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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good choice

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Martin C
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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209 reviews 209 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Not the best of the restaurants but it's okay. Food is okay. Food is a bit pricey but not too expensive. The staff were okay. They were accommodating and ready to assist you. Again, this place is a tourist-y area and our waiter wasn't fluent in English. Although, very pleasing. I received the wrong order and the manager came very... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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