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“Stunning”
Review of Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus
Ranked #15 of 963 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $33
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 June 24, 2013

Went all out and had the degustation meal. Beautiful food, very nice surroundings and view, nice quiet restaurant where the tables are far enough away from each other that you can have a private conversation and great, attentive service.

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Thank Howard S
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Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

While the decor and atmosphere is amazing, unfortunately the food doesn't match. I went there for high tea, and for $35 I was unimpressed - what a rip off! The bread for the cucumber sandwich was stale and everything else was uninspiring. Everything was small and pretentious. Disappointing - I had high expectations and they weren't met.

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Thank CaitlinO
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

As a teetotaler, I always think the mark of a good fine-dining restaurant is one that can offer a cocktail menu was lots of different non-alcoholic cocktails - not the usual orange juice. Hippopotamus definitely wins here and I had a great Paddington Bear Mocktail. The food that followed was just superb - duck leg confit, beautifully cooked and presented fish and tarte tartin. Service was excellent and the decor and ambience were just right for a special occasion. Will be back.

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Thank Velma2
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Despite the efforts of a young boy-French, the service was horrible. Very slow, they confused all the dishes between clients. The quality of the food was not on the top. Some dishes were good, but the rest - did not reach the declared level.

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Thank Daria S
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Deliciously decadent decor in the restaurant bar matched only by the cocktails - extraordinarily well presented making it a very memorable experience. Looking forward to next time.

Thank Margot M
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