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Hippopotamus

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Lille Centre 11
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rue Faidherbe, 59000 Lille, France
+33-3-28-38-95-00
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good burgers, but a bit expensive

I wrote a review on this restaurant a view months ago. We were not pleased after that visit in the fall of 2014. However this restaurant is conveniently located in the center of Lille and within walking distance of the two main railway stations. So after a summer visit to Lille we visited the place... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Reiziger1969
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Delft, The Netherlands
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Delft, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I wrote a review on this restaurant a view months ago. We were not pleased after that visit in the fall of 2014. However this restaurant is conveniently located in the center of Lille and within walking distance of the two main railway stations. So after a summer visit to Lille we visited the place again and were mot disappointed... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We found this to be one of the few restaurants in Lille where you could get a jacket potato with your meal instead of chips. A little more expensive than some of the other local restaurants but the food was good. Very few places in Lille (and elsewhere in France) provide any form of vegetables with meals. Strange then that... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Eating on a Sunday night in Lille a lot of places are closed. We were so lucky that Hippopotamus was open, we had a fantastic meal and are now checking for other Hippopotamus restaurants we can go to!!! We were given plenty time to look at the extensive menu so much choice and proper pictures of the dishes. We decided... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great place with both English and French menus, good mix of European food. Fantastic views especially after dark. catered for everybody from my french speaking daughter to my totally English father.... and the bill was reasonable too....

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good choice and even an English menu! Fairly standard prices and good service. Good place if you're stuck for somewhere else to eat.

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melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had lunch here - able to find salads which was what I was looking for. Good Mediterranean - little too much dressing but good size serve, husband had ribs which he voted very good. No English menu - usual for Lille. Service was good . Very much like the American chain types with good priced food

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Horsens, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Even that steak's is not my favorite, they looked very good. I had a salat with tuna, which was enough for 2. good range of beers. a little crowded, a little slow service, but OK. Their Cafe Gourmand includes a small coffie, and 4 different bowls with ice, chocolat mousse, mashed pineapple and creme brulee. !!!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Visited this restaurant Friday 10th April at lunchtime. Now this is the difficult bit as the service was ok, not brilliant, but not bad. But the burger was superb. Can't remember the name of the one I went for but it had Camembert cheese and apple in. The burger cooked medium rare exactly how I asked. Served with chips and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Friendly and rapid service... was open for an early dinner (not always evident in France). What you see is what you get... and reasonable value for money too.

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Kempston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We ate here on our first night in Lille when we were both a bit tired and didn't want to venture far from our hotel. A chain restaurant wouldn't normally be our first choice but we were pleasantly surprised by a couple of very good entrecôte steaks, cooked medium rare as requested, with chips and accompanying sauces. Decent desserts too.... More 

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Address: rue Faidherbe, 59000 Lille, France
Phone Number: +33-3-28-38-95-00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Lille Centre 11
Average Prices: USD 15

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: rue Faidherbe, 59000 Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Lille Centre 11
  • Neighborhood: Lille Centre 11
  • Phone Number: +33-3-28-38-95-00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15

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