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Hippopotamus

90 Cable St, Wellington, New Zealand
04-8028935
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Ranked #13 of 636 Restaurants in Wellington
Price range: $35 - $190
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Hippopotamus Restaurant is located on level three of the Museum Art Hotel, take in views of the stunning Wellington harbour while treating your taste buds to beautifully presented and delicious fine cuisine. Your experience is completed by the opulent surroundings of the Museum Art Hotel with its private collection of original artwork. Situated over the road from the harbour, the Museum Art Hotel is close to Wellington’s exciting and vibrant activity centres. Hippopotamus Restaurant is the perfect choice to commence, or complete, a night out with friends.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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  • Russian first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Stayed at the Art Museum and had both dinner and breakfast. We found the food and wine to be exceptional only to be tempered by the attitude of the wait team. Whilst not overtly unfriendly, it was in contrast to the rest of the hotel experience. Great breakfast with good espresso coffee.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The food here is expensive but it is wonderful! Both my husband's and my meals were exceptional. This would be wonderful for a special evening. I would highly recommend.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Everything was lovely...the food, the wine pairings, the service. We had a large group and we were well accommodated.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

A friend and I came here for the high tea recently and found it very disappointing. My friend rang days in advance to book and request gluten free for herself, while keeping my selection normal. When we got there we found the sizing to be very small for the price - we have had many high tea experiences before and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The best degustation I've had in a long time having tried most if the hatted restaurants in Sydney! Just the most interesting combination of flavours! Had the place been a bit dimmer if would have been the most perfect ambiance! Highly recommended.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

fabulous flavours....very elegant and well presented food. I will definitely return. Some of Wellington's finest foods

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Hamilton New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is an exceptional place to go for a special afternoon celebration. The service and the food is very special and the service is happy and relaxed while being very professional.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The restaurant has a pleasant outlook of the harbour. The décor is chintzy. The service was fine. The portions were in inverse proportion to the prices.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A friend and I recently ate brunch here on a Sunday. OMG - it was amazing!! The restaurant is inside the Museum Hotel and overlooks the Sunday Markets, which, in themselves, are a visual feast!! The Hotel is gorgeous and the location even better. LOVED LOVED LOVED it!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Went there with a group of six celebrating a birthday. We had the degustation menu with matching wines. Amazing knowledge from the waiters about wine and food, every single dish was superb, Crepe Suzette was made at the table & a nice birthday surprise was given, too. Highly recommended at any time!

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