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Hippopotamus

rue Faidherbe, 59000 Lille, France (Lille Centre 11)
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Ranked #554 of 971 Restaurants in Lille
Price range: $0 - $15
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lille Centre 11
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lille Centre 11
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We just waited 50 minutes for our food, and had to ask twice. The table next to us consisted of 4 people and ordered 10 minutes after us and were served 10 minutes prior to us and we only ordered burgers. We were not happy with the service and the food was very ordinary. If I wanted McDonalds type bread... More

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Didn't book, party of 10 seated immediately, five adults and five children - majority had steak, chatteau briand which was superb!! Staff very helpful and good fun, made a birthday special too - Highly recommended!!

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Visited recently with party of 10. Mixed feelings, food was generally good but disappointed with service. Did not seem to be too busy but service was slow and I would have felt more welcome if staff has smiled or been friendlier. No we weren't drunk and rowdy. So if the service was better I would have scored higher it doesn't... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Went for lunch while visiting Lille. If you want easy fastish food and table service with a smile, then this is the place. Sure its not fine dinning, and yes you will pay more than the harvester in an English town, but remember your in France's 4th largest city, which is a tourist hotspot. So grab a beer, a burger... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were attracted by the unusual name of the restaurant and on closer inspection decided to try it. We were a big party but there was no problem seating us. There was very wide choice on the menu and food and service were excellent.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Situated in a prominent location near the opera house this restaurant is part of a major chain on a par with Frankie and Benny’s in the UK. Set menus or A la Carte are available. It was very busy on the night we ate there and service was quite slow but this was not a problem. Food was OK but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have mixed feelings about writing this review; I am travelling alone and was looking for some good food with a comfortable atmosphere with not too long a wait. Hippopotamus hit the mark on every count; I had an Entrecote steak and a beer which was decent enough and I was in and out in about half an hour. The... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I had ribs which tasted like cheap hotdogs, worst ribs in my life. A friend had an entrecote, which was burned on the outside and raw on the inside! So the coocking is really bad, and the ingredients are not of good quality! This was a waiste of money!

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Scotland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Cheap bread rolls a disappointment in a country that has good bread. Side salad also a bit tired looking. Decent steak.

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East Sussex, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Had a birthday meal at the 'Hippo' in Feb of this year during a stay in Lille. The 'Hippo' is an up market steak house where the menu displays every cut available from their great range of properly farmed Charolais cattle. The set up is very 'Angus Steak House' with a warm and friendly atmosphere and very attentive and helpful... More

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