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Hippopotamus

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21, rue Dutartre, 78 150 Le Chesnay, Versailles, France
01.39.54.66.66
Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not worth the money

We wished we had eaten in one of the restaurants in the shopping centre that were cheaper. It was very "fast foodish" without the cheap fast food prices. We struggled to translate the menu and identify what we wanted to eat. We chose steaks which were tough. When we said that we would have a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
Chris F
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good restaurant was full most nights, only ate there once had a good selection. If staying at the nearby mercure hotel, show your room card and get 10% discount. There is not a lot around the area of le chesnay, but this restaurant is well worth a visit. The service was good, staff pleasant no problems with English also had... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We wished we had eaten in one of the restaurants in the shopping centre that were cheaper. It was very "fast foodish" without the cheap fast food prices. We struggled to translate the menu and identify what we wanted to eat. We chose steaks which were tough. When we said that we would have a dessert they brought us an... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We ate here several times and the food was very good for what it is every time we went. The service was a little slow but the waitresses were very patient as we struggled to remember our schoolgirl/boy French!

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Cornwall
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had to wait a bit for the table, food was fine when it came. The place was full and made one feel like you had to eat as fast as you can and leave!

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United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The Restaurant was busy and service was very poor. It was nice to eat outside on a warm evening; however, the setup is more like a snack bar with the outside dining area located right next to the car park which means that you have dust, noise and fumes to accompany your meal. This along with the abundance of smokers... More 

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The worst restaurant I've ever been to! Service poor, so slow it took over a hour to get seated and order taken. The food was cold undercooked. Manager refused to accept responsibility for service and people skills and customer service skills NIL.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The restaurant offers a discount to Mercure guests and it is an easy walk from the hotel, but I would suggest that you venture further to find something more interesting.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Food is steaks and frites mainly, but it is well done and they do a range of meal deals even for children. However service was very slow on Saturday evening and we recalled it being like this last year when we visited on a Saturday evening too. But they open early which is useful with youngsters, but it starts to... More 

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Bedford, England
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95 restaurant reviews
615 helpful votes 615 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Went here the first night we arrived in Le Chesnay as it was near to the hotel. Sat outside but bothered by a lot of smokers - does all of France smoke?? The steak was ok was expecting something a little better. Prices were average, including drinks. Go here if you aren't too fussed about the atmosphere, quality etc. and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21, rue Dutartre, 78 150 Le Chesnay, Versailles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Yvelines  >  Versailles  >  Le Chesnay
  • Phone Number: 01.39.54.66.66

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Grill
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?