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Hippopotamus

) #13 of 697 Restaurants in Wellington $$$$ French, European,
90 Cable Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 8935
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
90 Cable Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 836 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Lunch on Tuesday was delicious. I had La Balade De L’océan and my mother enjoyed Les Noix De St Jacques. Desserts of La Crème Brulée and La Forêt-Noire. Lovely wine. Terrific and attentive service. Absolutely enjoyed, thank you.

Thank Rain m
Reviewed yesterday

The service and the food here was great, and you are surrounded by fabulous art and decor. Great views out Across harbour as well

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Breakfast was only average in quality and presentation. Hard to juggle a plate tongs and pot lid whilst trying to get hot items

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 3 days ago

the dessert was great especially the Crepe Suzette, and I would give 10/10 for the staff who was preparing it in front of our table. Unfortunately, the main course was a bit disappointing, the steak that I had was mediocre, and the presentation was not...More

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here on a business trip in 2014. Our group was amazed by the food, drinks & service. It was an unforgettable dining experience, great job guys!

Thank Xiaoyan N
Reviewed 5 days ago

A while since I last visited. The food is still very good and the wine list is impressive and we took advantage of that. A great welcome it was. Tuna as the starter was superb. The balade of ocean was very good. The salmon was...More

Thank Knutus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the one of the best restaurants in Wellington. Degustation menu with matching wines available which sample all the best fresh local produce. The snapper was sensational and the lemon tart to follow was divine. Professional attentive service throughout. Immaculate experience. Thanks for the...More

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear nilintentum_religuit, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We're thrilled to be able to treat you to a quality experience on all counts. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip! Until next time, Camille.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebratory dinner Saturday night. Loved the menu choices and we both enjoyed our selections. Love the sparkly cocktail bar area.

Thank 735anneked
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear 735anneked, Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip for more dining experiences! Kind regards, Camille

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great French cuisine in a lovely setting for a special occasion. Full a la carte menu with degustation option and wine list. Food was superb and will you will leave satisfied. Not for those on a budget and the service is attentive without being intrusive....More

Thank diannew993
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Diannew993, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We love hearing that our guests enjoyed our high quality food and attentive service. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Wellington! Until next time, Camille

Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I went to the hippopotamus for our anniversary. Wow! We decided to have the 6 course degustation dinner. I had with wine pairing. It was absolutely amazing. The food was exquisite, the explanations of how the wine paired with the food was...More

Thank claireellen2015
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Claireellen2015, Thank you for your kind words! How lovely to experience our degustation menu with wine match. Our Sommeliers are certainly very passionate about wine, we’re pleased you found them informative. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip for more...More

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jtf2611
10 July 2017|
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Response from scribblerz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it is wise to book.
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Response from QTMuseumWellington | Property representative |
Absolutely! We have a cocktail bar if you're looking for a glam place to drink!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$35
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:30
Monday
06:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:30
Thursday
06:30 - 22:30
Friday
06:30 - 22:30
Saturday
06:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Cable Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-802 8935
  • E-mail
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.
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