant has an excellent choice of traditional Ethiopian meal, tasty and good.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We only had breakfast there. The food was only okay, but we went to escape the dust and crowds. The trees, flowers and birds were a welcome escape, so it was most definitely worth it.

Thank Anguw
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We only have lunch here as it is in a convenient location. Lunch is served in a rather nice garden with colorful florals. The once best local hotel is dated but might suit budget travelers who like to be close to trekking trails. Our guide...More

Thank Eric L
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Nearby Attractions
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.67 km away
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.88 km away
Yemrehanna Kristos
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1.44 km away
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.66 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Amhara Region  >  Lalibela
  • Phone Number: +251 33 336 0020
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