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rue Faidherbe, 59000 Lille, France (Lille Centre 11)
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Ranked #550 of 1,033 Restaurants in Lille
Price range: $0 - $15
Neighborhood: Lille Centre 11
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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39 reviews 39 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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Uxbridge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Croydon, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great staff and restaurant. Nothing to dislike. Like our meat well done and was cooked to perfection, no pink!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

An extremely popular restaurant serving great food. Enjoyed a lovely meal whilst watching the hustle and bustle in the town square.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What a change from the rip off restaurants that surround it. Try the 5th Avenue burger - brilliant. Service spot on, nothing too much trouble. Tables not too close together. For fast food knocks the other chains right out of the way

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Address: rue Faidherbe, 59000 Lille, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Lille Centre 11
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15

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