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

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
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 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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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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 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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Oztraylya
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134 reviews 134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Fabulous ambiance and exemplary food, combined with not just a dash of pretention. Hippopotamus was something that my wife and I were eagerly looking forward to, and our first impressions were of a cosy and gorgeously opulent space that promised a great evening. Our food was formidable, and the service polished, but the restaurant staff had such a heavy, almost... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our grandsons 21st birthday dinner held in the private dinning room. Excellent service, and the chefs choice food was totally delicious and beautifully presented. A really awesome experience. We were able to park there which was a huge bonus.

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Auckland NZ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

As we were staying at the Museum Hotel we had to try the restaurant. Our table was ready when we arrived, it was by the window not that the view is all that great, over looking a carpark. The menus came quickly as did a drinks trolley with cocktails and champagne on offer, it would have been rude not to... More

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