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Hippopotamus

££££French, European,
90 Cable Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 8935
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (28 reviews)
“crepe suzette” (17 reviews)
“salmon sashimi” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
90 Cable Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 926 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked for a birthday dinner and everything was beautiful. The service was top quality with professional staff. The menu was full of choice and the drinks menu rather overwhelming with too many choices. As expected at any top quality restaurant the prices are very...More

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

2 options. Pre show, choose 2 or 3 courses. 6-7:30pm. Normal sitting as per usual. We did the pre show and comfortably had enough time. We chose 2 courses and enjoyed beef tartare (generous serving) and fish and chicken for main, both nice. The service...More

Thank rowey230181
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Going out for dinner here is a special occasion experience to remember. The food and service are amazing - the vegan menu is so good even my husband, who is not vegan, ordered from this menu. I recommend to anyone who is looking for a...More

Thank Hudsoc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A French inspired menu so I went with an open mind. I skipped the entree' due to not being very hungry. My wife ordered lamb rump for her main and I went for the chicken. We split a side of fresh steamed greens. The meals...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant. Ulysses our waiter was very attentive. Amuse Bouche was a teaser for the rest of the evening. The lamb Main was just melt in the mouth superb and then we finished with the firey theatrics of the crepe suzette. Just one little...More

Thank chilloutkoala
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear chilloutkoala, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to hear your positive comments regarding our food. The Crêpes Suzette is divine isn’t it? A deliciously entertaining feast for all the senses. Your comments regarding your drink request have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the museum hotel and needed to have some dinner but was raining so we didn’t want to go outside so the restaurant managed to squeeze us in for a table of three. The restaurant was a lot fancier than we initially anticipated and...More

Thank Kiwi_Gurl0077
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kiwi_Gurl0077, Thank you for your kind words! We’re thrilled to be able to treat you to a quality experience on all counts. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, perhaps for High Tea or a leisurely lunch? Until next time, Florent

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool Baroque decor, but service was poor. A snotty, supercilious little barman was unhelpful to the point of rude and inefficient to boot (got the wrong drink, made us sit in unsuitable area while a better spot sat “reserved” and empty for the 2 hours...More

1  Thank mashby
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear mashby, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We’re disappointed to hear that our service let you down on this occasion, this is certainly not up to our usual high standards. Please be assured your comments regarding the service are being...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped by for dessert and a warm drink on a cold night. Tremendous service, expert staff and amazing French desserts. Highly recommend!

Thank Christina T
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Christina T, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our excellent service and delicious French delights! We look forward to welcoming you back, Florent

Reviewed 6 June 2018

my partner and i treated ourselves to a stunning dinner. we did the 5 course with matched wines, an it was flawless and exceptional. The service was absolute perfection.

Thank foodiesandwine
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Dear foodiesandwine, Thank you for your wonderful review. What a treat - A 5 course Degustation with wine match is truly indulgent isn’t it? We hope the dining experience, wine and ambiance made for an unforgettable experience and we welcome you back soon. Best, Florent

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Higher end restaurant experience. Food and service was exceptional. Pricy but expected. Very professional and friendly staff.

Thank K B
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Dear K B, Thank you for your kind words! We’re thrilled to hear we provided you a 5-star experience on all counts. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip for more enjoyable dining experiences! Until next time, Florent

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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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10 July 2017|
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Response from 2007noodle | Reviewed this property |
Yes but must specify when booking
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Emma W
8 January 2017|
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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$20 - US$32
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View
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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