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Hippopotamus

rue Faidherbe, 59000 Lille, France (Lille Centre 11)
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Ranked #519 of 981 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

It was windy and raining so we decided to use this place rather than walk any further to the restaurant originally chosen. We were attracted as it looked bright, clean and comfortable. They have English menus, and our waitress also spoke better English than my French. My wife had a salad with warm vegetables, I had a burger, which included... More

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Hank, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

A good restaurant with nice food. The people of the restaurant did there job good only with the dessert we got our dishes separately.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After wandering around Lille in the evening we stumbled across the restaurant. Entering the premises we were ignored whilst waiting to be seated. The lady who has been quoted in a previous post (grey frizzy hair) was especially rude almost arguing with my french speaking girlfriend in front of customers. She even heard the woman saying "don't seat them" which... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Avoid The Hippopotamus in Lille I don't think they like the English!!. We were observed entering the restaurant by a number of staff but completely ignored, it is not clear how you go about getting a table so we asked a lady with frizzy grey hair and bad teeth for a table of 4 in English. She clearly heard our... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A dependable restaurant in central Lille. Specialises in steaks, but also do a great grilled chicken. Open late.

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Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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