ETHIOPIAN cuisine might be not be very well known in Brighton - but a new restaurant hopes to change that with its nutritious and tasty food. Abyssinia, which is due to open this weekend, will be the first Ethiopian restaurant in Brighton and aims to show the city a diet often hailed as one the healthiest in the world.
Based around injera, a spongy pancake-style carbohydrate staple, it is made from non-gluten grain teff, which is rich in iron, fibre, calcium, potassium and protein. Served with virtually everything and used like a utensil to scoop up lentils, vegetables and meat, Abyssinia owners Yonas Kebede and Daisy Brook hope to attract adventurous Brightonians looking to try something new.
Based on Baker Street near London road, Abyssinia will also look to bring in students from the new block on the former Co-op store, as well as members of the city’s sizeable Ethiopian community. Daisy said: “The healthiness of the food is a real selling point, with lots of fresh meat and vegetables. “We want to make it affordable so that people can come back again and again and offer a much better alternative to KFC or McDonalds.”