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“Hippopotamus - BIG in every way !”
Review of Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus
Ranked #16 of 946 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $35
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: When you are looking for a delicious dining experience in a stunning setting try QT Museum Wellington's flagship, French inspired restaurant – Hippopotamus. Our broad menu is peppered with a delicious mix of comfort food and fine-dining dishes that are designed to satisfy your hunger. Our skilled service team will weave their way in and out of your experience ready to recommend their favourite dish and aperitif. In our adjoining Cocktail Bar mixologists armed with all the hip, new cocktails and a host of firm favourites that can either be enjoyed while you dine, or as a pre and post dining spot.
Reviewed April 16, 2013

At the Museum Hotel, on the 3rd floor, is Wellington's (and maybe New Zealand's) best restaurant. 3 of us went for dinner for $309 including 2 courses each and a $65 bottle of wine. Not cheap - but worth every cent. This is a class act this restaurant. With genuine French serving and managing staff. Food was out of this world. The decor thrill starts on entering this Art Hotel - and you get blown away when you get into the Hippopotamus restaurant itself. Good views to yachts in the marina. Tables elegantly set and top class service. Pays to book - we went on a Sunday night and it was full. Thoroughly recommend this French restaurant. Will definitely be returning. A fine dining experience of the highest order.

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Thank Geoff W
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of experiencing the 5 course degustation menu with matching wines. From start to finish, every element was perfect! The service was excellent - all staff were attentive and extremely knowledgeable without being intrusive. Definitely request a window seat and allow plenty of time to enjoy a pre-dinner drink at the bar. The degustation menu is not a quick option - we started at 9pm and left around midnight after coffee. If you are into good food, I would highly recommend for a special occasion.

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Thank Carl P
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

The dining room is elegant and with a view of the harbour. We had an good breakfast there and an excellent French dinner. Good selections of wines.

Thank judy011
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is the restaurant to go to when you are wanting to celebrate. The food was superb, the French waiters extremely attentive, the selection of wines tremendous and the views from the restaurant glorious. The art on the walls is something else. You must put this restaurant on your list of places to visit.

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Thank 156AnneF156
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Brilliant ambience, very good service and a wonderful view of Wellington's harbour. Afternoon tea here is an ''event''.

Thank Gerigenie
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