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Hippopotamus

21, rue Dutartre, 78 150 Le Chesnay, France
01.39.54.66.66
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Ranked #14 of 22 restaurants in Le Chesnay
Cuisines: Grill
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Oct 23, 2013
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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274 reviews 274 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
500 helpful votes 500 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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