dinner at Saba’s Ethiopian restaurant on Brunswick St

dinner at Saba’s Ethiopian restaurant on Brunswick St

Saba’s is a very new Ethiopian restaurant on Brunswick St where Noodle Palace used to be. It’s only been open a few days but last night it was full for dinner. I don’t think they need any help from me in promoting them – it’s obvious locals and visitors strolling along Brunswick St like the look of the bright but understated interior and the sound of the menu.…

dinner at Horn African restaurant on Johnston St Collingwood

dinner at Horn African restaurant on Johnston St Collingwood

I’ve really enjoyed the African food I’ve eaten in the past few years in Melbourne, including at Konjo in Collingwood and Footscray, the Cutting Table in Collingwood, Nyala in Fitzroy and recently at the new Savanna in Collingwood. Once I’d eaten at Savanna I wanted to try the long established Horn directly opposite on Johnston St.…

dinner at Savanna on Johnston St Collingwood

dinner at Savanna on Johnston St Collingwood

Savanna is a new Ethiopian and Eritrean focused African restaurant on Johnston St Collingwood just east of Smith St (in the space of the former Porcini).┬áMy dining companion last night (a more glamorous hand model than the previous one) and I ordered a mixed platter for two that features a large plate containing injerra and various vegetable wat (like stews or curries) and which is accompanied by a serve of tibs (grilled meat).…

lunch at Nyala on Brunswick St

lunch at Nyala on Brunswick St

I’d tried a number of times to spontaneously have dinner when Nyala African restaurant was located on the southern end of Brunswick St opposite Atherton Gardens, but it was always full. Having moved some months ago further north to above Django Django on the corner of Brunswick St and Kerr St, I’d tried a further couple of times but the opening hours seemed a bit erratic and it was closed when their website said they were meant to be open.…