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Hippopotamus

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French, Steakhouse, Grill
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1475 rue d Arras, 59400, Cambrai, France
+33 3 27 37 37 92
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11:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Sat 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

no surprise in this restaurant every meat is very good or excellent. there a cosy atmosphere and the personel very helpful to support you in your choice

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Thank Bernard L
Proville, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Sadly not a good memory. Service time between order and delivery 45 minutes, only crisps to snack. Meat was good, quality OK, cooked as we requested but seemed cool on the outside ( kept waiting in the kitchen ?? ). Salad and chips ok, nothing spectacular, carafe of rose wine palatable for the price. Would we return ?? bit like... More 

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Thank malcolm59267
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stopped here while on our way from Paris to Brussels. I've been told that Hippopotamus is a chain of steak houses in France, but that they have decent quality meat. The menu is of course mostly steak based with a few exceptions, I don't think you should go here as a vegetarian. I had the "5th Avenue" burger double... More 

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Thank Steve B
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

Thanks for a great meal. The children loved it. Lovely menu with lots of options. Burgers for the boys and chicken burger for me. Nuggets for the little ones. Friendly staff who excused our attempts at rudimentary French. Good activity sheet for the children and for a lover of anything Hippopotamus related was a must ;-)

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Thank Wendy H
Nicosia, Cyprus
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stopped here on the way to Antwerp. It was after peak lunch hour and most customers were either paying or leaving. Hence, the service was a bit delayed. Great food though! And the prices were reasonable.

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Thank Maria V
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on the way back to Calais. Good, friendly and quick service. Clean. Don't be put off by the burger part of their menu - burgers in France are nothing like the unappetizing rubbish frequently served up in England - they're made from real minced steak. Excellent and served with real "frites". Dog friendly. Highly recommended if... More 

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Thank Rob S
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had an overnight stop near Cambrai on our way back to Calais and was hoping to see a nice selection of restaurants in the centre of town which unfortunately wasn't the case. On the way out we spotted this grill style restaurant which looked busy so we pulled in and had a pleasant meal which was just what we... More 

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Thank Damo_M_G
CBELOT, Responsable relations clients at Hippopotamus, responded to this review

Thank you for your appreciation and see you again soon during a next passage in Cambrai - place of a big battle of English tanks during the WW1 More 

Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

From the welcome as we entered to the goodbyes as we left this was an excellent experience. Friendly, welcoming service. Delicious food and drink, including yummy free crisps and warm bread buns. We couldn't have asked for better and only wish this chain would make it over the channel and up to Derbyshire!

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Thank JoDavis28
CBELOT, Responsable relations clients at Hippopotamus, responded to this review

Thank you for your appreciation. We hope de see you again. More 

France
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

I stopped by this restaurant on a return trip from Brussels, admittedly it was late for a French restaurant, but they were still serving. There wasn't many diners, so I thought the service was pretty slow for a burger and chips, when I did query the delay in getting my food and was told because I wanted my burger well... More 

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Thank BasilFrance
CBELOT, Responsable relations clients at Hippopotamus, responded to this review

Thank you for your appreciation. We inform our staff of never forgotten the bread and the chips. With our excuses. See you again soon More 

Frome, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the receptionist of the chateau we were staying at in Cambrai. Its not the sort of restaurant we would normally choose to eat, but it was getting late on a saturday evening, and we had already had a bad experience in the centre of the town, and we just wanted somewhere to eat.... More 

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Thank Luvtoholiday
CBELOT, Responsable relations clients at Hippopotamus, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment and your note. We hope that your stay in Cambrai gave you satisfaction. It is true that we have the advantage to serve very late but unpretentious gastronomic which is the speciality of others restaurants in Cambrai. Hope to see you again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $52
Cuisine
French, Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
6:45 pm - 11:45 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 rue d Arras, 59400, Cambrai, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Cambrai
  • Phone Number: +33 3 27 37 37 92

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