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Hippopotamus

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Lille Centre 11
Grill, French, Steakhouse
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2 Rue Faidherbe, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 28 38 95 00
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 27
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    Very good
  • 84
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  • 54
    Poor
  • 39
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Simple stuff with a neon setting.

Aiming at being contemporary, this restaurant is okay for couples, drinkers or business. It isn't going to set the world on fire but the steak was tasty and the veg was okay (both a little over cooked). Plain, simple and no chance of a bad meal.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ben S
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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St Johns
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service considering they had a very large group of French youngsters singing songs loudly etc but seemed like graduation or something? However the food was absolutely stunning! The large steak for 2(rare) was sliced up into good portions and was cooked absolutely correctly and oozed blood! Drinks were also tasty and deserts were delightful... Le bouff magnific 😀

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Thank Kingzilla
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aiming at being contemporary, this restaurant is okay for couples, drinkers or business. It isn't going to set the world on fire but the steak was tasty and the veg was okay (both a little over cooked). Plain, simple and no chance of a bad meal.

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Thank Ben S
Guildford
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203 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Ate here on an overnight Christmas market visit; although quite busy, we were given a table straight away. On hearing my rusty French, the greeter asked if we would like English menus, which was a nice touch - and they were full-colour, laminated with pictures! Always useful. Most of our servers also spoke English to at least some extent and... More 

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Thank Merrowmum
Grays, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Had a lovely steak skewer with jacket potato. Cooked perfectly. Staff very friendly and service was just right.

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Thank Woozle2014
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Very nice location, good service and friendly staff although language on both sides was rusty, nice food at fair prices

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Thank JohnboyM54
Norfolk
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Was very busy when we ate there on the Saturday night service was very good. Waitress spoke a little English and our little French we had a lovely meal.

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Thank marleneNorfolk
Andover, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We came here as a group of friends for the Christmas market and stopped for dinner here. The food was quick, the service was good despite a bit of a language barrier on both sides. 4/5 of us enjoyed our meal but one of my friends ordered a burger and it came out very pink and was not seared round... More 

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Thank AC0908
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

In all honesty when you look at the place you know what you can expect. Fast without too much quality. The 3 rating was only because the ceasar salad of my wife was quite good. Strangely enough we could not order without tomatoes. I had the 400 gram steak, which bij itself was a good pce of meat. Unfortunately it... More 

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Thank Ronald P
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Just on the edge of the retail part of the city where there wasnt much variety for children at that time of day. Service was good and the staff were friendly and helpful with children. Food was decent and promptly served.

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Thank MPZ1984
Sussex
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good choice of different cuts of steak. I ordered filet mignon (bleu) and that is exactly what I got. The steak was extremely tender and full of flavour. The fries and salad were top notch as well. A carafe of house red complemented the meal just right. Service was a little slow but no rush to move you out. All... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 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 - 15
  • Cuisine: Grill, French, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?