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“Expensive and overrated”
Review of Hippo Creek African Grill - CLOSED

Hippo Creek African Grill
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 30, 2013

You pay top dollar here for your steak and it is no better than you get anywhere else. We have visited this restaurant a few times but have decided to give it a miss from now on, as there are other places that offer more value for money.

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Dined there with 8 others for a friends birthday. We were upstairs and when we arrived couldn't see our friends so asked where was our table. The reply was "if it's for 10 then its over there" giving a wave to where the table was. We finally got a drink order in and after about 30 minutes, after all had decided what to order we had to flag down a waiter (amazing thing sometimes with waiters - they look DOWN all the time). The menus had seen better days. They were all stained and most were torn. On some of them you couldn't even read what was on them.
Food finally arrived after another 30 minutes. What is it about chefs these days. Monkey see monkey do. This copycat thing was the BOARD with the mini stainless steel chip fryer thingy for the chips. Oh please. Well at least it wasn't a STACK and didn't have a SMEAR. SO over that s@&t
My blue cheese sauce has been waved over so very gently with blue cheese. Yes no blue cheese there.
At least the steak was cooked how I liked it but was tasteless.
The only good thing for the night was our pleasant waitress. At least we got our drinks on time.

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Thank Vicki O
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

You will love the layout, the service and the food, great for cold winter nights inside with the doors closed or balmy summer evenings sitting outside watching the swimmers in the harbour.

Good African theme restaurant right in the centre the boating and shopping marina, skewered beef, grilled fish and all the trimmings, we just love spending an evening here having dinner served with a smile and a few drinks to relax and people watch as the crouds walk past and look on with envy.

Not cheap to eat here but very comparable to elsewhere in Perth for a restaurant serving this quality of food, my wife is Coeliac and we have never encountered problems getting the Gluten free meals she requires, just remind the staff and they will oblidge and ensure it is noted before the order hits the open kitchten through the back of the restaurant.

One of our favorite spots to take friends who come to visit, open lunch and dinner with a short late afternoon break period in between so plan ahead and book as this place gets very busy on the weekend.

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Thank Designer699
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Typically South African. Great steaks. Tender meat cuts with a variety of sauces and general accompaniments. Good selection of food choices. The ribs are delicious! Great location and yummy food. We frequent it as a family often!

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Thank Mumof4girlz
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We decided to wander into Hippo Creek to see if they had a table for two available for dinner. When we asked the male at the front desk, he advised us to "wait a minute, I'll go and see". After a few minutes had passed and he hadn't returned, the other male that was manning the front desk said "i think he's forgotton so I'll seat you". We were given menu's, however no one returned to ask if we would like any drinks to start with. When I finally got the attention of a waitress, we ordered drinks and a main each. The stuffed chicken with jalapeno cream was sublime as was the crocodile tail that my partner ordered. This place is a little bit pricey but worth every cent for the quality and flavours of the food. If only the staff were more attentive.

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Thank maxwell30
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