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Hippopotamus

90 Cable St, Wellington, New Zealand
04-8028935
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Ranked #8 of 636 restaurants in Wellington
Price range: $35 - $190
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
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Hippopotamus serves what might be the best Eggs Benedict I've had in a very long time. The restaurant at The Museum Art Hotel has a fabulous view across Wellington Harbour - just lovely as he sun rises. This bene was served with Parma ham on ciabatta with sautéed mushrooms. The Hollandaise was rich and with just the right level of... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Correctly seasoned, cooked and presented food with good table service by staff - one could not ask for anything more

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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I have been here several times and always been blown away at the attentive (but not overbearing) service, the presentation of the food, and the complex and complementary flavours of the dishes. The wine list is superb and has made me fall in love with a nice bottle of Greco di Tufo. If you want a romantic night out then... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Most delicious and most expensive meal I have ever had, yet totally worth it. Service was amazing, very attentive and knowledgable.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had an amazing celebration dining experience here. The service, timing and meals were all exceptional. The price is what we expected. We were certainly not disappointed on any aspect of the evening.

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Amsterdam
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Good views, great service (at least from the male waiters) and a wonderful bar with very good cocktails. Food is excellent. Recommended.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a great girls weekend treat or to take your mother in law or grandma for a treat. It had the wow factor. From the amazing cake stand, wonderful treats, classical old traditional tea sets and furniture to the very professional staff.. It was devine .

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended and on the night we visited was very full, so I would gather that I was either unlucky in the food I chose as some of my dining companions were happier than I was, or I am getting very fussy in my old age. It is winter, and cold outside so at first the restaurant... More

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rotorua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

French flavour and french flair,an extensive menu that suits all excellent service.I tried to get the recipe for the mushroom soup out of the chef but only received a gallic gesture...pity.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Went with a group of 3 people and all had the 8 course degustation menu. Not going to describe each and every course but calling it exquisite is an understatement. For the experience it was just awesome however, now that we have experienced it, the next time the 3 of us go, we would probably order off the a la... More

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