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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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Rating summary
  • 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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midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

well cooked steak ,French fries and salad, good service in very pleasant surrounding's steak was quite thin and not as good as I remember in previous visits .to hippo restaurants

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Having stayed upstairs in the Carlton, it seemed logical to try to such a close by restaurant. The food here was really tasty and great value, particularly recommended for meat eaters! Ended up going back a second time after demands from the little one in our group! (Also the beer cocktail is a must!)

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We came from England to Lille and visited here as it was one of the only restaurants that offered food before 7pm. We all had the chicken caeser burger and thoroughly enjoyed it. Gorgeous fresh bread, a delightful chicken breast and plenty of chips! Would highly recommend to tourists and families. It is also very good value for money, especially... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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