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“45min wait for a cup of tea and a piece of toast” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Lal Hotel Restaurant

Blue Lal Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 18 Restaurants in Lalibela
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“45min wait for a cup of tea and a piece of toast”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

Agonizingly slow service. Food was so-so when it finally arrived. Did not live up to the guidebook recommendation.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Bobbery
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“good lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

Had a really nice lunch of great soup and fruit juice here. It was obviously popular and the service was excellent . Nice menu which clearly showed some creativity.

Visited April 2012
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Thank 99alexa
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“The food was mouldy!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

Not only did our order take over an hour to arrive (despite repeated reminders), the "fresh mango juice" was pulled out of a fridge that was warm, when our injera eventually arrived it had green mould on the underside and the whole experience was terrible. Flies, poor service, dingy atmosphere. Do not eat here! It seems to be recommended by most local guides in lalibella!

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Teenytinytin
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Brussels, Belgium
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136 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Decent food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

We ate in the restaurant one night and the food was decent. The seven olives is probably the best place to eat but this one is not bad.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank arctickids
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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Kids were desperate for something other than injera so we went looking for Pizza - initial impressions were not that good, but actually pizzas were OK - nothing like 'proper' pizzas but not too bad and a good change from injera. Luckily we saw the rats walking along the shelving after we'd finished!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank christinalacey
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