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Lille Centre 11
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2 rue Faidherbe, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 28 38 95 00
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the hippopotamus as the food through the windows looked really good. When we went inside we were told by a waitress there was a twenty minute wait but we could wait in the seating area downstairs. There was seven of us and we were left standing in the doorway for about ten minutes and then shown downstairs - where... More 

Thank Teena2010
London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a very busy Sunday lunchtime. A very busy lady took our details and told us a table for 7 would be at least 20 mins wait but we could wait in a seating area downstairs. We was then left at the top of the stairs for at least 10 mins blocking the door and getting in everyone's... More 

Thank stacey58
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the Lille branch of the Hippopotamus restaurant chain and is conveniently located opposite the Opera House and near the main square "La Grande Place". As it is part of a chain, you are assured of the same choice and quality as in other Hippopotamus restaurants. For those who do not speak French the menu is available in English... More 

Thank Cyfathrebwr
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

The starters were good we waited about 5 minutes for the starters. Then the main dishes took forever so don't go there too hungry.

Thank Sumi N
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Went as a group and we were not looking for anything too special simply a bit of food too keep us ticking over. After being ignored for 5 minutes despite it being very quiet and three servers talking at the bar we were than brought to our seats where we again were ignored for over 20 min before we got... More 

Thank Myles_Splitz
Sao Paulo, SP
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134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

In Lille, most meats, tastes like cardboard and this is one of the few restaurants where you can eat meat, with real meat taste. Unfortunately, it's expensive, the service is slow and although the food is well prepared, it can get cold at your table ...

Thank Poisonouss
Lille, France
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

The starter had food missing. My wife's steak was overcooked, very chewy and tiny. My steak was undercooked and tasted off as did the potato. We complained to the waiter who didn't want to know. We asked to speak to the manager and he said that is the way the steaks are and demanded the full cost of the meals.... More 

Thank adam77991
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We ate here on our first night in Lille, we were quite tired and didn't know the area and it seemed like a good idea. It is a bit like a French version of a fast food chain in England. The service was good and we had a charming waitress who couldn't do enough for us. The food was pretty... More 

Thank katie e
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357 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Having returned to town at around 4pm after a trip to the modern art gallery we found that many of the restaurants close after lunch at around 3pm. I have seen branches of this chain in Paris but never eaten at one before. However, it was open and we were hungry so we asked to look at the menu. There... More 

Thank rosebug
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Food is average, the restaurant is nice, staff are pleasant but don't think they have enough experience. I spilled my wine, did not expect to pay for it, but that is what my bill showed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $15
Grill, French, American, Steakhouse, European
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue Faidherbe, 59800, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Lille Centre 11
  • Neighborhood: Lille Centre 11
  • Phone Number: +33 3 28 38 95 00

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