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Hippopotamus

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Lille Centre 11
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2 rue Faidherbe, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 28 38 95 00
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here twice during our recent trip to Lille. The steaks were really good and the staff were really friendly.

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Thank WhatAnotherHoliday
UK
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well situated, but right in the middle of the tourist trap. They want to get you in, part you and your money and get you out-quick. Waitress was quite rude. Food and drink ok, quite expensive. I'd avoid and go and find somewhere a bit more traditional, a bit further away from the centre.

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Thank AverageBrit
Pasuruan, Indonesia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stay in Carlton hotel Lille during weekend in France.. it's easy to find this restaurant, just go to central history of Lille, and you'll see it.. from all of their food, i love the floating island (dessert).. it's perfect..

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Thank Evantono_balin
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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136 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were late, so we did not look very far and we were pleasantly surprised. This restaurant served a perfect steak and offers service with a smile. Just what the doctor ordered!

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Thank Jumperjack1963
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Ate here while visiting Lille centre , great service an food arrived quick , very good portion size and great quality would recommend this restaurant

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Thank Mickyl67
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Nice location but the food is average, and overpriced. I had the original burger, nothing special, tasted like fastfood.

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Thank 1963anja
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a massive place so understandable service is slightly long but food gorgeous people friendly

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Thank Sarah B
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Seemed busy and full of happy customers but the best thing about this place is it's convenient location. Had the original burger, and was disappointed with the overall meal. The bun was cheap and was more 'fast-food-like' than I expected. The worst part were the chips. So oily that I squeezed the oil out of one onto my napkin! Yuk!... More 

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Thank Liza D
Bedford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Got a table on a busy Saturday evening. The staff were very busy and reasonably attentive. There was not that long a wait for the meal to be served. The portions were quite good and the price was not too expensive. All good value for money.

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Thank hyperion23
Kent
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $15
Cuisine
Grill, French, American, Steakhouse, European
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?