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Hippopotamus

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Lille Centre 11
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rue Faidherbe, 59000 Lille, France
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Similar to a beefeater or brewers fayre (UK)

we turned up here after having walked around looking for a restaurant for 40 minutes on NYE at about 3pm. Everywhere was shut!! we both had a fillet burger (the "hippopotamus burger") which was delicious and cooked to order. I had a Beer cockail and my wife a virgin mojito. if you sit by the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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  • Late Night
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We stopped in Hippo after searching round for a restaurant big enough to accommodate our group and they agreed to put us on three separate tables. First problem was it seemed pricey, but we went with it anyway as it looked like the food quality was good. We made our orders, and everyone except for myself either ordered their burgers... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If You are the steak lover this is The Place in Lille center! awesome steaks and awesome service! I even love the evening walk I make to reach this place when I decide to go here.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a nice restaurant situated below the Carlton Hotel, on one of the main squares opposite the opera house. There is a large selection of steak, cooked in many different ways, but other items are available. There are plenty of staff after 7pm, but a little thinner on the ground prior to that.

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very good food, fish and chips was popular around our table. Good friendly service and very good quality food.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

we turned up here after having walked around looking for a restaurant for 40 minutes on NYE at about 3pm. Everywhere was shut!! we both had a fillet burger (the "hippopotamus burger") which was delicious and cooked to order. I had a Beer cockail and my wife a virgin mojito. if you sit by the window it is great for... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We turned up without booking and were seated straightaway. Waiter was very friendly; we ordered steaks which were served hot and cooked as we wanted. No complaints whatsoever.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Ate here during December on visit for Christmas Market. We were quickly seated and served, the food was very good, especially for the price. The waitress gave our baby a free balloon and it distracted him for the entire time we were there! It's not Michelin star stuff, but good value food in a friendly atmosphere.

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Lille
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Booked table in advance. But table we were allocated was next to very drafty window. Waiters friendly and highly competent. Food slow in arriving but my chateaubriand too tough to enjoy which was very surprising as this is obviously a steak restaurant and given the queues of people trying to get in. Couple on next table so cold put coat... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Visited the restaurant during our weekend trip to the Christmas Market. Hadn't reserved a table so had to wait approx. 15mins before being seated. Service was good considering how busy they were and the food was hot, tasty and well cooked.

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Ickenham, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Visited this restaurant during our weekend visit to Lille Christmas market. Tried a few local restaurants over the weekend but struggled to get in. The Hippopotamus is also a very busy restaurant but has a waiting area inside where you can at least have a drink whilst you wait. Food is mainly steaks and quality burgers. My party of four... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15

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