The Chapeltown area of Leeds is known as a hub of Caribbean culture and food, but at the bottom of Roundhay Road, getting towards the city centre, there is a restaurant that flies the flag for Ethiopian cuisine. Melkam Megeb offers East African flavours to the public of West Yorkshire: meaty stews with seasoned butter and spices, vegetarian dishes with roasted chickpeas, stir-fried vegetables and onion, all served up with the iconic Ethiopian injera, a sourdough pancake that soaks up all those juices that run from the stews. Relax and enjoy your meal at Melkam Megeb, taking in all the varieties of Ethiopian food within a homely environment, washing down those foods with a traditional tea with herbs or a makiato coffee. Book a table now for a meal quite unlike any other in Leeds.
Fantastic, tasty , welcoming. Delicious food and showed us how traditional coffee is made and drank with friends. Would highly recommend. Ring ahead if vegetarian as I did and was served yummy food
We had an excellent time, the food was really nice, full of flavour, tender, varied and very reasonably priced. The owner is one of the nicest people I've ever met, and couldn't do enough for us - to say you could see his enthusiasm and genuine hospitality is an understatement. At the end of the meal, they roast green coffee beans over a camp stove in the restaurant, and then grind them fresh for the table - the coffee was strong, smooth and amazing. I would definitely return, and can't praise this place highly enough. I wish them the best of luck with their restaurant :)