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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
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good steak, no frills

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
ChrBrd
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Late Night
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217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very good food, fish and chips was popular around our table. Good friendly service and very good quality food.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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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29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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 0 - 15

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