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Hippopotamus Merciere

££ - £££
Cordeliers - Jacobins
French, Steakhouse, Grill
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35 rue Merciere, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 38 53 70
11:45 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:45 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic evening with friends , good food great service and all in all would recommend this restaurant for a good evening out with friends for a laid back time and very good value for money

Thank Stuart M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This is a place that anyone should get to for the good menus they have. In a cozy atmosphere and a good service.

Thank Ramona M
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a revue on your visit to the restaurant, we strive on a daily basis to offer the best value for money and a professional service with a smile. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

After coming here 6 months ago and saying never again my friend and I heard it was under new management and our friends had a lovely meal there we tried it again and I can honestly say we had a lovely meal the service and food were excellent if you are looking for steak I would recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank wendyhousley
Management response:

Thank you for your positive comments regarding your visit to our restaurant, it is always a pleasure to hear from a happy guest and we use your comments positive or negative in our daily staff meetings to congratulate or as an example to improve an area for concern. More 

Devizes, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

After some great meals for the rest of the trip this chain really let the side down; food was luke warm at best and the service very slow. Missed items off the orders and didn't really seem that interested; so many great places on this street you can see why they are usually quite quiet.

Thank David P
Lyon, France
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I wait for half heure with my family to be setted then we ordered for us and beef was bad taste and old. Drinks were hot. I do not recommend it at all.

Thank 990turkia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Staff unbelievable rude, bad piece of meat for stake, pale grocery for salad, would never come again. Area is full of other places worth to eat in.

Thank Marwan R
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Awful service. Food not great. Will never go back. Had three staff members try to get one order right. Absolute joke.

Thank Aman P
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Bad and disappointing. We missed the timing for the price fixe on the rest of the street and resorted to this which was a mistake. service was spread across 3 members of staff and several errors were made. One friend had no food arrive and had to watch us return several dishes but his not arrive. avoid.

Thank eddbar
Ankara, Turkey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately nothing to say about the food quality, since we waited more than 1 hour after our order and finally decided to leave...

Thank Efe E
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Hello, The service was VERY VERY BAD. We were a group of 8 people and we choose a table outside. After waiting a very very long time outside at table, the waiter come and told us to get up in order to clear the table ( that was dirty) and go to the bar. We go to the bar and... More 

Thank Ioniță C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$27
French, Steakhouse, Grill
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 rue Merciere, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Cordeliers - Jacobins
  • Neighbourhood: Cordeliers - Jacobins
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 38 53 70

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