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Hippopotamus

$$ - $$$
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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Teena2010
London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 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 

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Thank stacey58
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 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 

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Thank Cyfathrebwr
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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.

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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 

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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?